Every year Golf Burnaby reaches out to the community by opening their doors to celebrate the beginning of the golf season! These festivals take place at Burnaby Mountain on April 25 and Riverway on May 9 from 10am-1pm, and include the following activities:
We can have a love-hate relationship with our golf clubs at the best of times. It is easy to blame a bad shot on them, and it is easy to place all the praise on your new $700 purchase when you hit a good shot. But is this the best way to get the most out of your game?
Getting clubs that are custom fit to you is so much more than just getting the most distance out of your driver (although that is a big perk). It is also making sure that we stay within the "Goldilocks" zones when looking at launch angle and spin rate. (Remember that storybook take with the too cold, too hot, and just right porridge?)
Why is this so important?
Improve your swing! Both Burnaby Mountain and Riverway are offering ES15 launch monitors on their ranges! You will be able to measure your distance, ball speed, spin rate, smash factor and club speed for each shot. If you wish to analyze your swing's DNA, come check out our innovative new launch stalls! Easy to use with instant feedback - 15 minutes for only $6.00 (tax included). By connecting your smart device to the ES15 through Bluetooth, you will also have access to the free app and can record your session, save and analyze your data. Come and check it out!
I’ve taken a lot of golf lessons in my life, but, the first lesson I ever took was a Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Growing up and living across the street from the course, much of my time was spent there; playing, practicing, and even working in the pro shop. I was fortunate to receive support from both the Senior Men’s and Women’s clubs which I’m grateful for as golf has opened many doors for me.
Alignment is often overlooked when a golfer is trying to problem solve a poor shot. If you become very good at aligning your golf club to the target, you will have an easier time creating a repeatable swing. If a shot is missed to the right, or left of the target, always ask yourself if you aligned there first, before blaming your swing for the mistake.
Throw down an alignment stick, or even just reference the edge of the mat the next time you are practicing. If you feel like you are aligning left or right of where you know the alignment stick is pointing, then you are more than likely to miss align on the golf course.
Whether you're an avid golfer or just starting out, having a solid grip (connection to the golf club) is one of the keys to having success on the golf course.
Styles: whichever style you use, make sure your hands are together. You should not see any of the club grip between your fingers, or between your hands.
Thumbs: having a "short thumb" is when your thumb is touching the index finger bottom knuckle. This helps to promote a consistent grip for every swing. It also helps with stability at the top of the golf swing.
We would like to take this time to congratulate Salimah Mussani on her recent appointment as the Assistant Coach to Team Canada and will be looking after the Ladies’ Elite Amateur Team and the Ladies’ Young Pro Squad. The recruitment process lasted a full two months and culminated in an extensive technical interview with 5 panelists on the call. Salimah (in normal times) will be on the road with the various teams for 80 – 100 days per year. These travel commitments will allow her to support players at major amateur events, professional tour events, while at their various Universities across the US and most thrillingly – The Olympics.
While Salimah will be getting comfortable with her new role this summer, she will still be involved with Golf Burnaby’s instructional programming and is excited to teach all levels of players at our Riverway Golf facility.
With the golf season ramping up we have decided to put out new Driving Range balls early. Brand new balls in every bucket starting! With brand new mats to hit off of! Come visit Burnaby Driving Ranges for all your practice needs!
Happy New Year! While we have gone live with our upgraded Tee Time booking engine, we appreciate your patience during this transition. Please note, that while the payment of green fees will still be collected at the Pro Shops, your reservation will need to be secured with a credit card in the Tee-it-Up booking engine to prevent no-shows (less than 4 hours notice). For more information, please visit our Tee time booking page.