|Golf Balls for Breakfast - photocredit: schoeband via photopin cc|
So stealthy are today's balls, there have even been calls to "slow them down" and impose limits on their performance. Otherwise... the reasoning goes... even the mega-long courses that have become standard in the US will be too short for the long hitter.
Meanwhile, away from the fairways and greens, innovative individuals have discovered and developed some interesting off label uses for the dimpled orbs we chase so relentlessly.
A recent post in Men's Journal suggested there might be some value in standing on golf balls, the premise being that this
|Hand Reflexology photo via Firebert|
By far the most alluring golf ball therapy I've uncovered is the one practiced... and perfected... by Heather Karr, a licensed massage therapist who has created unique devices that hold golf balls in ergonomic casings and enable a smooth and penetrating Golf Ball Massage. The treatment has become one of Heather's most popular services, and thanks to her products, plus the volumes of information on her website, those who aren't located in her Thousand Oaks, CA neighborhood can also reap the benefits of her golf ball therapies.
Heather has done a stellar job with the branding and marketing of her products. Both her SPAball Kaddy and the KaddyBACK are available to therapists and individuals on Heather's site and at retail locations.
So there you have just a few of the ways people are attempting to harness the healing powers of the not-so-humble golf ball. Now, as Heather herself would say, "Go put your balls to work".
UPDATE: Check out "Golf Balls that Make You Go Ahhhhhhhhhm" for Mike Dojc's take on the wonders of golf ball massage.