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#1 Madambo

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:20 AM

"The PGA Tour is beefing up its anti-doping policy by adding blood testing next season.

The tour also is bringing its list of banned substances in line with the World Anti-Doping Association. The revised policy takes effect in October at the start of next season.

Blood testing will allow the tour to detect any use of human growth hormone, which is on the list of banned substances but cannot be detected through urine. The tour, however, still plans to use urine samples for most of its drug testing next season.

The tour says it will report any suspensions for drugs of abuse. Under the current policy, the tour is required to announce when a player has been suspended only for performance-enhancing drugs."

Do you think anyone will be caught out?


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:58 AM

I think we would be niave to think drug cheating doesn't happen in golf

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:32 AM

Something that calmed your nerves a bit would be a real help I reckon

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:36 AM

Drugs or "supplements"?

Hell yeah, golf be full of performance enhancing substances.

Wasn't that Tigers downfall? Side effect of calming substances (heart rate, emotion, etc.) caused super libido and promiscuous behaviour. When caught, he had to stop the supplements and hasn't played near as well since.

Drugs only one part of the equation. Plenty of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals to use for performance enhancement.

Where do you draw the line?

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

The old boys I regularly play golf with are mostly on painkillers or whatever and often have a top up during the round.

Then there are others on the grog who also have a top up.

Where do I get what Tiger was on?

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

I normally get an iced coffee on my way to the course for a morning round

Had one bloke tell me one day that I would be banned for using PEDs if I was on the pro tour due to the amount of caffeine they contain. 

He is a weird unit. 

 



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:50 AM

So, would coffee and darts also be considered performance enhancing?


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:58 AM

So, would coffee and darts also be considered performance enhancing?

could you play well without them?
 


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

So, would coffee and darts also be considered performance enhancing?

I friggen hope not, I'd give up golf. 


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:53 AM

could you play well without them?
 

I just wouldn't play ...... :(


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:45 PM

Wasn't that Tigers downfall? Side effect of calming substances (heart rate, emotion, etc.) caused super libido and promiscuous behaviour. When caught, he had to stop the supplements and hasn't played near as well since.
 

 

I can't tell if this is a joke post or not.....intrigued to know more if it isn't



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:51 PM

There will no doubt be at least one sacrificial lamb during next season. It's not a matter of if, but when. There would be a number of players who would use recreational or elicit substances, that have not been named or banned. Yet.

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:48 PM

I can't tell if this is a joke post or not.....intrigued to know more if it isn't

I'm not aware of any drug that calms the nerves and increases libido. Fairly mutually exclusive.
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