PGA golfers put to the test by Surrey Human Performance Institute
19 June 2012
Golf stars including Francesco Molinari and Oliver Wilson were put to the test by staff from the Surrey Human Performance Institute (SHPI) last month during the European Tour at the prestigious Celtic Manor Golf Resort.
The team of sports scientists spent time with the pro golfers focusing on hydration strategies for competition to ensure they maintained optimal hydration.
Work included analysis of urine osmolality and specific gravity and calculation of sweat rates throughout the day.
Todd Zilwood-Hunt from the Surrey Human Performance Institute said, "The day was a great success resulting in some good end data. Hopefully we’ve contributed in some way to helping the guys keep well hydrated and on top of their game whilst on tour."
The Surrey Human Performance Institute, based at Surrey Sports Park, provides a range of individually personalised fitness and medical assessments to help everyone – from elite Olympic athletes to the general public – to learn more about their health status, manage weight-loss and optimise fitness and performance.
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