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Does eating before and during your round affect your score?

Does eating before and during your round affect your score?

Does eating before and during your round affect your score?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

How do you know which foods you should be eating before and during your round to help maintain energy and focus?  Usually, trainers will recommend a combination of carbs, protein, and fats. However, everybody is different, so I recommend you try out different foods that fit into these three groups on a non-competitive day and see how you feel and how your body reacts.  Once you’ve found what works for you, you can eat before the round, knowing you’ll have plenty of energy and enough concentration to finish all 18 holes at maximum performance!

Thanks to Coach Stephen of Renegade Golf Training for this informative and important information!


Does eating before and during your round affect your score?

“For better or for worse, what you cram down your pie-hole will affect your golf game and your handicap.”

That’s a direct quote and the opening statement that I made to a group of golf instructors at a seminar last winter.

Some of the instructors were familiar with my work, and knew what to expect from me.

Others may have been taken aback by my bluntness, and vocabulary.

Still others laughed.

But this is no laughing matter.  At least not if your goal is peak performance on the course.

So let’s jump right in…

What To Eat Before A Round Of Golf

The goal of the Pre Round meal is to provide a slow and sufficient energy release that lasts for the next couple of hours as well as to provide great mental concentration.

Eat lightly in the two hours leading up to tee time. Food in your digestive system diverts blood away from your brain and muscles, affecting concentration and physical performance. A meal approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours prior to play is ideal.

Eat  high-quality complex carbohydrates, keep protein and fat intakes moderate since these slow down digestion.

Eat slowly and chew well.

Drink pure water to be adequately hydrated. Try one to two glasses prior to tee time.

Never drastically alter your normal eating patterns prior to competition. Favorite foods may often give you a psychological edge.

To read what you should be eating during and after your round, go here!

Source: Renegade Golf Training

Pictures: jessicalettucetomato

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