The advantage of Custom Fit Golf Clubs

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?

Your personal launch monitors

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! 

Watch this video to see for yourself on how easy this machine is to use!

Where golf can take you by Rachel Maruno

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. 

Burnaby Mountain Ladies Club Celebrates 50 years!

On Tuesday, June 1st - which is Women's Golf Day - the Burnaby Mountain Ladies Club will celebrate their 50 year anniversary! These women play Tuesday mornings at Burnaby Mountain and thoroughly enjoy the camaraderie, friendships, and competition each week. Congratulations on their Golden anniversary! Golf Burnaby supports the Ladies Club and encourages women of all ages to play! Watch the interview with long-time member Moira Colbourne on CBC tonight (May 31st) at 6pm PST.   #golfburnaby #womensgolfday #golfforlife

Michael Caan Shoots 59!!!

Golf Burnaby teaching professional, Michael Caan shot an incredible 59 at the Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows. Needless to say this is his lowest score ever! His 13 under par happened this past Friday during a friendly game of golf with his buddies.
“You have to play perfect golf and luckily for me, Friday was my day of perfect golf”
Michael has eyes on taking his game to the next level and playing golf on the Mackenzie Tour, but, due to travel restrictions in our region, he will continue to play on the Vancouver Golf Tour for the time being.
“If I just keep plugging along, good things are going to happen”
If you see Michael at the Riverway golf course and driving range please take the time to congratulate him on this recent accomplishment. The entire golf Burnaby Team couldn’t be more proud! Congratulations Michael!!!

Picking a target

When choosing your target the most important factor is having trust in your decision. Confidence is crucial and the more you practice the more you will understand your swing tendencies. The first step is finding a target that integrates your swing tendencies. This means if you typically miss the ball to the left, you should consider choosing a target down the right side. However, when there is a hazard down the right hand side in this scenario, favour more the middle to left hand side because trees will be less penalizing than the hazard.
In essence we are suggesting that you choose a target strategy that favors the least penalizing side of your normal shot shape. These strategies will lead to better decisions and ultimately lead to lower scores.
The more you practice the more you will trust your swing! Swing by the driving range today to work on your swing.

Alignment and it's relationship with how you aim

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.

The Golf Grip

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.

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