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A Club Fitting Is An Investment Into Your Clubs

As much as golf clubs are an investment in your game, a club fitting is an investment into your clubs. Countless golfers are playing clubs that aren’t designed for them and are quite possibly the cause of poor golf shots on the course. A good swing with a bad club can be a recipe for disaster and undue stress.

With modern golf clubs being priced as they are, a proper club fitting assures that you are getting the most value for your money, as well as a product that best suits your swing. Fitted clubs are sized correctly for you and have various characteristics that help you hit the shot shape you desire and can lead to increased distance, accuracy, and consistency.

What we Track?

Here at The Royal Ashburn Golf Club we use the Trackman radar system to measure your club and ball data  accurately and efficiently choose the correct equipment for you. Trackman measures how the club and ball are interacting at impact and then tracks the golf ball for its entire flight. This gives us immediate and precise feedback that clearly shows how one club is performing when compared to another. Trackman allows both the fitter and customer to see why and how come one product performs differently then another and why we choose the equipment we do.

Fittings are performed with the entire product line-ups from Titleist, PING, Callaway, and TaylorMade. Whether you are specific in what equipment you choose to play or would like to try out multiple offerings for multiple manufacturers; we have all the options you desire.

Our goal is to provide you a 1-on-1 personal experience with the highest quality equipment and a superior level of service and customer care.

Pricing for fitting sessions:

$100+hst for woods or iron sets

$200+hst for an entire bag (Woods, Irons, and Wedges)

Those looking to book an appointment or have any questions about the service, please feel free to email our Head Club Fitter Rob at clubfitting@royalashburngolfclub.com.

Proudly serving Oshawa, Whitby, Port Perry, Pickering, Ajax, Clarington and the GTA

4 Warm-Up Stretches to Do Before You Tee Off

Whether you do or you don’t, warming up, or improving your warm up, before a round of golf can have a bottom-line benefit on your scorecard.

Even if you visit the driving range before a round to get your swing in gear, warming up can speed up the process and get your swing into mid-round form even on the early holes.

Warming up also helps minimize aggravating any soreness or minor injuries too. You should definitely warm-up if you have any sensitivity in your shoulders, knees or just about anywhere because golf is truly a full-body sport.

To get a better idea of what stretches to do before golfing, think of every part of your body that you use in a golf swing from the ground up. Now stretch each part. ( NOTE: If you feel any pain, twinges or sensations while warming up, stop immediately.)

1. Legs & Lower Body

Squats and lunges are great for your legs, hips and lower back.

A. Squats

A good squat starts with your legs shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back straight, bend at the hips, pushing your butt backward. Lower your hips to the ground. Do not let your knees move forward past the ends of your toes.

B. Lunges

Keep your upper body vertically straight, hold your shoulders back and your chin up while staring at a point straight in front of you. Step forward with one leg, and lower your body until both knees, are at about a 90-degree angle. Don’t let your lower knee touch the floor. Push back up to a standing position and repeat the lunge with your other leg. Try 10 reps to start.

2. Core

While just about every warmup you do will engage your core, you need to stretch it too. A few side bends will do the trick. With your legs shoulder-width apart and your hands on your hips, bend at the waist, first to the left, then to the right. Repeat 10 to 15 times. You can try the side bends while holding a club across your shoulders with both arms.

3. Arms & Shoulders

Standing straight, legs shoulder-width apart, hold your swing arm straight across your body, towards your other arm, parallel to the ground. Using your other arm, pull your extended swing arm close to your body. You can add a turn at the waist to the direction your swing arm is pointing. Do the same for the other arm. Repeat three to five times.

4. Neck

Neck rolls are always a good way to stretch your neck. Facing forward, slowly rotate your head in a circular, clockwise direction. Repeat the full rotation three times, then do the same for a counter-clockwise rotation.

Every little bit helps in golf and warming up can make a big difference. Why not reserve a tee time here at Royal Ashburn Golf Club so you can practice your new warm-up routine!

How the Weather Affects Your Golf Game

We sure have had some wacky weather this winter and spring here in Whitby and the Toronto area. It started with people being able to enjoy rounds of golf into November last year, went to a minus 20 degree celsius deep freeze at the start of the year and now spring time seems to have stalled.

It all got us thinking about how the weather can affect your round of golf. In addition to the overall effect weather trends can have on delaying or extending the golf season, and the ever-present influence of the wind, or the lack of it, weather conditions on any given day can be a factor in the distance you get from the tee and on the fairway.

Temperature

Warm air rises because it is not as dense as cold air. That produces three major effects on your golf game.
First, the thinner air reduces drag on the golf ball, which increases driving distance. Second, there is less lift from less dense air, so the ball won’t get the same loft. Finally, the lower trajectory reduces slices and hooks.

Barometric Pressure

If you never pay attention to the barometer readings on weather reports, you should if you’re heading to the golf course. Lower barometer readings mean lighter air which produces the same effects on your shots as warmer air.

Humidity

When the weather person talks about ‘relative humidity’, start listening. The humidity reading is a reflection of the moisture content of the air. Drier air is denser, which creates more drag on the ball and reduces the distance it travels.

Don’t expect these weather conditions to change your golf game drastically. For example, testing using a swing machine showed an increase of 1.3 yards for every 12 degrees C increase in temperatures. But when you include other variables like the wind, the effects can be amplified.

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