On the tee with Trevor

Wednesday the 17th of April was our annual AGM. The newly appointed Executive Committee, and Committee is as follows:
Executive Committee

Club President: Gysie Pienaar
Club Captain: Colin Sorour
Club Vice Captain: Corné Els

Committee members

Dr Leon Marx
Hansie Engelbrecht
Gerrit Janse van Vuuren
Gavin Hartman

Ladies Captain: Lynette Jordaan

To the outgoing Club President, Theuns Wolmarans (Wollies), on behalf of the Team, thank you for your unconditional support over the years.

You have played an integral part in ensuring the success of our Club, and for this we thank you.

Senior Club Champs

  The seniors competed in the Free State Annual Seniors Championship on the 3rd and 4th of May 2019. Well done to everyone that participated! And another round of applause goes out to our winners and runners-up!

Best Gross Medal - 2 days - all ages
Winner D Lunt 150 Championship Trophy
Runner up  P Grobler 168 Zurich Insurance Mug

Best Net Medal- 2 days - all ages
Winner W Slabbert 145 President's Putter
Runner up C Grobler 156  

Best Stableford Points - 2 days - all ages
  Winner M d Toit  62  
  Runner up J Schuster  62  

Click here to see the complete list of our results.

Betterball Matchplay

Sponsored by the Blair Group of Companies

Here is the draw for the 2019 Betterball Matchplay.

Click to enlarge.

Thank you to the Blair Group of Companies for making this event possible!


Race to the Lost City


OFM: The sound of your life

What to look forward to

The Stella Artois business League has been postponed until Wednesday the 22nd of May.

Friday the 10th of May Grey College Golf will be hosting a Fundrasing Golf Day. The format will be BBS Scramble Drive.

Saturday the 11th of May is a B.B.B.B sponsored by K.W V.


Wednesday the 15th is an IPS sponsored by the Club. We also have our seniors joining us.

Saturday the 18th is a B.B.S sponsored by NTT Nissan.

Sunday the 19th May is Social golf until 8.30, Nomads will tee off from 11h00. Social golf will resume at around 2.30pm.

 Wednesday the 22nd is The Stella Artois Business League.

Saturday the 25th May is an I.P.S sponsored by Distell.

Wednesday the 29th May is The Race to Sun City, kindly sponsored by Lindsay Saker & Sun International.

The 2019 Captains Cup has been scheduled for Thursday the 25th (Registration), Friday the 26th and Sat the 27th of JULY!

For any enquiries, please call Trevor on 051 / 447 0906 or 082 494 9469.

Snuggle up this winter

When winter comes whirling in, we usually take cover under heavy jackets, woolly jerseys and duvets. The biggest challenge each morning is put one toe out of bed onto the freezing tile floor!

But winter can be fun, and warm, and snug. You just need the right people and the right setting!

Before winter properly sets in, make way for our Winter Special! This includes a bed & breakfast and a complimentary glass of red wine or gluhwein. Relax after dinner with a hot cup of coffee in the one hand and dessert in the other.

To book your winter retreat, call us on 051 871 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.


News on the golfing front


Visit us in store or contact us for any enquiries!

Anytime on a Sunday

Families who golf together, stay together

Pack in your whole family for a grand day out on the course every Sunday!

Friday Club Draw

The next draw will take place on the 10th May 2019. The draw will be worth R 8 400.

Please include the happy hour same as last week.


Through these tough economical times, we at the Bloemfontein Golf Club have started implementing affordable ways of paying your annual membership fees. We have a monthly debit order facility that has been very successful.

Please give either Lodia or Carla a call at 051 447 0571, who will assist you in renewing your membership, or to become a new member.

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to the following members!
Willem Smith 10.05
Riaan Neethling 11.05
Barry Jones 11.05
Lucas Odendaal 11.05
Hanno Besselaar 13.05
Willem van Zyl
Lesley Barlow 15.05
Jan Horn 15.05
Tubby van Kasterop 16.05
Pieter de Villiers 16.05
Nicolaas Myburg 16.05

Saturday 4th May
kindly sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies


A – Div (0 to 9 Handicaps)

1st with 72 nett was Dean Saffy
2nd with 73 nett was Micky Quin ( c/o )
3rd with 73 nett was Gerrie Britz 

B – Div (10 to 15 Handicaps)

1st with 68 nett was Tebogo Ruwana
2nd with 71 nett was Allan van Zyl ( c/o )
3rd with 71 nett was Francois vd Watt

C – Div (16 Handicaps and upwards)

1st with 37 pts was Drea Pauw
2nd with 33 pts was Marna Vorster
3rd with 30 pts was Hansie Engelbrecht

Wednesday the 8th May
Social Golf

Everyone wants forgiveness

Take it where you need it
If you describe yourself as a good or solid ball striker, these two shots still provide you with different challenges. You don’t need forgiveness in your irons on the short shot, but the longer #5 or #4 iron shot will test your skills and consistency.
If you’re consistent throughout your set, then a better players iron (more compact, possibly forged) is a great choice. If you start to lose consistency in the mid-irons, then consider blending two iron models through your set. A players iron for the shorter irons, and a more forgiving model for the mid and longer irons.
The shorter irons can be compact with a CoG that is a little higher, and closer to the face, with limited launch assistance.   The mid to longer irons can be a different model: one that offers a larger hitting zone and a little more launch assistance.
It’s about the distances

If you want to blend two different models into one set, then it’s not about the numbers on the sole. It’s about the distances you hit each club. As well as finding the perfect fit, we want to make sure you have each distance base covered.
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Knock it down. Knock it close.

Watch the Tour on TV and you’ll see a lot of players finishing like this on wedge shots. It’s a clue that they’ve played a lower trajectory wedge shot. They know its easier to control the distance they’re hitting their wedge if they keep the ball on a lower trajectory.
Want to make the most of opportunities and hit your wedge approach shots close to the hole? Then learn this skill.

Easier control and more spin
You’ll hit your target distance easier. And the ball will have a ton of spin and check really quickly. Then learn to hit lower flighted, higher spinning wedge shots.
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