This is your weekly dose of Golf Well: eating, thinking and training your way to a better game and a bigger life.

I’m a little surprised it took me so long to try this fizzy fermented tea.

Kombucha naturally contains probiotics and healthy organic acids, and has been promoted for a variety of health benefits, including:

  • Boosting the immune system
  • Enhancing libido
  • Reducing risk of diabetes

Though many healthy people consume it frequently, there’s no proven scientific evidence that kombucha necessarily has these effects.

Like anything, try at your own risk, and consult with a medical professional if you have concerns of adverse side-effects.

I tried Health-Ade’s Ginger Lemon flavor.

It tasted great, but I can’t say whether it actually affected me much.

I don’t suspect it will become a regular beverage I consume, but might have it again once in a while.


I’ve gotten to a point on the course where rhythm and tempo affect my shots more than anything technical.

I’m really happy with where my swing mechanics are, but I’m still struggling to produce the results I’m looking for.

The main cause of bad shots right now, for me, is timing.

On a micro scale, hitting one wayward tee shot can cause a cascade of negative effects.

I’m still working on conquering the scars of my big miss (or over-correcting it and missing shots two ways).

Sometimes I limit the damage, other times it carries over to the rest of the round.

On a macro scale, I have to remind myself that the confidence is there, but that there will still be bad swings, bad shots, and bad holes.

I’ve adjusted my expectations – I don’t play nearly as much as I’d like – but I have to wonder how much longer until I put together a round where it all clicks and I hit 10 or 11 fairways.



I spent the past week in Los Angeles visiting my best friend from home.

He’s a natural athlete who played soccer and ran track in college.

His go-to workout is a brute.

If you have access to a swimming pool with lanes, give it a go.

1,000-yard swim in 50-yard intervals

  • Our pool was 25 yards long, so we did one lap down and back each interval.
  • Start a new 50-yard sprint every 2 minutes.
  • Go as fast as you can every time.

In other words, if you take 40 seconds to swim 50 meters, you get 80 seconds to rest until you start again.

We averaged about 34 seconds per swim (I used flippers, Kyle was barefoot. He did 2 intervals in about 26 seconds, too. He’s an animal.)

It’s a great total-body and cardiovascular challenge without putting pressure on your joints.

If I could get in a pool more often, I’d do it a lot.

I can see why he likes it.​​​​​​​

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