WHY DO GOLFERS USE CBD?

’CBD oil has undoubtedly helped my game, especially when it came to recovering between rounds this week at The Senior Open. It’s definitely made a difference.” - Darren Clarke, July 2021

IMPROVED CONCENTRATION

CBD oil is specially formulated to improve your concentration and modulate your emotions, to help you make smart decisions during your game.

Two thirds of participants improved their scoring average, and of those golfers that did improve, saw an improvement of 2.41 shots per round.

FASTER PHYSICAL RECOVERY

With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, CBD enables faster recovery and supports physical therapy and rehabilitation.

76% of participants reported that
Darren Clarke CBD oil lessened the impact of existing injuries on their golf
game.

REDUCED ANXIETY

CBD oil could help to reduce the anxiety that stands between you and your enjoyment of golf.

After taking Darren Clarke CBD,
54% of participants felt more relaxed before teeing off.  

INCREASED SLEEP QUALITY

Research shows that CBD oil helps you relax giving you a healthy night’s sleep, setting you in good stead for a great round of golf.

45% of participants who took Darren
Clarke CBD once daily reported improved sleep.

IMPROVED STRESS RESPONSE

CBD oil can improve your stress response by enhancing your brain’s ‘fear extinction’ process,  helping you tackle tricky situations with ease.

59% of participants who took
Darren Clarke CBD oil once a day found they were calmer after a poor shot

BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT

From elbow tendonitis to back pain, CBD oil can help manage pain and reduce the effects of injuries - allowing you to get back on the tee.

After taking Darren Clarke CBD
45% of participants reported being pain-free for the duration of the course.

WORLD-FIRST STUDY
THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR A BOOST ON GAME-DAY

Shot Scope and Sports Marketing Surveys conducted a world-first study to determine the benefits of Darren Clarke CBD for golfers.

Shot Scope analysed tens of thousands of shots, revealing concrete findings on the effect of Darren Clarke CBD on golf performance.

As a result of Shot Scope's testing, the 100 golfers who took part improved by 1.16 shots per round over the course of the test, which represents an impressive improvement in a sport where marginal gains can make such a big difference.

ABOUT US

Learn how we rose to prominence in the CBD for golf market.

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DARREN CLARKE

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IN THE PRESS

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FAQs

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound derived from the hemp plant and its cousin plant marijuana. CBD, however, is not to be mistaken for THC, a related compound of the marijuana plant and one which forms the psychoactive element that induces feelings of intoxication. CBD is legal in the UK and, when extracted into oil form, it can be used to treat a variety of ailments without feelings of intoxication.

Believe it or not, the human body has cannabinoid receptors (known as CB receptors) which belong to a whole system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex cell-signaling process that works by endocannabinoids (molecules naturally produced by the body) sending signals to the brain. These signals are related to things like pain, memory, sensation, sleep and much more. 

Because CBD oil could positively influence how we respond to stress, some golfers have found it a revelation not just for their game but also for the betterment of their lifestyle. 

Some of the benefits of CBD oil include: pain relief, the reduction of anxiety, and improvement of sleep. These are just three of many benefits, but think for a moment how they might apply to a game of golf. Have you ever had an injury that prevented you from getting out on the tee? Or has anxiety made it difficult to find your way out of a sandbank? Perhaps lack of sleep has affected your concentration? Golf tests your nerve as well as your emotional response, both of which CBD oil can help with.

The benefits of CBD oil are as follows. In some of these areas, research is still ongoing but overall there has been demonstrable progress made, evidenced by trials on both humans and animals. 

- Can reduce stress

- Can decrease the physiological effects of anxiety, like increased heart rate or nausea

- Helps induce sleep in cases of insomnia

- May improve concentration

There is really no definitive answer to this. The general consensus among medical professionals and consumers is that you should take your CBD oil in the morning to set you up for the day ahead (especially if you have a game later that day). If, however, you’re using CBD oil to improve your sleep then we recommend you take it at bedtime.

CBD oil is suitable for all adults over the age of 18. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, struggling with anxiety or stress, or feeling like you can’t relax while on the tee or off, then CBD oil may be suitable for you.

CBD oil is legal for both professional and amateur golfers in the UK, over the age of 18. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced the approval of the use of cannabidiol, better known as CBD in 2018. CBD in oil (spray and tincture) and cream was removed from the list of banned substances on its website worldwide. 

In the last decade alone there has been a vast body of research that demonstrates the efficacy of CBD oil. Across the world and here in the UK, trials are ongoing in the ever-expanding world of CBD treatment. CBD oil has changed the lives of countless people, whether it’s pain relief, anti-anxiety, or sleep improvement. We’re right there at the forefront of the CBD movement and we have a long list of CBD advocates from the golf community.