Every year Golf Burnaby reaches out to the community by opening their doors to celebrate the beginning of the golf season! These festivals take place at Burnaby Mountain on April 25 and Riverway on May 9 from 10am-1pm, and include the following activities:
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?
Have you been struggling with your distance wedges? Your touch and feel are hard skills to keep if you do not put in the work to maintain them. We have different targets on the range for you to hone your skills. Here are a few drills to help you stick it close during your next round of golf.
Hit 3 shots to each target. 25, 50, 75 and 100-yard targets.
In this drill, you will be varying your distances for each shot. You will be jumping farther by 25 yards, and then falling back 12.5 yards on your next shot. Your 10 shots will be:
37.5-Yards (between the 25 and 50 targets)
62.5-Yards (between the 25 and 50 targets)
87.5-Yards (between the 75 target and the 100-yard sign)
Our minds can shift to negative thoughts on the golf course without us even realizing it. Shifting back to a positive mindset can be tough, so here are a few helpful ways to bring you back.
Negative Though Example: I have to make a good shot here.
Positive Thought Example: Just relax and put a good swing on it.
By changing the working to “put” instead of “have to” you are framing the game plan differently. Instead of it being a necessity, you are just setting your intentions for this swing.
Negative Though Example: I hope I don’t hit this fat.
Positive Thought Example: Focus on hitting the ball first.
Complimentary 20 minute equipment test drive presented by Callaway and Ping Golf Club Equipment Manufactures. Join us at the Burnaby Mountain Driving Range from 10am- 2pm on Saturday, May 7th.
Call 604 280-7355 to book your spot! Limited spots available!
Come test the new technology and see how it compares to your current equipment!
• Ace: It’s in the hole. A 1 on your card. A euphoric feeling that no drug can top. And Ace is what all those newfound friends in the bar will be calling you as you buy them drinks. Cheers.
• Albatross: The rarest of all birds, an albatross is playing the hole three under par (like making a 2 on a par-5, or acing a par-4). For most, it’s an endangered species.
• Army Golf: Going from the left side of the hole to the right, then back to the left again (left, right, left… get it?).
• Barkie: Hitting a tree and still making a par.
• Breakfast ball: An unofficial rule of golf that gives you a free mulligan on the first tee. For many golfers, it’s the most important meal of the day.
• Coast-to-Coast Flight: A ball that is hit from one green-side bunker to a bunker on the opposite side of the putting green.
Make sure to check your equipment before you start swinging your clubs again this year. Things to consider:
• Check your grips! Grips can become worn and slippery over time, and this decreases the quality of contact between you and the club.
• Go through all your clubs and check for wear and tear. If they need to be replaced, take your clubs to the nearest Golf Shop for a recommendation.
• Clean your clubs and make sure to check your bag, umbrella and other equipment for defects. Examine zippers and stitching. Take out everything from your pockets and be sure to check your waterproof gear too!
• Check your shoes! Make sure your spikes still have tread and your shoes are still comfortable to walk in. Consider replacing your spikes or replacing your shoes all together.
The applicants were judged by a three-member independent panel and awarded based on academic achievement and contributions to the community.
The course load that Alex took on while working, teaching golf and raising a family is an impressive feat. The courses included;
• Coaching Developing Competitors through the PGA of Canada
• TPI Golf Level 2
• TPI Power Level 2
• TPI Junior Level 2
• PGA of BC Spring Seminar
• Coach Camp with Andrew Rice
"With so many golfers investing more time into the sport, I have been so thankful that I have put the time in to invest in my education. The ability to help a newly motivated golfer quickly improve has brought me so much satisfaction to my job." - Alex Ludeman, Burnaby Mountain Golf Club
Help us congratulate Alex on his recent achievement!
After a long winter break, your golf game probably isn’t in the same shape as it was at the end of last season. This is completely normal, so here is our suggestion to get your scores back to normal as quickly as possible.
Eliminate Penalty Shots
Penalty shots are going to be difficult to avoid at times. Your shots may be going farther right and left than when you were at your best, and they also will have a bigger variability in distance (fat and thin shots) as well.
By going to the range a few times before playing, see where your golf shots are going. If you are having a difficult time hitting your longer irons and woods, maybe laying up short of the water on that short par 5 would be a good idea until you start striking it better.
With golf clubs being limited in how fast the golf ball can bounce off of the face, the best way for you to get more distance off the tee is to get custom fit for your golf swing. If you are launching your driver too low, or have too much spin on your drives, a well fit driver will go farther for your swing.
What to expect when you book a fitting at Golf Burnaby.
Before coming down for the fitting, we will get a little bit of information about you and what you are looking for. This will help in our preparation to ensure that the right equipment is ready for you to test.
Day of Fitting