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?
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.
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.
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:
- You can hit a perfect shot and come up short or long from your target.
- 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.
Each year we are lucky enough to be able to grow the game of golf in Burnaby. Right now our instructor are bringing golf directly into Elementary Schools and the children are having a blast learning during the process.
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.
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.