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Beyond the big players in golf, some of the more niche CBD brands brought new and exciting products to share with the golf industry. Hath developed a 24-hour patch (five-pack for $68) with 35mg of hemp extract (another term for CBD). The patch is great for targeted relief over long periods of time. The adhesive patch is non-invasive for a comfortable wear on or off the course.

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Among the CBD companies with a large presence on the PGA Show floor was Medterra. The brand, endorsed by tour pros Charley Hoffman, Lucas Glover and Morgan Hoffmann, has a range of products from tinctures and capsules (for oral ingestion) to pain and relaxing creams (for topical application). One standout at the show was the Manuka CBD Cream ($35). Manuka Honey is a natural ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. When blended with CBD, the cream soothes and nourishes the skin.

Among other things, Hempcy CBD offers a unique product—a sunscreen infused with CBD to soothe skin and soften wrinkles—in addition to sun protection ($10). The Orlando-based brand has found success beyond golf in sports such as tennis and bodybuilding. The company said its blueberry/lemonade-flavored tinctures ($50) and Tee Time energy shots (12-pack for $50) were the most inquired about products at the PGA Show.

If you’re unfamiliar with CBD, it’s short for Cannabidiol, which is a property of cannabis and known for its natural healing properties. CBD is one of the several compounds that can be extracted from the cannabis or marijuana plant. THC, the intoxicating compound in cannabis is a separate compound that is not an ingredient in pure CBD products. In other words, CBD does not get you “high.” For golfers it is often used for pain management, muscle recovery, easing nerves or as a sleep aid.

Colorado Hemp Honey is another unique brand that creates natural honey from the company-owned sustainable bee farms. The CBD-infused honey products (honey sticks start at $27 for a 10-pack) are easy to ingest, and the honey masks the earthy taste many hemp products have.

Boomer Naturals offers CBD and a product they call CB5, which is a FDA-compliant supplement similar to CBD that also targets the body’s endocannabinoid system for natural benefits. The brand offers CBD and CB5 products in topical and oral forms—and even has a line for pets. Company representatives say that many golf clubs and courses feel more comfortable selling a FDA-compliant product like CB5 in their shops to avoid any liability issues.

However, several big names have done their research and even signed partnerships with CBD companies – their brand names now popping up on visors and bags across the tournament field.

Lucas Glover enjoyed his best season in over a decade in 2019.

Scott McCarron:

Matt Every was suspended from the PGA Tour for three months earlier this winter for violating its drug policy. The ban was for cannabis usage, despite Every claiming he has a prescription for it on medical grounds.

Now, CBD usage benefits from heightened discussion and debate among the senior players, owing to a greater risk of bodily aches and pains, as well as the more relaxed drug testing processes for the over-50s.

The benefits of the compound include heightened focus, reduced inflammation and pain and can promote better sleep and injury recovery. Thus far, there appears to be no negative side effects.

“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.”

“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.”

1. Golfers can play more

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.”

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: