Saturday, June 28, 2008

Have yips? Look no further than L.A. for help.

Now that the world of golf has put the kibosh on performance-enhancing drugs (PED's), thinking out-of-the-box for solutions to find that extra edge are being sought-out in the strangest of places.

Like Los Angeles.

Yes, the place where you go to be seen has its roots in a product that can cure the yips.

That product is Botox.

According to a Bloomberg report, Botox...which (among losing your wrinkles) is used for patients with Parkinson's, Muscular Dystrophy, and other "focal dystonia"...or muscle cramping.

Yips is muscle-tightening...similar to writers cramps...and that is the basis of a study sponsored by Allergan (maker of Botox) to see if their product will be the silver bullet for yip-sufferers around the world.

If the study finds that there is indeed positive results, the ramifications could be huge as Botox is not considered a PED in golf.

No word yet if Scotty Cameron is worried.


Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass.

JFB

1 comment:

Nick said...

Ha ha, now wouldn't that be funny if Botox turned out to be the magic drug that cures the yips AND makes you look younger. If we start seeing the guys on the Senior Tour playing better AND looking younger, then we will know that that study went well. I can hear the private conversations in the doctors office right now, 'Hey doc, if you have a little left over, I have a few wrinkles that need attention...and will that stuff give me fuller lips?'