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?
The key to golfing in the Off Season is layering your clothes.
About every 5 degrees celsius that the temperature drops, the golf ball will travel around 2 yards less. That could mean a full club difference from the beautiful 30 degree summer we had, to a 5 degree round of golf in November. Wearing the right clothing during the cold months can keep that drop in ball speed to one club by using these tips for layering up.
How far do you hit your Driver and 5 Iron?
The discussion about how far the golf ball travels has been strong for quite some time now. The golf ball, and equipment advancements have made the game more enjoyable for many, but has it influenced what tee boxes you play? For some the thought of playing anything other than the back tee boxesis out of the question, and for others they only feel comfortable playing the most forward tees on the golf course. So what is the right tee box to play?
How an old wedge can be costing you strokes.
Each year brands come out with the latest and greatest technology for their woods and irons to help you hit the ball further and make the face more forgiving than the previous year’s model. Rarely does a company come out with a test that compares its new product, to their own product after being used for a season. Titleist has done just that with their wedges, and it shows how much a wedge actually degrades in performance over different ranges of use. Check out this refreshing video from Titleist to see the difference between the same club after 125 rounds, 75 rounds, and brand new:
Watch this video from Titleist. https://youtu.be/jLgtogECzN0
For most golfers, going to the driving range is the only way they can improve their game. While this is true and time well spent, we can make our time practicing more productive if we have a clear understanding of what our outcomes are after each golf shot. By using the poles at the end of the range as our guide, we can start to get a clear picture of whether or not we would have hit the fairway or green, or missed and hit the ball into the rough or trees. As a guide, here are the distances right or left of your target and this is where you would be if your golf ball traveled one pole right or left.
100 yard shot - 5.5 yards right or left
150 yard shot - 8.5 yards right or left
200 yard shot - 11 yards right or left
250 yards - 14 yards right or left
- Due to physical distancing, limited tee times are available.
- Signage and ground markings in place to promote physical distancing and to control the traffic flow.
- Online booking of tee times.
- Tap payment, loyalty passes and driving range cards encouraged.
- Golfers to remain in parking lot until 15 minutes before their tee time.
- Controlled number of guests permitted inside the golf shop.
- Self-servicing of scorecards isno longer permitted.
- Power carts are single rider with the exception of the power carts with dividers installed.
- Rakes, water stations and ball washers have been removed.
- The "flag stick" must remain in the hole at all times.
- Rental clubs are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
- Driving range scpacing is 10+ feet apart.
Short Game Practice Areas
Our Putting and Chipping areas are now open at both Burnaby Mountain and Riverway Golf Courses.
We encourage all patrons to come on down and practice their short games. You will notice a yellow rope dividing the area into sections. We do ask people to follow some simple rules.
• We have create stations at both the practice areas and we ask that only 1 person be inside each station at a time.
• You must stay inside your station and not hit shots from anywhere else.
• As there are limited spots we may enforce time limits. So please be mindful of your time while using the practice areas.
Thank you for your patronage and we will see you at the Golf Course soon!
Golf Burnaby’s PGA of Canada Golf Professionals are committed to providing a safe environment for students.
Please familiarize yourselves with these protocols for your safety and ours:
The Golf Courses, Driving Ranges, and Pitch & Putts will re-open May 1st!
Due to social distancing protocols, limited tee times will be available. Please check our Book a Tee Time page for important updates! Thank you!
At this time all practice areas will remain closed until further notice.