ParForm’s CBD Products Designed Exclusively for Golfers

(EAGLE, ID) – ParForm, the leader in golf-specific training and nutrition, introduced several new CBD products, designed exclusively for golfers, at the PGA Merchandise Show this past January.

“Everything we do helps golfers succeed,” said Jeremy DeLuca, Founder of ParForm Golf.

“We aren’t just another supplement company. We are experienced health advocates, fitness fanatics, and nutrition experts – with a huge passion for the game of golf. Our golf-specific products and nutrition programs will help you improve muscle tone and endurance, increase stamina, stability, and flexibility, and enhance your overall fitness levels.”

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CBD Chewing Gum

Parform’s CBD Gum is a formulated CBD-Infused Hemp Oil Chewing Gum available in either Peppermint, Spearmint or Grape flavor. CBD gum is an extremely effective way to deliver CBD oil into the body. The body absorbs functional actives through the oral mucosa, delivering benefits nearly 5x faster. Our gum offers a simple and effective alternative to other CBD dosage forms, without the difficulty and discomfort of swallowing pills, capsules or liquids.

 

CBD Tinctures
Need to calm your nerves and reduce anxiety before teeing off or coming down the stretch in the final round of your club championship? Now with Parform’s new CBD Tinctures, it’s as easy as teeing up the ball. Our 30ml bottles of CBD 750mg and CBD 1500mg tinctures can help take care of the nagging issues that are hindering the enjoyment that should be felt while sitting perfectly in the middle of the fairway after that great drive!

 

CBD Topical Salve

Topicals are applied right to trouble areas so that the CBD oil can work directly where it’s needed most. Ingesting CBD products orally can take up to 2 hours or more before those effects are experienced. With Parform Topical CBD, the healing compound and other hemp-derived nutrients are almost immediately absorbed directly through your skin, allowing you to target the affected area for quicker and more focused effects.

 

Certified CBD From A Trusted Manufacturer With a 3rd Party COA

Golfers are particular about the gear they use and choosing a high-quality recovery option is no different. With Parform CBD, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting, thanks to the 3rd party certificate of analysis provided with every CBD product they sell, so you know exactly what’s inside each CBD item.

 

For more information on ParForm Golf visit www.parform.com.

 

Club Champion Launches Gift Card Promotion

Club fitter encourages getting golf ready from home with new bonus card offer

 

Willowbrook, IL — In an effort to bolster excitement and hope for the 2020 golf season, the nation’s #1 club fitter and builder has introduced a new gift card promotion. The promotion offers a $50 bonus card to anyone who purchases $100 – $500 in Club Champion gift cards. Purchases over $500 will be entitled to a bonus card in the amount of 10% of their gift card purchase (i.e. a $1,000 gift card would earn a $100 bonus card). This is a limited-time offer and the bonus card expires June 30, 2021.

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Like many businesses in golf, Club Champion has been affected by nationwide mandates asking people to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and is looking to find the best way to serve their customers remotely. This gift card promotion is intended to help customers plan for future fittings and helps Club Champion continue its mission of better golf through custom equipment.

“The health and safety of our team and customers is the most important factor for us right now,” said Nick Sherburne, Club Champion founder. “We wanted to find a way to reward our customers for supporting us during this time without asking them to leave their homes. This gift card promotion was a great middle-ground.”

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Club Champion’s business model revolves around Tour-quality custom club fitting and building. They have 45,000 hittable head and shaft combinations in each of their 74 stores nationwide to serve every level of golfer. A Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter 10 years running, the brand has epitomized club fitting for a decade.

The bonus card offer is a rare promotion for Club Champion; the brand usually hosts one promotion per year. The offer runs through April 30, 2020 and is best claimed online. For terms and conditions or to purchase, please visit clubchampiongolf.com/giftcards.

Review – Hempcy Active Blueberry-Lemonade CBD Oil

CBD products. It’s amazing how massive this industry is. As a whole, the CBD industry in United States alone (according to The 2019 Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook) was expected to surpass $1 billion in 2019 – a 133% increase over 2018 sales – and may eclipse $10 billion by 2024. So, it isn’t surprising to see the CBD industry enter the golf industry.

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The Set-Up

It’s sort of funny. Not too long ago, say 4 years ago, there wasn’t a CBD company in attendance at the annual PGA Show. That started to change slowly 3 years ago when there was one o two. At the 2019 PGA Show there were a few more and then in 2020 there were 18 in attendance. Among them was Hempcy Active. I was fortunate to talk to Codi Cox at the Hempcy Active booth on the final day of the show. Ms. Cox is a sales representative for the brand and we talked at length about CBD products and my myriad of health problems.

Hempcy Active produces a variety of CBD wellness products. These include everything from tinctures (the focus of this review), gelcaps, soft chews, and cooling pain gel (pictured below).

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With a wealth of potential health benefits that stem from CBD products, for those like myself might benefit from trying CD products. CBD has been proven to relieve ailments listed below such as…

  • Anxiety
  • Nerve Pain
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Inflammatory Pain
  • Depression

There’s a ton of information on the internet regarding CBD so I won’t really elaborate n it to in-depth. In short, CBD or Cannabidiol is the part from the hemp plant that can relieve pain without the effects of getting high as that is the THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol part of the plant.

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Hempcy Active’s Blueberry-Lemonade “Relief” CBD oil is made from a couple of ingredients. These ingredients include Medium-Chain Triglyceride MCT Oil (Coconut derived)*, Hemp Extract, Natural Terpenes, and Flavoring. This product is what’s called a “Broad Spectrum” CBD meaning that there is NO THC in the product. This means that this product can be shipped internationally and within all 50 states in the United States.

The Hempcy Active “Relief” CBD Oil is a tincture. Applying it is as simple as using a dropper that is clearly marked with a dose. These dose lines are measured in .25, .50, .75, and 1 ml respectively. A 1 ml dosage contains 49mg of CBD so a dosage of .50 ml contains approximately 24.5 mg. You place the oil under your tongue (or sublingually) and hold it there for 30 seconds and swallow.

 

The Transition

I’ll let the video do the talking.

 

The Finish

I am a firm believer in this Hempcy Active “Relief” Blueberry-Lemonade CBD Oil. It works and it’s as simple as that. Days that I never took it were awful. I was riddled with pain. Taking it at night gave me a good night’s sleep because it managed my pain. Hempcy Active’s “Relief” Blueberry-Lemonade CBD product gave me about 5 solid hours of pain management.  The best results definitely were when I used it twice a day. Of course, I need to make the following disclaimer. Results may vary.

A 30 ml bottle costs $49.99 USD. Please visit Hempcy Active for more details.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

 

Women’s Golf Day Announces Revised Date and Virtual Celebration

(WEST PALM BEACH, FLA, 30 March 2020) In light of the escalated response to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Women’s Golf Day leadership team is announcing a new approach to this year’s 5th anniversary event planned to take place worldwide on June 2, 2020. This year, WGD is adapting the event to bring the industry together to engage and empower women as part of a virtual WGD celebration on June 2nd. The health and well-being of WGD partners and guests are paramount, so the events that take place worldwide as part of the world’s largest single-day celebration of women’s golf will move to the 1st  of September, providing that there is clearance from the WHO and governing bodies.  By making this change, WGD is providing two opportunities for engagement.

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By setting a new date, which is provisionally September 1st, Founder of WGD Elisa Gaudet hopes to offer the industry something positive to focus on at this challenging time. She explains: “The global community finds itself in an unprecedented situation and we need to respond appropriately. Women’s Golf Day is in a unique position because we have the flexibility to react quickly to the changing landscape whilst also giving the industry something positive to aim towards. Our mission and platform is that of a global unifier. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely, but we are hopeful that the September date is realistic.”

In the meantime, plans are in place to create a virtual celebration of Women’s Golf Day on the original June 2nd date. Just as in previous years, the day’s celebration will start as the sun rises in Australia and ends as the sun sets in Hawaii. Expect to see video content from famous faces and inspirational stories from across the world shared across the campaign’s social media platforms. Social media has always played a significant role in the success of the event, delivering a staggering 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 million people in 2019 and it is hoped that the 2020 campaign will be a catalyst to support a post-pandemic resurgence of the industry.

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To help more locations join the community in time for the September date, WGD is offering free basic registration on the website http://www.womensgolfday.com with the code WGDUnites. Any golf facility can take part with participating venues in the past including golf clubs around the world, retailers such as PGA Superstore, TopGolf locations, and driving ranges – essentially anywhere you can swing a club!

Elisa concludes: “We will support our locations around the globe by bringing the industry together and using our shared voice to get golf back on its feet. June may be too early to hold an event, but it will be a great opportunity for people and organizations to share their inspirational stories around golf. In the meantime, we encourage people to sign up to our platform and register their venues because we will be hosting Women’s Golf Day again and intend to come back united and stronger than ever.”

Please visit our website ( http://www.womensgolfday.com ), tab #WGDUNITES, for ongoing digital content and updates as to how you can participate with the global community.

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Women’s Golf Day Supporters
The World Golf Foundation, International Golf Federation, PGA America, European Tour, WE ARE GOLF, European Tour properties, LET, LPGA, TPC properties, Golf Channel, Sky Sports, Golf Now, ClubCorp, Troon, Billy Casper, PGA TOUR Superstore, TopGolf, NGCOA, EGCOA, NGCOA Canada, LPGA Amateur Golf Association, The California Alliance for Golf, Annika Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The First Tee, Gallus Golf, Ahead, All Square, Chronogolf, SwingDish, Modest Golf Management, Women &Golf,
and more.

ABOUT WOMEN’S GOLF DAY
Women’s Golf Day (WGD) is a single-day event scheduled the first Tuesday of every June to introduce new female participants to golf and celebrate existing players by joining them together irrespective of race, religion, language, ethnicity, or location. WGD has become a global movement and celebrates women and girls learning golf skills that last a lifetime and being part of a larger global community. WGD strives to Engage, Empower and Support women and girls through the event and platform. The one-day, four-hour event, has now taken place at more than 900 locations in 52 countries since its inception in 2016, and has introduced thousands of new golfers to the sport. WGD created an incredible global community in four years and has the support of almost every major golfing governing body and organization.

It is the fastest-growing female golf development initiative. WGD’s primary hashtag, #WomensGolfDay, received more than 47 million global impressions to nearly 25 million people viewing WGD content. Women’s Golf Day is unique, there is nothing like it in sports, a one-day sporting, and community celebration event that unites women through golf across the globe for 24 hours straight transcending race, religion, language, and geography.

To learn more about Women’s Golf Day and its upcoming events on Tuesday, June 2 & September 1, 2020 visit http://www.womensgolfday.com

@womensgolfday

#WomensGolfDay #WGDUNITES

“First Impressions” Review -Wilson Staff DUO Soft+ Golf Balls

The golf ball is without a doubt the most underrated piece of equipment that a golfer uses in the course of his or her playing days. Not only is the “lowly” golf ball underrated it is almost thought of as an afterthought. But, it shouldn’t be. It’s the only item in our arsenal that we use on every stroke made during a round of golf.

Over the last several years, I’ve become very much a proponent of golf balls with lower compression. As a matter of fact, I’ve gotten to a point where I prefer a soft feeling, low-compression model of a golf ball. Of course, though, feel is intimate.

When it comes to soft, low-compression golf balls the first brand that comes to my mind is Wilson Golf. For 2020, Wilson Golf has brought golfers the DUO Soft+. I received a sample sleeve from the 2020 PGA Show at Demo Day and while down in Florida, I had the chance to get some on-course testing before returning home for the winter.

Here are my first impressions of the new DUO Soft+ golf balls. There will be an updated review as we get deeper into the season and I’ve had some more time to play with this golf ball.

 

The Set-Up

When looking at the new DUO Soft+ golf ball, we are looking at a golf ball that is built on the same principles as the ever-impressive, highly underrated DUO from years gone by. Wilson Golf describes the DUO as “the world’s softest and longest premium 2-piece golf ball”. If you’ve never used a DUO before, you might be missing out.

The new DUO Soft+ has a new feature in it’s “DNA”. Never used before in a DUO golf ball comes “VELOCITICOR™”. VELOCITICOR is a new core technology that consists of new, advanced materials that respond to the power of your golf swing and translates into maximum energy transfer into the ball. Different forms of polybutadiene (synthetic rubber) is used while a compound (Zinc Pentachlorothiophenol) gives VELOCITICOR it’s “oomph”.

The compression is low as the DUO Soft+ has a compression rating of 35. Wilson Golf is confident about this golf ball, and they were out to prove that the DUO Soft+ was just as long as a Titleist Pro V1. They had a “challenge” set up on Demo Day. Golfers hit three Pro V1 and three DUO Soft+ and using an iron. Using Trackman (or FlightScope I don’t recollect which one it was) the distances were recorded. For the most part, gains were seen across the board while I stood there and watched the results. Some gains by as much as 12 yards. I also took part in the challenge but my results were inconclusive.

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The Transition

Early testing of the DUO Soft+ golf ball would take place at two separate venues while I stayed in Florida for a few days after the PGA Show. I would take the DUO Soft+ to the YMCA Par 3 Home of the First Tee of Lakeland where they have a pretty nice, well-maintained short game area and then I would play a round of golf in Zephyrhills, FL at Southport Springs Golf and Country Club.

The first batch of testing would occur as mentioned at the YMCA Par 3 course. That batch of testing would involve putting, chipping and pitches from a variety of lies and bunker shots. In a nutshell, that batch of testing was “anything’ short-game. The second batch of testing would be on-course and a sort of “live-fire exercise”. That would be my first look at things like distance, flight, and feel on all shots not short-game related. I would combine those results and come up with my “First Impressions”.

Feel – As you likely expect the feel of this golf ball is fantastic. I love the feel of this golf ball. It feels soft, and it feels quite buttery off of the putter, wedges, and irons. As mentioned, I’m a huge fan of softer golf balls and I often “preach to the proverbial choir” about using ofter golf balls. The feel was so good, that I actually looked forward to applying the clubhead into the back of the golf ball. I won’t guarantee it, but the DUO Soft+ is likely (if not THE) best feeling golf ball in the industry.

Spin – I won’t mince words. When looking at the DUO Soft+ golf ball, IF there is a shortcoming it might be its short-game spin capabilities. This was a case that presented itself almost immediately during the first batch of testing. To me, the DUO Soft+ had a problem checking up. Whether it was a chip or a pitch from a tight lie that allowed for easy compression, or a little lob onto the green. There was rollout. I was surprised to watch the Soft+ land on an upslope and release past the pin. I flew these shots 80% of the way to the pin. However, if I flew the golf ball 70% of the way the results improved. Chip shots were more of the same where there was more rollout than desired. Out of the bunkers, the spin was sufficient and did stop “okay”.

The spin on full shots and approaches into the green was better. The greens at Southport Springs Golf and Country Club were relatively firm. Ball marks were hard to come by as there were some approaches that left me bewildered because there were no pitch marks on the surface of the green. The approach spin with irons and wedges was very admirable in that, the spin of the DUO Soft+ did exhibit “drop and stop” characteristics. In the interest of full disclosure, I typically hit the ball high.

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If you plan on seeing some rollout on short-game shots and play your shots accordingly, the DUO Soft+ is good around the greens. The feel makes it worth it.

Off of the long clubs in the bag (driver/fairway metals) it is my opinion that this is a low-spinning golf ball. Which leads me to talk about the distance.

Distance – One of the alluring things about using a lower-compression golf ball is the fact that you could pick up a few yards. Remember my “distance challenge” reference? While I saw no difference in numbers during Demo Day at their booth, it appears that I am longer with the DUO Soft+. Because the DUO Soft+ isn’t so “spinny” off of the driver and fairway woods it leads to a penetrating flight after initial high launch. You can really feel the golf ball compress and rebound off of the face of the club.

I would have the DUO Soft+ compete head to head against other current “testers” and it just seemed to stretch out a tad more. Especially with the irons. The DUO Soft+ was a club longer (7 to 10 yards) against the others. Now what I have to keep in mind is that I was hitting my PW in Florida 125 yards (sea-level is real). That same distance back at home would have translated to approximately 130-135 yards. It’s my hypothesis that I would get closer to 140 yards out of my 44* PW (winds notwithstanding) under normal conditions where I typically play which is around 350′ above sea-level. I also noticed gains with the other clubs I would play.

Putting – The DUO Soft+ has a pretty basic alignment aid for lining up your putts correctly. Emblazoned on the equator is “DUOSOFT+” that is book-ended by double chevrons (pictured below). Simple and functional.

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The Finish

All things considered, the Wilson Staff DUO Soft+ golf balls are a very nice low-compression offering for golfers that prefer a softer feeling golf ball. If you aren’t one of these golfers, it might be worth a look for you regardless. While I found there to be some issues with greenside spin, it’s an issue that we can look past as long as you’re willing to account for that deficiency. At the end of the day, it is, after all, a 2-piece golf ball.

The DUO Soft+ is longer than other golf balls in the industry and your results in this facet might be better or worse than mine.

With a price tag of $19.99 USD/dozen the DUO SOft+ is worth a look. It offers pretty darn good “bang for the golfer buck”. I’m looking forward to playing with this golf ball more. Stay tuned!

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee

STITCH® Golf Releases Clubhouse Duffle, Dopp Kit and Shoe Bags

Innovative Travel To Meet Every Need

STITCH Golf announces the launch of the Clubhouse Duffle and the redesigned Dopp Kit and Shoe bag.

“Our travel bags and accessories were designed to combine form and fashion so you can arrive in style™,” stated Brad King, CEO of STITCH. “Waterproof fabrics, fashionable color schemes, personalization options, and innovative designs come together effortlessly in our stylish, highly functional travel bags.”

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Clubhouse Duffle: “For Effortless Travel”

Don’t let the name fool you, this will be your new favorite everyday bag as this soft and packable bag is the perfect size for all of your essentials. Featuring STITCH’s signature “drop the top” function for easy packing, stain and water-resistant fabric and gunmetal hardware and finishes, this compact design makes the Clubhouse Duffle the perfect bag for the club, the gym, or a quick weekend getaway.

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Dopp Kit: “When practicality becomes a beautiful innovation”.

Both versatile and functional, the Dopp Kit from STITCH is a must for the jet setter. A single full-length zipper allows you to lay the bag flat for easier access to toiletry items. The Dopp Kit is spacious enough to provide room for everything needed to look and feel good when traveling. Water and stain-resistant, with a handle that doubles as a hanger, the dopp kit also has two separate zipped pouches to ensure items stay organized during travel.

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Shoe Bag: “A garage your kicks will enjoy.”

Keep your shoes in top condition while you arrive in style™ to your next round. A sleek design that uses STITCH’s durable Touring fabric, this bag is lightweight, water and stain-resistant and the four-finger handle makes for easy carrying with one hand. This bag can also double as a shag bag and is designed to hold up to 150 golf balls.

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STITCH Golf products are available for purchase at http://www.stitchgolf.com and leading golf, country clubs and select retailers. Stay connected with STITCH Golf on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @StitchGolf.

 

About STITCH Golf

Founded in 2012 as a headcover company, STITCH is known for designing and creating products with precise attention to detail, all the way down to the last stitch. Based in Apex, North Carolina, STITCH gives a unique experience, whether it’s the high-quality leather used in our headcovers, the durable waterproof fabrics in our bags and gear or the fashionable color schemes seen in our apparel. STITCH products are designed to be effortlessly fashionable, allowing you to create a stylish, comfortable and color-coordinated look-on and off the course. Designed with details that perform, our line of golf bags and gear, travel bags and apparel combine function and fashion with three themes in mind: DRESS YOUR GAME™, ARRIVE IN STYLE™ and FROM WORK TO PLAY™. STITCH products are available at leading golf, country clubs and select retailers around the world and at http://www.stitchgolf.com

Practice In Isolation – The UTNT Practice Centre For Deprived Golfers

Practice?! We’re talking about practice? Who remembers former NBA-superstar Allen Iverson’s famous rant? Practice, it’s essential for us golfers. But what happens when we cannot get to a golf course or a driving range to work on our game. What if, we were in isolation? Too soon? One way or another, we need to work on our game. So we might set up an area in our backyard… If we have one.

I’m fortunate to currently have a backyard and I have a lavish set-up. It’s a place that I use during the season when I don’t feel up to going out to a range. I use it to just unwind and decompress when I’m feeling “off”. Heck, I’ll use it in the dead of winter too in weather that is -15*C. I did this past winter before leaving for the PGA Show.

So, here’s my set-up. “The UTNT Practice Centre For Deprived Golfers” and the cost.

  • Callaway Golf Practice Net ($25 CAD)
  • Folded up carpet remnant (free)
  • Balls (Free. I’ve found them walking along creek beds while fly fishing)
  • Turf “mat” ($19 CAD. It was an actual practice mat that fell apart after 20 swings)
  • Tiki Torch holder ($4 CAD)

Not seen though is the Big Moss Putting “Augusta” Putting mat. That’s kept indoors. I admit that I received that item for review a long time ago. Maybe 5 years ago or so.

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In total, I am in for $48 CAD. It’s modest, not fancy, and borders on embarrassing. But, it’s what I can have within my means. It’s mine, bought and paid for, and it’s effective.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee