Sergio Garcia Wins Wyndham Championship

It was raining Nuun at the Wyndham Championship this past week at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. Due to inclement weather and heavy rain, the final round was suspended until 9:00 AM EST on Monday. This delay did not fluster our favorite PGA Tour players with four Nuun Ambassadors finishing inside the top 10.

 

Our newest Nuun fan, Sergio Garcia, played beautifully and captured the title with a two shot lead over Tim Clark….who also loves his Nuun. Sergio carded a 3-under 67 in the first round, followed by a more than impressive 63, and a pair of 66’s. His impressive play this week jolts him back into the running for a spot on Team Europe’s Ryder Cup Team to be held in September.

 

Tim came out strong on Thursday posting a 63. He backed that up with 3 consectuive rounds of 67. Although his efforts came up just short of the win, his play was solid and steady.

 

Speaking of the Ryder Cup, this year’s US team captain Davis Love III captured a top 10 finish along with Harris English who both finished the tournament at 14 under. These Georgia guys know the benefits of Nuun…especially in the humidity of the South East

 

Other Nuun Notables:

  • T14 Brandon De Jonge (-11)
  • T14 Charl Schwartzel (-11)
  • T22 Trevor Immelman (-9)
  • T22 Chris Kirk (-9)

Great job to all of our Nuun Ambassadors! We’ll be watching Dustin Johnson battle to defend his title at The Barclays’ in New York this week.

Ambassador Profile: Grayson

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest ambassadors, Grayson, to the Nuun Hydration family! He rings in as our youngest ambassador, but at age 11 he’s already killing it out on the golf course and at spreading Nuun love. Check him out!

General Information

Name:  Grayson

Age: 11

Birthplace: Seattle, WA

GPA: 3.48

Sports: Golf (main sport) and Basketball (during the winter months)

Coaches: Chris Getz at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue, WA and my dad

 

Equipment

Driver: Taylormade Rocketballz

Fairway Wood: Taylormade Burner 5 wood

Hybrid: Taylormade Burner 24 degree

Irons: Taylormade Burner 2.0

Wedges: Cleveland

Putter: Taylormade Ghost

Golf Ball: Taylormade Penta

Sports Drink: Nuun Strawberry-Lemonade

 

Experience and Goals

Year Started Playing Golf: 2002, on my first birthday my dad got me a plastic set of clubs from Walmart. Then when I was 3 I got my first real club.  A cut down 8 iron.

Tournaments Win’s Through 7/1/12: 15 (13 in the USA and 2 in Canada)

Number of Golf Courses Played: 89 & counting. I am hoping to get to 100 this year.

Favorite Golf Course: Chambers Bay

Future golf goals: Win a state championship, then play college golf, then become a professional.

 

A Bit From Grayson:

My name is Grayson and I have been playing golf since my first birthday party when my dad gave me my first set of clubs.  They were a plastic set and I wore them out.  I love hitting golf balls and watching them fly thru the air.  Saturdays are a big golf day with my dad. We will normally play 18 holes in the morning, break for lunch, chip and putt in the afternoon, and end the day with 9 more holes of golf before the sun goes down. Saturdays are very long with lots of walking.  Some golf courses have water fountains every few holes and some do not. Staying hydrated is important on these long golf days.  On my golf cart is a cup holder and I always have my Nuun water bottle with Strawberry Lemonade Nuun inside.  Sometimes my dad will give me a piece of a Strawberry Lemonade Nuun & I let it fizzle in my mouth while I drink water. It helps keep me going. Especially on hot days. During tournaments that don’t allow caddies I have to remind myself to drink my fluids, otherwise when my dad caddies he has to remind me to drink my fluids so I don’t burn out at the end of a tournament.  Besides golf, I play basketball during the winter.  I played point guard this past season we went 8-0, which was fun.  Sports keep me busy and I love to compete.

 

August and September Events

August and September are packed full of trade shows and events, so we’re sure to be at one near you. Whether you’re racing or just need to stock up on Nuun stop by and say hello at our hydration stations located here:

 

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – Salt Lake City, UT

August 2-5

Trade Show

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Cleveland, OH

August 3-5

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Chicago, IL

August 10-12

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Muddy Buddy – Boulder, CO

August 11-12

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Michigan

August  17-19

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Nike Sunrise in the Park XC – Huntington Beach, CA

August 18

Hydration Sponsor

 

Muddy Buddy – Portland, OR

August 18-19

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Twin Cities

August 24-26

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Hood to Coast Relay – Oregon

August 24-25

Hydration sponsor and finish line party

 

James Riley 7-A-Side Youth Soccer Tournament – Seattle, WA

August 26

Hydration Sponsor

 

Disneyland Half Marathon – Anaheim, CA

August 31-September 1

Expo

 

Rock n Roll Marathon and Half – Virginia Beach, VA

Aug 31- Sep 1

Expo

 

Labor Day Half – Woodinville, WA

September 3

Hydration Sponsor

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – San Francisco Bay Area

September 7-9

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Nations Triathlon – Washington D.C.

September 7-8

Expo

 

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk – Seattle, WA

September 14-16

On Course Hydration Sponsor

 

Interbike – Las Vegas, NV

September 19-21

Exhibitor

 

Natural Products Expo East – Baltimore, MD

September 19-22

Exhibitor

 

Muddy Buddy – San Jose, CA

September 29-30

Packet pick up and on course sponsor

Training Peaks Loves Nuun

Training Peaks knows just as well as anyone that training and racing in hot weather is tough. As the temperatures soar many challenges arise, but one of the most serious ones that an athlete can face is dehydration. Raised heart rate, cramping, and hitting a wall are some of the first signs of dehydration to be aware of, but once symptoms begin there are less ways to effectively combat them. Stay ahead of your hydration plan with these tips!

From the Training Peaks Blog:

Most of us have been there. You’re in the middle of a race and feeling great. Suddenly, and seemingly without notice, you hit the wall. You go from hero to zero in seconds. If the source of your bonk is a nutrition deficit, you can usually recover with time and patience. You slow down, relax, take in some calories, drink plenty of fluid and continue once the veil of darkness has lifted. 

If your bonk is an electrolyte and hydration shortage, however, you may be in more serious trouble. Meredith Terranova, a Registered Dietician in Austin, Texas, cautions: “If you are severely dehydrated and lacking electrolytes, you may suffer extreme consequences including heat-related issues, seizures and even kidney failure.” She refers to a severe hydration and electrolyte deficit as “the showstopper” since it can quickly put an end to your race.

Read more about how to combat dehydration – including drinking Nuun – here.