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?
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.
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.
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
For most golfers, going to the driving range is the only way they can improve their game. While this is true and time well spent, we can make our time practicing more productive if we have a clear understanding of what our outcomes are after each golf shot. By using the poles at the end of the range as our guide, we can start to get a clear picture of whether or not we would have hit the fairway or green, or missed and hit the ball into the rough or trees. As a guide, here are the distances right or left of your target and this is where you would be if your golf ball traveled one pole right or left.
100 yard shot - 5.5 yards right or left
150 yard shot - 8.5 yards right or left
200 yard shot - 11 yards right or left
250 yards - 14 yards right or left