Golf season is upon us! Spring is here and it’s finally the perfect weather for golf. Sure you can golf in winter, but it’s just not the same is it? Golfing in warmer temperatures can bring up some challenges though and your energy can get sapped fast! Don’t worry, we’ve got golf tips to avoid fatigue!
First, hydration is so important. If you’re walking 18 holes, even with a push cart, you’re going to need to stay hydrated. Make sure to carry a sturdy, refillable water bottle and know where water stations are located on the course. Refill after 9 holes too! If it’s very hot take some electrolyte tablets, like Nuun brand, or an electrolyte power to add to your water bottle.
Next, snacks. Snacks are important when you’re golfing, especially if it’s warm out. Consider snacks with a good amount of protein and fat, plus some carbs. Try out different trail mix combinations with dried fruit and nuts, or consider a classic PB and Honey sandwich. You don’t want to bonk with 3 holes to go and a chance to break 80!
Third, keep stretching. When your partner is checking out a putt from every angle use that time to do a quick forward fold (touch your toes) and hold that for a few deep breaths. For a great side stretch, stand with feet hip-width apart and raise your arms overhead. Grab your left wrist with your right hand and slowly bend to the right to feel a deep stretch in your left side. Repeat on the other side. Stretching can help loosen up any muscles that have gotten tight or fatigued during your round.
Finally, try a few deep breathing exercises. When you start to get tired or mentally fatigued during your round, take a moment to stop, inhale through your nose for a count of four and exhale out for a count of 8. Do this three or four times to clear your mind and bring some focus back to your game. Use these golf tips to avoid fatigue during your next round and we bet you’ll feel better!
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