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post #37 of 44
Originally Posted by BostonBrew View Post

... Energy. You're burning calories as you play golf. To keep energy levels up so that you don't "crash" towards the end, you need to consume more calories. 


When I was younger, I could warm up for a half hour and make through 18 with just a bottle of GatorAde at the turn.


That was 20 years ago. Now I need a good meal before I play, lots of water on the front nine, plus GatorAde and a Clif's energy bar at the turn. Otherwise, I too "crash at the end."


On Friday mornings, I bring along extra Clif's bars. Sometimes I get paired with young guys who have been up for 26 hours straight, and missed breakfast.

post #38 of 44

I only eat a pack of peanut butter crackers if I eat anything while playing 18. I carry 5 hour energy drinks in my bag and will drink one if I start feeling tired. My swing  goes to pot when I get hot and tired. I'm working on getting in better shape and losing a few pounds. I'm 53 years old.

post #39 of 44

I was a "drink water only" player for a long time, but I started toting a bag of trail mix or just nuts or sometimes a powerbar, and it really does help out, especially if you're walking.  I would never do like some guys and call ahead for a sandwich at the turn or something like that, but a little goes a long ways when I'm out there.

post #40 of 44

Last year I bought a few bottles of some berry flavored protein liquid that you mix with water and I drank it as I played my round.


When it ran out I got another cheaper brand about like it, but with an awful flavor, and I don't get the urge to use it except for occasionally choking down a glass in the morning, and then brushing my teeth to get rid of the aftertaste.


I need to order some more of the first brand I used.

post #41 of 44
Morning Tee Times
-Nutrigrain Bar

Afternoon Tee Times
-Apple or fruit of some sort
-Diet Coke
post #42 of 44

budlight and a snickers and I'm good

post #43 of 44

If it's good enough for Tiger Woods, it's good enough for me.

post #44 of 44

I started out playing golf without eating anything during a round.


Then I started to grab something at the turn.  And at first, that used to be my case (see highlighted section below).  Whenever I would grab something to eat at the turn, my score would suffer for the next few holes.  Turns out, it was because I ate too much at the turn.


Now, I would grab a couple of protein drinks and put them in my bag.  I drink one every 6 holes.  Sometimes I would also grab some almonds.

I do notice the difference when I don't have anything during a round.  My score suffers the last few holes as I get tired and lethargic.

Originally Posted by golf55 View Post

I get distracted when I have food. Even simple as banana I lose my concentration. I just don't understand how people can switch on and off with golf.


I always walk. I eat FULL right before I leave my house. I'm usually hungry by the 6th hole lol. I have done it but I was losing so much focus on golf. The golf bag you move around and stopping every minute to hit the shot. Eating while riding a cart makes sense. Store food in the cart and eat while your buddies hit but it's harder when your walking. When I have a large group in front it takes 5hours to finish a round and I can't afford to eat at the golf restaurant so that's more than 6hrs of no food.


Now I think about it I should buy those mini size chocolate bars but I think they melt in the heat. I don't want a mess all over my hand. Small crackers maybe?



EDIT: I guess the question I"m asking is, am I the only one who doesn't eat while playing golf.

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