You are what you eat, so don’t be a pack of nuts and a pitcher of beer! These days, dietary responsibility is a part of all sports. Golf snacks can and do indeed lower handicaps. The energy, the focus, and the general well being that your diet can have on you will improve your game.
Back in the day, championship golfers had a gut, and some were in less-than-championship-shape. Some historians and long-time golfers credit Tiger Woods with creating a health-conscious golf craze in the late nineties.
Even to this day, Tiger’s usual routine on tour is to eat healthy, get lots of rest, and lift weights every day. Though the specifics of his weight regime have changed since his back injury.
Is it just a phase or is there merit to this? Nutritionists and young golfers say that health conscious living improves your game. But you be the judge. Try these golf snacks for starters and see if you notice the difference.
Don’t just go and get a bag of mixed nuts; that ain’t going to cut it. Mixed nuts tend to be salty, and you should avoid salt at all costs because it will dehydrate you and make your joints less forgiving the next day.
Almonds are the perfect golf snack because they are filling, and the natural fat content gives you an almost instant burst of energy.
Cheap, convenient, and made to give you a pep in your step. Breakfast bars are a great golf snack you can store in your pantry for ages. So even if you don’t know when you are going to go golfing next, you can stock up just in case.
Cheese sticks are a great light snack around the third hole. The natural fats are a good form of energy, and there is no sugar, so you don’t have to worry about crashing. Yes cheese sticks are good golf snacks, and for some golfers they are great sources of energy and fat.
We recommend eating them soon into the game because if you are out on a sunny Deerfield Beach golf course, or anywhere else with high temperatures, that cheese stick will not be good for long.
Unsweetened Ice Tea/ Arnold Palmer
Drinking on the course is part of the fun, everyone knows that. And who are we to recommend you don’t have fund on the course?
Having a few beers is a great way to golf but if you are looking for ways to improve your game and to be more energetic on the golf course, then you must also be well hydrated. Take a water bottle with an Arnold Palmer and a few ice cubes.
The Course is No Place to Starve
The wrong thing to do is not eat at all. Spending the day doing a round of 18 is taxing; even the fittest golfers would agree. So not eating is just a bad idea. Make sure you bring something, and if worse comes to worst, buy something at the snack bar or club house.