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- July 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm #38826James CarterParticipant
Hey fellow duffers. How do you stay energized for the back 9 when you are playing in heat? We all know how the heat in Myrtle Beach can drain you. Just wanting some tips. See you at the beach.July 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm #38827Dale CraigParticipant
I bring a small cooler bag with ice packs and plenty of water and Gatorade. I also bring a couple packs of crackers or snacks and a banana. As a diabetic it is important to keep in balance health wise while in the heat. I also don’t waste more than a few minutes on the range beforehand and during the round I rarely make a practice swing before each shot. Unless it is a difficult lie, I rely on my swing to repeat itself and all those practice swings just add up to additional fatigue and sweat.July 21, 2017 at 9:18 am #38830Jon CraigParticipant
I think I would really screw up without my practice swing LOL. Dale has good tips, I would add one of the neck cooler cloths. They last for at least a couple of hole, also the misters(with or without a fan) feel real good. Last thing FIND SHADE to park.July 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm #38832Terry CorneliusParticipant
Start drinking a little more water than you’re used to this week. Get your body used to staying hydrated.July 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm #38841CHRISTOPHER JOHNSONParticipant
Also diabetic, to keep my core cool as possible I put grapes in zip lock freezer bags and freeze them. Eating frozen juice/water filled grapes various times during each the round cools me from the inside out.July 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm #38852jim mcdanielParticipant
I take 2 cold and 4 frozen Gatorades, along with 2 cold cut sandwiches. While I drink one, a frozen one is thawing in the cup holder. I also take peanut butter crackers and trail mix to snack on. I eat a sandwich after 6 and 12 holes. Keeping hydrated and energy levels up helps me play in the heat. It doesn’t help me play better, it helps me not play worse.
jimJuly 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm #38855Scott SpringerParticipant
I put Jack Daniels in my frozen Gatorades. Hydrated and lubricated all in 1. Make it a double if it gets 90+ degreesJuly 25, 2017 at 6:28 am #38856Bob NewmanParticipant
Jim, how does yor body handle 6 gatoraides in a round??? I would looking for a bathroom instead of a green.LOL. SERIOUSLY, what would you charge to make up some “grab bags” of that same mixture. You could make some $$$$$$.
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