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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.

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

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.

2018 SWGA playdays

  • ALL OF THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW COUNT TOWARDS YOUR 100% PARTICIPATION RECOGNITION Except those marked with an (*)
  • If you miss ONE required event, it can be replaced by ONE day of play in Team Matches
  • March 6: Scramble at Eastridge CC, 9:00am COMPLETED
  • April 10: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • May 22: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
  • June 7: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • June 21: Rain date for Huntington
  • July 24: Playday at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • August 7: Scramble at Southern Trace IF there are no Team Matches. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation
  • August 16: Playday at Fox Run GC (also practice round for Championship), 9:00am
  • August 23-24: SWGA Championship, Fox Run GC, 9:00am
  • *November 8: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Querbes Park, 9:30am
  • December 4: 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 COMPLETED 19 players
  • July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
  • July 26-27: Championship, Huntington Park, COMPLETED 13 players
  • August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am, COMPLETED 21 players
  • September 25: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am CANCELLED
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 20 players
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

Other 2018 LOCAL Events

  • May 15-17: (NEW) "The Tradition" 2-Lady Tourney, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
  • June 8-10: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
  • June 22-24: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
  • September 18-19: Southern Belle, 2-Lady Tourney, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA
  • October 24-25: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC, Shreveport, LA

2018 State/Southern Events

  • TBA: Womens State Seniors and Mid Am Championship, City Park of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • April 30-May 1: Womens State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • June 25-28: Womens State Match Play Championship, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • May 31-June 2: Hot Springs Couples Tournament, Hot Springs Village, AR
  • June 2: Queen for a Day, 2-Lady Scramble, Tallulah CC, Tallulah, LA
  • June 16: Matthew Elliott Memorial Scramble, Frenchman's Bend GC, Monroe, LA 1:30pm
  • August 8: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • September 11-13: Twice as Nice Ladies Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
  • September 26-27: Squire Creek 2-Lady Tournament, Squire Creek CC, Choudrant, LA
  • October 6-7: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR