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Oak Pulse by Oska Well­ness

Re­lief from the aches and pains of any sport can be an elu­sive en­deavor, but a unique, por­ta­ble op­tion for an old ther­apy has made in­roads this year into the golf com­mu­nity and had a num­ber of en­dorse­ments from the lead­ing ad­vo­cates of health and well­ness.

The Oska Pulse by Oska Well­ness uti­lizes a 60-year old tech­nol­ogy called Pulsed Elec­tro­mag­netic Field Ther­apy (PEMF) and com­bines this into a very handy, hands free—and travel friendly—de­vice that can de­liver this pain re­duc­ing and cell re­gen­er­at­ing ther­apy at a con­sumer-friendly size and cost.

In the past, PEMF tech­nol­ogy was only avail­able through large or­ga­ni­za­tions like NASA and sports or­ga­ni­za­tions like the NFL— and then only by be­ing hooked-up to large ma­chines to re­gen­er­ate mus­cles and bones. But Oska Well­ness has been able to fit this tech­nol­ogy into a small, hand-sized de­vice that you can strap to just about any part of the body eas­ily with the ad­justable vel­cro wrap that it comes with.

Ease of use is an­other out­stand­ing fea­ture, since you just recharge it with a USB cord con­nected to your com­puter for many hours of use. The Oska Pulse is much dif­fer­ent than a TENS unit or other ther­apy de­vice in that it doesn’t need to be touch­ing your skin, you don’t feel any puls­ing or tin­gling and can be used walk­ing, sit­ting or ly­ing down. Af­ter con­tin­ued use you can feel the in­creased blood flow to in­flamed ar­eas, which re­duces the pain. It de­liv­ers op­ti­mized PEMF at fre­quen­cies that pro­mote cap­il­lary di­la­tion, mus­cle ease, and pain re­duc­tion, and can help di­late blood ves­sels, which may re­duce in­flam­ma­tion, in­crease blood flow, and re­lease the body’s nat­u­ral en­dor­phins. Oska Pulse helps break the cy­cle of in­flam­ma­tion and pain by ac­ti­vat­ing a cell-spe­cific neg­a­tive feed­back loop that pro­motes joint and mus­cle re­cov­ery.

Since its in­tro­duc­tion early this year, the Oska Pulse has gar­nered sev­eral med­i­cal in­dus­try awards, and the en­dorse­ment of the Titleist Per­for­mance In­sti­tute (TPI), which has one of the largest col­lec­tion of golf-spe­cific health, fit­ness and swing ad­vice on the in­ter­net.

“We’re ex­cited to be work­ing with MyTPI, shar­ing our mis­sion for new ways to pro­vide non-in­va­sive, drug free pain man­age­ment so­lu­tions,” said Greg Houl­gate, CEO of Oska Well­ness. “We’ve heard from many golfers who have had to cut back on play­ing due to pain. But thanks to the use of Oska Pulse, golfers can play one more round, pain free. Oska Pulse is a smart, safe, easy-touse, wear­able health tech­nol­ogy prod­uct de­signed to help re­duce mus­cle stiff­ness, tem­po­rar­ily re­lieve mi­nor pain, and in­crease mo­bil­ity for peo­ple who have acute or chronic pain.”

Dur­ing the PGA Mer­chan­dise Show in Jan­uary, the Oska Pulse was named “best in show” by sev­eral lead­ing golf publi­ca­tions.

“I’ve used Oska Pulse and got great re­sults with mo­bil­ity and pain re­lief from this de­vice,” said David Phillips, co-founder of TPI. “Our part­ner­ship with Oska Well­ness will al­low us be able to pro­mote Oska Pulse to our lead­er­ship team, our af­fil­i­ates, and our ath­letes. I’m a to­tal be­liever in this prod­uct and I look for­ward to rec­om­mend­ing it to our com­mu­nity.”

Phillips also noted that there are sev­eral ways to use the de­vice. “Af­ter a round of golf, if you feel lower back pain or per­haps you have some wrist ten­donitis,” he said. “Or prior to play, if you feel a lit­tle tight­ness in the morn­ing. Use Oska Pulse on your way to the course.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Oska Pulse: visit the com­pany web­site at www.os­kawell­ness.com

Side­kick Caddy

Some­times sim­plic­ity works the best. And like most golfers, Mark Rem­ing­ton of Seattle, Wash­ing­ton, fig­ured that was the best ap­proach to the age-old prob­lem of what to do with sev­eral clubs that you bring from your power cart to the green or if you are prac­tic­ing and just need two or three clubs on the range or the prac­tice green.

Most play­ers, when they have sev­eral clubs in hand, end-up lay­ing them on the (many times damp) grass or on a towel, but Rem­ing­ton has come up with a very handy prod­uct called the Side­kick Caddy Golf Club Stand that threat­ens to be­come the 15th club for many play­ers.

The Side­kick Caddy is just what it says, a por­ta­ble, light­weight metal stand that eas­ily pushes into the ground whether you are in the mid­dle of the fair­way on one of those cart path only holes, green­side get­ting ready to chip or hit out of the bunker, or just on

the driv­ing range or prac­tice green with a few clubs tun­ing up the game. Ba­si­cally, this de­vice is that third-hand that will hold your clubs, high and dry, at arms-length with­out hav­ing to bend down be­fore and af­ter us­ing each club.

This feather-light stand foot-pushes eas­ily into the ground and pro­vides an in­stant holder for those ex­tra clubs, even a cigar (it is said to ac­com­mo­date 95% of the cigars on the mar­ket) and comes in handy as a holder for your put­ter cover when on the green with the loop at the top of the Side­kick Caddy. It has also been de­signed to fit snugly on a golf bag or cart strap and works well when trav­el­ing since it goes in the bag and takes up lit­tle room.

Be­sides keep­ing your clubs dry and clean, the fact that you can save over 66% of the bend­ing down dur­ing an av­er­age round of golf, and the clubs stand­ing up are a bet­ter visual re­minder that you came to the green with more than one club, make for some com­pelling rea­sons for the Side­kick Caddy. It can be used with one hand, has no mov­ing parts and blends in nicely with any golf bag.

The prod­uct is crafted from high grade ma­te­ri­als with a pro­tec­tive pow­der coat­ing for years of ser­vice, has a padded club rest and foot kick, and an er­gonom­i­cally de­signed loop that slips over the rim of a golf bag.

Made in Amer­ica, the Side­kick Caddy comes in five vi­brant col­ors to match any bag or cart.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at: www.side­kick­caddy.com

The BroBas­ket

Leave it to some en­ter­pris­ing young col­lege guys to come up with one of the sea­son’s coolest gift ideas. Let’s face it, guys love to get gifts from their friends—es­pe­cially those that play golf—and now there is a com­pany that pro­duces unique gift and de­liv­ers cus­tom bas­kets tai­lored to what guys like—es­pe­cially those that en­joy their time on the links.

The BroBas­ket golf gift con­cept was first hatched by guys in an MBA pro­gram at Cal­i­for­nia State Univer­sity Channel Is­lands in Ca­mar­illo as a class project, and has blos­somed into a thriv­ing busi­ness that caters to gifts that can be cus­tom­ized by theme and the in­di­vid­ual tastes of the re­cip­i­ent.

That’s why TheBroBas­ket lets you de­cide what you want to put in your bas­ket; whether it’s Pel­le­grino sparkling wa­ter, or their fa­vorite beer, wine or spir­its. Bas­kets can be filled out with golf balls, tow­els, tees, divot tools, whiskey glasses, cigars, snacks--just about any­thing else you can think of for that guy golfer. Bas­kets can be cus­tom­ized for any oc­ca­sion as well.

The web site is very help­ful in first se­lect­ing a theme, and then cus­tomiz­ing it around an in­di­vid­ual’s taste with an ar­ray of items. Cor­po­rate gifts are also on the menu at BroBas­ket for ex­ec­u­tives and in­clude a se­lec­tion of cus­tom or pre-packed bas­kets and ex­ec­u­tive gifts.

In South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, the com­pany of­fers same-day delivery and in other parts of the coun­try overnight and three to five day­ground de­liv­er­ies are avail­able. The com­pany even of­fers the abil­ity to se­lect and pur­chase a gift weeks or months in ad­vance and pick a fu­ture delivery date.

For more de­tails on The BroBas­ket, visit: www.TheBroBas­ket.com

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