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A KNACK FOR SNACKS Recognizing a lack of sound on-course nutritional options available at golf courses, Boulderbased PGA Professional Dillon Johnson, a Level 3 Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) fitness professional, decided to fill the void. “I wanted to provide a product that was real food—a perfect mix of carbs, fats and proteins that would deliver a steady flow of energy.”

FROG JUMP: The lower body is responsible for a huge amount of the power produced in a golf swing. Dillon is demonstrating a frog jump for Hailey; it’s a great exercise to work on her lowerbody explosivity.

With the help of a “dream team” of golfer investors, Johnson came up with FULE (pronounced fuel, an acronym for “Fuel Up, Live Easy”) Cart Snacks, an ingenious combination of delectable flavors and performance-based nutrition delivered in utterly functional packaging. FULE Cart Snacks come in four varieties: The Alabatross (cashews, pistachios and almonds— the “premium nuts people like”); The Ace (chewy apple cinnamon granola balls bonded by agave); The Gimme (satiating peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets); and Country Club Jerky (easy-to chew grass-fed, grain-finished bites of lean, protein-rich beef). He suggests buying the snacks in “performance pairings” of proteins and carbs for the perfect taste and nutritional combination. The Country Club Jerky and The Gimme go together and feature dark green labels; The Albatross and Ace cups sport light green labels. Sourcing his ingredients from organic vendors, Johnson ensures additive-free nutrition and has put great thought into providing “real food” quality. For example, the granola balls aren’t a crunchy, loud, crumbly mess, and the jerky isn’t leathery but tender. None of the products leave your hand greasy. A great deal of consideration went into the packaging as well. “Ninety percent of golfers will take a golf vehicle with a cup holder,” Johnson explains. “And our product fits perfectly in one of those.” The waterproof container holds bite-sized items to promote snacking throughout a round, instead of slamming it all down on one hole, and the re-sealable plastic lids prevent spillage and keep out thieving birds. The containers also display well on golf beverage carts and fit neatly into holderequipped pushcarts and in the pocket of a walking bag. FULE isn’t just about nutritional noshing; it’s also about educating golfers around the country by providing them with free regular video content in all areas of golf performance. In addition to fitness and nutrition videos, fulecartsnacks.com (right) offers Swing Fundamentals and Instruction sections featuring Matt Schalk that will be updated regularly with new videos and articles. FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit fulecartsnacks.com. Readers can get 50% off retail for The Cycle, a box containing six of each product (code: avidgolfer). Courses can get 20% off wholesale for an Opening Round package of 30 of each product (code: agwholesale).

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which a premier athlete should have.” On his advice, Hailey prepares ahead of time by packing healthy foods such as peanut butter, pretzels, jerky, bananas and granola on which she can nibble for a consistent, steady flow of energy. This summer will bring an even better option in the form of FULE—an assortment of four perfectly portioned, nutritionally sound golf-specific snacks that prevent blood sugar surges and slumps. (See Box.) “Blood sugar spikes result from hydration too,” he warns. “So I remind Hailey to avoid the sugary sports drinks. The best setup is a pinch of pink Himalayan salt or a no-sugar electrolyte mix shaken in a bottle of water.” She’ll likely be packing that bottle at this month’s CHSAA 3A High School Championship. The event begins a summer of tournaments across Colorado and the country, where she’ll test her game against some of the country’s best players. She could very well qualify for the U.S. Girls Junior or the U.S. Women’s Amateur, and there are the IMG, AJGA and Optimist events, plus numerous invitationals. It’s fair to say that with the same diet, motivation, attitude, practice habits and dedication she has exhibited thus far, fame will remain squarely in Hailey Schalk’s future. coloradoavidgolfer.com

May 2018 Colorado AvidGolfer  

Hailey Schalk Fuels Up | Health, Fitness & Wellness | Golf Gifts for Mom | Colorado Golf's Golden Age | New Mexico

May 2018 Colorado AvidGolfer  

Hailey Schalk Fuels Up | Health, Fitness & Wellness | Golf Gifts for Mom | Colorado Golf's Golden Age | New Mexico

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