1st and 10th Tee Energy Bars
By Kickntrue on 8/12/08
Energy bars specifically geared towards golfers on the golf course. Color me skeptical... and then pleasantly surprised.
When Golf Energy Bar contacted me about "reviewing" their 1st and 10th Tee Energy Bars, I told them to send them along and I'd do the best I could. I even told flat out that I wasn't sure I could "review" it as much as do a post, and that I was a little skeptical that I'd notice a thing.
The Golf Energy Bars come as two different products- the 1st Tee Bar and the 10th Tee Bar. Do you want to guess which you are supposed to eat when? The 1st Tee Bar or "pre-round golf nutrition bar" contains "fuel for prolonged energy." The 10th Tee Bar is suppose to "build energy" and "sharpen focus." I thought they'd be a basic rehash of the same thing but the two energy bars are distinctively different in composition. The 1st Tee Bar is a lot like you'd think of "any" energy/dietary supplement snack- it's grains, nuts, some fancy things like soybean and hops all wrapped up with a chocolatey finish. There is also an oatmeal and raisin flavor, but you get the idea. The 10th Tee Bar is basically yogurt covered peanut butter.
I'm not going to pretend to get into how the bars worked internally and helped me... blah blah blah. How about this? The 1st Tee Bar was a solid snack- nice and filling. The 10th Tee bar tasted GREAT. You really can't go wrong with straight peanut butter and yogurt coating (unless you are allergic to PB in which case you should avoid these products like the plague). I walked the course when I played and I needed a pick-me-up going into the back 9. All I had was the 10th Tee Bar and I felt great afterwards. Would I have felt the same after a Snickers? I dunno. I didn't have a Snickers. I just know it tasted great and did give me the boost I wanted.
The Golf Energy Bars are carried at major golf courses across the US and some pros have testimonials on their website. Bethpage Black says they can't keep the energy bars stock. Erica Blasberg says she eats them on and off the course. Personally- I'll do just about anything Erica Blasberg tells me to so mark me down for 12! Seriously though- you should check them out. I'm sure they are better for you than a lot of the crap you eat and drink on the golf course- and let's be honest, if you believe they will help your mental focus they probably will.
GolfEnergyBar.com - BUY HERE
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Ben Crane says:
Do they make No 3 Putt bars? I'd order the entire inventory if they did.
You and me both. SEVER 3-putts last time out. Umm.. I think that would normally be sign to quit golf- but for some reason I see it as a reason to practice more.
I have my own solution, I call it the 1st and 10th tee energy beer. Ironically the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc energy beer line seems to be every bit as effective.
If the 10th tee energy bars are for sale at the turn I will buy it. I am not going out of my way to buy "golf food." Besides, it's called "breakfast," or as I like to call it, "hangover cure," Not 1st tee food.
Most courses have the 1st Tee and 10th Tee bars at the proshop or where you pay for your round of golf. That makes the product easily accesible for anyone to grab a 1st Tee bar and then later a 10th tee at the snack shop for the added bonus. If you haven't tried this bar, you got to get your hands on one of them. Trust me, I'm Japanese-American, the best of both worlds, I know...
So what happens if I accidentally eat a 1st hole bar on the 10th or a 10th on the 1st...will my round be cursed?
probably. Not. The 1st Tee and 10th Tee bars are formulated differently though. The 1st Tee have chamomile, hops (for you beer drinkers), and Valerin root to help you calm down and sustain energy for the front nine. Where the 10th Tee bars have ginseng and panax in them to help increase focus and give you extra energy which is needed for the back nine. You can mix them up if you want. I sometimes do a half and half mix of the oatmeal raisin (1st Tee) and Peanut Honey (10th Tee). It gives you the best of both worlds for each nine you play.
And so Dr. Phil said to the golfer... "Eat this Energy Bar and you will feel and play better." And so the golfer ate! But he neither felt or played better! He called Dr. Phil. "Oh, I'm so sorry, golfer," said Dr. Phil. "I thought you said you needed advice."
Moral of above anecdote: Neither one makes any sense!
Hey stuyasutake... thanks for the totally unbiased marketing script, errrrr, opinion.
stuyasutake.... was just wondering....what is your handicap?
By the way, I'm a Business Development Rep for the 1st Tee and 10th Tee bars. I'm sure you were able to figure out I worked for the company by my responses.
severe life threatening allergy to all nuts...guess it need to stick to beer ...
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