Monday, June 17, 2013

Golf FUEL Energy and Focus Shot - my personal experience - short review

Picture of Golf FUEL Energy and Focus shot. A short text describing my first and only experience with this product.

If there is one thing for sure, it is the fact, that there is plenty of energy drinks, vitamin drinks, supplement drinks, refuel drinks and so on and so on on the market today.

Companies cater to literally every sport there is and even to some activities which in some peoples eyes are not even considered sport ( which that is always in the eye of the beholder).

I have used, sold and promoted such drinks over the past 10 years and was able to gain great knowledge in that matter. Although I am neither a doctor nor a certified specialist I think I gained a certain amount of expertise in that matter. Also I learned, that many people rather do not like when companies get into too much detail explaining them why a product works. It is the fact that it might work which is important.

When I write reviews about a product of this kind, I will not judge the ingredients and certainly not if a product is working or not. What I will do, is tell about my experience.

The Golf sport experienced many changes of the past 20 years and one of them is, that professional golfers seem to get better shape all the time. Not all of them, but more and more. They work out, run and feed their bodies with all kinds of products.

About 1 year ago I played in a tournament and in my gift bag I found 2 small  bottles of a product called Golf Fuel.

I had never heard of it and found the name interesting. The bottle pretty much looks like 5 hour energy, giving the impression that we have an energy drink at hand.

That is what it is. It promotes energy and focus. Although I looked at the label, the two nicest facts I found were that there is no sugar in it and we have 0 calories. I liked that. But I did not pay any further attention and the two bottles landed on a shelf.  I did however look up the focus shot later on the website. Take a look at the ingredients of the energy and focus shot.

Golf FUEL Energy and Focus Shot Official webpage
Then I was getting ready for a tournament and there I saw my two Golf Fuel bottles standing to be used. So I took one with me to the course in order to give it a try.

I drank the bottle about 5 minutes before I was supposed to tee off.
It said berry on the bottle and it pretty much tasted like it. Other then that the taste was not impressive and not memorable.

At first I did not feel anything and I figured, that the drink will start doing its job half an hour or so into the round. But I did not have to wait that long.

After the first hole I felt like my body was racing. I felt hot and started sweating. It seemed to have such an impact, that one of my partners in my group asked me if I am OK. Although I felt like my heart was racing, I had cold sweat and my pulse seem to take off , I said I feel fine and continued.

This feeling held on for another 2 holes. At that point I started drinking lots of water and I actually though I will withdraw from my round. But my sense told me that this feeling was not entirely based on the drink.

So after the 5th hole the rush I was experiencing was gone and I felt normal again. While  
playing in that state of mind I literally lost the round and needless to say I was not happy with the result Golf FUEL gave me.

When you look at the website, you find plenty of info about the product, the ingredients and all kinds of claims. However in my mind Golf FUEL does not help anyone to do anything. When reading about success stories the Placebo Effect comes to mind. There is simply nothing special about this product.

I will not say, that it might not help another player. Golf FUEL might be the right thing for someone. But for what I experienced I will say that I would not spend 1 $ to buy this specific product.  It did not help me to focus, be energized or anything else for that matter. I felt like my heart was racing, I was sweating and almost shaking. So no Golf Fuel for me anymore.

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