Welcome to SSP Golf’s “Frequently Asked Questions” page. Here you will find answers to some questions that we have been asked in the past. If you have a question, please feel free to send us a message using the form on the “Contact Us” page. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Golf Performance Energy Bar? 8th June 2011
The Golf Performance Energy bar is a multi-stage performance energy bar that has been developed for the energy needs of golfers only.
Why does a golfer need a specific energy bar? 8th June 2011
The energy requirement for golf is different than other sports/activities. The Golf Performance Energy Bars have the perfect amount of calories to give the golfer the performance energy he/she needs without having them feel hungry or full. The bars have both simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates (your instant and long term energy sources), which will [...]
How does it work? 8th June 2011
As you consume the bar the simple carbohydrates (instant energy) release into the bloodstream for the working muscles and brain, while the complex carbohydrates (long term energy) get stored and then start to slowly release after around 15-20 minutes. This gives the golfer a steady supply of the right type of energy which lasts for [...]
How do you use the bar? 8th June 2011
Eat 1/3 of a bar every three holes particularly on the Back 9 when your body has an energy level deficit.
What about bananas, healthy food bars and sport drinks? 8th June 2011
The calories in a banana last for 2-3 holes, and the type of energy you get from a banana depends on how ripe it is. The riper the banana the more sugar it has and the faster it releases into the bloodstream. The greener the banana the more starch it has and the slower it [...]
Why do the bars have over 400 calories? 8th June 2011
Golfers are normally on the course for 3.5- 4 hours and during that time they will walk on average 4-5 miles, along with pushing a trolley or carrying their bags, practice swings, etc. This means that a male of average height and weight will be using between 1000-1300 calories (larger males will use more calories). [...]
Is 400+ calories too many for a female golfer? 8th June 2011
NO! Reason: Women may weigh less than men but they work just as hard over 18 holes and need to replenish their energy systems if they want maximum performance.
Are the bars healthy? 8th June 2011
YES! The first ingredient in our bars is oats, along with rice crisps, wheat and real fruit (Apricots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Goji berries and Raisins). For our Chocolate/Toffee Chip bar we use Belgian Dark Chocolate – known for its incredible flavour and low sugar levels. We then bake the bars which give them a taste and [...]