Now, I am not one for being big headed, but I am going to make an exception in this weeks blog. A couple of months ago I told you how well the Juniors were progressing and that we are going to see them make some really big strides this year…if you don't remember here is the a link to the blog, just to remind you! Well that blog is proving to be very accurate as we have seen a lot of them feature towards to top of the leaderboard. This week the Juniors teamed up to win the East Riding Junior team championship at Driffield Golf Club. Junior Captain Albert Anderson, Harry Anderson and Will Marshall had the best combined net score to win the trophy for the first time since 1985. This is a great victory for the boys and for the club and really shows the great progress the Juniors are making. From a personal point of view, I could not be more proud of them. Over the last two years we have worked together to develop their swings to bring their handicaps down, and also taught them what shots to play and when. I am sure that most of you have met these three juniors in and around the club and I am sure you will all agree that they are some of the nicest young men you will come across. Well done guys on a fantastic achievement! To read more, please click here.
Over the course of a round of golf excess heat is produced through swinging the club and walking and most of the time the only way to get rid of this excess heat is through our skin, i.e. sweating. If we do not replace this fluid we can become dehydrated which can cause exhaustion and fatigue - a loss of body water corresponding to 2% body weight can impair performance. These impairments come in various forms:
- Poor concentration
- Poor decision making
The best way to stay hydrated is to drink more water, but how much do we need to take on board?
According to Golf England the normal daily fluid requirement in hot weather, for every human being not just athletes, is a minimum of 70ml per kilo of bodyweight.
To re-hydrate, you need to drink 150% of the fluid lost i.e. for every 1 litre lost, 1.5 litres should be replaced.
• A person weighing 65kg requires 4.55 litres of fluid per day (9 x 500ml bottles)
• Golfers should aim to replace 80% fluid losses during the round, and 70% before or after, to achieve 150% of fluid lost.
Sports drinks with electrolytes are also good but make sure the sugar content is low because sugar needs water to process.
The above information is taken from the Golf England website and more information can be found by clicking here.
Finally for this week I wanted to remind you that after a short break the After Work Club is back on Wednesday evenings. Starting on the 8th June I will be taking group sessions at Hornsea Golf club, looking at the different aspects of the game. To me, the first session is the most important… putting! Do you find it frustrating that you can cover 350 yards in two shots, but then it takes you three more from 30 feet? If you are that person then this is definitely the session for you. Each session lasts for 90 minutes and cost just £5… and we normally pay a visit to the 19th… just for good measure! Click the picture next to this paragraph for all the dates.
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