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About Jcm288

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  • Birthday 04/30/1986

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  • Your Location Mississippi

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  • Handedness Righty

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  1. Statins and joint aches on golfers

    Myopathy is/can be a common side effect of the statin class medications. I've heard of patients getting some relief from taking CoQ10 (over the counter supplement) in addition to the statin. Of course, consult with your doctor before starting. My mother has been on Crestor for over 10 years now and said that she could tell a difference with the CoQ10.....small, but a difference nonetheless.
  2. My Swing (jcm288)

      Not much to update, but thought I'd share what I've been up to. Was able to talk my wife into recording my progress today (no face on....it was actually cold in Mississippi for once; couldn't stay out too long). As of late, I've been working on my transition and weight transfer. Trying to make sure I plant into my lead heel coming down and making sure to keep my back heel from coming up too soon/not pushing off of back toe. I've revisited my strong left hand, and have been "baby-stepping" it to a more neutral position, but it's been a struggle so far. I have a new set of irons coming in the mail, so hopefully I'll get to the range in the next week or so for better documentation/practice.
  3. My Swing (jcm288)

    I don't mind at all @collapse, that's why I'm here! I agree about the club path and face. It's what I'm currently working on and was the priority at my last lesson. When I first started, it was wayyy too inside, so I suppose this is some form of over-exaggeration that I've developed. I have a strong left hand and have tried for the past several months getting it more neutral to match the club-face, with no luck....so I've given that a break for the time being. I've always had that straight leg in the back of my mind, but haven't addressed it. I definitely don't like the way it looks. I appreciate you taking the time, thanks again.  
  4. My Swing (jcm288)

    Re: my fat shots, from looking at the videos, what jumps out at you as to what the likely culprit is? Or would you still fit them in with simply getting used to the motions? I've found that when I allow my arms to drop when transitioning to the downswing and allow my right elbow to get more in front, my contact is much improved and reduces mishits significantly.......however, in turn it pushes my path more inward and most shots are a straight fade. I've never made it a habit out of fear that it's not "correct". Just curious
  5. My Swing (jcm288)

    Thanks...if only my work didn't interfere with my tee times! I definitely look to play more through the winter
  6. My Swing (jcm288)

    My short game is "ok" at this point, and is becoming more of a comfort zone for me. My putting is not great, as I haven't yet given it much attention. 3 putts are common and are definitely one reason for my higher scores. This summer, I was able to limit OB shots off the tee by leaving my driver in the bag (my local course is tight and soaked in water. Perfect for course management golf). Hoping to ease back into using it over the winter My pro also let me borrow his copy of "Lowest Score Wins". Great read so far
  7. My Swing (jcm288)

    I've been Playing Golf for: A few rounds a year for the past several years. Seriously for the past 8 months My current handicap index or average score is: Average score: mid-high 90s My typical ball flight is: Has varied as changes are being made, but push/push-fade as of late. Toe hits are common. Occasional hook/pull-hook The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Push/push-fade, toe hits, fat shots.   I've been going to a local pro every other month since early summer, and has helped tremendously. We initially worked on club path and maintaining a steady head. At our last lesson, we focused on my takeaway and my tendency to keep the club face closed to the top of the backswing (which is a new habit that's creeped in). In turn, we've also been working on club face control. Lately, I've been having trouble with toe hits and fat shots. I'm hoping to make it in for another lesson next month, schedule willing, but thought I'd go ahead and post my swing for some insight! Videos: