Focus and how it influences your golf game

Staying Focused

Are you distracted? Are you waiting for an important phone call? Have you not had anything to eat for 16 holes?

Our focus is something that influences your golf game more than we might think. With smart phones and wrist watches that buzz and beep every 30 seconds, it can be hard to stay focused on the task at hand. Getting angry at one’s self is something that may feel beneficial, but, it usually does more harm than good. What we want to try and emulate is the focus and attitude we bring to our practice. Deep breathing and taking a second to clear our head from outside distractions can help keep our round consistent rather than a classic golf game of pars and triple bogies.

Golf Poetry in Motion

A great round of golf can feel like poetry in motion, but rarely do we see actual golf poetry.

This Poem was written by a Gordon, a Grade 5 student in the Burnaby School system, and a participant in our Golf Reach Out program with Burnaby Elementary Schools. Gordon has also been taking advantage of the B-Active card program where Grade 5 students have access to one free bucket of balls a day.

Gordon has been working on visualizing his shots before swinging, and not only has it transferred into lower scores on the golf course, but it has also transferred into his poetry!

We are excited to see where this game will take Gordon, but we are even more excited to see that he is enjoying the game of golf in this moment, and not solely focused on the future. Keep up the good work Gordon!


The golf club is often overlooked as the cause of poor play. Should we trust the equipment that we are using? Absolutely, but we highly recommend that you have your clubs custom fit.

The club is made up of 3 components: Grip, Shaft, Head. These three components can each influence the ball and the swing in different ways.

If your grips are too big, the average person will hit the ball with a push.
If your grips are too small, the average person will hit the ball with a pull.
If your grips are too slippery or worn, then you will have to hold on to the golf club too tight which will rob you of power and accuracy.

Custom Fitting: The importance of having the proper lie angle

If the lie angle of your golf club is too upright than you will have a tendency to hit the ball to the left if you’re right handed. If your lie angle is too flat than you will have the tendency to hit the ball right if you’re right handed (the opposite for left handed people). These 2 factors are the main reason you should be custom fit for your lie angle.
Each manufacturer has a different lie angle as standard. We highly recommend that you get custom fit with the clubs you intend to play during the fitting process.
Over time softer metals change and therefore the lie angles change as well. So if you are using an older set of irons (10 years or older) we extremely endorse getting custom fit for a new set of irons. A new set customized to you will absolutely increase your consistency and over time increase your performance.

Custom Club Fitting: Fitting for length

Arguably the most important part of the fitting process, the length of the shaft absolutely affects performance.
If the shaft is too long you will have difficulty controlling you performance, golf shots may go left and you could be forced to stand too tall at setup.
On the other spectrum if the shaft is too short golf shots may go right, if too much hip flex because you’re crouching when you address the ball. Therefore you will have great difficulty maintaining consistent posture during the golf swing.
Our recommendation would be to go to your local golf course and ask to have a Golf Professional to take a look at the length of your clubs. And of course if you are considering buying new clubs please get custom fit, this will only increase your performance.

Golf and its relationship with Charitable Activity

Charitable Activity: In 2013 alone there were nearly 37,000 charitable events hosted at Canadian courses (25,000 in 2008). Using conservative extimates, these events raise more than $533 million ($473 million in 2008) for charitable cuases across Canada.

~Economic Impast Study of Golf in Canada, National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA)~

Are you looking to create a charitable event that includes Golf in Burnaby? Call 604 297-4493 or email and let us help you create an event to be proud of. 

Questions to consider before you book your Custom Club Fitting

Before we custom fit you for your new golf clubs we ask a few questions to identify you specific characteristics.

  1. What do you like and dislike about your current equipment?
  2. What are your current equipment specifications?
  3. What are your ball flight tendencies?
  4. What are your needs and preferences from new equipment?

This type of dialogue will help throughout the fitting process to ensure that we meet your expectations every step of the way and get you into a set of clubs that will enhance your golfing experience. 

Golf Courses Benefit People and Wildlife

Golf Course Roughs and Trees create positive wildlife habitat.

More than 70 percent of most golf courses are rough and non-play areas including natural grasses, trees and shrubs. Combined with the open areas of fairways and greens, the golf course is an attractive wildlife habitat. An amazing number of species are making golf courses their home and Burnaby is no exception. If you have captured a photo of wildlife on a Burnaby Golf Course and want to share your experience please email with your photo. 


Golf and it's impact on the Canadian Economy: Jobs

The game of golf accounts for an estimated $11.3 billion of Canada's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which includes:

  • 341,794 jobs;
  • $7.6 billion in household income;
  • $1.2 billion in property and other indirect taxes; and,
  • $1.9 billion in income taxes

Golf in Canada generates an estimated $29.4 billion in total gross production through direct, indirect and induced spending impacts.

~The total direct economic activity (total direct sales) resulting from the Canadian Golf Industry is estimated at $13.6 billion. Of this total, the revenues generated directly by golf courses and their facilities and stand-alone driving ranges ($4.7 billion) rivals the revenues generated by all other participation sports and recreation facilities combined ($4.8 billion) in Canada.