Tournament Nutrition

Aerial shot of golf tournament

If you have recently signed up for a golf tournament, it is more than likely that you will be traveling on the road and spending the majority of your day on the course. While this prevents you from being able to sit down and prepare a fresh meal, this does not mean that you need to sacrifice an optimal day of nutrition. In order to perform your best throughout the day, you need to make sure that you are giving your body ample energy and from the right sources.


Snack foods are often junky and artificial, but they don’t have to be! Plan out what foods you would like to have with you the night before a tournament and pack a bag– but take into consideration what foods are perishable and what foods are non-perishable. Planning ahead is the key to ensuring individual and team sport athletes will be well nourished on the road. Here are types of snacks that Todd might pack in his bag in anticipation of a tournament.

Perishable Foods
  • Sports drinks
  • Bottled water
  • Yogurt
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Fruit

Avocado, tomato, cucumber spread

  • Granola, cereal and sports bars
  • Fig and fruit bars
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Pretzels, popcorn and trail mix
Make sure to stay hydrated, especially if you are outside in the heat during your game play. It is also important to remember that tournament nutrition doesn’t just apply to the food that you eat on the day of the tournament; it is a collective reflection of all the nutritional decisions you have made leading up to that tournament. A healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats on the day of your tournament is simply a cherry on top of a consistently balanced diet.

If you’re wondering how to keep your diet interesting, tasty, and rich in energy and vitamins, look no further than Fit for Golf-Set for Life. Todd has compiled countless recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks so that you are never bored and your body is never malnourished. Good luck with any future tournaments you participate in!



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