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Back to the Basics with Leila Harman - Throw and Catch your Way to a Better Golf Swing

I am sure that many of you are in the same boat as I am these days. Self Isolation is different. A big change from our very busy, slightly over scheduled lives. It has forced many of us to sit back and really enjoy some downtime with our families. If you have young kids like I do, then you know that the days can fly by trying to keep them entertained. But also giving you a chance to realize that you are a very important person in their lives and can really influence them.I am sure that many of you are in the same boat as I am these days. Self Isolation is different. A big change from our very busy, slightly over scheduled lives. It has forced many of us to sit back and really enjoy some downtime with our families.

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Slowing it Down with Scott Rodgers

 
For the first time in a long time, a lot of golfers have something they haven’t had a lot of in recent years with a busy lifestyle....time on their hands. In these uncertain, challenging days of self-isolation and social distancing, the restrictions keep us inside our homes, and unfortunately, away from the golf course and practice range.

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Steps We're Taking to Fight COVID-19

NOTICE:  COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN ADDENDUM:

In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer (March 31, 2021),

  • all in-door restaurant dining is CLOSED
  • food/drink services for outside balcony/patio eating AND take-out service will remain available, subject to the conditions set out in the above Order, including the safety protocols currently in place, until further notice.

In accordance with the Order of the Provincial Health Officer (March 31, 2021),
• all in-door restaurant dining is CLOSED
• food/drink services for outside balcony/patio eating AND take-out service will remain available, subject to the conditions set out in the above Order, including the safety protocols currently in place, until further notice.
 
November 30th - Click here to view our latest COVID Safety Plan
 
November 20th - Masks are now mandatroy when inside the clubhouse, golf shop, Teaching Academy, locker rooms, and when entering and exiting the restaurant.   

November 10th 
 - Please note we are now back to single riders in power carts, unless you are living in the same household.  

As a reminder the Driving Range including the practice putting and chipping green at Morgan Creek Golf Course is only open to those players with tee times and those with active key fobs. 

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How Can You Actually Help Your Golfing Partner: Once and for all discussing the myths of the swing

I am fortunate enough to have been a golf instructor for over 16 years. I have worked at 4 facilities both on the island and on the mainland. Regardless of where I have been teaching, what level of golfer, or gender I have had the conversation about the “myths” of the swing.

I call them myths, because they are so widely spread and so misunderstood that I think it is time we discussed the dreaded, Keep your head down, and keep your left arm straight concepts.
You can admit it now, that either you or someone you played with has told a friend to just “keep their eye on the ball” or said your left arm is bending in the swing. These are my two favourite things to explain, especially in group lessons.

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Learn How to Score Better with Leila

A lot of the time people are hesitant to take a golf lesson because they think they will have to learn how to swing the club again. Lessons don’t have to be about technique. In fact I wish I could go see every one of my students play a few holes before we have our first lesson.

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