Pre-Game Habits – How To Feel On Top Of Your Game

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Golfers are used to routines – we all have our pre-shot routine, especially on the tee, sometimes one that is so ingrained that we are barely aware that we are doing it. This is when routine becomes easy habit.

Many of us also have a pre-round routine. Sometimes this is no more than superstition – always putting the left shoe on first in the locker room, that sort of thing. But sometimes it is more practical, such as checking that the spikes on our shoes are clear of mud, so as to maintain perfect grip during the swing, and cleaning the grooves on the clubfaces for optimal ball striking. Just simply making sure we have enough tees and balls in the bag and have popped a bottle of water and a nutritional bar in our golf bag is another thing we all find ourselves doing to best prepare for a round. 

Routines therefore come easily to golfers. But how many golfers are not looking after themselves as well as they could?

Almost half of all adults can suffer from dandruff, but research shows that only one fifth of those suffering from dandruff or a dry, flaky, itchy scalp are actually using a specially formulated shampoo. 

Why leave this problem to persist when it can be treated using therapeutic shampoos? To treat dandruff, try T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo. For maintenance of a healthy scalp, you can use one of the T/Gel Daily Anti-Dandruff Shampoos.

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T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is the only scalp treatment formulated with Neutar™ and is a unique coal tar formulation with a triple effect. Proven to fight flakes, soothe itching and calm redness associated with dandruff, scalp psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis, Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo combats dandruff whilst soothing your scalp. 

For ongoing scalp management, T/Gel Anti-Dandruff Shampoos for daily use starts to work from the very first wash. The T/Gel Daily range consists of an assortment of shampoos suited for oily scalp, sensitive scalp or dry hair, all of them dermatologically tested. 

T/Gel Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp is a fragrance-free formula and will help clear dandruff and relieve dry, tight and irritated scalps that can be aggravated by the external environment.

T/Gel Shampoo for Oily Scalp produces a rich lather and also features salicylic acid & piroctone olamine to help fight your dandruff. It is designed for oily scalps and to remove excess oil and has a gentle melon & jasmine fragrance. 

T/Gel Shampoo for Dry Hair helps to repair dry and damaged hair, leaving it feeling nourished and protected - all whilst starting to remove dandruff build up on the scalp from the very first wash!

With regular use, T/Gel’s Daily Anti-Dandruff shampoos help maintain a healthy looking and feeling scalp and flake-free, healthy-looking hair. 

Many golfers go through a sequence of habitual behaviours before they even hit a ball. These routines are often highly individual, but all share the same goal to make the golfer feel comfortable and achieve peak performance. If you are also keen for your scalp to feel comfortable add T/Gel Anti-Dandruff Daily Shampoos to your daily routine and you can look sharp on and off the course. 

Golfers know the benefits of regular practice. Make T/Gel Daily Shampoos part of your regular practice. 

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Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is a medicine and contains Neutar solubilised coal tar extract for treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp, scalp psoriasis and dandruff. Always read the label. UK-NG-2200138.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x