Your Game Plan

Several hours before your round, have a carb-rich meal. (If you’re playing in the morning, that’s dinner the night before.) Then about an hour before your round, have a small bite to eat – maybe half a whole grain bagel and light cream cheese, or some oatmeal, fruit and nuts. If you usually have a cup of coffee, have a cup and a little more; recent research is indicating that caffeine can help with alertness and decision making. Then, on the fifth hole, at the turn and on the 14th hole, have one of these following healthy snacks; Walnuts, Almonds, preferably the organic raw nuts. Bananas, Celery Carrots,  cheese, or yogurt. The energy bar is all fruit and nuts, a healthy combination.

At every even-numbered tee, have a few sips of water. Small amounts, but a steady flow of fuel to keep the swing sweet, the legs limber and the joints well oiled. After the round, treat yourself to more carbs and even some salt. If you ever crave a French fry, now is the time you can get away with a few. For best health, keep drinking water; for fun, now is the time for the adult beverage you didn’t order at the turn:).