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6 Ways to Get Your Golf Fix This Offseason at Oakville, Mississauga and Burlington Golf Courses

If there’s one sports fanatic who is bound to suffer from the winter blues, it’s the die-hard golfer. With Ontario’s changing seasons, golfing at Oakville and Mississuaga golf courses is not a year-round affair. But don’t let freezing temperatures and snow-filled courses get you down!

Perfect Your Game Without Having to Step Foot On Mississauga and Oakville Golf Courses

There are several ways to immerse yourself in the game when you aren’t at Oakville and Mississauga golf courses. Here are six methods to help you:

  1. Master your putt. It’s easy to practice your putt at home. All you need are carpets (to reproduce the friction of a real putting green) and a mug for a target. If you don’t have carpet floors, consider buying a putting matt at a specialty retailer. It’s an inexpensive way to ensure your stroke is dead-on come spring.
  1. Fine-tune your swing. Depending on spatial constraints, practicing your full swing at home might prove more challenging. Thankfully, there are several indoor golf courses and driving ranges near Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and the surrounding Greater Toronto Area where you can fine-tune your swing and ensure your motor memory stays up to par.
  1. Play virtual golf. No, it’s not quite the same as trekking across the greens on a bright summer’s day, but playing golf on a simulator can be just as exhilarating and beneficial to your technique. Simulators calculate distance, spin axis, speed and trajectory, among other things, to help you improve your performance, hit after hit.
  1. Update your gear. The offseason is the perfect opportunity to get rid of those worn in shoes, outdated polos and chipped clubs. Take a day to scour nearby sporting goods stores for the best deals on new equipment, from shoes and accessories to golf bags and push carts. The gear doesn’t make the athlete but it can sure make the difference.
  1. Hit the gym. Every trainer will tell you that the first step to improving your performance on the course is to work on your physical condition off the course. The offseason is the ideal time to strengthen your golf muscles for more control and range in your swing come spring. Talk to a certified trainer about tailoring your workout program to specifically target those muscles that will help your drive go the distance.
  1. Do some research. If indoor ranges and simulators are out of reach financially, get a feel for the game by brushing up on your golf IQ instead. There are many great golf books available that can help change your perspective and improve the way you play. Some notable titles include: Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie, Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Rob Rotella and Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons on the modern fundamentals of golf.

Your Complete Golf Course

After dedicated training and preparation, tee off the spring season with a memorable round of golf at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club in Burlington! A public golf course with a country club charm, we take pride in our outstanding course conditions, service, hospitality and breathtaking views! Set yourself to the challenge and come test your new and improved swing at our 18-hole championship golf course near Oakville, Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area.

For more information about this season’s rates, specials and promotions, visit our Golf page. We look forward to welcoming you!

A wedding venue in Milton and Burlington creates moments like these – a bride and groom kiss.

Tips To Make Milton and Burlington Wedding Venues Picture-Perfect

You spend months planning out the perfect wedding—that magical day that will mark your life for better or for worse. A crucial part in the organization is researching Milton and Burlington wedding venues and selecting the right one. But when it finally arrives, you’re so caught up in the whirlwind of emotion and festivities that much of your wedding day is a fleeting blur, from the cake to the music and the bouquet toss.

Photographs help the happy couple reminisce about the day they began their life together. Capture every moment and create memories that will live on forever. Consider these four tips to get the best wedding photos on your big day.

  1. Choose your style of photo. It is important to have an image in mind of how you would like your photos to appear. There are several different unique photography styles. You can choose natural on-the-fly type of shots or the traditional approach with the photographer directing the photos, or the artistic approach of using angles to create the right frame.
  1. Invest in the right photographer. Once you’ve nailed your vision, it’s time to find a photographer with the same eye for detail. Start your search early and browse numerous portfolios to get a sense of the quality and style of work. Look for thoughtful compositions and a variety of shots and angles. Most importantly, make sure you feel comfortable with your photographer of choice, as they will be shadowing your every move for the duration of the celebration.
  1. Make a shot list. Do not tie up your photographer with different combinations of family members. Instead, have them take large group photos in action. Not only will your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins’ cousins be included, but your photos will hold more meaning — and there’s nothing a photographer loves more than capturing real, magical moments. Also, remember that variety is what makes the best wedding albums. Make sure your photographer gets a healthy dose of candid shots, portraits and still images of décor items and scenery, for example.
  1. Pick the right venue. The backdrop for your photos will make the difference between a nice shot and a breathtaking memory. From urban landscapes to country pastures, there are many beautiful Milton and Burlington wedding venues that are ideally suited for the occasion. Crosswinds Golf & Country Club is one of Burlington’s favoured destinations for elegant ceremonies with rustic flare. Lush woodlands, rolling green hills, charming ponds, cedar bridges and gazebos, provide a magnificent and inspiring background to make your fairy tale wedding a dream come true.

If you’re looking for a breathtaking venue to host your picture-perfect wedding in Burlington or Milton, Ontario, come discover the natural beauty of Crosswinds Golf & Country Club. Surrounded by the majestic Niagara Escarpment, our golf course, patios, outdoor ceremony area and Grand Hall will make the perfect backdrop for your special day. Visit our Weddings page to learn more about how we can cater to your needs for this special day.

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5 Creative Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Burlington

There are many outdoor wedding venues in Ontario that have a timeless quality that pairs well with any theme. Outdoor weddings in Burlington can be elegant, whimsical, informal, traditional or anything else that you wish. Their malleability is part of what makes them so well-suited to so many people. Crosswinds Golf & Country Club is one of the best Burlington outdoor wedding venues around and our many years worth of experience hosting weddings ensures your special day will be as perfect as the occasion warrants. Over the years, there have been many unique and creative ideas incorporated into outdoor wedding ceremonies. Here are some of our favourites from years past that you may wish to adapt for your own event.
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Prime your golf game for the next season at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club

Spring Swing: Prime Your Golf Game for the New Season

Golfers, it’s time. Get those clubs out of the basement and iron your chinos. Golf courses throughout Oakville, Mississauga and the GTA have been hard at work to prepare their greens for the start of the season. At Crosswinds Golf & Country Club in Burlington, our grounds crew wants to provide you the best possible golfing experience. Are you ready for the first tee off of the season? Here are a few ways to make sure you are set for the golf season.
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Six things to do for your upcoming wedding at Crosswinds in Burlington

6 Things to do for Your Upcoming Wedding

Do these 6 things immediately when your wedding is 6 months away or less

Putting together a wedding in six months is entirely doable provided you have two things: flexibility and creativity. Kitted with these tools, tackle the following six tasks immediately and you’ll be well on your way to being ready for your big day.

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