The 1969 Ryder Cup was a turning level for Jack Nicklaus.
A rookie on the U.S. crew, Jack performed 18 holes on Thursday and Friday, then 36 holes of singles on Saturday (as was the format again then). He was simply 29 years-old, however admitted that was “the first time in my life I got tired.”
At all times a robust and burly athlete, Jack determined after that it was time to trim a few of the fats. He adopted the Weight Watchers diet of the time, together with a singular health routine that earned a spot in Greg Presto’s newly-released ebook: “The Exercise Bucket Listing” (which you’ll be able to buy for yourself right here).
To work up a sweat, the 18-time main champ would seize “4 or 5 golf equipment” — often a driver, two irons, and a putter — and run across the course throughout the offseason.
We know it today as Speedgolf. Eighteen holes will equate to about 5 miles, and take about an hour. It rapidly helped Jack lose greater than 20 kilos and elevated his on-course stamina alongside the way in which, rendering his tiredness points a factor of the previous.