July 6, 2012
Extended exposure to high temperatures is a common challenge to the game of golf. This is especially true of competitive golf, when golfers have little or no control over the days and times they will be on the course. When some common tactics against hot weather (such as golf carts and early-morning tee times) are not options, proper hydration and nutrition become more important than ever.
The AJGA’s Operation Hydration program is here to help, providing golfers with bottled water, fruit, CLIF Bars and iced McArthur Towels at all tournaments. “Hydration Stations” will also be on the course at each event to provide shade and water, in addition to medical attendants. See additional information about the program here
Beyond simply providing product and support during AJGA events, the goal of Operation Hydration is to help junior golfers understand the importance of proper hydration habits and how to manage those habits on their own. Hydration is no less important during non-competitive play, when coolers, tents and staff are not stationed around the course.
In this video, Titleist Performance Institute co-founder Dr. Greg Rose provides tips to help golfers replenish their electrolytes in high temperatures. Taking tips like Dr. Rose’s and making them into a habit in extreme temperatures will lead to a healthier body and golf game.