Academy News

April 28, 2022

Upcoming Academy Events in May


For more information on timing click HERE for the Academy Brochure.
For the online registration portal for registration links click HERE, or contact the Pro Shop.


Ladies' Clinics
Five sessions - Wednesdays in May

Ladies' Overnight Camp
Thursday, May 12 - Friday, May 13
SOLD OUT - Waitlist only

Spring Junior Clinics
limited space
Sunday, May 1, Sunday, May 15, Sunday, May 22, Sunday, May 29

Spring Training Clinics
Friday, May 6 Short Game
Monday, May 9 Ball Striking
Saturday, May 14 Putting 
Thursday, May 19  Putting 
Friday, May 20  Ball Striking 
Saturday, May 28 Short Game
 

Short Game Clinic with
LPGA/PGA Tour Coach Gareth Raflewski

limited space

Friday, May 27


April 18, 2022

In honour of Scottie Scheffler's win at the Masters,
we wanted to share our zoom calls with his caddy Ted Scott.
Ted kindly spoke with us on Zoom a few times during the COVID lockdowns.



Here are the recordings of those calls.

Talking Instruction with Ted Scott - April 2020

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Club Head Speed and Practice with Ted Scott - January 2021

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Please click HERE to be re-directed to our on-line
Teaching Academy Information and Registration page.

April 8, 2022

Please click HERE to be re-directed to our on-line
Teaching Academy Information and Registration page.

Or click the 2022 Teaching Academy booklet on the left tab for more information!




March 25, 2022

Indoor Practice Sessions 

Indoor practice will not be available Friday, April 1st.
We will be moving technology and fitting equipment back to the Academy Building that day.
Moving forward, practice will be available however, technology (Trackman)
will no longer be available in the indoor studios.




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Please click on Booklet to view the Academy details.

February 24, 2022

New Equipment Arrivals

MIZUNO GOLF
is a new addition to the fitting matrix at the Academy.

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We have received the new "22" series irons and
are expecting woods and wedges shortly.

Here is a call we recorded with Mizuno territory manager Chris Caldwell discussing
the new equipment and some of the things that make Mizuno who they are.

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Click on image to listen to the call.
 

Equipment Fitting Sessions


Are available in the studio above the Pro Shop.
We have most of the new arrivals here and available for fitting:


Mizuno 22 Series Irons
Callaway Rogue ST Drivers and Irons
Taylor Made Stealth Woods and Irons


We are expecting the new Vokey SM9 wedges, Mizuno Wedges and Woods,
Ping i525 irons any day and have all of the equipment released last season
from Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, Taylor Made and Titleist available for fitting.


Winter Lessons

Are currently available in the indoor studio.
Contact our Professionals directly to book a 55-minute session.


Friday Practice

Slots are available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
The 55-minute sessions can be booked one week in advance using this link: 

https://calendly.com/tgcacademy_andrew

Please note, COVID protocols are in place for all indoor sessions,
masks and proof of vaccination are required for indoor practice, fitting or lessons.
The up-to-date protocols will be forwarded to you once you have booked a session.


January 21, 2022
Winter Programs Update


With the recent announcement of Ontario's plan to begin reopening, our Winter Programs are set to resume Monday, January 31st. We will be operating at a limited capacity with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. All those with programs booked in will be contacted by the Professional you are working with to provide an update on procedures when you arrive. For those looking to schedule in programs you can follow this link: https://forms.gle/mpQKVSMNBmKtHViP8


TGC Academy Guest Zoom Series
Talking Rotation with Dr. Wishloff

Here is the link to our recent call with Dr. Wishloff
discussing rotation in the golf swing:

Link: https://vimeo.com/667954755/90147ecfe9

Additionally, here are a few resources to go with it:

Backswing references and awareness based movements
for rotation through rib cage with Dr. Mark Bull:

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i76ls1ztb43sakw/Week%201%20Backswing%20rotation%20references.mp4?dl=0


A few movements from Dr. Wishloff to assist with rotation:


A few movements from Dr. Wishloff to assist with rotation:

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Neck & Vision Coordination

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Half Kneeling Windmill


We will share information about our next call with
Dr Scott Lynn from Swing Catalyst in the coming weeks.
.


The TGC Academy CoachNow Group

Use the link to sign up, the group is complimentary to members and will
have weekly ideas for winter practice. Any upcoming winter learning
opportunities will also be shared through the group.


https://app.coachnow.io/i/f1790910b5/dd8a

 

TGC Academy Winter Programs 

Indoor Winter Programs will run for 8 weeks,
January 31st through March 27th.

During that period, we will be offering:
  • Three options for indoor winter programs 
  • Individual lessons that can be booked two weeks in advance 
  • Custom programs with some limited opportunities for groups of two players 
  • Friday individual practice time during Pro Shop hours 
  • Remote putting program and/or putting practice program 
  • Remote coaching program 
Indoor programs will be run out of the indoor studio above the Pro Shop.
There are two Trackman hitting stations (screens and projectors) and a large putting green. 


Please note all winter programs will be required to follow the region and the clubs’ indoor regulations
for COVID-19 at that time. Information on the regulations will be shared prior to the programs starting.

 

Winter Programs

All sessions are one hour in length 

All winter programs include a complimentary 30-minute in-person or Zoom/Face-time session to plan your winter program, set goals and priorities for improvement. Using this plan, your winter program is aimed at developing the areas identified in the off-season and having you ready to play your best in the spring.


Winter program options

  • One session every four weeks 
  • One session every two weeks 
  • One session per week
Cost: 
  One session per week One session every
two weeks
One session every
four weeks
Head Professional, Director of Instruction, Sr. Teaching Professional $1,080.00 $540.00 $270.00
Associate Professional $880.00 $440.00 $220.00
Apprentice Professional $800.00 $400.00 $200.00
 
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes
To book please follow this link: https://forms.gle/mpQKVSMNBmKtHViP8 
or contact the Professional you would like to work with directly.

 

Individual Lessons

One hour in length 

One-hour sessions are available to be booked two weeks in advance.
Please contact the Professional you work with directly to book. 


Cost per hour: 
Head Professional, Director of Instruction,
Sr. Teaching Professional
$135.00
Associate Professional $110.00
Assistant Professional $100.00
 
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes
 

Custom Programs


Custom winter programs are available through each of our Professionals. If you are looking for a different window of time, a two-person program or a different frequency for your sessions, you can reach out to the Professional you would like to work with and make those arrangements. Due to limited space, we have limitations on two-player programs.
 

Friday Practice Time


One hour practice slots 
Beginning February 4th, we will have one hour practice slots available from 10:00am to 4:00pm while the Pro Shop is open. Slots can be booked the Friday prior, or the day of. A booking link will be made available in the next e-news to book online. Due to space, only two practice slots are available each hour.
 

TGC Academy Winter Remote Programs


Be a Better Putter from Home...

A four-week home program with Director of Instruction Andrew Lovell, designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control. Each week will have a new theme and practice plan. All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on. If you require a putting surface, we have several options depending on the space you have available. Program includes four sessions that can be booked throughout the off-season.
Includes
  • Weekly training plan video.
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson.
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
Cost - $175 for four-week individual program

Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
 
Remote Coaching Programs

For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option.
 Includes
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
  • Monthly practice plan.
  • Monthly 45-minute live video session.
Cost -  $150 per month
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/oXVqYASPX3yY9kqo8
 
 


January 14, 2022

Winter Programs Update


With Ontario remaining in a modified stage two of Covid-19 restrictions, our indoor programs and indoor practice remain closed. The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance, we will convey our re-opening plans and safety protocols when a time line for opening has been determined. Programs set to commence Monday, January 3rd and Friday practice time on January 14th have been delayed until further notice. We will keep all bookings that have been made and will resume as scheduled when the time is right. 
 
We have several remote coaching opportunities available; they are listed below. In addition, our CoachNow Academy Group page will be updated with weekly home practice and learning ideas. If you haven't registered, the link is below. We will also be resuming our guest Zoom series. 


TGC Academy Guest Zoom Series

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff and Andrew Lovell Zoom Call Sign Up
 Wednesday, January 19th 11:00 a.m.
 
Dr. Kirsten Wishloff and Andrew Lovell will be discussing rotation in golf through the head, neck, thoracic spine/rib-cage and pelvis, along with strategies to improve both how much and how well we do it. Sounds complicated but you'll get some simple strategies to improve and utilize in your golf swing. The call will be about 45 minutes including some time for Q&A at the end. If you have any questions you would like answered, you can enter them in the form or in the chat on the Zoom call. Stay tuned, more exciting guests to come!
https://forms.gle/DQSUsKhjnVT12vWGA
 

The TGC Academy CoachNow Group

Use the link to sign up, the group is complimentary to members and will
have weekly ideas for winter practice. Any upcoming winter learning
opportunities will also be shared through the group.


https://app.coachnow.io/i/f1790910b5/dd8a

 

January 6, 2022

Winter Programs Update


With Ontario entering a modified stage two of Covid-19 restrictions our indoor programs and indoor practice will be closed. We will postpone the start of indoor winter programs and indoor winter practice until we are able to reopen under the provincial and regional guidelines. The health and safety of our members and staff are of the utmost importance, we will convey our reopening plans and safety protocols when a timeline for opening has been determined. Programs were set to commence Monday January 3rd and Friday practice time on January 14th, both will be delayed until further notice. We will keep all bookings that have been made and will resume as scheduled when the time is right.

TGC Academy Winter Remote Programs


Be a Better Putter from Home...

A four-week home program with Director of Instruction Andrew Lovell, designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control. Each week will have a new theme and practice plan. All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on. If you require a putting surface, we have several options depending on the space you have available. Program includes four session that can be booked throughout the off-season.
Includes
  • Weekly training plan video.
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson.
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
Cost - $175 for four-week individual program

Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67


Winter Putt Club

Starting January 14th

A virtual putting program that runs from January through March. Program consists of a Zoom call every two weeks to go over the home practice plan for the next two weeks and answer any questions. Calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Every two weeks you will receive a two-week practice plan to execute at home. All practice plans and Zoom recordings will be shared on a Coach Now group page, any questions can also be shared there. All that is required is a putting surface, your putter and some balls.  Virtual private putting sessions are available at an additional cost of $60 for participants.
 Program includes:
  • Zoom call every two weeks (30-45 minutes)
    with Q & A and overview of new practice plan
  • Practice plan video every two weeks
  • Coach Now space for questions between calls
Cost - $150 for three months
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/je9mKCr1PQSqpv4N7
 

Remote Coaching Programs


For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option.
 Includes
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
  • Monthly practice plan.
  • Monthly 45-minute live video session.
Cost -  $150 per month
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/oXVqYASPX3yY9kqo8
 
 

December 2, 9 & November 26, 2021 

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Looking for a gift for a golfer in the family?
Gift certificates are available through the Pro Shop for club fitting or lessons.
Contact the Pro Shop for more details at
proshop@torontogolfclub.com
.


TGC Academy Winter Programs

Indoor Winter Programs will run for 12 weeks,
January 3rd through March 27th.


During that period, we will be offering

  • Three options for indoor winter programs
  • Individual lessons that can be booked two weeks in advance
  • Custom programs with some limited opportunities for groups of two players
  • Friday individual practice time during Pro Shop hours
  • Remote putting program and/or putting practice program
  • Remote coaching program
Indoor programs will be run out of the indoor studio above the Pro Shop.
There are two Trackman hitting stations (screens and projectors) and a large putting green.
Please note that all winter programs will be required to follow the region and
the clubs’ indoor regulations for Covid-19 at that time.
Information on the regulations will be shared prior to the programs starting.


Winter Programs


All sessions are one hour in length

All winter programs include a complimentary 30-minute in-person or
Zoom/Face-time session to plan your winter program, set goals and priorities for improvement.
Using this plan, your winter program is aimed at developing the areas
identified in the off-season and having you ready to play your best in the spring.

Winter Program Options
  • One session every four weeks
  • One session every two weeks
  • One session per week

PROFESSIONAL
One session per week One session every two weeks One session every four weeks
Head Professional, Director of Instruction,
Sr. Teaching Professional
$1,560.00 $780.00 $390.00
Associate Professional $1,260.00 $630.00 $315.00
Apprentice Professional $1,140.00 $570.00 $285.00
 
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes
To book. follow this link: https://forms.gle/mpQKVSMNBmKtHViP8
    or contact the Professional you would like to work with directly.


Individual Lessons


One hour in length
One-hour sessions are available to be booked two weeks in advance.
Please contact the Professional you work with directly to book.

Cost per hour
Head Professional, Director of Instruction,
Sr. Teaching Professional
$130.00
Associate Professional $105.00
Assistant Professional $95.00
Prices are subject to applicable taxes  
 


Custom Programs


Custom winter programs are available through each of our Professionals. If you are looking for a different window of time, a two-person program or a different frequency for your sessions, you can reach out to the Professional you would like to work with and make those arrangements. Due to limited space, we have limitations on two player programs.
 

Friday Practice Time


One hour practice slots
Beginning January 14th, we will have one hour practice slots available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the Pro Shop is open. Slots can be booked the Friday prior, or the day of. A booking link will be made available in the new year to book online. Due to space, only two practice slots are available each hour.


Be a Better Putter from Home


A four-week home program with Director of Instruction Andrew, Lovell, designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control. Each week will have a new theme and practice plan. All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on. If you require a putting surface, we have several options depending on the space you have available. Program includes four session that can be booked throughout the off-season.

Includes
  • Weekly training plan video.
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson.
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
 
Cost - $175 for four-week individual program
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
 

Winter Putt Club


A virtual putting program that runs from January through March. Program consists of a Zoom call every two weeks to go over the home practice plan for the next two weeks and answer any questions. Calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Every two weeks you will receive a two-week practice plan to execute at home. All practice plans and Zoom recordings will be shared on a Coach Now group page, any questions can also be shared there. All that is required is a putting surface, your putter and some balls.  Virtual private putting sessions are available at an additional cost of $60 for participants.
 Program includes:
  • Zoom call every two weeks (30-45 minutes)
    with Q &A and overview of new practice plan
  • Practice plan video every two weeks
  • Coach Now space for questions between calls
Cost - $150 for three months
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/je9mKCr1PQSqpv4N7
 

Remote Coaching Programs


For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option.
 Includes
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
  • Monthly practice plan.
  • Monthly 45-minute live video session.
 
Cost -  $150 per month
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/oXVqYASPX3yY9kqo8
 

Professional Staff


Doug Rankin- Head Professional- drankin@torontogolfclub.com
Andrew Lovell- Director of Instruction- alovell@torontogolfclub.com
Jim Beddome- Senior Teaching Professional- jbeddome@torontogolfclub.com
Krysta Schaus- Associate Professional- kschaus@torontogolfclub.com
Laura MacElwain- Associate Professional- lmacelwain@torontogolfclub.com
Quinn Godfrey- Associate Professional- qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com
Colin Grimes- Apprentice Professional- cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

 

GOLF MOBILITY

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks
of golf mobility to share with us.

WEEK 8


In the eighth and final week of our golf mobility program,
Dr. Wishloff looks at feet and their relationship to knees.
Healthy, strong feet make for healthy strong knees.
If you suffer from knee pain, you'll want to take a look at the
strength and stability of your feet.

Try this mobility flow and observe how your feet move. 
..
Foot and Ankle Flow
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click on image to view video
 

 GOLF MOBILITY

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks
of golf mobility to share with us.

WEEK 7


In week 7 of our golf mobility series, Dr. Wishloff is back to the hips:
Let's get to work on those hips!
This hip mobility series puts those hamstrings to work. 
In many instances of lower back pain or hamstring tightness we can see the abdominal muscles being used as compensation for weak hip flexors.

This video explores the relationship between hamstring mobility and hip flexor strength.


Hip Flexion Flow

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click on image to view video

Dr.Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.

November 19, 2021


TGC Academy Winter Programs

Indoor Winter Programs will run for 12 weeks,
January 3rd through March 27th.

 
During that period, we will be offering
  • Three options for indoor winter programs
  • Individual lessons that can be booked two weeks in advance
  • Custom programs with some limited opportunities for groups of two players
  • Friday individual practice time during Pro Shop hours
  • Remote putting program and/or putting practice program
  • Remote coaching program
Indoor programs will be run out of the indoor studio above the Pro Shop.
There are two Trackman hitting stations (screens and projectors) and a large putting green.
Please note that all winter programs will be required to follow the region and
the clubs’ indoor regulations for Covid-19 at that time.
Information on the regulations will be shared prior to the programs starting.


Winter Programs


All sessions are one hour in length
All winter programs include a complimentary 30-minute in-person or
Zoom/Face-time session to plan your winter program, set goals and priorities for improvement.
Using this plan, your winter program is aimed at developing the areas
identified in the off-season and having you ready to play your best in the spring.
 
Winter Program Options
  • One session every four weeks
  • One session every two weeks
  • One session per week
 

PROFESSIONAL
One session per week One session every two weeks One session every four weeks
Head Professional, Director of Instruction, Sr. Teaching Professional $1,560.00 $780.00 $390.00
Associate Professional $1,260.00 $630.00 $315.00
Apprentice Professional $1,140.00 $570.00 $285.00
 
*Prices are subject to applicable taxes
To book. follow this link: https://forms.gle/mpQKVSMNBmKtHViP8
    or contact the Professional you would like to work with directly.


Individual Lessons


One hour in length
One-hour sessions are available to be booked two weeks in advance.
Please contact the Professional you work with directly to book.

Cost per hour
Head Professional, Director of Instruction,
Sr. Teaching Professional
$130.00
Associate Professional $105.00
Assistant Professional $95.00
Prices are subject to applicable taxes  
 

Custom Programs


Custom winter programs are available through each of our Professionals. If you are looking for a different window of time, a two-person program or a different frequency for your sessions, you can reach out to the Professional you would like to work with and make those arrangements. Due to limited space, we have limitations on two player programs.
 

Friday Practice Time


One hour practice slots
Beginning January 14th, we will have one hour practice slots available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while the Pro Shop is open. Slots can be booked the Friday prior, or the day of. A booking link will be made available in the new year to book online. Due to space, only two practice slots are available each hour.

Be a Better Putter from Home


A four-week home program with Director of Instruction Andrew, Lovell, designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control. Each week will have a new theme and practice plan. All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on. If you require a putting surface, we have several options depending on the space you have available. Program includes four session that can be booked throughout the off-season.

Includes
  • Weekly training plan video.
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson.
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
 
Cost - $175 for four-week individual program

Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
 

Winter Putt Club


A virtual putting program that runs from January through March. Program consists of a Zoom call every two weeks to go over the home practice plan for the next two weeks and answer any questions. Calls will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Every two weeks you will receive a two-week practice plan to execute at home. All practice plans and Zoom recordings will be shared on a Coach Now group page, any questions can also be shared there. All that is required is a putting surface, your putter and some balls.  Virtual private putting sessions are available at an additional cost of $60 for participants.
 Program includes:
  • Zoom call every two weeks (30-45 minutes)
    with Q &A and overview of new practice plan
  • Practice plan video every two weeks
  • Coach Now space for questions between calls
Cost - $150 for three months
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/je9mKCr1PQSqpv4N7
 

Remote Coaching Programs


For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option.
 Includes
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback.
  • Monthly practice plan.
  • Monthly 45-minute live video session.
 
Cost -  $150 per month
Follow this link to register: https://forms.gle/oXVqYASPX3yY9kqo8
 

Professional Staff


Doug Rankin- Head Professional- drankin@torontogolfclub.com
Andrew Lovell- Director of Instruction- alovell@torontogolfclub.com
Jim Beddome- Senior Teaching Professional- jbeddome@torontogolfclub.com
Krysta Schaus- Associate Professional- kschaus@torontogolfclub.com
Laura MacElwain- Associate Professional- lmacelwain@torontogolfclub.com
Quinn Godfrey- Associate Professional- qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com
Colin Grimes- Apprentice Professional- cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

GOLF MOBILITY

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks
of golf mobility to share with us.

WEEK 6


In week six Dr. Wishloff looks at warming up your shoulders.

Spend time warming up your shoulders and your body will thank you.
This is a super effective warm up series that requires minimal equipment.
Spending 10 minutes on these movements before your game can be a game changer
when it comes to reducing shoulder pain.

 
Shoulder Warm-up Flow
shoulder.jpg
click on image to view video
 
Dr.Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.



November 11, 2021

Have a question you would like to see answered in the Academy E-News?

Email it to alovell@torontogolfclub.com.

We are in the process of putting together our tips and videos for the winter
and will add your question to be answered in one of our videos.



The Academy will remain open through mid-December
(weather permitting).

Both heated bays are available for lessons when booked in advance.
Once weather prevents us from picking up balls, sessions will move upstairs
to the Pro Shop studio. Winter Academy programs will commence in January in the Pro Shop studios. Additionally, the Pro Shop studio putting green is available now for putting sessions with SAM Puttlab when the weather is inclement.

We will be offering our remote putting program again this fall and winter.
A great way to work on your putting this off-season
or a great gift for someone who needs to improve their putting. 

 


Be a Better Putter from Home

 A four-week home program with Director of Instruction, Andrew Lovell,
designed to develop your set up, start-line and speed control.

Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on.

If you require a putting surface, we have several options
depending on the space you have available.


INCLUDES
Weekly training plan video
Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
Unlimited video submission for review and feedback

Cost: $175 for four-week individual program

Click HERE to sign up!

GOLF MOBILITY
Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks
of golf mobility to share with us.

WEEK 5
In week five of her golf mobility series, Dr. Kirsten Wishloff addresses elbow pain

Elbow & Wrist Mobility Flow

week-5-wishloff.jpg
click on image to view video

Dr.Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.



 
 
November 5, 2021

The Academy will remain open through mid-December

(weather permitting)

Both heated bays are available for lessons when booked in advance.
Once weather prevents us from picking up balls, sessions will move upstairs
to the Pro Shop studio. Winter Academy programs will commence in January in the Pro Shop studios. Additionally, the Pro Shop studio putting green is available now for putting sessions with SAM Puttlab when the weather is inclement.
 
Be a Better Putter from Home
 A four-week home program with Director of Instruction, Andrew Lovell,
designed to develop your set up, start-line and speed control.


Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.

All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on.

If you require a putting surface, we have several options
depending on the space you have available.


INCLUDES
Weekly training plan video
Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
Unlimited video submission for review and feedback
Cost: $175 for four-week individual program

Click HERE to sign up!
..
 
How High Should I Hit It?
This week we take a look at height, particularly the peak height we hit shots.

HOW-HIGH-CAN-I-HIT.jpg

Click on image to view video.
..
 
 


October 29, 2021

The Academy will remain open through mid-December (weather permitting).

Both heated bays are available for lessons when booked in advance. Once weather prevents us from picking up balls, sessions will move upstairs to the Pro Shop studio. Winter Academy programs will commence in January in the Pro Shop studios. Additionally, the Pro Shop studio putting green is available now for putting sessions with SAM Puttlab when the weather is inclement.

We will be offering our remote putting program again this fall and winter.
A great way to work on your putting this off-season or a great gift for someone
who needs to improve their putting.
 
Be a Better Putter from Home
 A four-week home program with Director of Instruction, Andrew Lovell,
designed to develop your set up, start-line and speed control.

Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on.

If you require a putting surface, we have several options
depending on the space you have available.


INCLUDES
Weekly training plan video
Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
Unlimited video submission for review and feedback
Cost: $175 for four-week individual program
Click HERE to sign up!
 
Improve Your Aim on the Greens by using
SAM PUTTLAB
One of the key pieces to being a great short-range putter is how we aim the putter.
This week we look at how we can use SAM Puttlab to improve our aim
and some of the key areas that contribute to aiming the putter.

Click on image to view video.

 
GOLF MOBILITY
Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks of golf mobility to share with us.

WEEK 3

In week three of her golf mobility series Dr. Kirsten Wishloff addresses tight hips.

Tight hips? If you're only stretching your hips for a few seconds
you won't have much impact on the joint capsule.

Joint capsules are dense connective tissues that can stiffen up with long duration of sitting or driving. Longer hold stretches, used strategically as part of a larger plan
can be very effective at expanding range of motion.
Try out this hip capsule stretch for a few weeks and see if you
notice a difference in your movement!
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Tight Hips


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Dr.Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.
 

October 14, 2021

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks of golf mobility to share with us.
 
WEEK 2
In week two of our golf mobility series, Dr. Kirsten Wishloff
explores the role of the obliques and gives us some ways to develop them.


Your golf swing is only as powerful as your obliques.
If you're missing a strong and stable connection from your pelvis to your rib cage you will be robbed of your power.
You'll also be at an increased risk of lower back pain.
This is a very powerful exercise designed to improve the strength and stability of your obliques.

 
Obliques

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Dr.Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.

 
 
October 7, 2021

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff has put together 8 weeks of golf mobility to share with us.
This week we start with the shoulders.
Golf Mobility by Dr. Kirsten Wishloff

WEEK 1
Improving how the shoulder moves with the rib cage is key
when it comes to resolving stubborn shoulder injuries.
Try this flow out to build strength in your shoulder stabilizers
.

Shoulder Stabilization Flow 

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Dr. Kirsten Wishloff is a Chiropractor and Mobility Specialist
who owns and operates The Athlete's Grid in Toronto.
She is a sought after expert in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.
To learn more about her approach to athletic injuries, or to schedule an appointment email drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com.

 
Selecting Targets for Approach Shots
I've spent a lot of time discussing target selection on course recently.
I thought I'd share some ideas around selecting targets
for approach shots using the first hole as an example.


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click on image to view video

If you have any questions about target selection or any other aspects of course management,
send me an email and I'd be happy to discuss.

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com
 

August 19, 2021


Timing of our Vertical Forces

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With our Swing Catalyst pressure plates, we are able to see both the magnitude
and timing of our vertical forces, when and how much we push up on the ground.
The timing of it is one thing we see as a common characteristic of most great ball strikers,
and something many of us could benefit from.

 
July 22, 2021

ACADEMY E-NEWS

 

Scotty Cameron Putter Fit Week

Putter Fittings July 27 to 31

 

We will have the full assortment of Scotty Cameron putters on site for putter fittings July 27 to 31.

If you would like to set up a putter fitting please
contact Andrew Lovell
to book a session.alovell@torontogolfclub.com
 
Fitting sessions are one hour using Sam Puttlab and Trackman
to analyze performance and assist with putter selection. 


The Yips or Just Bad Aim?

why in many cases it’s just bad aim.
This week we look at what many of us diagnose as the yips and,
 
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CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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Pitching and Chipping
What we can learn from some of the best in the world.

There are a lot of different ways to execute pitch and chip shots around the green,
a lot of different shots you can hit.

This week we take a look at two things we can learn from
one of the best pitchers and chippers on the LPGA tour,
something I see as a common theme among many of the world's best.

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com 

 
June 10, 2021
With the US Women's Open now in the books and the Men's right around the corner, I thought we could take a look at the swing of a major champion and see what we learn from it. In 2017 I had a call from Dr. Scott Lynn at Swing Catalyst, asking if I could do a 3D capture and get some video and pressure information on a young lady from the Philippines, who was in Toronto playing in the Junior World Championships. She had recently finished 3rd in the US Women's Amateur at the age of 15. That 15-year-old turned out to be Yuka Saso, the 2021 US Women's Open Champion.  Here's a look at a few swings from her visit, and some thoughts about how she uses the ground to produce speed:
 
With the province coming out of the stay-at-home order and beginning to reopen, we are now able to offer lessons to multiple players while observing physical distancing. We will be sending out information on our Junior Pods program next week, for small groups of four or less junior members. Similar to last year we will have a two-day option for two hours a day. We will open registrations at that time.

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com 
 

May 27, 2021
With the return to Ontario, our one on one private lessons and club fittings
are now available outdoors at the Academy.
Under our current restrictions, we are only able to offer one on one sessions.

To book a session please contact our professionals directly.
Upon booking, we will share the COVID protocols for your session with you.

 

 Doug Rankin - Head Professional drankin@torontogolfclub.com
Andrew Lovell - Director of Instruction alovell@torontogolfclub.com
    Jim Beddome - Senior Teaching Professional jbeddome@torontogolfclub.com
Quinn Godfrey - Associate Professional qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com
Krysta Schaus - Associate Professional kschaus@torontogolfclub.com
Laura MacElwain - Associate Professional lmacelwain@torontogolfclub.com
Colin Grimes - Assistant Professional cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

 
 
We will continue to monitor the covid-19 restrictions and
modify our program offerings as we are able to safely.
Our intention is to offer some small group programs (four or less)
and our Junior Pods Program again when permitted.

Keep an eye on the Academy E-News for more information as the restrictions change.

On the equipment side, if you are considering any new equipment,
I would encourage you to reach out to us early.
We are already starting to experience some supply delays for components.


Here is this week’s video tip!
I had a few questions about adapting to soft and firm sand recently.
After watching the PGA Championship and seeing how well they adapted to the
highly variable sand conditions in the 'dunes', I thought I would share some ideas with you.

Link: https://vimeo.com/554995118/4d9e5d95f9

Andrew Lovell, Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com

 
May 12, 2021

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. This week I wanted to share some ideas around putting set up that you can work on at home. In this video we look at some of the set up components seen in 'Set up Looking from Down the Line', next week we will look at the components from face on:

 Dr. Kirsten Wishloff is offering a workshop on Saturday covering wrist and elbow injuries.
This is a great opportunity for anyone struggling with wrist or elbow pain.
If you are interested in attending here is the link to sign up:


https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wrist-elbow-injuries-workshop-tickets-154004600907
 

In case you missed the Zoom calls
In case you missed the Zoom calls over the winter,
here's the link to the TGC website where you can see the recordings:


https://torontogolfclub.com/Pro_Shop/Teaching_Academy/Teaching_Videos
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While we are waiting on golf to reopen, we do have some
remote learning options for those interested.

Andrew Lovell - Be a Better Putter from Home

A four-week home program designed to develop your set-up, start-line and speed control.
Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on.

Includes:
  • Weekly training plan video. 
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson. 
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback. 
Cost: $175 for a four-week individual program.
Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
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Remote Coaching 
For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option. 
Sessions are available on Zoom or FaceTime.
Please contact our Professionals directly to book a session.

Doug Rankin - Head Professional drankin@torontogolfclub.com    
Andrew Lovell - Director of Instruction alovell@torontogolfclub.com         
Jim Beddome - Senior Teaching Professional jbeddome@torontogolfclub.com   
Quinn Godfrey - Associate Professional qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com      
Krysta Schaus - Associate Professional kschaus@torontogolfclub.com       
Laura MacElwain - Associate Professional lmacelwain@torontogolfclub.com
Colin Grimes - Assistant Professional
cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

 
On-line Golf Fitness and Movement Training with The Vault 
Dr. Brendan McLaughlin and Dr. Craig Davies have built an
on-line platform for training, golf fitness and movement.
They share a variety of fitness and movement programs for golf and the strategies
they have used with some of the world’s best players.

They are offering 25% off single programs or annual subscriptions
to our members using promo code: TORONTO25. 

Android App:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trainerize.thevaultperformanceonline&hl=en_US&gl=US

IOS App:
https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/vault-performance-online/id1523081888
 
 
 
 
E-News - May 6, 2021

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy as we await the return of golf. 
If anyone would like to discuss equipment/fitting needs, lessons or program options for the season,
when it resumes, or if we can assist you getting some practice space set up at home,
please reach out using my email at the bottom and we can set up a call to discuss.

I am always happy to talk golf!
 

Hopefully, you had a chance to join in or watch the recordings of our off-season Academy Zoom calls.We have had some of the most talented individuals in our sport join us.If you missed them, the links are posted on the website in the Academy section. Those who joined or watched may have noticed that in many cases it can be a little challenging to get specific, precise answers to questions at times from many of our guests.
Why is it that some of the best minds in golf cannot give you a straightforward answer?
Well, that depends. All joking aside it really does.
It depends on the person in many instances.
There are some principles on how the club and ball interact to create ball flight, some around how we create club speed. But when it comes achieving those, there are so many variables based on the person doing the swinging. It becomes almost impossible to answer any questions with certainty unless you can relate it directly to an individual. For example, ground reaction forces are something that gets discussed frequently now. I was discussing them with Dr. Mark Bull recently and he shared that he had seen Usain Bolt's ground reaction forces when sprinting, they are regarded as a good measure for sprinting speed in most cases, how hard can you push off the ground. Well Mr. Bolt, the fastest man on earth, has some of the lowest ground reaction forces measured. So, does that mean ground reaction forces are not important, no, just not to him.
 
We are remarkable at how we adapt to different tasks as humans and playing golf is a prime example. So where am I going with all this? Well, my point is simple. Although most instructors and coaches have some preferences, and we can find all sorts of them on the internet, they are just that, preferences. Each of us will do some things differently to put the ball on the club, building a movement that delivers the club effectively may look a little different to all of us.
 
 Often, we get caught up on the look of our swing and don’t spend enough time
understanding how it performs, we change things based on how it looks on video
and may not actually improve anything. Understanding what is important for you,
what will improve things and what just looks different is particularly important.

So next time you search the internet for advice, or are offered swing advice by your playing partners, be sure you understand how it will improve what you do. That is not to say there isn’t some great advice out there, it just may not always be the best advice for you. 

In case you missed the Zoom calls over the winter,
here is the link to the TGC website where you can see the recordings:

https://torontogolfclub.com/ProShop/TeachingAcademy/TeachingVideos


While we are waiting on golf to reopen, we do have some
remote learning options for those interested.

Andrew Lovell - Be a Better Putter from Home

A four-week home program designed to develop your set-up, start-line and speed control.
Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on.

Includes:
  • Weekly training plan video. 
  • Weekly 30 minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson. 
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback. 
Cost: $175 for a four-week individual program.
Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67


Remote Coaching 

For those who can hit balls or practice at home, we have a remote coaching option. 
Sessions are available on Zoom or FaceTime.
Please contact our Professionals directly to book a session.

Doug Raknin - Head Professional drankin@torontogolfclub.com    
Andrew Lovell - Director of Instruction alovell@torontogolfclub.com         
Jim Bedomme - Senior Teaching Professional jbedomme@torontogolfclub.com   
Quin Godfrey - Associate Professional qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com      
Krysta Schaus - Associate Professional kschaus@torontogolfclub.com       
Laura MacElwain - Associate Professional lmacelwain@torontogolfclub.com
Colin Grimes - Assistant Professional
cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

 

On-line Golf Fitness and Movement Training with The Vault 

Dr. Brendan McLaughlin and Dr. Craig Davies have built an
on-line platform for training, golf fitness and movement.
They share a variety of fitness and movement programs for golf and the strategies
they have used with some of the world’s best players.

They are offering 25% off single programs or annual subscriptions
to our members using promo code: TORONTO25. 

Android App:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trainerize.thevaultperformanceonline&hl=en_US&gl=US


 

PLEASE NOTE

The Ontario Government announced further measures designed to help
minimize the spread of COVID-19
and variants of concern.
Beginning Saturday, April 17th at 12:01 a.m.,
all golf courses and practice ranges in Ontario must be closed for
at least the duration of the extended stay-at-home order. 
The stay-at-home order is currently scheduled to last until approximately May 20th

Doug Rankin- Head Professional dougrankin@torontogolfclub.com

Andrew Lovell- Director of Instruction alovell@torontogolfclub.com

Jim Beddome- Senior Teaching Professional jbeddome@torontogolfclub.com

Quinn Godfrey- Associate Professional qgodfrey@torontogolfclub.com

Krysta Schaus- Associate Professional kschaus@torontogolfclub.com

Laura McElwain- Associate Professional lmcelwain@torontogolfclub.com

Colin Grimes- Assistant Professional cgrimes@torontogolfclub.com

We will continue to monitor the covid-19 restrictions in our region
and modify our program offerings as we are able to safely.
Our intention is to offer some small group programs (four or less)
and our Junior Pods Program again when permitted.
Keep an eye on the Academy E-News for more information as the restrictions change.
On the equipment side, if you are in the market for any new equipment,
I would encourage you to reach out to us early.  
Across the golf industry, we are already starting to experience some
supply delays for components, such as shafts, grips etc. 
 

 
In case you missed any of our
ACADEMY ZOOM CALLS
here are the links to each of the recordings:


Gareth Raflewski
PGA and LPGA Tour Short Game Coach discussing the short game
https://vimeo.com/495828404/8977daa7b4


Ted Scott
Caddy for Bubba Watson discussing course management, speed production and much more
https://vimeo.com/499656469/927436e87d

Dr. Mark Bull
PhD in Sport Exercise and Rehabilitation Science, consultant to multiple
Major Champions discussing speed and movement
https://vimeo.com/506251893/16f325fea1

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff
Chiropractor and owner of The Athletes Grid
looks at common injuries in golf and strategies for injury prevention
https://vimeo.com/510290820/ca43e30a2d

Matt Wilson
Director of Instruction Baltusrol, former High-Performance Director at Golf Canada.
How to improve your practice for better performance
https://vimeo.com/513578971/cacdcf6a09

Dr. Noel Rousseau

PhD Motor Learning, PGA of Great Britain Advanced Fellow Professional
takes a modern look at the mental game in golf
 https://vimeo.com/515833121/602957bd55

Dr. Scott Lynn
Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton and Research
Director for Swing Catalyst discussing how we use the ground

https://vimeo.com/521209376/fb6a9ba3a2

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February 23, 2021
Next Zoom Call

This week we chat with Dr. Scott Lynn.
Scott is an Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton
and Research Director for Swing Catalyst.
Originally from Ontario, Scott has worked with many of the games best players
and coaches while conducting his research on how we use the ground.
Scott is going to discuss some ideas on how we use the ground
to create both an effective and efficient swing.

This is the last call in the winter guest series.
Heading into March we will begin to host some Friday night calls with the Professional staff.

Thursday, February 25, 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Scott Lynn- How we use the ground.
Here is the link to sign up:  https://forms.gle/Q3yYy9hp8kJmq3sR6

 
 
 In case you missed it,
here is the link to our session with
Dr. Noel Rousseau on the mental game.
It was a great discussion on some of the shifts recently in golf.
Specifically, on swing thoughts and negative thoughts:
https://vimeo.com/515833121/602957bd55


Remote Learning Opportunities
With the region of Peel still in 'Stay at Home' indoor in-person sessions remain unavailable.
Here are some remote options until that changes.
Unsure remote coaching is for you?
Reach out and we can test it out with you and see how it goes.
..Andrew Lovell - Be a Better Putter from Home

A four-week home program designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control.
Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on
.

Includes:
  • Weekly training plan video
  • Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback
Cost: $175 for four-week individual program
Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67

Remote Coaching
For those who can hit balls or practice at home we have a remote coaching option.
Includes:
  • Unlimited video submission for review
  • Monthly practice plan
  • Monthly 30 minute live zoom session
Cost: $150 per month (can be converted to in person sessions when available)
Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/r1D8PjFSsjN7QEQN7
...

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff - Build Mobility & Power for Golf

6 weeks of custom rehab programming designed to improve
your golf game and prevent injuries in the upcoming season.

Includes:
•    Initial Virtual Assessment
•    Weekly Video Call
•    Custom Exercise Programming
o    Including: yoga, golf mobility and strength
o    Video tutorials and detailed breakdown of movements
•    Reassessment & Progression options

Cost: $425 for a six-week individual program

Contact Dr. Wishloff to sign up or for any questions: drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com
 
On-line Golf Fitness and Movement Training with The Vault
Dr. Brendan McLaughlin and Dr. Craig Davies have built an online platform
for training golf fitness and movement. They share a variety of fitness and movement
programs for golf and the strategies they have used with some of the world’s best players.

They are offering 25% off single programs or annual subscriptions to our members
using promo code: TORONTO25.

For more info or to sign up go to:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trainerize.thevaultperformanceonline&hl=en_US&gl=US


 

 
 For more information or questions on any of the Zoom calls or remote programs
or if you are unable to access the registration forms please contact:

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com
 

February 18, 2021

Next Zoom Call

This week is a Friday AM call from the UK.
Dr. Noel Rousseau joins us to look at the mental side of golf
and how traditional advice may or may not be the right solution for you.
He will get into swing thoughts, what can work (this one may be a surprise for many of us)
and some misconceptions around negative thoughts.
This is going to be a great session for those wanting to improve this part of their game!

Friday, February 19, 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Noel Rousseau - PhD Motor Learning, PGA of Great Britain Advanced Fellow Professional
A modern look at the mental game in golf.

Here is the link to sign up: https://forms.gle/ZMv2iyzoeqqEuouP8

   
 

Upcoming Zoom Calls
(Sign up available the week prior)

Thursday, February 25 - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. Scott Lynn, Associate Professor California State University,
Fullerton and Research Director, Swing Catalyst.
How we use the ground.

In case you missed it, here is the link to our session with
Matt Wilson on practice: https://vimeo.com/513578971
   



Remote Learning Opportunities

With the region of Peel still in the Grey Zone, indoor in-person sessions remain unavailable.
Here are some remote options until that changes.
Unsure remote coaching is for you?
Reach out and we can test it out with you and see how it goes.

..Andrew Lovell - Be a Better Putter from Home

A four-week home program designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control.
Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on
.

Includes:

  • Weekly training plan video
  • Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback

Cost: $175 for four-week individual program

Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
...


...
Remote Coaching

For those who can hit balls or practice at home we have a remote coaching option.

Includes:

  • Unlimited video submission for review
  • Monthly practice plan
  • Monthly 30 minute live zoom session

Cost: $150 per month (can be converted to in person sessions when available)

Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/r1D8PjFSsjN7QEQN7
...

...
Dr. Kirsten Wishloff - Build Mobility & Power for Golf


6 weeks of custom rehab programming designed to improve
your golf game and prevent injuries in the upcoming season.

Includes:
•    Initial Virtual Assessment
•    Weekly Video Call
•    Custom Exercise Programming
o    Including: yoga, golf mobility and strength
o    Video tutorials and detailed breakdown of movements
•    Reassessment & Progression options

Cost: $425 for a six-week individual program

Contact Dr. Wishloff to sign up or for any questions: drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com

 

 

On-line Golf Fitness and Movement Training with The Vault

Dr. Brendan McLaughlin and Dr. Craig Davies have built an online platform
for training golf fitness and movement. They share a variety of fitness and movement
programs for golf and the strategies they have used with some of the world’s best players.

They are offering 25% off single programs or annual subscriptions to our members
using promo code: TORONTO25.


 

 For more information or questions on any of the Zoom calls or remote programs
or if you are unable to access the registration forms please contact:

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com

 


February 9, 2021

Next Zoom Call

We get back into 'golf' this week after a couple weeks geared more towards movement.
It should be a great call with Matt Wilson. Matt is the Director of Instruction at Baltusrol,
he was the Head Coach of the National Girls Squad and Director of
Next Generation Performance for Golf Canada.
He spent time in California as Director of Instruction at La Rinconda Country Club
and was a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Stanford University Men’s Golf Program.
Matt co-authored Better Faster: The Modern Golfer's Blueprint for Getting More from Less.

Matt will dive into how to make your practice more effective and efficient.

Thursday, February 11, 12:00 p.m.
Matt Wilson- Director of Instruction, Baltusrol

How to improve your practice for better performance.

Common injuries in golf and strategies for injury prevention.

Link to sign up: https://forms.gle/dBcyG7invoBgrptr9

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Upcoming Zoom Calls
(Sign up available the week prior)

Friday, February 19, 9:00 a.m.
Dr. Noel Rousseau - PhD Motor Learning, PGA of Great Britain Advanced Fellow Professional
A modern look at the mental game in golf.

Week of February 22 (date to be confirmed)
Dr. Scott Lynn, Associate Professor California State University,
Fullerton and Research Director, Swing Catalyst
How we use the ground.


In case you missed it, here is the link to our session with Dr. Wishloff:
https://vimeo.com/510290820/ca43e30a2d

 


Remote Learning Opportunities
 

Dr. Mark Bull - Four Key Movements for Speed

A couple spots remain available!

Dr. Bull will explore his four key movements for speed in the golf swing and how to train them.
No equipment is needed for the program.
Starts Wednesday, February 10th.

Includes:

  • Four weeks, one key move and how to train it each week.
  • Five weekly Zoom calls, Wednesdays at 12:30.
    Four to go over the movement for the week and answer any questions,
    one at the end of the four-week program.
  • Zoom call and weekly training plan will be shared with participants each week.

Cost: $100 for the four-week group program

Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/Mo8rrYNDE2Ad1Urb9
...

 

Dr. Kirsten Wishloff- Build Mobility & Power for Golf 

 6 weeks of custom rehab programming designed to improve your golf game
and prevent injuries in the upcoming season.

Includes:

  • Initial Virtual Assessment
  • Weekly Video Call
  • Custom Exercise Programming Including:
    yoga, golf mobility, & strength
    Video tutorials and detailed breakdown of movements
  • Reassessment & Progression Options

Cost: $425 for six-week individual program

 Contact Dr. Wishloff to sign up or for any questions: drwishloff@theathletesgrid.com
...

 

Andrew Lovell - Be a Better Putter from Home

A four-week home program designed to develop your set up, start line and speed control.
Each week will have a new theme and practice plan.
All you need is your putter and a surface to putt on
.

Includes:

  • Weekly training plan video
  • Weekly 30-minute individual Zoom check in/live lesson
  • Unlimited video submission for review and feedback

Cost: $175 for four-week individual program

Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/pZtauXXQKztVoDN67
...


Remote Coaching

For those who can hit balls or practice at home we have a remote coaching option.

Includes:

  • Unlimited video submission for review
  • Monthly practice plan
  • Monthly 30 minute live zoom session

Cost: $150 per month (can be converted to in person sessions when available)

Follow this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/r1D8PjFSsjN7QEQN7

 

On-line Golf Fitness and Movement Training with The Vault

Dr. Brendan McLaughlin and Dr. Craig Davies have built an online platform
for training golf fitness and movement. They share a variety of fitness and movement
programs for golf and the strategies they have used with some of the world’s best players.

They are offering 25% off single programs or annual subscriptions to our members
using promo code: TORONTO25.

For more info or to sign up go to: www.thevaultperformance.com
...
 

 For more information or questions on any of the Zoom calls or remote programs
or if you are unable to access the registration forms please contact:

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com

...

 

December 10, 2020

Webinar Series
 Join us for the first in our series of
WINTER WEBINARS
On Wednesday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m.
join us live with LPGA Tour Coach, Gareth Raflewski.
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Gareth is the number one short-game coach on the LPGA tour.
He has several players this week at the US Open.

The Professional Staff will be chatting short game,
home practice and LPGA Tour with Gareth for an hour.

Here is a short video Gareth did for us during the spring COVID lockdown:

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Zoom Call Live

If you would like to join the Zoom call live,
please email Director of Instruction,
Andrew Lovell at alovell@torontogolfclub.com
to get the call details.
Space is limited, make sure to reserve your space.
We will have some time at the end of the session for a Q&A.
You can ask questions then, or if you have a question
you would like us to include in the discussion you can
also email it to Andrew at alovell@torontogolfclub.com.
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Home Practice
Have somewhere to practice at home?
Join the TGC Academy Director of Instruction, Andrew Lovell's home practice group on CoachNow.
You’ll get weekly home practice tips and interviews with some of the best coaches in the business.
Follow the link to sign up: https://app.coachnow.io/i/f1790910b5/dd8.

If you signed up in the spring,
check in, as CoachNow content will be updated weekly this winter

November 26, 2020

Planning Your Off-Season

With the outdoor season wrapped up in Ontario and the off-season now here,
this is a great time to get to work on your game.
You may not be able to head to the practice facility or have the ability to hit balls
and practice at home, but there is a lot you can accomplish this off-season.

The off-season is a fantastic time to make improvements
that will get you ready for next spring.
Here are three ways to utilize the opportunity the winter provides.

  1. If you have a space to hit balls, identify the improvements you want to make and get to work. In season making significant change can be hard, it typically does not feel good, the outcome is often not what we are hoping for or as consistent as we would like initially. As a result, we often just move back towards what we already do and what is comfortable. Using the off-season where you are not playing is a great time to put in the time to get comfortable with the changes. I often tell people just doing the same thing over and over is not helping you play better, hitting seven irons at the same target for 30 minutes is nothing like what happens when we play. We change clubs, change targets, change the lie and have time in between shots. When it comes to improving our pattern, some block repetitions are not always a bad thing. If you have somewhere you can make some swings, take advantage and start the process of improving your mechanics.
  2. Use the time to improve your movement. We are often restricted by how we can move, for most of us adding or restoring some mobility and range is a good thing, some of us are too mobile and adding some strength will help. I always recommend getting a physical screen, then planning what you can do to help improve your performance on course and avoid injury. You do not necessarily need to be in the gym lifting weights! Some simple movement exercises done regularly can really help. You could even look at a speed training program. The SuperSpeed program is a great one that is easy to do and has shown great results increasing club head speed.
  3. Become a better putter! A putting mat or even some carpet that rolls well and a plan you can work through is all you need. There are really three keys to putting well, can you start the putt on the line you chose, can you hit it with the appropriate speed and can you read the green and plan for the speed and read. Green reading is not easily done indoors unless you have a large green, but a little work on your stroke and some skill development done regularly can drastically improve your ability to start it online and control your speed. If you can do that well, combined with a little green reading work in the spring, you are guaranteed to shave a stroke or more off your handicap.

Winter in Ontario does not have to be bad news for your golf game. Take some time and get a plan in place for your off-season and you will undoubtedly see the rewards in the spring. Getting better at golf can be hard. It takes time and the results do not always show up immediately, in fact they almost never show up immediately. But if you take a long term approach to it, do something every day, or even every other day that will contribute to improvement over time, in this case the winter, you will absolutely see results.

If you need a little assistance building an off-season plan, please reach out. I would be happy to set up a time to discuss with you.

Andrew Lovell
Director of Instruction
alovell@torontogolfclub.com

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The Pro Shop will remain open for curbside pickup leading up to the holidays.


If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for a golfer, here are a few for you:

SuperSpeed Golf Speed Sticks
These training systems are ideal for anyone looking to add
some clubhead speed this off-season.
We have a few left in stock at the Pro Shop and a few more en route.

Putting Mats
We have a few options in stock now and a few more en route.
We will be offering some remote putting programs in the new year as well.

Pop-Up Hitting Cage or Netting and Hitting Mats
If you have a space where you could swing a club, why not add a pop-up hitting cage.
We have a few pop-up cages available at the shop.
Alternatively, you could look at hanging some netting in a more permanent installation.
We also have access to hitting turf.

Lesson Gift Certificates
Lesson certificates are available in whatever amount or number of sessions you would like.
If we can resume lessons safely and have a winter academy,
certificates can be used then, or next season when we open.

New Equipment with a Fitting
We have an extensive matrix of fitting equipment from Callaway, Ping, Taylor Made and Titleist, we also have access to PXG. Our new models for 2021 have already started to arrive. Our professional staff utilizes Trackman for club fitting and Sam Puttlab for putter
fitting. Certificates are available for dollar amounts towards equipment, or for a specific club or the whole bag. When you purchase equipment from us
our professionals will take care of the fitting for you.

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any
assistance
planning a home
practice space
or finding a gift,

please contact us
we would be happy
to assist you!
   
alovell@torontogolfclub.com
proshop@torontogolfclub.com
905-278-1212
 
November 18, 2020

Winter is Coming

With the weather we have had the last couple weeks
it may have felt like winter was going to skip a year.
Sitting here looking out the window with a dusting of snow (a little north of the city)
I am reminded that winter is indeed coming.

There is a possibility of having limited individual
one-on-one lessons available indoors in the new year.


The safety of the members and staff are the priority in our planning.
With the situation with Covid-19 in our region changing rapidly,
we will have to wait and see what the next month holds for us.
The regions' restrictions and the ability to create a safe environment for all
will be considered heading into the new year.

Stay tuned, we will keep you posted.

In the meantime, if you are interested in a winter program, please contact our professional staff directly. At this time, we are not booking, but each of us are keeping track of those interested and
will reach out to keep you updated as we get closer to the new year.

Our plan from now to mid-December is to continue to work from the Academy building,
dependent on weather and regional restrictions.
The temperature in the building is quite comfortable during the shoulder season for lessons.
A reminder that face coverings are required for all while in the Academy building.

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Additionally, we will be releasing some remote training programs for the off-season.

On the menu now are:


Vision 54 - six-week remote training programs
Dr. Mark Bull - six-week speed training programs
Dr Brendan McGlaughlin - three-month golf movement and strength programs
Dr. Kirsten Wishloff - off-season movement, strength and injury rehab programs
Andrew Lovell - off-season remote putting program

More options will be added!

In addition, all our professionals will be offering remote coaching as an option.


We will also be hosting a series of webinars with our professionals throughout the off-season.
Keep an eye on the E-News, details will be released in the coming weeks.
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With the off-season approaching and restrictions on travelling south,
now is a good time to get set up for home practice.
Inventory levels on mats and netting will be limited.
If you are interested in getting a set-up at home, please contact me and I will be happy
to assist you with planning and sourcing a set-up.
From a putting mat, net and hitting mat to a full home simulator set-up,
there are many solutions available to allow you to stay sharp this winter.

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If you are looking for gifts for a golfer, or need a suggestion for Santa,
here are a few ideas from the academy.

Home Practice Equipment

Putting Mats
We have some in the Pro Shop that are excellent
with a few other options available for order.

Raflewski Golf putting ruler and putting cups.

Hitting mats, netting, pop up hitting cages, launch monitors
(there are some cost-effective personal units as well as Trackman,
Foresight and Flightscope that will run simulator set-ups).

Super Speed golf speed sticks,
Ideal for working on increasing your clubhead speed this off-season.

Certificates

2021 Lesson Certificates

Club Fitting Certificates
A new putter, wedges, irons, hybrids and fairways, driver or full bag
including a fitting can be done with a certificate

The Pro Shop is fully stocked with gifts to suit any golfer in your household!
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October 15, 2020


Making the Most of the Off-Season

With the fall season upon us, winter is right around the corner.
Fall and winter can be an ideal time to work on your game.
A couple of key thoughts, identify what you'd like to improve,
make a plan, find a way to be accountable to your plan.

Here is a short video with some thoughts on off-season practice
and some updates on the Academy for the fall and winter seasons.

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September 25, 2020

Wrists in the Golf Swing

This week we take a quick look at what the wrists do in a golf swing.
There are many different thoughts on what they should do out there.
We will quickly look at the movements they make and how they influence the club delivery. 

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Sepember 10, 2020

Pitching Yardages

I often see people struggling with the yardages, they hit pitch shots,
matching up how much swing and what club to the distance
they need on shots too close for full or 3/4 swings.
These finesse shots can become challenging to execute.
We often find ourselves trying to figure out how much swing
or energy the shot requires while executing them.

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In chatting with my friend and LPGA Tour short game coach Gareth Raflewski recently,
he shared something he does with several of his players that he felt would benefit a lot of players:

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September 2, 2020

Playing From The Rough
A question that often comes up in fitting and in lessons is
how to play out of the rough? What club to use?
How do I advance it as far as possible?

After seeing a record number of 7 and 9 woods in play at the
PGA Championship at Harding Park and with the rough getting thicker,
with the ideal growing conditions I thought it would be a good topic this week:


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August 27, 2020
Aim Small to Miss Small
 In recent weeks we have looked at some ideas around managing targets and dispersion on course.
This week we look at being precise with our intended targets on course.
We want to 'aim small to miss small'.

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August 14, 2020

An Introduction to Dispersion and Picking Targets

Here’s a quick look at the idea of dispersion and how it relates to picking your target

A really easy way for most of us to improve our scores is to simply understand the dispersion patterns we have with each club and using that information to pick better targets. I am positive that for most of us there are easily two (if not more) shots per round that we are giving up by picking poor targets.
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July 31, 2020
Are You Exercising or Practicing? On the range we often see a lot of shots with the same club to the same target, a lot of standing over the ball and thinking about what we are trying to do, rehearsing some swing feels. Or, we see machine gun practice, one ball after another being fired out onto the range. One could argue that typical range behavior has more in common with exercise than practice. For most, our practice time has little to no similarities to what happens on the course.
So how do you change your practice habits to allow practice to transfer onto the course? 

That really is the question we should be asking.  Here are two ideas to help.
Practice can be split into two simple categories, block practice and random varied practice.
Block practice is exactly what we described as your typical session, many shots with the same club to the same target. There is some value in this type of practice, however it should only be 20-30% of your practice time. Occasionally when working through technical improvements we may need to spend a little more time. It is useful when working through a swing change or patterning a new movement. 

Random varied practice requires a changing target, club and even type of shot after each ball.  Much like you would encounter on the course.  I like to call this transfer practice; you are practicing in a way that will transfer your skills over to the course, replicating game situations, you could even practice on course. By hitting different shots to different targets, you are creating some variability and some consequence, you are simulating the process that goes into each shot on the course.
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PART ONE of making practice more effective
is breaking your time up into block and random varied practice,
ensuring random is at least 70% of your practice.

PART TWO is more about trying to create an ideal performance state on the range.
If you want to do it on course, you need to include it in your practice.
In an ideal situation, before each shot we need to make two decisions, first what is the shot I am trying to execute - distance, direction, shape height, all the things you need to know about the shot, considering the environmental factors and picking a club. We need to have an intention for each shot, that also allows for commitment to the shot we are trying to execute.

Second, we need to create a focus for ourselves through the shot. I try to avoid the term swing thought, but essentially that is what we need. One focus to carry through right to the finish of our swing. The science indicates that we perform best when we have a sensory focus through execution of the shot. Things we can see, hear, feel are far more effective. We want to create two intentions essentially, one for the ball (the shot we are hitting) and one for us (a focus to carry to the finish of the swing). It could look like this, plan your shot, create a clear intention, assign a sensory feel for the swing, step in and execute. Once we have an intention and a focus, step in and hit the shot. I would encourage you to plan and create your intentions away from the ball. Once you are ready, then step in and address it. The ball should be in the air in 10 seconds or less once you step in, any longer and you are inviting more thoughts into your execution space which usually does not encourage optimal performance.
If you want to take it one step further,
evaluate the shot on your commitment to your intentions not the outcome.
Outcome is not entirely in your control,
staying committed to your intention is.

There are an infinite number of sensory feels that
could work, find the ones that work for you.

A great way to practice would be to
explore different intentions
and see which ones you like best.
 Some examples of great sensory feels would be:

Feel a 75% tempo to the finish

Feel soft grip pressure to the finish

See the target in your minds eye to the finish

 See a blue line tracing the ball's flight to the finish

 Hear the sound of solid contact to the finish
If you need some help building a better practice plan, our professional staff would be delighted to help.

July 23, 2020
 
How Well Do You Manage Your BTTs?
When we talk about performing our best on course, managing our BTTs is a key component.
How well do you manage your BTTs?
Do you you know what BTTs are?
In this weeks tip we look at what BTTs are and a
few thoughts on how to manage them on course and even in practice.

 
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July 16, 2020
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 Junior “Pods” Two Day Programs
Through the months of July and August we will be offering a modified Junior Program.
Our Junior Pods program will run with small groups, four juniors
or less and be two days long, three hours each day.
Only four groups of four will run each day on a staggered start to
help observe physical distancing on the practice facility.

For full details please click HERE
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TGC Academy- Practice Mindsets
Do you make the most of your practice time?

Does your plan and your mindset help you get the most out of your practice?
Knowing how to match up your mindset and the feedback to yourself with
what you are trying to accomplish can improve your practice dramatically.

Here are some thoughts on how you can make the most out of your practice time.