Last Friday in the mid-afternoon heat (mid 90s), we played at what I think is the best public course in St. Louis – Annbriar GC.
Awesome layout. Even better people running the place.
On #17, our co-founder Ryan hit one down the left side of the fairway on top of a hill.
There were three of us who all saw it, but it was one of those annoying balls you just cannot seem to find anywhere.
There was nobody behind us, so I bet we spent every bit of 10 minutes looking for it.
I was on top of the hill looking down thinking there was no way it made it that far, but I walked down the hill anyway.
Nestled right next to the first cut, was his ball.
It was a long day. I was a little tired, so it got me thinking…
A few years ago, I wouldn’t have had the energy at the end of the round to even walk down the hill I knew I had to walk back up.
I would have said, “Screw it. I guess the golf gods took that one.”
That morning I had walked the park a block from my house, worked out at the gym, then played a round in the heat of the day while enjoying some cold suds, but still had plenty of energy to go on a wild goose chase.
Years ago, there was an article published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport that did a study concluding that:
…getting your heart rate up and blood flowing releases endorphins that raise your energy level.
It seems pretty bass-ackwards that spending ENERGY on physical activity actually increases your ENERGY.
It’s kinda like drinking more beer to sober up. Makes no sense.
But, that is how our crazy bodies work.
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