Barbasol Championship Do’s and Don’ts
HEALTH AND WELLNESS SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HEAT
The paramedics on standby at the Barbasol Championship can’t stress enough how important it is to fuel your body with all of the necessities before the tournament even gets started.
“You don’t want to eat anything that’s going to be really heavy or greasy and your body, when its trying to cool itself it doesn’t have to do all the extra work to get rid of that extra fat in there,” says Supervisor of Paramedics, Tony Norton.
Whether you are a player, caddy, or just a fan following the players, you need to prepare when walking a PGA Tour event. The best way to do this is by drinking 6 to 8 water bottles the night before.
“An occasional sports drink wouldn’t hurt because it does have some electrolytes which you are going to lose out here in the heat when you sweat. That’s the most important thing you can do and you need to start hydrating well before you come out here. trying to do it the day of is not going to be good enough,” continues Norton.
There are plenty of areas where fans can escape the heat, like at misting stations, concessions, and at the free bleachers in the shade unless you want to upgrade to the champions club or the tailgate area.
“Keeping the players and the fans safe clearly is our top priority, we want to have great golf and entertain and showcase that but we want everybody to be safe,” says Public Relations Director, Bill Lang.
If the sun is just down right scalding, make sure you bring sunscreen. If you get over heated get to a first aid station.
“We can at least get you cooled off and get you somewhere where we get can further medical assistance. You know you have heat cramps then you get into heat exhaustion of course it can progress into heat stroke and thats a true medical emergency at that time,” says Norton.
It is going to be a hot one this week at the Barbasol Championship so make sure you follow the proper guidelines and you’ll have an enjoyable week.