On the tee with Trevor

We have all heard the saying "It’s the same for everyone"

 Brooks Koepka who had this to say before the US Open on players complaining about USGA course setups: "…everybody has got to play the same golf course. So it really doesn't make a difference… if you put it in the fairway and you hit every green, there's really no problem, is there?...So obviously they're not doing what they're supposed to do. So they're not playing good enough. If they put it in the fairway, you shouldn't have to complain about the rough. You hit the greens and you hit it close, you shouldn't have to complain about the greens… It's just something we've all got to deal with. If you play good enough, you shouldn't have a problem."

Exciting new developments!

Thanks to Raubex we are able to rebuild the bridge!

The rain can no longer stop us from playing our beloved sport.

To all members

BMW has launched a historic first-ever Golf Cup International Series. The S.A. leg of the series takes place as follows: Club, Provincial and then National.

Schoeman Park Golf Club will host the club leg on Saturday the 27th of July.

Bloemfontein GC members have been allocated spots as follows: men 48 & ladies 8.

Please call Estelle at Schoeman Park on 051 /1010619 to book your tee-off time.

The Provincial finals will be held at the Bloemfontein Golf Club on Thursday the 19th of September. 

Betterball Matchplay

This is sponsored by the Blair Group of companies.

Round 1 is to be played before the
end of JUNE!
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Race to Sun City

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Upcoming events

Friday the 21st June is our League Fundraiser, 18 holes, with a shotgun start at 11:30!

Thanks to our sponsors, Black Mountain Hotel & Distell

Saturday the 22nd 
is the Sanlam Cancer Challenge, with an I.P.S format.

Sunday the 23rd is a Ladies Mixed and we have social golf

Our Holiday Specials will start on Tuesday the 25th.
Juniors & Students, we have lined up some great deals for you!

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

Saturday the 29th is a B.B.S kindly sponsored by Distell

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

The Denis Hutchinson Tribute Tour with Dale Hayes

15th August 2019

The “Voice of Golf” Denis Hutchinson and Dale Hayes, invite you to enjoy 18 Holes of golf, and an evening with them as they discuss their long involvement in this wonderful game.

It’s 60 years since Denis won the SA Open at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, beating Gary Player by one shot. Hutch was still an amateur and remains the last amateur to win the SA Open. Bloemfontein golf Club will host this event on Thursday the 15th of August.

Bookings will open shortly, contact Trevor or Janke on 051/ 447 0906 for more information.

Winter is coming...

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.

 Join in on the fun

Families who golf together, stay together

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

Who's the lucky winner?

The next draw will take place on the 21st June 2019. The draw will be worth R800.00.

Stevie Milton won the 6 x Stella Artois beers last Friday.

Dr Francois van der Watt missed out on the R600.00.



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!

Petrus Janse van Vuren 21.06
Paul Mc Laren 21.06
Jon Paul Botes 21.06
Alfred Do Rego 22.06
  Sharon Holt 26.06
Stoney Steenkamp 26.06
Roelof Strauss 26.06
Lizette Kuhn 26.06

Who's been winning?

Saturday 15th  June
Sponsored by NTT NISSAN

1st with 47 pts was Gert Henning & Ignus Janeke (winning the c/o)
2nd with 47 pts was Pierre Grobler & Dick Osborne
3rd with 46 pts was Carina Theron & Hanlie Scholts (winning the c/o)
4th with 46 pts was Tommy Blair & John Blair
Wednesday 19th June
Sponsored by the Club
1st with 42 pts was Jacques Watson
2nd with 40 pts was Corné Els
3rd with 39 pts was Marna Vorster

Could you save 5 shots per round?

Fraction of an inch and a matter of degrees
If you want to be a better putter; to become deadly within 12 feet; then become a fanatic about your setup and posture at address.
Remember, if your face angle is just 2° out, from just 6 feet you’re already going to miss. Every one of you can invest some effort into setting up with the putter face square to the target line.


A setup with your eyes inside, or outside the golf ball, makes it much more difficult to aim correctly. That might mean you’re square to the wrong target line. 

Most putters are 35“ in length and that leads many golfers to stand too upright forcing their eyes inside the line of the ball.
Get a check-up
Improving your ability to square the putter face at impact will likely take up to 5 shots off your scorecard. There are some simple keys to that improvement. Setup and putter are part of that equation. So come and see us.
Book a check-up >

Enjoy the journey

Golf and fitness have a lot of similarities especially when it comes to reaching for goals. For instance most people will describe their fitness goal as something like: “I want to lose weight”. But, for most, “losing weight” isn’t enough motivation to either start, or complete the journey.
You need to think through WHY you want to lose weight. What is the emotional experience you want to enjoy or pain you want to remove by losing weight. If you want to travel the journey to less weight that’s what you need to connect to.
It’s the same with golf.
Lowering your handicap is rarely enough motivation to be better.
Why would you want to be better?
What joy would you like to experience?
What pain would you like to remove? 

Start a journey
Come and share your hopes and fears with us. Let us help you with an assessment that helps us guide you on a journey to overcome the challenges of golf, and gain more of the amazing rewards this game offers. Decide to start a new journey now. Let’s go to better together.
Contact us >


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