Eating and drinking before and during the round is critical. It can be the difference between going low and going home angry. Too much caffeine can cause the dreaded “yips” and too much food can make you feel slow and lethargic. As golfers, the feelings we want on the golf course are balance and consistency—not too high and not too low.
SwingOIL’s promise is this, “Our 7 key ingredients keep you flexible, focused, loose and smooth every time you tee it up.” Those seven ingredients are: glucosamine, turmeric, taurine, citrulline, ginseng extract and rhodiola rosea extract.
I took a three-ounce pouch of strawberry-banana to the first tee at Reynolds Lake Oconee to play our first of three rounds. I did not use SwingOIL on rounds No. 2 and 3. My ball striking on the first round was my best of the three. In fact, the back nine of my first round was near perfect. Perhaps next time I will take SwingOIL 15 minutes before my tee time and let it effects settle in.
Placebo effect is defined as, “a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient’s belief in that treatment.”
Was my good ball striking a classic example of the placebo effect? I’m not sure and I don’t care. I would use SwingOIL again. A 12-pack of SwingOIL retails for $34.95, that’s $2.91 per pouch.