How to Improve Your Golf Game Through Improving Your Nutrition and Athletic Performance

If you're a golfer, you want to keep getting better. Even if you're already a great golfer, there is always room for improvement. You can never stop growing in your skills. You want to MASTER the golf course and be the BEST – who doesn't?


Most people think that more practice golfing is the only way to improve your golfing skills. This makes sense, but there are actually other ways to keep improving. It all starts with your nutrition and your athletic performance.


Though these tips are meant to improve your golfing abilities, they will help you to live a healthier life as well. You will golf better and feel better at the same time. It’s a win-win!


Here are some of the best ways to improve your golf game while improving your nutrition:


1.     Eat a good breakfast. The right kind of breakfast plays a vital role in how well you perform. Make sure you're eating something that's full of protein and complex carbs. Healthy fats are okay as well. This will help so that you don’t get hungry while golfing and it will give you the energy you need. Eggs, vegetables, and oatmeal are great foods to start with. Don’t eat sugary or greasy foods though.


2.     Bring a small protein-packed snack. Depending on how long you’re golfing for, you might need an extra snack. Having a snack with you will help you to turn down any unhealthy snacks at the clubhouse too. Protein will help to keep you full longer. Make sure you choose something that has some carbs as well to give you an energy boost.


3.     Drink more water. Water has so many benefits, and it can help you to perform better when golfing too. The significant advantage that it has is that it keeps you hydrated. When you're hydrated, you are less likely to get headaches, which can then affect your performance. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes how much they might sweat during a game of golf. You actually sweat more than you think and need to replace those lost fluids. This is especially true on hot days.  


Next, use these tips to help with your athletic performance:  


1.     Stretch your back and hips every day. Becoming more flexible helps improve the strength and accuracy of your swing. In most cases, golfers' backs and hips are tight. Take some time to stretch those two areas, in particular, every day. This can be done before and after you go golfing as well.


2.     Put more power into your legs. When you power through your legs, you are putting your energy into the ground. In response, the ground will push against your body, causing you to exert more force in your swing. This naturally creates a stronger motion and allows your swing to go further without extra effort. Practice this at home and when you’re golfing too.


3.     Work your core. Core strength plays a role in how you perform while golfing. A strong core helps to stabilize your swing. These muscles keep your body nice and balanced so that you can swing effectively. When you have these core muscles, you will also be less likely to injure yourself, especially in your spine. Do a variety of core exercises to work the different core muscles.


It’s important to focus in on both nutrition and athletic performance. This will be the most effective way to improve your golf game. Still, any little step in the right direction will make a difference.


Nutrition is essential because it gives you the energy you need to perform well. Without this energy, you will not be able to golf as well as you had hoped. It’s also important to recover properly after you go golfing.


Athletic performance is necessary because it keeps your body in shape. By working on strengthening your body and improving flexibility, you will increase your range of motion, which then affects your golf game. Without this, you are more prone to injuries, which will slow down your golf improvements.


It’s a good idea to start small and ease into these suggestions. That will make it easier for your body to adjust to the changes. Once you get going, be sure to stay consistent. Being consistent will help you to continue to improve your golf game over time.

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Dr. James Leonette