Saturday, July 31, 2010

Overweight golfers!!

I was on the range today and 7 out of 10 golfers i see is out of shape and overweight. For those of you are using golf to try to lose weight remember this, golf is a moderate exercise. If you play with buggies you will not be burning a lot of calories.
 Averagely the golfers burn about 250cal (my estimate) for 18 holes playing with buggies. After golf what are you having for lunch? or dinner if you are playing in the evening? Chicken rice? Nasi Lemak?
A small nasi lemak is about 500cal, nasi goreng also the same, that's if they don't add the MSG and sauces. So! my question is how are you going to lose weight if there is more input then output?
Don't get me wrong, you should exercise! but you also have to watch what you are putting in your mouth.
Looks at the pro's, top players are very careful with what their body is getting. Imagine your body is like a formula 1 car, and you want to win the race, what kind of fuel are you going to use? Can you win with regular petrol? How about your engine oil?
So watch what you bite! if you want your ball to bite on the green.... if you need help in knowing what to eat, give me a call and i will be happy to give you a free evaluation.... cheers and happy golfing

Friday, July 30, 2010

Golf at Danau

Played 18 holes in UKM bangi ! love that course, it has nice greens. Some tough holes like the 1st, but also some easy ones like hole number 18 (easy par 5) All in all very nice all round course. My waterloo hole is still hole number 11. Can't seem to get it right on that hole. Next time will try without driver.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Playing golf in Malaysia

Before you decide where to play a round of golf, make sure you find out a little more details on the requirements first. Some clubs are private and may need a member to sign you in, but most clubs today are 'public' so you can just walk up to the counter pay and play.
there may be a minimum of 2 golfers per flight on weekdays and 3 golfers on weekends on some courses. Best way to know is to call and ask the golf department, as some golf courses rent out the course to corporate for competitions from time to time. You do not want to show up ready to play only to fine out that the course is closed for a competition.
Handicap maybe also be required, depending on the course.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast and golf

Let’s examine the breakfast spread a typical clubhouse has on offer. Nasi lemak, roti canai, bihun goreng, nasi goreng, toast, white bread, baked beans, teh tarik, coffee and many other delicious local fare. Sounds yummy, does it not? There are also a significant number of golfers who skip these tantalising foods and go straight to the course.
With those two facts in mind, let us now see how breakfast can affect your performance on the golf course.

Case One
When you start a day with a carbohydrate-based breakfast, it causes an immediate rise in blood sugar, which results in a substantial emission of insulin. The insulin removes the sugar from your blood stream. The resulting decrease blood sugar (sugar crash can't control swing) triggers a thirst for more carbo-based foods. Ever wonder why you crave that cup of coffee with sugar or reach out for fried bananas at the halfway hut? Yes, you are looking for the sugar rush! The cycle triggered by a high carbohydrate-based breakfast often leads to a fluctuating cycle of up-and-down energy levels throughout your round.

Case Two
When you skip breakfast, the same cycle happens. Your blood sugar level drops below normal and you crave carbohydrate-based foods. The only thing different is that now you delay the process and get the sugar crash at the third hole instead of the fifth hole.

So what kind of a breakfast that is ideal
1 it must provide your body with hydration
2 give your body energy (protein base not carb)
3 gives your body all the nutrition it needs in a balance
4 maintain a normal blood sugar level

Contact me if you have any questions to what to have before you tee off
Happy golfing

Thursday, July 22, 2010

golf for starters

This is specially for those who are thinking of taking up golf but do not know where to start! 1st question is to ask your self why do i wan to play? 2 how serious am i going to be in the game? 3 do i have the time to do it?
Being a Professional Golf coach now for more then a decade ( feeling old!) i have seen many golfers come and go. Most common mistake beginners make is they go to a store and ask the sales personal there what to buy!
Come on guys!!!! some of these people do not even play the game ( in Malaysia i mean) , so how do they know what you need? Make sense!!
Come back to this site often and i will take you through what u need to do....