What is your advice for junior golfers?

Junior golfers don’t need to be hyper-focused and overly strict about their diets. Strive to cut down on fried and highly-processed foods. Aim for an overall diet hat consist of lean proteins, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Eat healthy snacks on the course. Hydration is important, especially in the summer heat. Make room for their favorite foods too. There is room for snacks, sweets, and dessert 😀

What are healthy alternative to “sports” drinks in order to replace electrolytes?

Many players make their own electrolyte drinks by mixing ingredients such as salt, sugar, citrus juice and water. Each one is unique to the player. For food electrolytes, you may need a combination of items such as bananas, avocado, citrus fruits, berries, watermelon, grapes, fruit juice, milk, saltines, or salted pretzels to replace sodium lost through sweat, yogurt, fruit smoothie, PB&J, or peanut butter and banana sandwich.


What is the best, low-calorie meal or snack option to get the most energy on the golf course?

Here are some on-the-course snacks that are lower calories but still provide good energy: fruit, veggie sticks, yogurt, fruit smoothie, hard-boiled eggs (lots of players eat them on the course!), rolled up slices of lean deli meat, and tuna or chicken in a pouch.

What is a good meal or snack before, during, and after a round?

Fruit, dried fruit, nuts, trail mix, granola bars, protein bars, PB&J, peanut butter and crackers, turkey sandwich, veggie sticks, beef or turkey jerky, hard boiled eggs, whole grain crackers, cheese sticks, hummus and carrot sticks, smoothies, and nut butter packets are all good choices. make sure to have a combination of protein and carb snacks and healthy fat that is found in snack foods such as nuts, peanut butter, and avocados.