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CBD & Tee: Good FORE golf!

Golfers at every level are discovering the value of CBD&ME®.

A sport played by people of all ages well into their Golden Years, golf is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and get a little exercise in the process. As the great Bobby Jones said, “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life.”

Jones contributed as much to the philosophy of the sport as he did to the perfection of it. He was famously a proponent of the mantra, “play it where it lies.” As those who play regularly will tell you, playing through the aches and pains associated with golf is an inescapable part of the game. As in life, we’re forced to accept the things we cannot change if we want to carry on or continue to compete. It’s all part of, “playing it where it lies.”

Fortunately, golfers around the country, and at every level of competition, have discovered CBD to not only address muscle stiffness, but to find that “edge” to improve their play.

In addition to tension relief, golfers have also reported an increase in focus, energy and even mood. In the highly mental sport of golf, these attributes are a huge selling point.

For some, the body aches associated with golf are far more than minor. Robbie Newton is currently a golf instructor and sales rep for Golf USA in Fayetteville. A life-long golfer, Newton played Division I golf in college at McNeese State and

“The pain was so bad, I was prescribed a compound rub with muscle relaxers,” said Newton “I became so dependent on it, that if I quit taking it, I would go into seizers.”

As the years went by, Newton’s knee injury caused him to favor one leg over the other, which eventually led to severe back pain. He was prescribed a skeletal muscle relaxant in addition to the compound rub. As his pain grew more acute and Newton became more desperate for relief, he tried a remedy he discovered pro golf tour – horse liniment.

“DMSO is something I saw a lot of golfers use in Louisiana. It’s actually a horse liniment, used to rub down thoroughbreds before horse races,” said Newton.

It’s important to note that that the practice of using DMSO or dimethyl sulfoxide in sports is very controversial and has since been banned. The liniment causes severe skin irritation, which some have described as intense burning, in addition to upset stomach and living with a strong odor some have described as “garlicky,” which sometimes seeps into