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. 

Attention: We are not accepting tee time bookings until further notice

The Golf Courses, Prectice Areas, Driving Ranges and Clubhouses are CLOSED

 

Golf Course staff are working with City Management to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we are not accepting tee time bookings until further notice. If you have an upcoming tee time, please contact Riverway or Burnaby Mountain Golf Course to check the status of your reservation. We thank you for your patience.

How to stop hitting the ball FAT

SETUP:
The most common reaction when hitting the ball fat is to move the ball back in your stance. Short term gain or what some would consider a Band-Aid. We recommend you try moving the ball forward and this may give you the answer you are looking for.

What does it mean to hit the ball Fat?
Hitting the ball fat is when you hit the ground before the ball and as a result you have grass and dirt get between the club and the ball. The result to your performance is you lose distance.

Know Your Yardages to Improve Your Game

If we asked you what your 150-yard club is, would you be able to give us a confident answer? How about if we asked you to perform that shot now on the golf course. Would you still be as confident in that answer?

If you do not know your yardages when you play, you'll face two issues:

  1.  You can hit a perfect shot and come up short or long from your target.
  2.  You can feel unsure of your shot during your swing, which results in poor execution. You need to trust what you are doing to perform at your best.


The Solution

Warm up your body

A warp-up is a brief 5-15 minute period of light exercise that comes before a workout or physical activity. This should involve a light callisthenic or low-intesity form of exercise and often involves stretching in the exercise. The purpose of a warm-up is to elevate your temperature and to increase blood flow to the muscles that will be used in your activity. 

In the golf swing "The body works in an alternating pattern of stable segments connected by mobile joints. If this pattern is altered - dysfunction and compensation will occur." As first noted by Mike Boyle and Grey Cook.

The mobile parts of our body for a normal golf swing are: Ankles, Hips, Thoracic spine (upper body), Shoulders and Wrists.

"AIR"ation: Why aeration is important to a healthy lawn

It’s the time of the year again, if you haven’t already, to AERATE your lawn. The play on spelling in the title says it all. Your lawn needs AIR, which includes oxygen and carbon dioxide (O2,CO2), to survive.

Just like, almost, every living thing, turfgrass needs to breathe, it just does it slightly differently. It can “take in” and “let out” O2 and CO2 through its leaves and roots. Above the soil surface there is nothing to get in the way of leaves “breathing” but in the soil there must be lots of pores (small spaces) between soil particles for the roots to “breath”. The problem is that we, as users of the lawn, walk all over it, push lawn mowers all over it, and in the case of golf courses, drive golf carts all over it. All that weight over time makes those pores (small spaces) even smaller, this is referred to as compaction.

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