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Monday, July 14, 2014

Have Muscle Cramps????

I ended last summer with awful bouts of leg cramps that were truly debilitating and excruciatingly painful.  I did some research and found that pickle juice would relieve the pain when you start having those cramps.  I visited local hamburger joints and had them save their pickle juice for me.  I secured pickle juice from the bars and grills at golf courses.  But I wasn't happy with GETTING the cramps and then having to get rid of them.

So that lead to more research about how to PREVENT the cramps.  I found a blog online written by a lady who had gone through similar cramp problems.  Her research lead her to this drink that I am going to share with you.  I've already shared it with those of you that have golfed with me in the last couple months.  Another of our golfers has been using this drink too, and her story was similar to mine: relief from GETTING cramps!
I made up one or two quarts of this drink each time.  One quart will last me one round of golf.  I drink it instead of water until I run out of it.  It tastes good and is the most thirst-quenching drink I've ever had.  Many of you have tasted it and only one person didn't like it, and she is taking chemo pills, so that could be the reason.

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
1/3 cup pure raw honey
1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt

I do this so often that I bought a simple juicer to extract the lemon juice.  I think I paid $13 for it on Amazon, so it's not fancy.

Use a one-cup glass measuring cup.  Add the lemon juice and honey and salt to the cup and add a little water to it.  Place in microwave for 40 seconds.  You don't want to get it HOT....just warm enough to mix easily.  Use a small whisk to mix thoroughly.  Pour the mixture into a quart jar/container and finish filling with water.  Refrigerate.

The lemon pulp will settle to the bottom so you will have to shake it before using each time.  I fill my "big bubba" with ice and fill it with the drink.  Drink a little of it at each hole.

I no longer have cramps.  Only once since I started this regimen did I have a problem.  For some reason, I failed to take my drink to the course one day.  That evening, I had cramps.  That is the ONLY time since I started drinking it.  This may not work for everyone, but it works for me and at least one other person I know.

2017 SWGA playdays

  • If you miss ONE required event, it can be replaced by ONE day of play in Team Matches
  • March 15: Scramble at Southern Trace, 9:00am COMPLETED
  • April 18: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am COMPLETED 41 Players
  • May 16: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am, COMPLETED abt 48 players
  • June 7: Playday at Querbes, 8:30am COMPLETED 27 players
  • July 18: Playday at Eastridge, 9:00am
  • August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am
  • August 30-31: Team Matches, Fox Run
  • October 3-4: SWGA Championship, Northwood
  • November 6: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • December 5: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy

2017 SSWGA Events

  • March 14: Stonebridge scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED
  • May 31: rain makeup date for Querbes, 9:00am COMPLETED 16 players
  • June 22: Eastridge playday, 9:00am
  • July 11: Northwood playday, 9:00am
  • July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
  • July 26-27: Championship, Fox Run
  • August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am
  • September 25: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

Other LOCAL Events

  • June 24-25: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills Golf Club
  • July 21-23: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge CC
  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

2017 State/Southern Events

  • June 25-28: State Match Play Championship, Lake Charles CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • August 6-8: State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • October 8-11: Southern Seniors' Championship, The Omni Homestead Resort, Cascades Course, Hot Springs, VA
  • October 20-22: State Senior and Mid-Am Championship, LeTriomphe CC, Broussard, LA

Other 2017 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • May 9: Contraband Invitational, 2-lady scramble, Mallard Cove CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • August 29-30: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • September 12-14: Twice as Nice, Texarkana CC
  • September 27-28: Squire Creek 2-Lady Tournament, Choudrant, LA
  • October 7-8: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana
  • October 8-9: Rayburn Country Lady Luck 2-Lady Tournament, Brookeland, TX (Lake Sam Rayburn)
  • October 16-18: LaDiDa 2-Lady tournament, Crown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX