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5 reasons why a golfer could benefit from using CBD

CBD is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the golf space, and with each day that passes it feels as though CBD’s influence on the sport grows. Phil Mickelson was spotted using CBD oil during the 2019 Masters while Bubba Watson, Charley Hoffman and Lucas Glover are just a few names on the PGA Tour who now have a CBD sponsor. (Despite the Tour reportedly issuing a warning to its golfers about the use of CBD last year.)

You’d be hard-pressed to walk around a pro shop these days and not stumble upon some sort of CBD product. While business might be booming, a cloud of uncertainty surrounding CBD remains: many consumers aren’t exactly sure what it does. Hand up, I’m one of them. With that in mind, I caught up with Taylor Massey, Director of Golf for Medterra CBD, one of the leading companies in the CBD arms race to learn more. Massey laid out and explained the five reasons why a golfer would benefit from using CBD:

1. Golfers can play more

“CBD can help our bodies recover and allow a golfer to play round after round, day after day. Whether you’re sore from the day before or fighting off the sluggishness that comes with aging, CBD can help to restore your body to have you ready to play golf as often as you’d like.”

2. The calming effect

“It’s pretty simple: CBD calms you down. We’ve all had those first-tee jitters and the uneasy feeling of hitting in front of people. Whether you’re playing in a club championship or nervous over a three-foot slider, taking CBD before a round can help to settle your nerves.

Golf is a stressful game. CBD can make your body and mind consistent when you have to deal with the ups-and-downs that come with playing golf at the amateur and professional levels.”

3. Travel balance

“Professional and amateur golfers travel far and wide to play this game. A body on the move typically leads to an unbalanced body. CBD can help to bring homeostasis to your system and balance your body. It’s a big reason why we’re seeing more and more professional golfers use our products for travel purposes.” (Massey added that two Presidents Cup members used CBD products for their 20-hour trip to Australia.) “It’s a great way to come off the plane ready to go for your next golf trip.”

4. Relieve aches and pains

“CBD can help to naturally suppress inflammation. Back pain, joint pain and more are not uncommon for golfers to experience. Aches and pains can be an unfortunate part of life, it’s unlikely that any golfer feels 100% on the course. CBD can help to combat those aches and pains that might otherwise keep you off the course.”

5. More focused energy

“Some CBD products, like Medterra’s good morning gummies, are essentially energy nuggets. They are comprised of CBD, caffeine, B6, B12 and amino acids that help with mental clarity and focus. Every golfer knows that groggy feeling on the first few holes that comes with early tee times. CBD can help jumpstart your day and increase your focus on the back nine when you’re closing in on winning a match.”

CBD is growing rapidly in the golf space, and we asked an expert from Medterra to explain the five benefits of taking CBD for golfers.

My 5 favorite CBD products that you can buy for 30 percent off right now

CBD products run the gamut. There are all kinds.

CBD was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances two years ago, and ever since, it’s fast becoming a secret weapon for so many players on the PGA Tour. For all the questions you were too afraid to ask about CBD, check out our article breaking it all down right here.

I had the opportunity to check out some CBD products myself for the first time thanks to the team over at On The Green CBD, a CBD company which designs products specifically for golfers. These are each of the products I tried, what I thought about them, and a link to buy for each, in case you want to try them for yourself. When you do, make sure to use our exclusive GOLF30 code at checkout for an additional 30 percent off.

My Favorites:

CBD-Infused Hand Sanitizer

Before the coronavirus entered into our public consciousness, I, like most golfers, never bothered keeping hand sanitizer in my golf bag. Now it’s a must, and On The Green’s sanitizing product is my new go-to. It’s small and light enough to keep in your bag at all times, its spray top means its easy to apply in-between shots without worrying about accidentally squeezing gel all over your clothes, it’s offered at an affordable price point, and the 200 mg of cannabinoids within means its one of the few hand sanitizers that’s dual-purpose. A must-have for me.

CBD products are gaining popularity among golfers everywhere. I had a chance to try a few myself, and here's what I thought.