Education

Three goals for optimal hydration

How much impact does your fluid intake have on golf performance?

Probably a lot more than you think!

Hydration is one of those areas that golfers often overlook but one that can potentially destroy a round! In a number of athletic populations dehydration has been shown to reduce cognitive function (Grandjean & Grandjean, 2007; Wittbrodt & Millard-Stafford, 2018) – a pretty important factor that golfers need optimized out on the course!

In this blog we present recommendations based on research evidence and three goals to help optimize your hydration strategy and maintain performance on the course.

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Education

Five areas to optimize you and your golf

Ben Hogan, Mickey Wright, Sam Snead, Patty Berg, Kathy Whitworth, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Dame Laura Davies, Seve Ballesteros, Sir Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Rory McIlroy, Se Ri Pak, Bryson DeChambeau…Over the years there have been many, many golfers who have changed the face of the game and, among other great achievements, have led to the adoption of various practices being employed as strategies for improved performance.

As sports science research and applied practice has developed, so too has the engagement of golfers seeking to gain advantages out on the course and indeed, some of the names above have contributed to professionals of the sport not only being viewed as golfers, but as athletes too. We have previously presented advice on where athletes of the game should be looking to monitor and optimize the moderators of internal load; these link directly to some of the areas we discuss here.

In this blog we present five areas that can help to optimize you, the golfer and ultimately, the athlete.

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Education

Ten tips to help optimize your sleep and improve your golf

In our previous blogs we have discussed ‘How do you plan for those early tee times?’, exploring how sleep quality and duration have a part to play in performance on the course and we’ve presented that sleep is one of the moderators of internal load.

How do you ensure you give yourself the best chance of a full, undisturbed, night of sleep?

By looking after your ‘Sleep Hygiene’, that’s how!

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Education

How do you plan for those early tee times?

As you look through the second-round tee sheet you note that you’re off at 7.10am. Another early start – getting up in the dark, travelling to the course in the dark, warming up as the sun comes up…sounds inviting hey?! This is exactly where a strategy counts. Your schedule needs to be effective to set you up for a fast start – rather than waking up through the front-9 only to realise that you’ve played yourself out of contention because you didn’t pay enough attention to planning.

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Education

Moderators of internal load

People talk about marginal gains a lot in sport. In this blog I discuss six areas that can all influence the level of fatigue you experience and how you react to the golf, training and any other physical activity you undertake. Each of these could well be considered a marginal gain; those one percent margins that separate you from the rest of the field.

We start by establishing what external and internal load are, and why it is important to monitor your golf, training, and other physical activity load.

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Education

The importance of monitoring workload

Monitoring a log of your golf, strength & conditioning, and other physical activity workloads provides you and your team with intelligent insights to help optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury (e.g. due to overtraining or sudden spikes in load).

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Education

Optimize your golf with a dose of daily wellness

Even with a sweetly struck drive, it’s obvious that an old, cut up golf ball won’t perform optimally in the air, or roll true on the smooth, freshly cut putting surface of each green. In the same vein, a tired, stressed, and demotivated golfer won’t perform at their best either!

Having read the title, you may be wondering, what does ‘daily wellness’ have to do with golf? In fact, what does ‘daily wellness’ even mean?! In this blog we will focus on the importance of understanding and logging specific items each day and how, ultimately, this can improve your golf.

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Support

User guide: Overview of the ‘Daily Wellness’ features

AMI Sports: Golf allows you to monitor your daily wellness – providing you with insights into how your sleep, recovery, energy, motivation, muscle soreness and stress levels are related to your training and golf performance. This support blog is designed to help you understand the key features on the ‘Daily Wellness’ screens.

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