Welcome to the Golf Forum, and congrats with the new hip, wife and appetite for golf!
I was an 18+ hole-a-week golfer until about 10 years ago. I was a little better than double bogey golf from the red tees. Arthritis and real life got in the way. A hip replacement, a new wife, and retirement later, we are getting into golf. Coming back for me and totally new for my wife.
I am looking forward to getting help from the "hive mind", especially with how to help my wife.