Golfers.....When can I drive a golf ball?

I had a pacemaker installed 17 days ago. I am a 79 yr old female who plays golf 3 times aweek. I am healing well but am traditionally a slow, but thorough healer. My doctor says I can play in about six weeks from procedure, but that sounds scary to me.  I am not young, but have full turning swing and (for me ) solid impact and follow through.  ( love my EP but he is young, not fit, and does not play sports) Would love to hear from some golfers. Thanks.



by IAN MC - 2020-01-20 14:47:18

Hi Lexitoo     Ask 3 EPs and you will get 3 different answers.

My EP is a keen golfer himself and his written recommendation was :-

2 - 6 weeks ... practise your putting/chipping

6-8 weeks ....  try nine holes using a half-swing

8 weeks... you should be able to play a normal round with a full swing.

These recommendations worked well for me but for some reason my putting has deteriorated . I can only think that my putter must be faulty or the holes are getting smaller !!

Best of luck on the course


Thank you

by Lexitoo - 2020-01-20 17:29:04

your EP's advice sounds like a very good guide.  I will try that plan.  Cannot thank you enough.  BTW my husband is blaming his cataract surgery for his putting....😉

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The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.