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At Redwoods we thrive off of taking new ideas and turning them into reality—we love staying ahead of the curve! Redwoods food truckIf anyone has been following our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (links below) you may have noticed that something is in the works at Redwoods! Since early March we have been keeping a secret while posting pictures trying to lead our followers in the right direction… and our project is finally complete! Redwoods is now the owner of a completely redesigned and fully functioning Food Truck!

Decked out in the classic Redwoods red and white, the Team Woods Food Truck will be featured at all of our shotgun tournaments starting this year! Team woods food truckEquipped with all of the bells and whistles, our Food Truck is built to accommodate all kinds of food for shotgun tournaments to enjoy during tailgates.

Team Woods Food Truck is also available as an option at weddings for the late-night snack! How fun would it be to have this pull up to your wedding bearing all sorts of delicious snacks for your famished (and danced-out) wedding guests? To book your tournament featuring our Food Truck, or to add this head-turner to your wedding package, email our events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts so you can keep up-to-date on all of our projects and events!

Golf course food truck

 

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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice makes perfect. This statement is true with pretty much every sport or activity you were involved in growing up, and the same stands true on your wedding day!

A wedding rehearsal only takes approximately 30 minutes but it is a truly effective tool to help your wedding day go smoothly. Your wedding is the highlight of the weekend and your rehearsal dinner should be a reflection of the creativity and effort you have put into pulling it all together. 

practice makes perfect graphic

Traditionally the rehearsal is held the night before the wedding; however recently the rehearsal has become more of a celebration of its own rather than just a formality. Here at Redwoods couples may hold their rehearsal any evening during the week leading up to their big day starting anytime before 5:00 pm. With this kind of flexibility, there is a lot more time for the couple to relax, recuperate, and get ready for their main event!

Why not let us host your rehearsal dinner?

At Redwoods our rehearsal packages offer a variety of dinner menus to choose from as well as reserved spaces in our cozy restaurant or out on our beautiful patio where you can enjoy your meal. Our experienced team will ensure you and your guests feel relaxed, comfortable and above all have a fantastic time! Invite as many friends and family members as you like to the rehearsal dinner, but remember that the rehearsal itself should only include those involved directly in the processional or recessional. Any questions about our rehearsal packages? Contact our events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

March is typically a wet month for us at Redwoods, and this year was definitely no exception! With the arrival of spring, the beautiful blossom of cherry trees, and the emergence of daffodils and tulips, it's hard not to get excited about a new golf season! One of the challenges our
Turfcare Team faces during the changing of the seasons are our limited ability to consistently cut grass--primarily the rough. 

redwoods standard golf course

Our native soil here at Redwoods is mostly clay, other than greens and tees which are both sand-based. Clay particles are very small and when clay becomes wet it has phenomenal moisture retention capabilities which isn't the most beneficial property to have. When clay becomes saturated it stays that way until the water can drain through, evaporate from the ground, and transpire from the turfgrass plants. This "drying" process can be a little difficult to attain during the West Coast Spring season we are all so used to that often features plenty of rain and cooler temperatures.

When our ground is saturated, any form of surface traffic such as regular footsteps, carts, or mowers, can cause damage to both the soil structure and the turf itself. Our Turfcare Team wants to avoid compacting the soil with the weight of the mowers at all costs. Compaction creates less space within the soil for water and oxygen to move, making it easier for the ground to become saturated with rainwater, and also leaving less space for turfgrass to grow roots. This is our main reason why we don't cut our turf as often when the ground is wet, even if we have a few sunny days in a row; we want to preserve the turf that we have and enable it to flourish during the beginning of the golfing season.

So the next time your foursome is scavenging for their golf balls in the deep rough you can explain the science behind our long grass. Enjoy the Spring golf and try to keep it in the short stuff!

-Your Redwoods Turfcare Team

 

Get Back in (Golf) Shape

Do you ever feel sore after your first few rounds of the season? Check out this article featuring some exercises that will help build muscle in the right areas, prevent injury and improve your game!

By Guest Blogger Josh Doornenbal, owner of EDGE Strength & Conditioning

Golf exercises have been growing in popularity over recent years as the value of fitness to golf performance becomes better understood. Here are three golf exercises related to core stability that can help you:

  • Play better golf
  • Protect your back
  • Feel better

Golf exercises video

The three drills featured in the video teach you to resist torque and create stability while doing rotational movements with the rest of your body. With all golf exercises, we don't want to simply mimic a golf swing. If the exercise looks and feels too close to a golf swing it will do more to negatively impact your mechanics than it will to actually create strength in the right areas.

 

1. Half Kneeling Chop & Lift

What you need: A cable stack or an exercise/resistance band.

Golf exercises - hips facing forward

 

What to do: Fasten the resistance band to something stable and go down on one knee beside it. Keeping your shoulders and hips facing forward,
pull the band across your body and towards your chest. Then extend your arms forward away from your body. Bring the band back to chest position and then back to resting position at your side and repeat. Don't let the band pull your hips or shoulders away from facing forward.

What it does: Teaches you to keep your hips and torso strong and stable while practicing a rotational motion that is beneficial to golfers.

 

2. Side Plank with Reach

What you need: Yourself and a space on the floor.Golf exercises - twisting your torso

What to do: Start in a side plank wth your elbow flat on the ground. Don't forget to try and maintain a straight line all the way from your ears to your toes. With your opposite arm reach all the way up to the ceiling--this is your starting position. From here reach your extended arm all the way infront of you and underneath your body as far as you can go while twisting your torso as demonstrated in the video and then return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.

What it does: Teaches you to stabalize your trunck, torso, and hips against the rotational motions you encoutner in a golf swing.

 

3. Quadruped Extensions

What you need: A broomstick handle or similar.Golf exercises - balancing

What to do: Starting on your hands and knees balance the broomstick handle along with your back. Take your opposite arm and leg and extend them all the way out trying to get them nice and straight. From there slowly return back to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side. The broomstick will make you aware of the position of your back and help you keep it flat.

What it does: Challenges your coordination and body control. It also helps you learn to keep your back straight and flat throughout a range of movements which is integral for a good golf swing.

 

Now you have three golf exercises for core stability that help you protect your back, play better and have less soreness during and after your first few rounds of the season! If you want more stretches that go hand-in-hand with the ones you just saw go to LangleyGolfFitness.ca to download a free 4-minute stretching routine. 

 

The Pre-Round Warm Up

Golfers want to shoot the best round of their life TODAY! However, it’s surprising how many golfers show up 10 minutes before their tee time, check in at the golf shop, load their clubs onto the back of the cart and then expect to rip their first tee shot right down the middle of the first fairway. How did that work out for you last time? Not well?

We asked our golf professionals at the Fletcher Cameron Golf Academy why it’s difficult to simply show up and have a fantastic first hole and they both said the same thing: warm up matters! Just a quick warm up before your round can dramatically improve your game starting right at the first tee. Golf Professional Scott Cameron says: “I have a minimum 20-minute warm-up that I do before every round of golf. Whether it’s just a round with my buddies or a tournament round, the warm-up principles remain the same.”

Here is Scott’s 20 minutes warm-up routine that he uses before playing a round of golf with his buddies:

Driving Range:

  • 10 x full swing sand wedgesScotts blog pic - golf warm ups
  • 5 x three-quarter swing pitching wedges
  • 5 x full swing eight irons
  • 5 x full swing hybrid/five irons
  • 5 x drives

Putting Green:

  • 3 x 20ft putts
  • 3 x 5ft putts

So next time you play the Redwoods, aim to arrive an extra 20 minutes before your round so you can test out Scott's warm up at our driving range and putting greens. Don't forget to tell us how it works for you!

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