Who would think that golfing was such hard work that you need all these energy shots for it? This is my third, and possibly best energy drink for the golfer – which makes very little sense to me. I mean sure, for some golfing could mean lots of walking and swinging of the arms, but generally games that involve driving in a car with cup holders NOT a sport. Yes – same goes for hunting, bowling, pool, poker, and darts. Cheerleading is a sport up until they turn pro – like wrestling. Energy drinks seem to surround these pseudo sports, like All In Energy , Hogan Energy and Hooters Energy drink (which is not technically pro cheerleading, but is pretty dang close).
I have also never thought of golf as a particularly tiring sport. Basically, it involves strolling on nice cut grass for a couple hours – or just driving around in carts. However, there are a BUNCH of golf energy shots related to golf. As a matter of fact, this is the third I have tried. That being said – it is also the best of them I tried too.
If the golfer in you wants to try this on your next battle on the grassy field, you can get them from kingofcaffeine.com
Now I don’t play golf – not unless it involves animitronic castles and an inordinate amount of beer. Instead, I used it on a day demanding REAL energy – gardening. Not the wimpy pruning and weeding gardening, but the shoveling 1 1/2 tons of manure, digging the earth, laying down mountains of mulch kind of gardening. I would call it landscaping, but we live in a crappy rental, and that would sound like I am putting on airs.
I am not sure what would make this a golf shot though. It has a decent mix of B Vitamins, carnitine, glucurolactone, glutamine and Ginseng for an energy mix, Ginkgo biloba for mental clarity and a mix of Guarana and lab Caffeine for the pick-me-up. There is 120mg of caffeine, or about 1 1/2 small Red Bulls.
The energy lasted me about halfway through my pile of dried cow poo – and I found myself flagging after about two hours of shoveling. I am just guessing that spending a couple hours driving an electric cart around a lake is a bit less strenuous than tilling earth in the scorching sun, so I am guessing the energy boost would be a bit more long lasting than that if used for its intended purpose.
I wonder if this is the best flavor for taking to a golf course. I am used to golf tasting like fermented hops, wheat and other grain, but I thought the most natural flavor for a golf drink would be lemonade and iced tea. I thought that would be an almost Official Drink of the sport, like the official drink for bowling is beer and Pro football is… well that is beer too!
Either way, Tee Shot comes in three flavors; a tea, berry and coffee mix. Hard 8’s stuff is always a treat to drink – as it is never harsh or medicinal, and this berry blend I received is the same great taste I have come to expect from them – a mix of berries and a whole lot of citrus. More than anything else, I tasted a fake berry sour with green tea and no calorie sweetener, which makes sense after looking at the ingredients list.
Hard 8’s stuff always comes in cool metal bottles – which surprisingly don’t affect the drink’s color or flavor. The label itself is a sticker placed on the metal canisters – but the label is professionally put on and nicely printed. This is not a homemade job – and you could tell time and care went into this design. I thought the fonts worked very well, and the whole package was easy to read and had clean layout.
Mechanically, it was wrapped up well, did not leak and listed the caffeine content too, so full points there as well. While it might not change the face of energy shots – you won’t look like a shmuck pulling this out of your golf bag. Those green and checkered pants, bright pink shirt and golf spats you are wearing might though.
The next time I want a shot made for my new professional sport I am trying to get a league for, I know where to go. I can not imagine NOT getting an energy shot when I take my Olympic Hackysack team pro!