CBD is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the golf space and its influence on the sport grows. Bubba Watson calls CBD a “no brainer” for golfers. PXG staffer Pat Perez says it’s been “a total game-changer” for him. Whether it’s managing anxiety or dealing with pains, one could argue that golfers are possibly the ideal consumers for CBD products.
While the benefits may sound almost too good to be true, CBD is the latest and fastest-growing alternative health trend and the most discussed topic in the world of nutritional supplements.
Is CBD could help your golf game?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It’s an organic chemical compound found in the Cannabis Sativa plant, used in oils and edibles to generate a feeling of relaxation and calm, known more commonly as marijuana or hemp.
According to Taylor Massey, Director of Golf for Medterra CBD (Source: Golf.com):
- 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.”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- Relive from 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.”