5 Ways To Improve Your Performance On The Golf Course
When you go out to play golf you're hoping for a good round. I know I do. How often does your outcome match what you hoped for? Do you usually shoot the scores you had envisioned before you teed off? If not, do you ever evaluate where and how you could have saved strokes and avoided those blow up holes?
Here are 5 easy tips for you to implement immediately that will shave 4-6, or even more strokes off your score the next time you play.
First, you've got to put the proper fuel in your body before you leave home. Most golfers don't give it a second thought. They either don't eat at all before they leave home or they eat something that is not going to give them the long-term energy they're hoping for. Whether it's lunch or breakfast before you leave, you need to consume a complex carbohydrate and a good protein source. This combination will warrant the best use of your energy for the entire round.
- An example for breakfast would be a bowl of quinoa or oatmeal, an egg, and a piece of fruit or a glass of juice. For lunch you could have a turkey sandwich on whole grain bread with a piece of fruit. Ensurew there is a variety of vegetables on the sandwich and avoid mayonnaise or butter. Try adding hummus as an alternatative.
The second tip is to properly warm up your body before you hit your first ball. So many golfers show up 5 minutes before tee time, take a few putts, and then head to the first tee. Those golfers are headed for a double bogey right off the bat - but hey they're just getting "warmed up" right? A better approach is to give yourself at least 30 minutes before your tee time. First, do some dynamic (movement oriented) stretches to prepare your body to perform. Things like arm circles, partial squats, toe touches, etc. Then take some half swings with a 7 iron. Now you're ready to hit some wedges. With this approach, your hits on the range will be much better, which will build your confidence.
Drink lots of water even before you leave your house. However, only drink a maximum of 500ml of water per hour. Anything more than that and you're quenching