Is Your Goal To Hit The Ball Farther In 2019?

Is your goal to hit the ball farther in 2019?

How do you think you should go about trying to get the ball to go farther? Swing faster ? Well swinging faster does help the ball go farther, but how can you do that?

Sports science has decided there are four equal ways to do that. 
   1) Technical efficiency - proper practice 
   2) improved mobility - walking from the coach to the fridge while watching golf is not one of them, stretching while watching golf is a little more recommended

   3)proper equipment - clubs that fit to your swing 
   4) Physical power -  speed + strength = power

I think many believe that 1, 3 are the only ways to do that and forget about 2. The interesting study on this is that all four are equal at improving your swing speed. 

Here are a few results from the study as to where everyone stands

If you are between 17 - 29 the average swing speed is 113 for men and 92.8 mph for women.  The top golfers in the world are 126 and 100.6 respectively

Ages 30 - 50  swing speed is 103 for men and 84 for women. The top is 126 and 98

Ages 50 - 60  is 98.9 and 73.

Ages 60  and up 93 and 72

There is obviously a drop as we age but by trying to maintain our mobility and strength the decline will not nearly be as much.

So if you set a goal of trying to hit the ball farther this year, do not just practice on your swing, remember the other three to help you.

New for the St. Vital driving range will be our App that will have the range mapped out so you know exactly how far the targets are to hit at.  

Are Our Golf Programs Right For You?

Over our 20 plus years of teaching experience we have heard a lot from our students on why they choose to participate in our golf program services. The obvious answer would be to either learn how to play the game or to improve ones game, for example the statement we hear a lot is... “I want to hit the ball further”! Well you might be surprised with some other comments we hear about.

Lets start off with our Ladies Only Program which has grown from 18 ladies 4 years ago to well over 100 in 2018. Why? Well there are numerous reasons why they join and here are a few of them we heard…

  1. I have never played the game before and want to learn so I can start playing with my significant other/friends and I don’t want him/her to teach me!

  2. I have a work/corporate event and I don’t know anything about golf and don’t want to embarrass myself.

  3. We join because it is our Ladies Night out and you serve us free wine afterward. (That being said you have to earn it! lol)

  4. I play the game but want to improve (lower my score) and understand the swing better.

  5. I returned the second year as I need a refresher to start my year off.

  6. I have heard Glen/Adam’s instruction and humor are second to none in a relaxed environment.

Golf Mentor has been very fortunate to be recognized as the only two time award winner of Golf Canada’s Facility of the Year. Our team is dedicated to growing the game and the Future Links Program has been a great tool for us. The past 2 years we have made and effort to talk to all parents one on one about their son/daughter participating and asked them why did you decide to sign up? Some of them include…

  1. I play golf and it would be great if my son/daughter would play the game with me.

  2. I never played golf and when we heard about your Discover Golf Day we signed up our kids, they loved it so now we are in your Future Links Program.

  3. I believe golf is a great game for my son/daughter as it provides great life values as an individual sport.

  4. Well, they are definitely not playing FORTNITE all day!

  5. I heard about through some friends so now we are all going as a group, the kids love it.

There are more but you get the idea. The fact is golf programs are for everyone that wants to give it a try. You don’t need to take it up to be the next Touring Professional, you don’t need to take it up to break 100 (in fact you don’t even have to keep score!), and maybe you just want hit range balls every other week. We are finding more and more each year that golf is simply a great social sport that doesn’t need to demand pressure when playing. Top Golf (a booming company in North America) has proven this fact, they are introducing the game to millions of people in a social environment that have not touched a golf club before. It is truly great for our sport.

Bottom line, Golf Programs are for everyone that either want to learn or improve their game. We will guarantee you 2 things…

  1. You will have a great understanding of your golf swing and be a better player because of it. We teach on the “why” factor not just the “do” factor

  2. You will enjoy your experience and yes… wait for it…. HAVE FUN!

Thank you to all those who play this awesome sport, and for those who have never… Give it a try before you give it a hard NO! There is nothing like smashing a ball!!

Simply submit a comment below if you choose so we would love to hear from you.

End Of Golf Season?

Well yes unfortunately it is the end of the golf season here in Manitoba, it wasn’t a great fall but the summer months could not have been better. So what are the next steps for those still interested in keeping the golf game going? Believe it or not the “off” months for golf can be the best way to improve your game. Many times when we teach the things we want to change they take time and repetition and often can’t be fixed overnight when you want to play the next day. The winter months provided you an opportunity to fix those major problems in your swings that you always wanted to but didn’t because of the time or the fear of what you would shoot when you tried it the first time in a round.

Major fixes can be solved with drills without a golf ball in front of you, many times when we try to fix a problem or simply fine tune something we are working on the best way is without a ball. The focus now becomes on the task at hand and not the result of the ball flying to our desired target. Slowing down the process and really UNDERSTANDING what needs to be done in YOUR swing is the proper way to get better. So make it a plan this Winter to understand your swing and what needs to be done for YOU to player better!