Here is why you feel so knackered after walking 18 holes.
I played a round of golf with Richard Fellner from Inside Golf
recently and he was tracking how far he walked during a round of golf
. Not simply from tee to green, but between holes, on the practice green and a stroll into the pro shop before the game. Basically, from the point you get out of your car in the carpark and back after a round.
The results are fascinating and go some way to explaining just how tired some of us feel after a round of golf.
“During a standard 18-hole round (measuring the distance walked from the first tee through to the 18th green) each golfer in our test walked around 8.5km. When we added the off-course measurements (Carpark, clubhouse, practice area) the total was closer to a whopping 9.5km!”
I’m supposed to be playing a couple of rounds per day at Barnbougle in a few weeks. I’m tired just thinking about it already.
Richard and the team at Inside Golf are looking for volunteers to expand the study to “create what may be a World’s First smartphone study into the distance walked during a round of golf.”