Think of this après-golf rubdown as Rollersage’s dimpled cousin. After you’ve chased spheres down fairways and hunted for strays in the woods all day, wouldn’t it be cool of them to pay you back for your valiant attempts to leave no ball behind? At the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, wayward Callaways and Titleists and the old Westin in Hilton Head used to make it up to you for all their awkward bounces with a golf ball massage. Good news is the Ahhhmmm Massage Therapy in Thousand Oaks, California, where therapist Heather Karr has designed a special caddy for her golf massage balls to allow for deeper tissue massage still offers the treatment. BENEFITS CLAIMED: Along with relieving muscle pain and erasing memories of that disastrous triple bogey on the back nine, this massage will also loosen up your swing and leave you feeling more relaxed in your stance.
A few years back when the Heavenly Spa at Westin in Hilton Head was still offering them I had one. They called it the Royal Tee golf ball massage. I thought what better way to unwind my tight shoulders and bogeyed-out muscles. Having experienced hot stone massage before, the one where hot lava rocks are smoothed all over your body, the initial sensation wasn’t too novel. The first 10 minutes felt like a regular sports massage interspersed with some golfball-rolling action. But later on, you really notice the golfball dimples when the therapist starts rolling them on your neck, arms, lower buttocks, and especially the balls of your feet. The advert claimed they used Pro V1 balls but a sneak peek in her ball-warming Crock-Pot revealed the presence of some Max-Fli's. I suggested that it would be cool if the treatment was paired with some tee pricking acupuncture but was told the size of golf tees would make it excruciatingly painful.
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