Once in a while I bust out a cigar on the golf course. There’s something about it that helps my game a bit when struggling. Perhaps it takes my mind away from the game and distracts me just enough to play a little better. There are many obvious problems with smoking cigars either on course or off the course. Your clothes smell. Your gear smells. Your hands smell. There’s a lingering cigar taste in your mouth. Add those to the tar, carbon monoxide and second hand smoke and that’s why I don’t bust them out more than 3-4 times per year.
Now there’s an option which eliminates all those problems above, but still allows one the enjoyment of puffing on a stogy. LOGIC makes an “E-Cigar” or electric cigar called THE CUBAN. They claim this electronic cigar is “a way for golfers to enjoy a cigar on teh golf course without having to worry about smoking bans, disturbing other golfers and dirtying the course.”
E-Cigar Cherry – click for more
- Produces a real “puff” which is not smoke, rather it is vapor (see puffing photo above)
- Each cigar is good for roughly 1500 puffs, about 10-13 regular cigar’s worth
- No tar
- No tobacco
- No second hand smoke
- No smell
- No carbon monoxide
- Yes on nicotine, about 1.8% by volume
- Battery powered cherry ash glows when you puff
- No ash
E-Cigar – click for more
On The Course
I was intrigued and volunteered to try one out. Lighting the unit was easy. Just pop the small rubber cap off the end and start puffing. The taste was a little like vanilla flavoring. I really liked the fact that the smoke didn’t hurt my eyes or make my hands and clothes stink. I REALLY liked that I didn’t have that nasty post-cigar taste in my mouth for the next 12 hours.
The weight of the unit is heavier than a typical cigar. Takes a bit more jaw power to hold in the mouth. The fact that there’s no ash is nice. Once during every cigar I seem to ash on myself, which isn’t great. I also like the fact that you can’t burn yourself, or your gear when you put the cigar down to hit a shot.
At $19.95 the E-Cigar may be the answer to smoking bans on the course or elsewhere and you don’t smell nasty after. Of course the experience is a little different than a real cigar since well, it isn’t a real cigar.
Golf Travel: Gold Museum - Bogota, Colombia