2013 PGA Tour Transitions Championship

Buzzer beaters, bracket research, and office competition are usually what are on everyone’s mind in this “maddening” time of March.  Although, this past weekend had no shortage of nail biting moments at the Transitions Championship in Tampa Bay, FL.

To play well at this challenging course, you not only have to conquer the best PGA players in the world, you also have to navigate the last three holes of the course known as the “snake pit.”  The pit is a brutal test of a golfers skill, endurance, and ability to finish strong.  In the punishing Florida heat, hydration is a key factor to help golfers stay on the leaderboard!

It was another strong showing for Nuun users this week, with 11 Nuun fans finishing in the top 30!  Most notably, Nuun fan Boo Weekley, who took the final round by storm with a 63, and was in the leader in the clubhouse with just a few hours to go

Alas, it’s not over till the last ball is in the cup.  Kevin Streelman tamed the “snake pit” and had a bogey free final 37 holes to climb to the top of the leaderboard to edge out Boo.  What a tournament!  Clearly, hydration was hard at work here.

Here is a list of the notable Nuun finishers:

  • Boo Weekley
  • Greg Chalmers
  • Luke Donald
  • Harris English
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Brian Harman
  • Jerry Kelley
  • Adam Scott
  • Erik Compton
  • Rory Sabbatini
  • Justin Hicks

Nuun Notes:

Not matter what your skill level on the links, hydration is an important factor to help you perform at your best.  The golf season is heating up, meaning longer rounds, hotter days, and tougher conditions.  Make sure you are staying properly hydrated with Nuun so you can go low!  Try out this classic golf course favorite: ½ tab of Lemonade + ½ tab of Lemon Tea for an Arnold Palmer Nuun style!

Run Hood to Coast with Nuun

It’s that time again.  For a third year in a row, Nuun will be forming teams to run the infamous Hood to Coast relay and help hydrate the running masses. During the 197 mile relay from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast, you’ll run, cheer, sleep (probably not), stay hydrated with Nuun, and have the best weekend of your life. Or at least we think so.

We’re excited to accept 20 women to form 2 teams, and this year, we’re looking for NEW faces to join us. So if you’ve never run Hood to Coast with Nuun before we want to get to know you!

When is it?
Hood to Coast Relay: August 23-24

Other Travel Dates to Keep in Mind: Festivities will start on Wednesday August 21st.  For sure, you’ll need to be in Seattle no later than August 22nd . Most runners schedule departure for Sunday August 25th in the afternoon.

What will you be responsible for?
- Bring yourself, your running gear, your sense of adventure
- You are responsible for travel to/from Seattle

What will Nuun provide?

  • Airport shuttle to/from Sea Tac airport
  • Swag.  Lots of swag.
  • Fun, but optional activities on Wednesday and Thursday leading up to race day, lodging provided
  • Vans for transport to the race start and for the race itself
  • Food and hydration for the race
  • Team accommodations at the finish line
  • Shuttle from finish line back to Seattle or Sea Tac airport Sunday

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  1. Have not run Hood to Coast with Nuun in the past
  2. Are female
  3. Have an active blog
  4. Love Nuun
  5. Are really fun!

How do I apply?

Submit a creative application – something that shows us who you are, that you love Nuun, have a sense of adventure, and you’ll be a blast to spend 30+ hours with in a van. Fill out this form and in the appropriate field, paste the link to your application. No applications via email will be accepted.

If you need some inspiration, here are a few winning applications from last year:

 

 APPLY HERE

Application deadline: Friday, April 5th at midnight.

Teams will be announced Wednesday, April 17th

Use hashtag #nuunHTC on twitter to chat about your application and see who else is applying!

They’re Here! New Nuun Flavors Have Arrived.

Just in time for spring and summer, new Nuun Active Hydration flavors have arrived! Cherry Limeade (caffeine-enhanced), Lemonade, and Watermelon just launched last week. Flavors were created based on loyal consumer requests and feedback, and seem to be a hit with hydrators of all ages!

You can find the new flavors at shop.nuun.com 24/7, and at many local retailers.

What flavor do you want to see Nuun come up with next? Let us know in the comments below.

7 Top 10 Finishers At Honda Classic

High winds, low temperatures, and tough course conditions are not usually the norm for this time of the year in South Florida.  Although, these variables did not hold off an elite field of golfers in the 2013 Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

A star-studded group of the best PGA Tour players in the world traveled to the Champion Course at the PGA National Resort to compete in Jack Nicklaus’s annual tournament.  With punishing conditions all week, it was sure to make for an exciting event.

The shot of the tournament came on the final day when Nuun fan Geoff Ogilvy, chipped in for a 41ft birdie behind the 16th green, to

put some pressure on leader Michael Thompson, sending a loud roar from the crowd throughout PGA National.  Ogilvy went on to birdie 18 to finish with a final round score of 69, putting him alone in 2nd place.  Congrats Geoff!

Although, it was not enough to overcome eventual winner Michael Thompson, who recorded his first PGA Tour win with a 69, one of only five rounds under par in the 4th round.

It was a very exciting tournament for Nuun users, with 7 Nuun fans finishing in the top 10.  Way to go guys!  Clearly it pays off to be properly hydrated!  Here is a list of the notable finishers.

 

Geoff Ogilvy – T2

Keegan Bradley – T4

Lucas Glover – T4

Justin Rose – T4

Charl Schwartzel – T5

Chris Stroud – T6

Boo Weekley – T9

Nuun Notes:

Longer days and hotter temperatures can often get golfers into trouble with dehydration, so make sure to remember your Nuun and stay hydrated this golf season!  With a variety of different flavor options, Nuun is the perfect way to increase your h2o intake to stay hydrated.  Also, keep an eye out for our new flavors, Watermelon, Cherry Limeade, and Lemonade coming soon!