Longer Safer Drives

A collection of tips and tricks for better, safer golf

Category: General

Cinco de Mayo Aftermath


So it’s the morning after Cinco de Mayo.  Did you imbibe a little too much?  Well if you’re planning on hitting the links today dehydration could be a problem.  Some of the symptoms include:

Hangover Golf


Poor sense of overall well-being

Sensitivity to light and sound


Loss of appetite




Increased heart rate and blood pressure

Dehydration(dry mouth, extreme thirst, dry eyes)

Trouble concentrating


Difficulty sleeping


Obviously this is going to effect your golf game.   Hydration is the key to lessening the effects of a night out.  Drinking a glass of water after every drink (or every other) is a good pre-emptive strike to prevent deydration the next day.  If it’s too late for that, drink as much water as you can the morning after and include a good B-complex supplement.  This will help to replenish your nutrients that have been depleted during the previous night.  The B vitamins also give you a boost in energy that should aid your golf game when you are “struggling”.  Deep breathing also helps to detox the body.  Breathe in deeply through the nose and hold for 5-15 seconds then exhale through the mouth.  The key here is to exhale twice as long as you inhale.  So if you inhale for a count of 10 exhale for 20.  This forces more oxygen into the tissues which aids in the detoxification process of all the free radicals in the system.

Happy Golfing!



Golf Injury Specialist

Golf Injury Specialist, Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist & Chiropractor
Dr John DeWitt

We are glad to have you here at Longer Safer Drives. Here you will learn tips and tricks regarding golf related injuries, hitting longer drives, and how to play well into your later years without pain.