Scott Bergdahl

Time to put knowledge into practice

It looks like summer is finally here. Yes it’s true, the summer that we have been anxiously awaiting for the past couple of years.

Some tips to help golf addiction

Addictive may be the best way to describe the game of golf. For those of you that have been bitten by the golf bug, you know exactly what I mean. This game knows no boundaries, has no prejudices, few physical limitations and no age restrictions. In short, it’s truly the greatest game in the world.

Golfing sometimes is far away from walk in the park

A walk in the park, as golf is sometime referred too, this is as good as it gets.

Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the uphill bunker shot.

Mastering the sand

Golf as we know it today originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland in the Kingdom of Fife during the 15th century. Players would hit a pebble around a natural course of sand dunes, rabbit runs and tracks using a stick or primitive club.

Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the uphill bunker shot.
Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the “Standard Greenside” bunker shot.

Sand is no treat on the links

When I think of the beach, happy thoughts come to mind. Bare feet, shorts, sun, sand castles, water sports and possibly even a margarita. Everything about the beach makes me happy and relaxed. This is not necessarily the case on the golf course.

Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the “Standard Greenside” bunker shot.
Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the wrong way to swing a club

The right , wrong places for chicken wings

Thank god it’s Friday (as I pen this column)! It has been a heck of a week. A tradition at the end of the work week is hooking up with good friends, visiting your favourite watering hole to share a few laughs with and just unwinding.

Lakewood Golf Course professional Scott Bergdahl demonstrates the wrong way to swing a club
A club off the correct plane leads to being “over the top

Going over the top

Distance is primarily the first and most important improvement that many players want to change when discussing their game.

A club off the correct plane leads to being “over the top
A good downswing uncoils a body tense with power for the shot.

‘Effortless’ swing does it

It’s all about control. It seems reasonable that in order to hit the golf ball with consistency and with maximum distance that we should hold onto the golf club with all of our might, taking the club back and then attempting to return the club back to the ball.

A good downswing uncoils a body tense with power for the shot.

Save strokes by mastering swing plane

What a way to spend Father’s Day! Indoor activities it seems, was the name of the game Sunday.

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Get out of the rough the first time

For the first time this year it feels like summer! This past week we have seen seasonal warm weather and it appears, according to the weather man, that we shall continue to experience the true heat of summer. Great golfing weather has finally arrived and hopefully is here to stay.

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Don’t neglect short-range scoring areas

Golf is the most humbling game that I have ever played.

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What is in store in golf’s future?

Look outside and you shall see, the smiling faces of frosty (the snowman) and me.

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Season starts, so get going!

First of all, I would like to extend to all of our readers a warm a happy Mothers Day. It was your day mothers, and I hope you spent it doing exactly what you enjoy doing.

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