Sniff Your Way to a Better Game
By mustang6560 on 9/12/13

You're in the middle of a potentially career-best round, but you just hit your tee shot into the water. You're about to lose it. How do you regain your composure before your round turns into just another one that got away?

You could crack open some liquid courage, or you could try Swing Trust Oil, a golf specific approach to aromatherapy.
Chad Van Den Top, a Chicago-area lawyer and former golf pro, developed Swing Trust Oil in 2011. A potent blend of "essential oils derived from natural plant materials" with exotic names like bergamot, ylang-ylang and clary sage, Swing Trust Oil promises to help you "play better golf by driving up your confidence."

"I've always been very interested in the mental aspect of the game," said Van Den Top, who played a few Florida mini-tours before heading to law school. "You hit a couple of bad shots, and you can get anxious. Believe it or not, there are some essential oils out there that will reduce that tension."
Skeptical about Swing Trust Oil?

So was Mark Wilson -- until he tried it. Now he endorses the product.
Mark Wilson, a PGA Tour veteran with nine professional wins, is a believer. After meeting Van Den Top through his manager and researching aromatherapy, Wilson agreed to endorse the product in December 2012, effectively becoming the face of the franchise.

"To be honest, I was a little leery at first," said Wilson. "It seemed a little odd, but I was intrigued. I started thinking about when my wife has spices brewing or candles going. ... It's relaxing. You have to learn how to handle frustration in this game, and a couple sniffs before shots keeps me in the right state of mind to play golf.

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[ comments ]
legitimatebeef says:
What is this, "The Onion"???
GolfSmith7 says:
Taking a whiff of an Onion will really mess up your game lol ;)
birdieXris says:
Mark Wilson will endorse anything
mjaber says:
Just sniff a sharpie... or some modelling glue. That'll relax you.
jasonfish11 says:
Sniffing anthrax will take your mind off the shot.
Kurt the Knife says:
hmm a lawyer selling snake oil.

slimpks1850 says:
Haa, until he "tried" it. Until they reached his magic number $!.
bkuehn1952 says:
Wait, is there really someone named "Chad Van Den Top"?? I agree with K t K, this story smells fishy!
snuffyword says:
What's the matter with a cigarette or a beer? Sometimes, I carry a flask of scotch.
mmontisano says:
there is a lot if BS swing aids out there, but this one takes the potpourri.
Matt McGee says:
The smell of a good cigar seems to help my golf game. The smell of my opponents five dollar bills doesn't hurt, either.
Kurt the Knife says:
I like the smell of fresh cut fairway grass on a humid midwestern day.

Not crazy about the stench of algae in the water hazards here in California.
jasonfish11 says:
I miss the smell of rotting fish during a red tide outbreak in FL. Oh wait no that is one thing from FL I dont miss.
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