At 3-4 weeks, you can begin chipping and putting. If chipping and putting are not painful, you may move to the driving range. Start with short-irons, move to mid-irons and then to long-irons and clubs, as long as you are not experiencing pain at each level. Avoid carrying clubs for 6 weeks.
You may start a pool exercise program when your incision has completely healed, which is usually 4 weeks after surgery.
You can start participating in contact sports around 4-5 weeks postoperatively as tolerated.