Monday Meetup at Riverway on Nov 23rd

Come join us for a morning tee time and some championship golf at Riverway Golf Course

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Golf this Saturday at Kensington Pitch & Putt

Saturday Morning Pitch & Putt at Kensington Park

Saturday, November 28, 2015
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Kensington Pitch and Putt

5889 Curtis Street , Burnaby, BC

Look for me by the picnic table, please arrive at least 15 minute early! We will tee off at 10 am sharp.

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Pitch and Putt is ideal for beginner golfers, so if you are new to golf come on out!

Pitch & Putt is also great way for the seasoned golfer to sharpen his short game as well. Did you know that whether you shoot 72, 92 or 122; Sixty five percent of your shots will come from 100 yards or less? Pitch and Putt is essential to becoming a better player and taking your game to the next level.

Biometric Screening

When it doubt, Screen it                 

In this issue we will discuss the importance of screening your body prior to challenging your physical limits with exercise. So what exactly is a biomechanical screen?

Dry Playing Conditions Year-Round at Golf Burnaby

Underground drainage systems and surface aeration are key for golf courses. The main concern for the majority of golf courses in the Lower Mainland is the control of water. For about 3 months from July to September, adding water to the turf through an underground irrigation system is critical during dry summer conditions. For the rest of the 9 months of the year, from October to June, the removal of water is even more important to maintain optimal playing conditions.

TPI – 12 Common Novice Swing Characteristics

In the first part of our Titleist Performance Institute article series, I introduced you to the influence that a TPI team of professionals can have on your game, regardless of your skill level. In this article, I will outline the 12 most common novice swing characteristics identified by the golf professionals at TPI through their extensive observational research.

To keep things brief, I will forgo in-depth descriptions of each of the characteristics, and delve deeper into the functional movements correlated to the first 6 characteristics. The next article will then describe the functional movements associated with swing characteristics 7-12.

Seasonal Closures Central Park Pitch & Putt

Central Park will be open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only until November. Course will close for the winter on Sunday, November 8th and will re-open mid-February (weather depending). Kensington Pitch & Putt will remain open as weather permits. Please call 604-291-9525 or 604-280-7355 to confirm business hours. Thank you!



Burnaby Golf Students attend CP Women's Open

The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open was held at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC. Before the Tournament offically began, some of Burnaby’s Golf Students had the chance of a lifetime - to caddy for them and play in the Pro Am! Here are the highlights.

Brooke Henderson & Jodi Reimer
Jodi Reimer, Riverway Teaching Professional with Canadian Tour Player, Brooke Henderson.

Golf Burnaby student, Sophie Fuerbringer, had luck on her side on Wednesday. She was paired with Brooke Henderson during the Pro Am and got some very helpful tips from the Canadian Golfer.

Golf Clinic - Lexi Thompson

LPGA Tour Star, Lexi Thompson, in conjunction with Golf Canada, Cobra Puma Golf, and CN, put on the “PUMA athlete for a Day” event. This awesome event was held at Seymour Golf & Country Club, one of Canada’s premier CN Future Links facilities. Golf Burnaby’s junior Girls & Boys participated in the clinic.

Jodi brought students from Golf Burnaby’s elite program who took park in this exciting opportunity.

The Unsustainability of PGA Green Speed

One of the most difficult questions to answer is “why can’t your greens be like the ones we see on TV - their greens are fast and smooth and look awesome.” While this is all true, they are fast (stimping 11-12ft or sometimes faster), smooth (minimum double cut and double rolled each day), and look awesome (TV camera filters can make the greens look green). That being said, to get the greens to that level of “awesomeness” is unsustainable.

As indicated in Part 3 the PGA Tour plays on green with speeds in excess of 11 feet. As we review how these speeds are attained we must look at the following: