How Many Buckets of Balls Should I Hit To Have a Good Practice?

This number obviously varies greatly from person to person. People like Ben Hogan and Vijay Sing hit an amazing number of balls a day just to ensure they won’t lose the secret to their swing. Others feel like they need to play, and only play.

The best advice we can give to anyone is to only hit as many balls as you can while you are able to give it 100% focus. Once your focus wanes, take a break or go to the putting green. You will never be doing anything positive for yourself or your game without focus and a plan.

Trip to 2016 Jubilee Games in Dubai

I had the fortunate experience of traveling to Dubai for the 2016 Jubilee Games; a “Mini Olympics” which was run 100% by volunteers for the Ismaili community.  For the past 1.5 years, I had been working on the Sport Implementation team to help make these games a reality.  The Jubilee Games included 3,000 athletes from 29 countries, 15 sports and over 10,000 volunteers and spectators!

My groundwork consisted of running the Golf Tournament which was held at Emirates Golf Club (Mijlas Course) where the Dubai Desert Classic is held every year. It was a spectacular venue and all the golf participants had a wonderful time - despite the extreme temperatures (the highest temperature was 49 degrees; not including humidity!)

Titleist Performance Institute (TPI): Part 2

In the last part of our Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) article series, we dove into the meat and potatoes of the TPI golf screen. As promised, we will delve into the functional movements associated with swing characteristics #7 to #12. At the end of this article you should have a clear picture as to which functional movement faults are associated with each common swing error characteristic.

If you have any comments or questions regarding the functional movements or swing characteristics, please ask a Burnaby golf professional.

To review, the 12 most common novice swing characteristic flaws are:

Live Music Nights at Burnaby Clubhouses

Enjoy our delicious summer menu accompanied by live performances by Colin Bullock from Musos Entertainment at Riverway Clubhouse at Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse. Reservations are recommended. To reserve a table, call 604-297-4883 or click here to book online.

Live Music Nights Schedule

Riverway Clubhouse:

  • July 21
  • August 11 & 25 
  • September 8

Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse:

  • July 27
  • August 10 & 31
  • September 7

Callaway and Ping Fittings on July 23 & 24

Callaway and Ping Golf Fitting Events are this weekend. If you're stuck using outdated technology, come get a custom fitting at Burnaby Mountain on July 23rd and Riverway on the 24th.

Call to sign up! Burnaby Mountain Golf Course at 604-280-7355 or Riverway Golf Course at 604-280-4653.

See you there!

What is the Titleist Performance Institute?

Let me paint you a picture. Imagine, a 33-acre golf specific research and development center just minutes from the ocean. This golf center is fully furnished with driving range stalls, 3 PGA-caliber holes complete with bunkers, a mini-Scotty Cameron putting studio and a robot that hits golf balls 24 hours a day. No, it’s not heaven (although its pretty close)... it’s the TPI Headquarters in Oceanside, California.

Riverway Golf Festival

Join us on Saturday, May 7 at Riverway Golf Course from 10am-1pm for free golf clinics, custom club fitting, demo days, prizes and fun for the whole family.

Expert Assistance from our CPGA Professionals

  • Demo Day (Callaway and Ping)
  • Launch Monitor and Flight Scope Calibrating
  • Free video analysis projected on a big screen


Get your swing into the grove

  • Free 30 minute golf clinics:
    • How to hit hybrids
    • How to hit irons
    • How to hit for distance
       
  • Target shoot contest for prizes
  • Little linkers - skills competition for prizes

View our Spring Clothing and Equipment

Prepared Practice Allows for Longevity of Play

It’s that wonderful time of year again, golf season! Time to dust off your clubs, buy some new balls and head over to the driving range and find your swing. Please, do yourself a favour and don’t forget that you haven’t performed a full golf swing for months and understand that attempting to do so may result in a premature end to your golf season. Be mindful that we must prepare our body for the physical demands of our golf swing.

Daylight Savings this Weekend

Daylight Savings time comes into effect this Sunday, March 13th. Please remember to set your clocks forward one hour so you don’t miss your tee time!

Network Maintenance Scheduled Sunday, March 13

Network maintenance is scheduled for Sunday, March 13th from 6:30–8:30 am. During this time there will be no access to online bookings and burnaby eGolf. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this interruption.

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