Hi TT, just received word I have a hernia and will be undergoing the knife on the 26th of this month. Having never had any kind of operation in my life, I'm wondering if anyone else has experience with getting back into golf shape after the four-to-six week layoff I'm going to have to endure before getting clearance to pick up a club. I know there will be directions from the surgeon on some things, so what I'm looking for is if anyone has recovered from hernia surgery what exercises, range practice, etc. did you use to get back into golf shape? By mid-April, it will be getting warm in Houston and I don't want an operation to interfere with enjoying the world's greatest game!