Swing Trust Oil: Aromatherapy for your golf swing
Over the past decade of writing about golf equipment for WorldGolf.com, some pretty bizarre stuff has come across my desk. There was that putter crafted from a shellacked bull phallus. And that wedge in the shape of a foot.
Recently another head-scratcher found its way into my ever-curious mitts: Swing Trust Oil.
What is Swing Trust Oil you ask (as did I)? Well, it turns out to be a combination of essential oils used in aromatherapy, powered up and packaged in a swanky little flask inside a drawstring velvet bag. All together, the packaging looks like a cross between a hip-snort and something the Magi might have brought a baby in a manger.
The oils in Swing Trust Oil ($30) include bergamot oil, ylang-ylang oil, clary sage oil, red cedarwood oil, and cedar atlas oil. Each ingredient plays its own role; some relieve tension, some promote inner strength, some induce confidence, and others uplift your mood and calm your breathing.
Natural skeptic that I am, I undertook two days of testing, comparing Swing Trust Oil to my normal swing lubricant: beer.
The results were interesting. On both days, I went into the last five holes with relatively good rounds going. On Saturday, sniffing the Swing Trust Oil throughout the back nine, I ended the round double-par-double-bogey-double. On Sunday, finishing one beer about every two holes on the back nine, I ended double-double-par-double-bogey.
The verdict: Epic collapses for both “therapies.”
I will say, however, there was one difference between Swing Trust Oil and run-of-the-mill swing lubricant: I didn’t get quite as grumpy with my own pitiable ineptitude under the influence of the aromatherapy. And I didn’t need to pee nearly as much, either.
So maybe there’s something to these scented oils after all. And it’s certainly less weird than the bull phallus.
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