As we ring in 2012 , I can’t help but to think about all the building that is going on in the surrounding community.
As the Mad4golfdeals circle of friends partnership grows, so do the local golf business.
At Cambridge Golf Club the first phase of Construction on the new clubhouse renovations and banquet hall facilities are well under way.
In Guelph the new executive style Victoria Valley Golf Course is ready for a 2012 spring opening!
With a three 9 hole formation ( A9 Lake, B9 Pines and C9 Valley) it will undoubtedly be a fresh start for the local hibernating golfers to snap out of there slumber and hit the links. The anticipation level is high as Victoria Valley will be the first new golf course in the region in some time !
Over at Flamborough Hills the construction of the bigger and better banquet hall and improved Pro Shop is moving along at a great pace! On a late fall day instead of hearing “FOOORE” the buzz of power tools filled the air !
When it comes to equipment some of us think that a new driver, wedge or putter will shave strokes off our Handicap?
Here are three ways to gain a little extra edge in your game with out breaking the bank!
Ever wonder why a great swing on a shot just didn’t come off the way you thought it would?
Just like many things in life, talking care of the small details can make a difference in the long run.
I’m talking about the pieces of equipment that connect us to the golf swing.
1. Lets start at the bottom with the spikes on your shoes! All that walking on cart paths, back and forth from the car and on the course can really wear them down. Get them replaced when signs of wear and tear START showing up! If you wait until all of the spikes are breaking down, odds are you are sacrificing some traction control, especially on wet days or side hill lies.
2. Lets take a look at your glove. Does it fit properly and is it in good shape? The soil and sweat picked up from the grip(more on that latter) can create that smooth glossy look . I like to change into a new glove every 15 rounds or so . I put the old one into my bag to use on the range, practicing with a poor glove reminds me to swing more in control and then it transcends into my real rounds on the course with a glove in great shape! Presto!
3. lets take a close look at the grips on the club itself. Replacing them every year is mandatory! Every round we introduce elements like sunscreen, food dirt and sweat in to the rubber compounds. I clean my grips after 3 or 4 rounds in the laundry tub with a scrub brush and some hot water. If you have never cleaned them before you will be shocked at how they feel once you have spent some elbow grease on them! The tackiness comes right back and your ready to swing away with more control.
Check with your local golf store or Pro shop with any questions regarding these elements that help us stay connected to the golf swing!
Until Next Time!
Grip it, and Rip It!