We are always interested in looking at and testing new and different golf products. One that just came up on our radar is Energy Athletic Golf Shirts.
The “Energy Shirt” is a beautifully designed, extremely comfortable golf shirt. It’s made from a wrinkle resistant 95% polyester and 5% spandex blend to provide a somewhat loose feel which provides ample freedom of motion when swinging a golf club.
The Energy Shirts are also imbued with with odor preventing (I like that!) and anti-bacterial properties as well as moisture wicking (which pulls moisture away from the skin) to keep you cool on those hot and humid golf days.
What makes these shirts quite unique is a new technology called ionX which is a special ionized treatment that is embedded in the structure of the shirt fabric. They even claim that it:
. . . has shown a measurable increase in average power when wearing IonX during repetitive, short duration, high intensity exercise, very similar to movements used throughout the golf swing.
If it’s true, I’m all for more power and if a golf shirt can give me that I’m all for it. Even if it’s a hidden psychological advantage, why not embrace it and see what happens?
There seems to be a lot of conversation about this “negative ion” technology nowadays. It seems to be most prevalent in a lot of sports related bracelets. Some say it works and others, like Mark Cuban, have completely debunked it, saying it’s a scam and the whole idea has already been disproven.
On the other side of the coin, there are many, including Denise Mann (a freelance health writer) who support the benefits of negative ions in an article* she wrote via WebMD called, Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes.
I can’t say one way or the other as I have not yet worn the shirt in a round of golf. However, I can say the shirts (that come in both long and short sleeves and a variety of cool colors) are super comfortable and VERY well designed.
Having Paul Azinger aboard as a spokesman I’m sure is getting the word out a lot faster about Energy Athletic Golf than not having a celebrity endorsement. Although, honestly, what he says (in the video interviews) is not very compelling (at least to me).
Bottom line, why not pick up a shirt or two? Check them out. Who knows, maybe every golfer you see on the course soon will be wearing them. I mean, they even offer a 30-day, full product refund. That’s a pretty solid commitment, right there!
Check them out here: WearEnergy.com
*This article was reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD