Golf as “Exercise?”

August 20, 2014

Last week, from Thursday to Saturday, I was again asked to play in an annual Ryder Cup. It pits a team from Ohio against one from Michigan (Ohio State versus Michigan/Michigan State, or more accurately, friends from the states of Michigan and Ohio). I, again, played on the Michigan team. They need me to round out the number of players and also, so that I can play with my friend, Steve.

The format is Thursday, 36 holes, Friday, 36 holes, Saturday, 18 holes. Or, 90 holes in 3 days. The actual tournament is fourball Thursday morning, alternate shot in the afternoon. Friday, it is two man scramble in the morning and fourball in the afternoon. Saturday is the singles match. Five different games on five different courses. It isn’t easy. Most mornings you would see me down 2 Advil’s and a bottle of Gatorade at least an hour before tee time.

But it is a blast.

So, for those that think that golf isn’t exercise, here are my Fitbit stats for the three days:

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