The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little bit “extra.” But in the art of golf, where is that extra found? In her latest autobiography “Capturing the Fire,” Little describes how she was able to discover her “extra” weapon. “I just chose to look after my body. Experts say that when we eat we are either curing a disease or fueling it and I chose to make it a priority to put back in the reserves that I was expending every day.”
The first step was to seriously break down the routine. “You see, back in the day, golfers were not really considered athletes,” explains Sally, “you basically got into shape when you played the tour. It was the same on the men’s tour. When golfers took time off they would come back sluggish, not having practiced. They were not fit. They did not even look like athletes.” Sally really had to bring in a sense of discipline when some players around her didn’t.
This, she believes, has attributed to her longevity on the greens long after others have faded. “For me, my life changed towards fitness when I became ill with endometriosis. Then I really focused on my diet for my health but I liked being fit anyway. It became part of my life and it still is today.”
Her determination to pig-out less, stretch longer and play later all paid off. From yoga to meditation, Sally provides more useful tips on how she was able to take her game the next level. Ensure that you are a part of “Capturing the Fire” today!
Written by Mikaela Oosthuizen