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.
The key to golfing in the Off Season is layering your clothes.
About every 5 degrees celsius that the temperature drops, the golf ball will travel around 2 yards less. That could mean a full club difference from the beautiful 30 degree summer we had, to a 5 degree round of golf in November. Wearing the right clothing during the cold months can keep that drop in ball speed to one club by using these tips for layering up.
How far do you hit your Driver and 5 Iron?
The discussion about how far the golf ball travels has been strong for quite some time now. The golf ball, and equipment advancements have made the game more enjoyable for many, but has it influenced what tee boxes you play? For some the thought of playing anything other than the back tee boxesis out of the question, and for others they only feel comfortable playing the most forward tees on the golf course. So what is the right tee box to play?
How an old wedge can be costing you strokes.
Each year brands come out with the latest and greatest technology for their woods and irons to help you hit the ball further and make the face more forgiving than the previous year’s model. Rarely does a company come out with a test that compares its new product, to their own product after being used for a season. Titleist has done just that with their wedges, and it shows how much a wedge actually degrades in performance over different ranges of use. Check out this refreshing video from Titleist to see the difference between the same club after 125 rounds, 75 rounds, and brand new:
Watch this video from Titleist. https://youtu.be/jLgtogECzN0
Every year, in preparation for the fall and winter months, Golf Burnaby goes through an extensive maintenance program to keep all our golf courses the driest in the lower mainland. With golfers in mind, Golf Burnaby’s putting green maintenance programs occur in early October to ensure the best playing conditions through all of September (one of the best golfing months of the year).
Putting greens are aerified to ensure the turfgrass plant has plenty of oxygen.
Please note that Central Park will not open until 8:00am on Wednesday, September 2nd due to a maintenance issue. We apologize for this inconvenience.
This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Burnaby Mountain Senior Men’s Golf Club. For half a century our friendly group of 190 gentlemen from various walks of life have been enjoying the warm comradery of each other’s company while playing golf together at the beautiful Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Thinking of joining us? Please visit our website at www.bmsmgc.ca for more information about our vibrant club, its history, our memories, and the membership application process.