Staying hydrated, especially in the summer, is vital to playing to your best. When you’re dehydrated you feel thirsty, lack concentration and lack physical strength and ability. Being hydrated keeps the oxygen moving to your cells, so make sure you always have a bottle of water and/or a soft drink in your bag during your round. Avoid drinks which are high in sugar, as this can spike your energy and leave you crashing back down a short while later. Hypotonic drinks are ideal, as they keep on actively replenishing your cells while you play.
What the professionals’ say: Annabel Dimmock’s favourite on course refreshments are the MGP Nutrition Pineapple Hydration Drinks, and MGP Banana & Cashew Energy Bars.