How to Burn More Calories Playing Golf: Walk the Course!
A personal guide on how to stay fit and have fun playing golf
First of all, Happy New Year, welcome to 2007!
Generally, we all set some sort of resolutions for the New Year, which often seem to be forgotten rather quickly. One resolution that always seems to come up is to lose weight or to get in shape. I'm assuming that since you are here, on a golf site, you probably play golf. So how can we keep that New Years resolution going during the spring, summer and fall? Walk while you play golf!
I found this nifty site powered by google maps that calculate calories burned during a specific walk. So, I made my specific walk a round of 18 at my regular golf course, Warrenbrook.
Warrenbrook Golf Course - 4.18 miles
You can do this with any course that shows up on google maps. Just jump to the location (I just did Warren, NJ, then searched for the course using the Satellite map). Click start recording, then just double click on
the map at the first tee. Then just keep double clicking along the route you walk to play. I took pretty much a straight path, but you could always zig zag it around some, if you think you walk more :)
When you are done, you can click save this route, over on the left, and it will store the route, and give you a URL. Feel free to post it up as a comment here and share your walk with us!
Be sure to turn on calorie counting, put in your weight, add 20-30lb for your bag (since I'm sure you will carry your bag if you're trying to burn some calories) and see how many calories you burn during a round of golf! If you are taking a cart...well...I guess you already gave up on your New Years resolution! :D
For me, a walk on Warrenbrook, with my bag burns about 725 calories!
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