One year ago this past August my Dr.'s and I decided that it was time to amputate my left leg.
While it was a life change for my wife and I, at the end of the day its not been a big deal.
I returned to the golf course about two weeks after I was fitted for my "starter" prosthetic... ;-)
We live in Surfside Beach (think Myrtle) and the temperatures here can border on tropical for long stretches - 95+.
So - my biggest problem playing golf in these temperatures is that my "leg" sweats quite a bit inside the sleeve that connects me to the prosthetic leg.
Its been a huge pain in the ass taking everything apart, toweling everything off and then having to repeat every four holes. When I am walking it sounds like a toilet is being plunged.
I read that Ken Green, ex PGA, now Champions Tour has a "fake" leg as well.
Since Googleing "golf", "prosthetic" yielded basically nothing I found that Ken had a Facebook page and posted his email address so I wrote him a note asking how he manages playing 18 holes on the Champions Tour.
Son of a bitch if If I don't get an email today from him asking me a half dozen questions, gives me a quick fix / suggestion and gives me his phone number so that he can give me more information.
I'm not sure if I'll call him back but I will pepper him with questions in an email.
I just wanted to share this as we hear so much bad news these days and to reach out to someone who plays our sport on a professional level and have them engage you is just something that you don't hear about often.
Anyway, thanks Ken Green