As a golf outsider, I know how the sport is seen by those who don’t play. Watching it on TV is like a visual lullaby, and my eyes will close within three minutes of turning on a golf tournament. The pro golfers with caddies and golf carts make it look like a leisurely game. Plus, the attire is classic but still rather casual.
And isn’t that just like a pro athlete? Take something difficult that requires years of practice and literally make it look like a walk in the park. Golf is anything but easy and any golf lover understands that discipline is key. Even discipline with your eating habits could improve your game. Because keep in mind, even though it might not look rigorous, golf is a sport and in order to play the sport to the best of your ability, you need to make sure you’re fueling it with the right stuff.
Here are some food favorites of the pros:
Tiger Woods: “I stick to lean meats and seafood, lots of fruits and vegetables, and no junk food. My typical breakfast is an egg-white omelet with vegetables. Lunch and dinner is usually grilled chicken or fish with salad and vegetables. Protein ranks high in my diet because it helps build muscle tissue. I also take daily supplements for bone protection and nutritional support.”
Bill Haas: “I don't eat much on the course, but my favorite thing is dried berries and nuts. A lot of golfers eat a PB&J sandwich, but I don't care to take the time to make one.”
Jim Furyk: “You'd be surprised how important it is to get the right food in your body during the course of a round. I always carry some sort of energy bars in the bag.”
Brittany Lincicome: “I carry plenty of food in the bag, everything from peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches to granola bars and bananas. You bet I eat them all, too!”
Ben Crane: “To prevent dehydration, I'll take about nine electrolyte pills during a round. I'd hate to think a poor finish was due to something so avoidable.”
Food is what fuels the body, and it can also be what slows the body down. To bring your game to the next level, you need to make sure you’ve got all the right tools. Now that you’ve got some expert tips on nutrition, you can return to improving your skills on the course. Taylor Made’s golf clubs are designed to meet the specific needs of any type of golfer with a wide selection of drivers, fairways, rescue clubs, irons, wedges, and putters. Find your perfect fit for your game and your budget by using a Taylor Made discount code at checkout.
For the game you love, give your best self.