Grouchy Golf Blog

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 11:52 PM

Energy Bars for Golf

A typical round at my home course lasts at least 5 hours. Unless you've had a Thanksgiving dinner before you play, you're bound to get hungry out on the course.

Rather than chow down a crusty 2-day old hot dog at the turn, I find it better to eat an energy bar or two. Over the years, I've tried almost every energy bar sold at retail. I don't know much about the comparative nutritional content of these bars, but I do know what my taste buds tell me: most energy bars taste like chocolate covered chalk.

However, there are a few energy bars that taste great. I think the best tasting bars are made by Promax. In fact, I like them better than regular candy bars. My favorite flavors are the Double Fudge Brownie, Black Forest Cake and Chocolate Peanut Crunch. If you haven't tried them yet, try the Black Forest Cake. I guarantee that you'll like it. If not, send me the wrapper and I'll refund your money.

I also like Snickers Marathon bars. They taste good, but don't seem to be quite as filling.

That's about it. Other bars may give you more protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, yada yada yada. But with golf, do you need all that? Nah. Just choose the bar that tastes great and more filling. Also, be sure to wash it down with a cold beer of your choice. Great for writing a golf blog too. Just the beer, that is.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Excuse me cute little beverage cart girl, I'll take a Promax bar and beer to wash it down ..."

Tom G


Blogger A WALK IN THE PARK said...

I had the same problem you did...bonking by 16. I now SWEAR by Snickers marathon bars...HAVENT BONKED ONCE. Avoid powerbark, it tastes lousy and does not work well. I keep four bars with me at all times on the course.  


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