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Golf Gum: Could this chewing gum really lower your scores?

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If Jordan Spieth’s gum chewing at the British Open inspired you to chomp a stick on course yourself, you might as well chew gum specifically designed for the golfer, right? Such is the thinking of Denver-based Apollo Gum Company with its Golf Gum.

The spearmint-flavored gum contains B-vitamins and 80 mg of natural caffeine to boost a golfer’s energy and focus on course…and lower his/her scores.

Seriously. Lower scores. Golf Gum makes some bold claims

“According to a 2016 study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, “A moderate dose of caffeine consumed before and during a round of golf improves golf-specific measures of performance and reduces fatigue.” A 2015 Auburn University study found similar results, shaving, on average, two strokes off of collegiate golf scores. “Chewing gum was [also] associated with enhanced productivity and reduced cognitive errors,” according to the NCBI.

Troy Widgery, CEO and founder of Apollo Gum Company, claims the company is “creating the future of energy.”

“Golf Gum’s liquid core delivery system rapidly releases the full benefits of specially-sourced natural caffeine and B-vitamins. Although the taste lasts for hours, you don’t have to chew it for more than a few minutes to experience the results of a pure, compact formula that provides smooth energy.”

Golf Gum hits shelves on December 12, 2017, and can be purchased online at www.golfersgum.com. Local Colorado pro shops and select retailers will also carry the product, with nationwide expansion slated for early 2018.

What do you think, GolfWRXers, are you buying the claim? Have you ever sipped a coffee on course to beneficial effect? Chugged an energy drink? Are you going to give the score-lowering gum a try?

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  1. Math

    Dec 13, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Whats wrong with a cup of coffee?

  2. mM

    Dec 13, 2017 at 2:50 am

    The PXG of gum?

  3. Curt

    Dec 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Is it a coincidence that both pieces of gum and golf clubs are called “sticks”?
    I think not.

  4. shawn

    Dec 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Dogs don’t play golf… but I know a few golfers who play like dogs …lol

  5. CFMcG

    Dec 12, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Xylitol is toxic to dogs, be careful with it if you use products/candies that have it.

    via WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-996-xylitol.aspx?activeingredientid=996

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (1.17.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Mr. Twisty from Lowtide Putters.

“The Gambler”

Scotty Cameron Monterey California in a brushed copper with black paintfill from The Golf Garage.

Bettinardi teasing their new HLX 3.0.

New from Liberty Ballmarkers.

Haywoodgolf going raw.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Brooks Koepka drops mic on Bryson’s trash talking

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What started last year as a call out for “overcalculations” by Brooks Koepka on Bryson DeChambeau’s slow play during a tournament press conference has now escalated to what could be considered in the social media world as a full-fledged beef.

Unfortunately, in war there are casualties, and this morning a calculating Brooks fired a single shot that has so far left Bryson at a loss for words.

But how we got to this point could possibly be the most interesting part of the story.

Bryson made it very clear after the end of the 2019 PGA Tour season he wanted to get bulked and attempt to add up to 25 pounds of muscle to help gain speed and overall strength—what could have remained a quiet private endeavor in the gym quickly became the greatest gift from the golf content gods; Bryson DeChambeau talking non-stop about his workouts and how much bigger he was getting compared to golf’s favorite “built like a linebacker” individual, Brooks Koepka.

It gets weirder: trust me.

Beyond his time in the gym, one of Bryson’s favorite pastimes is playing Fortnite and streaming to Twitch (I really don’t get it either but to each their own). A lot is said in what usually accounts to a few hours of gameplay, but thanks to Golf.com’s Luke Kerr-Dineen, we did get this little nugget from one of the most recent streams:

It was after this comment got back to Brooks that he “loaded the proverbial twitter sniper rifle and fired,” and let’s just say the replies might be just as funny as the initial tweet.

This is most likely not the end to this back and forth verbal boxing match between Brooks and Bryson, and for the sake of fun I hope it goes all 12 rounds.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (1.15.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Yet another beautiful looking flat-stick from Tyson Lamb.

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Game it, Display it, or both? #LambCrafted

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Custom FIN with twisted flow neck and micro-stamped bumpers from Lowtide Putters.

The return of the Ping L8.

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???????? it’s back!!! @pingtour L8

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Great shot of “The Pit” in Mexico City courtesy of Andrew Harris.

Which headcover you taking, WRXers?

TaylorMade P790 in a polished copper finish from The Golf Garage.

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