Nutrition is often overlooked by many golfers, even at the pro level. But as author of Golf Nutrition Filippo Scalise, points out, it takes more than just physical endurance and mental concentration to post low scores.
Golf is a very old sport, which you can play either at an amateur level or at a pro level, in circuits around the world. During 2019 PGA Tour, Brooks Koepka leaded the average score of the season with 69.3 shots, thus winning 9,684,006 USD. However, Charley Hoffman closed it at 141st place in the money list with an average score of 71.3 (only 2 more shots!), gaining 1,468,855 USD. With such low margins, golf players have always been looking for every possible way to realize the best scores. Physical endurance and mental concentration are key to improve every shot, but at the same time are hard to keep all along the competition. Despite hard training and ground-breaking equipment, pros know too well that results often come from minimal advantages. This said this, many disregard the importance of nutrition in this sport, and also how much they could benefit from a good planning, saving them shots.
About the Author:
Filippo Scalise, MD currently Director of the Department of Interventional Cardiology at the Heart Center Polyclinic of Monza (Italy). Amateur golfer and father of a professional golf player. He decided to deepen the issues of nutrition and dietetics applied to sport by obtaining the International Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy). In recent years he has dedicated himself to research in the head of athletic performance investigating the relationship between cardiovascular parameters, physical recovery and overtraining.
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