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I have been fortunate to be around the game my entire life.  The one thing people are always looking for is the one secret to get better.  In the era we live in, I see more and more young tour professionals taking supplements to help improve their overall fitness, ultimately getting them in the best physical fitness to have a chance to play the game at the highest level. Some of my peers have been taking Golfsmart drink and wanted to see if anyone else has tried this yet?

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Here is a link to their ingredients page, given to help people see what is supposedly in the supplement to allow people to know what someone wants them to intake into their bodies.

http://www.golfsmartdrink.com/products/golf-smart

There are lots of people who have turned away from artificial supplementation and instead look for more natural ways to feed their bodies nutritionally. Additionally drug testing for PEDs is becoming more complex and testing agencies have migrated their influence into amateur sports as well (see cycling and running and triathlons for examples).

When I read this opening post it started to sound like the beginning of a sales pitch, and as such I don't know if it was meant as such. All I can really say is for people to do their own research and not buy into something just because it has their chosen sport included in the product name as though someone has found "the secret" formula to increase performance for a given sport or hobby.

To the OP, nothing personal and please don't take this as a personal attack, but I've developed a healthy cautionary approach when it comes to so called performance enhancing products.

Have a nice day, drink some water and eat some fresh fruit and vegetables, and maybe with practice one's improved performance will come from natural means instead of from a magic bottle.

I'm not a doctor nor dietician, I'm just some random guy posting an opinion about a product that I know little about. YMMV

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Originally Posted by bfoy View Post
 

I have been fortunate to be around the game my entire life.  The one thing people are always looking for is the one secret to get better.  In the era we live in, I see more and more young tour professionals taking supplements to help improve their overall fitness, ultimately getting them in the best physical fitness to have a chance to play the game at the highest level. Some of my peers have been taking Golfsmart drink and wanted to see if anyone else has tried this yet?

 

 

Hydrate properly. In the summer I can go through 4 bottles of water per 9 holes of golf. 

Fuel properly. If you haven't eaten in a while, have a lite meal before playing. If you ate before, and your walking 18, grab lite snack for the turn. 

Get into shape, nothing helps out more than actually being active more in life outside of golf, which can help you maintain energy while playing. I recommend HIIT exercises mixed in with incline hiking on the treadmill. Greg Norman mentioned he use to carry his clubs up the steepest hill he can find to train. Basically you want very strong thighs, hamstrings, and gluts. This will allow you to carry yourself through the round and have the legs needed for those last shots. 

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Like many, I suppose, my idea of rehydrating and nutrition was a bottle of Gator Aid and a Snickers bar at the turn.

As I have aged, I now need at least 3 bottles of water per round (actually 4, as I drink one on the way to the course) and 

a couple of nutrition (protein) bars and/or an apple.  As the temp rises, I try to really hydrate before I get on the course.

 

Rule before and while playing:  No beer, no candy or chips

post #5 of 8

Got a good tip years ago from long distance runners. Most of them are not drinking straight water on a very hot day. They mix Gatorade with water 50/50. Too much water alone flushes out the electrolytes your body has lost. Almonds, cashews, a protein bar or trail mix works great. I even bring along a peanut butter and jelly sandwich sometimes.

post #6 of 8
I take a 5 hour energy as im going to the first tee... drink 4 bottles of water throughout the round. A protein bar at the turn. I also go with no alcohol chips or candy..
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GOLFSmart was the WORST thing I've ever tasted, did NOTHING for my game, focus or energy level and cost more than a cold beer from the beer cart...... JUST ANOTHER GIMICK TO TAKE YOUR MONEY.

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY .... Stick to water
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 Some of my peers have been taking Golfsmart drink and wanted to see if anyone else has tried this yet?

You have got to be joking.:loco:

A fool and his money are easily separated.......

Eat a banana and drink some water.

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