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Any golfers here with arthritis?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by beefncheddar, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    The mustardwife has has JRA since she was 3, but wants to take up golf to get outside more often and spend time with me. She's got two hands full of artificial knuckles (but not the thumbs). Shoulders and hips have never been a problem -- knees are, occasionally.

    Plenty of sites online are saying she can play with some minor club modifications and whatnot. I'm wondering if anyone here can give me some firsthand experience on whether or not it's a good idea.
  2. frozen tundra

    frozen tundra Member

    I've had arthritis for the past five years or so that's pretty much disfigured my hands, but I'm still able to do stuff without much pain, including playing golf. It affects my neck, back and shoulders sometimes as well, which makes golf a little more difficult, but a couple Advil and Yuengling make it fine.

    There are special golf gloves that are designed for people with arthritis called Bionic Gloves. I've seen them advertised in arthritis magazines and have some good reviews, but I've never actually used them.

    I'd say get out there if she can. Being active helps me when my arthritis is bothering me. Plus, it's a built-in excuse for playing bad.
  3. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    When my grandfather's hands got arthritic in his later years, he had the grips built up on his clubs so his hands didn't have to wrap around them so tightly.
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