Former Women’s Open Champion and winning Solheim Cup Captain, Catriona Matthew has turned to Golfer’s CBD to help face the challenges of competing on tour and once again leading Europe later this year in Ohio.

CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of 113 cannabinoids identified by scientific research into the cannabis plant. As long as the illegal cannabinoids are removed, CBD products are legal in the UK and categorised as a food supplement. CBD products have been approved for use by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) since January 1, 2018.

Matthew, who has become an official brand ambassador and product development adviser, explained: “It’s very exciting. I started using the products about six months ago and it’s been very beneficial for me. I’ve been doing a lot of fitness lately and recovery-wise, it’s been working great for me but there are the mental benefits too.

“There have been instances in the past when I’ve been nervous over a putt and not put my best stroke on it or not been able to control those nerves in a particular moment. These products will help.

“It’s something I will definitely use going forward in tournaments. You sometimes think back to those occasions where having that extra bit of control over those nerves on a shot here or a shot there might have made a big difference.”