Golf News from the Pro 7.14 by Brunswick Plantation Living

Golf News from the Pro picHello to All Members & Property Owners:

 Summer time is here and with it is warm to hot days.

Follow these Tips to Keep your focus:

Research shows that dehydration negatively impacts all of the import attributes critical to the game of golf.  If your strength and endurance are compromised by dehydration, perhaps your drives might not go as far.  If you balance and flexibility are off, your chances of slicing increases.  If your concentration is hindered, your putts may not fall.  Instead of that coveted birdie you find yourself 3-putting for bogey.

All of these scenarios can become even worse on a hot-humid day when the risk of dehydration increases.  Staying hydrated throughout the round may be the key to improving your game on those hot days.  Start hydration the day before by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.  Two hours prior to starting your round drink at least 2 cups of water.  Then, at the start of each hole drink about a 1/2 cup of wear, even when not feeling thirsty.  For some of us, the thirst response doesn’t kick in until we are already dehydrated.

What is a 1/2 a cup?  It’s about 4 gulps of water.  Also, avoid alcohol (and this is where we lose most golfers!)  But seriously, if you are a competitive golfer and intentional about your game, you know alcohol causes dehydration even if consumed the day before your round.  Coupled with 4-5 hours of play in the heat and humidity, alcohol could real blow your game.

We have ice-cold water on the course to keep you hydrates, so play hard and hydrate wisely.

Golf Course Maintenance

Rob and his staff have completed our summer greens aerating program.  He and his staff are doing a great job and the course condition shows this.

              Happy Golfing,

 

             Shawn Hicken

             Head Golf Professional

            Pro-Shop Manager

            Director of Memberships

Golf News Shawn Hicken Signature

 

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