CBD Benefits for Florida Golfers
It is no secret Florida is America’s favorite golf state. With over 1,250 golf courses and amazing year round weather, there is a reason why golf thrives in the Sunshine State. Florida’s golf history is recognized as one of the oldest in the US, dating back to the 1890s.
In 1886, Scottish immigrant John Gillespie built a property in Sarasota, which included a golf course. This was the origin of golf in Florida and possibly in America. Beginning in the 1890s many renowned golf courses were built in Florida with resort-style hotels which were built to follow the path of the developing railroad system and growing population. The construction of golf courses and resorts continued through the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture that lasted from the 1900s through the 1930s (credit: Florida Historic Golf Trail Fact Sheet).
From its historic golf roots, Florida is well known today for it’s famous golf courses. Some of these well-known courses include: TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium) in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and PGA National Resort & Spa (Champion) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, FL, and Streamstrong in Bowling Green, FL.
Enjoying golf year round in Florida is definitely a luxury, and those who live the Florida life understand that best. But besides the fun and joy of year round golf, how does a golfer, especially those in their senior years, get over the aches, pains, and possible injuries, that come with swinging sticks? Well there is always Advil, but for those looking for a more natural way of relieving pain, using a CBD roll-on topical on your area of pain either before, during, and after a round, may provide a quick and great relief for you. Roll-on topicals are easy to use, carry around, and are generally well-priced.
We suggest giving CBD a try if you are dealing with any golf related pain or injuries. Here are some of the common golf related pain and injuries golfers face:
Lower Back Pain
From rotating when swinging a club, to a putter’s stance, to bending over to pick up your ball and even carrying heavy golf bags, it’s not surprising that back pain is by far the most common injury in golf. Pain will typically develop in your lower back. Many golfers have swing and putting faults that put great strain on their back that can lead to back pain.
Golf puts a lot of strain on the muscles, tendons, and joints in your shoulders and they are susceptible to overuse injuries such as inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, impingement syndrome and arthritis, and strain and sprain injuries. In very extreme cases, you can even dislocate your shoulder if your swing is too aggressive. Shoulder injuries can be very painful and affect your swing short-term and long-term.
Wrists & Forearms
The repetitive motions of golf and a high speed swing can cause overuse of your extensor and flexor wrist tendons especially in your lead arm. Tendonitis is one of the most common wrist injuries in golf. It’s an inflammation of the tendons in the wrist closest to your thumb caused by gripping your club and turning your wrist whilst swinging. Most of this is caused by over gripping your club, and not relaxing your wrists.
Knee pain can be caused by excessive strain and repetition placed on vulnerable knee joints to stabilise the rotation of your hip at the beginning of your swing. Also, by bending the knees during a swing. Serious golfer knee injuries include ACL and meniscus tears, as well as dislocated patellas.
Tiger Woods has faced many knee injuries throughout his long career. However, Tiger’s resilience and love for the sport has always helped him overcome his pain and injuries and return to the green. West Palm Beach pro and former No. 1 Brooks Koepka has dealt with knee injuries as well. Knee pain and injuries are very common for professional players.
Why CBD Roll-On Topicals for Golfers?
It’s simple: Using a CBD Roll-On topical is a natural alternative approach to dealing with common golf and pain injuries. It is also not a CBD product you have to eat or drink. And for golfers, it’s easy to pack around in their golf bags, or even their pockets.
How Do I Use the CBD Roll-On Topical?
CBD roll-on topicals, can be applied before, during, or after hitting the course. Using the no mess applicator, apply generously to the affected area and massage into the skin, and let it dry for 5-10 seconds. Activation time can take 30-90 minutes, and the duration of pain relief can be from 2-8 hours.
Ask Your Doctor About CBD
Before beginning your CBD golf wellness journey, we always advise consulting with your doctor first. Everyone’s body chemistry is different, so ensuring that you get the most out of your CBD wellness is important.
Lastly, golfers should always properly warm up, stretch, and get in some practice swings before teeing off. And of course, no matter the time of year in Florida, making sure you are staying well-hydrated is equally important.