Woods to Wedges https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com Golf Club Fittings, Lessons & Repairs Tue, 19 May 2020 16:31:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cropped-woods-to-wedges-logo-32x32.png Woods to Wedges https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com 32 32 Why do you need golf instruction? https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/why-do-you-need-golf-instruction/ https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/why-do-you-need-golf-instruction/#respond Tue, 19 May 2020 16:31:30 +0000 https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/?p=1076 Golf is a game and it should be something that we enjoy doing. The greatest round of golf you have had was probably the most fun you had on the golf course. Being able to beat your friends in a round of golf is always a great feeling. Bragging rights at the nineteenth hole, over a cold drink, never gets old. Talking about the birdies you had or that perfect shot that came off just like you planned. That is what keeps us coming back to this fantastic game. If we are not hitting the ball to the best of our abilities, we need someone to help us make some corrections.

At some point in our golf journey, we will all need a little direction. Any golfer, from a tour pro to a beginner, can benefit from a PGA Professionals expertise. Today’s golf lessons utilize advanced technology, such as, Trackman and video to help every golfer see exactly what is going on in their golf swing. The data that we get from our Trackman launch monitor, gives the student and the instructor solid feedback when making changes to the golfers swing. In my opinion, golf instruction is much more effective when combining a trained eye with technology and video. The days of taking a golf lesson with a pro standing behind and telling you what is going on are obsolete.

We all need to get golf lessons, from time to time, in order to allow us to have more fun. It is no fun to go out and hit the ball all over the place. We will help you get your swing back on track and the game will be fun again.

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One Day at a Time, One Shot at a Time: Applying COVID-19 Grit for Better Golf https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/one-day-at-a-time-one-shot-at-a-time-applying-covid-19-grit-for-better-golf/ https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/one-day-at-a-time-one-shot-at-a-time-applying-covid-19-grit-for-better-golf/#respond Tue, 12 May 2020 15:26:07 +0000 https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/?p=1063 The novel coronavirus, and the disease caused by it, COVID-19, is something that has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of people the world over. Millions have suffered the physical symptoms of the virus, with many lives tragically lost. Countless more individuals have suffered the financial, mental, and emotional side effects of COVID-19 through the loss of employment, isolation from friends and family, and anxiousness about the future. Learning and working from home has become the new normal for families around the world. How we handle the stresses associated with such a lifestyle change can either build or erode the family structures in our society. Although it may seem completely unrelated, the mindset necessary to survive this global pandemic can help us thrive on the golf course.

One shot at a time is one of the oldest clichés in the game of golf. We will inevitably hear this phrase in reply when an interviewer or golf writer asks a tour pro how he or she will handle the final round pressure of a golf tournament. The player will say that they will “stick to their game plan, be patient, stay in the moment, and play one shot at a time.” Although it is a commonplace response in media rooms on the PGA Tour, the grit required to succeed in tournament golf at the highest level is something that can be learned and applied from our daily lives during this pandemic.

The ability to take one day at a time during COVID-19 is similar to playing one shot at a time on the golf course. In golf, we are presented with a series of isolated shots throughout the round. Each shot is a separate event, that deserves our full attention, focus, and commitment. After we play the shot, we learn from what happened, accept the results, and move on the next shot. Our daily lives during COVID-19 provide us with an opportunity to develop the resolve necessary to handle these challenges faced on the course. Patience, discipline, and acceptance are all character traits that can be learned and developed during these difficult times and applied on the golf course.

All we have is today. As the saying goes, yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present. We have the choice to view our present as an opportunity to build the character necessary for success in golf and life to play one shot at a time and enjoy one day at a time.

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Why And When To Regrip Your Golf Clubs https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/why-and-when-to-regrip-your-golf-clubs/ https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/why-and-when-to-regrip-your-golf-clubs/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:50:34 +0000 https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/?p=1019 As the golf season approaches and we are taking our clubs out of the basement or garage, and readying our bags for the golf season, one of the most overlooked items is your golf grip. The grip is your only contact with the golf club. Slick or worn grips can cause you control and accuracy problems.

There are several reasons to regrip your clubs. Grips become worn, cracked and slick resulting in decreased consistency. Grips are available in different sizes from junior to jumbo to better fit different hand sizes or physical limitations. Different grip materials are available to suit personal feel preferences or playing conditions.

We are often asked how often to regrip your clubs. When your grips begin to show signs of wear such as dry cracked surfaces, shiny surfaces, wear marks especially around the thumbs, loss of tackiness or inconsistent sizing would be an indication that it is time to regrip. Depending on the grip material the general rule of thumb would be about every 30-40 rounds.

New grips will improve your club’s performance through increased traction and control throughout the golf swing, leading to increased confidence and lower scores. We have over 100 grip styles to choose from. The professional staff at Woods to Wedges can regrip your set and have them ready for you the next day.

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WNYPGA JR TOUR SCHEDULE https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/wnypga-jr-tour-schedule/ https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/wnypga-jr-tour-schedule/#respond Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:47:03 +0000 http://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/?p=843 The WNYPGA Junior Golf Tour provides an opportunity and
atmosphere for juniors to enjoy the camaraderie, friendship, and
sportsmanship of competitive golf at a series of premier venues
throughout the Western New York Section of the PGA of America.
• Boys & Girls Ages 10 – 18
• Full Time & Part Time Memberships
• One-time fee no individual event fee
• Tee Gift Package
• 36 Hole Scoring Events for JGS Recognition
• All Events posted to Junior Golf Hub
• Blue Golf Account with New Advanced Apps
• World Handicap System Handicap
• Season Ending Player of the Year Tour Championship
• Prizes and Awards
• College Golf Seminars

 

The Fore Tour Junior Series provides regional affordable competitive
36 Hole Event opportunity for juniors. These events will be held at
premier venues throughout the WNY, CNY, NENY, and Tri State
Sections of the PGA of America.
• Boys and Girls Ages 13 – 18
• Regional Affordable 2 Day 36 Hole Events
• Competition for Top Juniors in WNY PGA, CNY PGA, NENY PGA,
Tri State PGA Sections
• Events Recognized by JGS and JGH
• No Membership Fee
• Reduced Event Entry Fees for WNYPGA Jr Tour Members
• Do Not have to be a Junior Tour Member to Compete
• Prizes and Awards

 

The College Series Tour is an opportunity for Men and Women who
are at least 18 years old and have not reached their 25th birthday by
June 15th and are enrolled in post-secondary education to continue
to play competitive golf. These events will be held at premier venues
throughout the Western New York Section of the PGA of America.
• Boys and Girls Ages 18 – 24
• $50 Membership Fee
• Reduced fee for Jr Tour Alumni
• $50 Entry Fee per Event
• Prizes and Awards

 

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February Golf Clinics https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/hello-world/ https://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/hello-world/#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:34:02 +0000 http://woodstowedgesbuffalo.com/?p=1 SENIORS – LADIES

PGA Professional Pat Phillips

JUNIORS

PGA Associate Dave Patronik

SENIOR CLINIC

$100 per student – 4 Lessons (incl.balls)

Tue, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25  10:00am – 10:45am

JUNIOR CLINIC

$100 per student – 4 Lessons (incl.balls)

Tue, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25  5:00pm – 5:45pm

LADIES CLINIC

$150 per student – 4 Lessons (incl.balls)

Wed, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26  5:45pm – 6:45pm

Sign Up at Woods to Wedges in the Pro Shop or by calling 716-632-3021.

 

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