PGA Champion & Sports Nutrition Expert Share Their Pro Snacking Tips


Whether an avid or professional golfer or just aspiring to be one, smart snacking is key to keeping fueled and focused during a round of play. With snacking tips from Almond Board of California in partnership with Titleist Performance Institute nutrition expert Robert Yang and four-time PGA champion Ben Crane, golfers can identify tasty opportunities that will help them reach their full potential on and off the course by building better eating habits designed to provide the proper nutrition to keep them energized and satisfied. And just in time for golf season, one lucky winner and guest will receive the “pro treatment” at Oceanside, California’s Titleist Performance Institute, courtesy of Almond Board’s Pro Golf Getaway Sweepstakes.

“Almonds are a delicious snack that helps keep hunger at bay, especially while you’re playing or watching your favorite sports. Similarly, during training it’s important to sustain energy levels and snacks like almonds get the job done,” says Yang. Crane finds it is important to eat small, frequent snacks during play to maintain a balanced energy level throughout the round. “Whether playing an 18-hole game or a 72-hole tournament, I always make sure to keep almonds in my golf bag for a quick snack in between holes. They help keep me energized during my game,” says Crane.

For any active sport, a steady supply of nutritious snacks like almonds every couple of hours will help keep energy levels balanced and crush cravings. A daily handful, or about 23 almonds, makes a great addition to any meal or snack, providing thirteen grams of unsaturated fat, only one gram of saturated fat, six grams of protein and three and a half grams of fiber. To keep your body, and especially your heart, in the best shape possible, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and that’s why integrating almonds into your diet is not only a smart choice, but also a truly satisfying one.

From now through June 19, 2011, golfers and their friends can enter to win The Pro Golf Getaway Sweepstakes at One lucky entrant will win a grand prize consisting of a personalized pro golf experience at Titleist Performance Institute in sunny Oceanside, California. While there, the winner will get an opportunity to spend some time with TPI experts and their high-tech equipment to analyze their golf game, fit them for their own custom driver and assess fitness and nutritional needs, including learning why almonds are a perfect snack to have in the golf bag. Afterwards, the lucky winner can take their new “pro-found” knowledge and equipment and start swinging and playing like the pros.

For these and more golf-focused nutrition tips from Robert Yang and Ben Crane, and for details on how to enter to win the Pro Golf Getaway weekend at TPI, visit

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