A round of golf can take some time. Usually about 4 hours to get through. The PGA Tour players out there have snacks along the way in their bag to keep their energy up. Here is our list of snacks that are great for you and also taste good to keep in your bag.
Our favorite in round snack is Chef’s Cut Sriracha Bacon Jerky. We first tried this at the PGA Show in Orlando in 2015 and fell in love with it. It is the best flavored and tasting Jerky we have ever had. If you don’t like something spicy this isn’t for you. The sriracha sneaks up on you and you will want to make sure you have something to drink but the burn feels so good and it is keeping your energy up. Chef’s Cut is harder to find and the Sriracha Bacon isn’t on all of the shelves yet but they have figured out that you can go to chefscutrealjerky.com and order yours there. They even have a subscription service where they will send it to you on a regular basis.
Another one of our go to snacks are David Sunflower Seeds. Maybe it was the idea we grew up playing baseball but there is nothing like the handful of Sunflower Seeds in your cheek. We have found the Sweet and Spicy flavored ones the best. They have a great flavor to them and the added flavor keeps you wanting more. We will give you the advice that you should never spit them on any green. No one wants to come behind you and take a used seed out of their line and they are no help to the mower blades either. You can find them at your local grocery story or gas station.
Peanuts are a great way to keep your energy up. You can grab a bag or two to throw in your bag at the gas station on the way to the course and in the middle of the round give you that pick me up to get through 18 holes. Its a simple and easy snack that with the protein in them gives you energy to beat your opponent.
There are many types of trail/granola mix out there to give you that pick me up in the middle of your round. The Ryder Cup team insisted on Julie’s Real Granola Mix in their bags and after trying some you should too. Not only is it all natural and gluten free it is great tasting and a great source of of those necessary nutrients to keep you going. You can get them for as low as $4.95 a pouch on juliesreal.com.
Another thing you will want to do is stay hydrated on the course. Just because the weather isn’t hot doesn’t mean you are not getting dehydrated. Bottled water is always the fastest way to get re-hydrated but reaching for that Powerade or Gatorade is something that can be really good to replenish your electrolytes. You shouldn’t rely on the sports drinks but you should alternate with water.
Dads Say So staying nourished on the golf course is important. PGA Tour events have tents every few holes with bottled water, sports drinks, fruit, snacks and Nature Valley bars (they are the tour sponsors of the caddies). If its important for them to play their best we can all learn a lot from it and play our best. To play at your optimum level you need to throw a couple of these in your bag and when you feel like your starting to lose energy rip open a bag and re-energize yourself. The game is hard enough as is if you are not focused you will not play your best. Take our advice on these products, not only will they taste good they will have you playing better.