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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 The offseason is the perfect opportunity to get rid of those worn in shoes, outdated polos and chipped clubs.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.
- 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.
- 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!