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By Bob Oliver

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"GumbeeGolf" aids warm up

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Okay, when is the last time you sped into your local golf course, putting on shoes as you looked for a parking spot.

Your foursome had been there for an hour, ate lunch and hit warm up balls. You stayed at work. banging away at the computer.

Now you were heading to the first hole totally tight. You swing a couple clubs as people select partners and bets. You hit your tee ball, poorly, and for the first five holes you complain about not being warmed up.

Sound familiar?

Too many times it is true to life. If you can't properly warm up, there is a way that you can get loose, relax your muscles, and get the body ready for golf in just a few minutes.

The solution for a quick golf warm-up routine? The Jelly Roll "GumbeeGolf" warm up and training tool which comes in multiple flexes for all kinds of body sizes. Marketed in the U.S. by TK International, the Jelly Rope simply works! It's inexpensive (retails for $19.99) and allows for a variety of different positions to allow your muscles to warm up in minutes.

"We have been in the U.S.-Japan marketplace as distributors for various products for years, and when we find something that solves a problem we bring it to new markets," said TK International president Tom Kotter. "The Jelly Role product, which we are marketing as gumbeegolf, fills a void and has had excellent tributes from those who've used it."

It comes in several styles which affect different muscle groups and helps with different swing moves. The simple to use, easy to maneuver Jelly Rolls allow one to add tension to the muscle groups and loosen the body and allow that first on course swing to be fluid and productive. Flexibility improves with use. Use can also help with the basic mechanics of a golf swing, so not only does flexibility improve, warm-up time decreases, and swing motions get better with repetition.

The Jelly Rope, which has reached more than 600,000 sales in Japan but is relatively new to the U.S. marketplace, has multiple uses. For instance, those stuck working at the computer for extended periods of time can wear one of the "Ropes" in a way to perform as a back brace. Details are available at

The Jelly Rope ( was a featured product at the 26th annual  International Network of Golf annual conference held at the Zermatt Resort in beautiful Heber Valley, Utah.