On the tee with Trevor

The 2019 Open Championship

Royal Portrush, which is on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, has been the most talked about Open venue in years. It’s the first time the Open has been in Ireland since 1951 and the course is consistently ranked as one of the finest links golf courses in the World.

The Dunluce Links, which is being used for The Open Championship, has undergone some changes in preparation for The Open, including five new greens, eight new tee boxes, ten new bunkers and the creation of two new holes, the 7th and 8th. These two holes were originally part of The Valley Course and have replaced the old 17th & 18th holes, which are being used for the tented village this week.

This year’s total purse is $ 10.75 million. Of that, $ 1.935 million will be given to the winner. The Open is introducing a new play-off format. Instead of the usual four-hole playoff if players are tied at the end of four rounds, they will play three holes – the 1st, 13th and 18th. For the first time ever – 190,000 tickets were sold out prior to the start of the event.

You can catch all the action live on Supersport:

Day 1 - Thurs, 18th July – 07h30 - 21h00 (SS2)
Day 2 - Fri, 19th July – 07h30 - 21h00 (SS2)
Day 3 - Sat, 20th July – 11h00 - 21h00 (SS2)
Day 4 - Sun, 21st July – 10h00 - 20h00 (SS2)

Lunch is sorted!


Raubex development

We're excited about the new developments underway.
A big thank you to Raubex, who has made it possible to rebuild the bridge!

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

Betterball Matchplay

This is sponsored by the Blair Group of companies.

Round 2 is to be completed before the end of August!
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Upcoming events

Saturday, 20th July
BBS, kindly sponsored by NTT Nissan


Fun things ahead!

Wednesday, 24th July
The Race to Sun City


Thursday, 25th July
Registration for the Captains Cup

Friday, 26th July
Round 1, Shotgun start at 11h30

 Saturday, 27th July
Round 2, also shotgun start, to be followed by the Gala Dinner

The 2019 Capains Cup | 25th (registration), 26th & 27th July
For any enquiries, please call Trevor on 051 / 4470906 or 0824949469

For the calendars

Don't just drive by...

BMW Golf Cup International Series

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.
There are only 20 spots left for BFN G.C members, as from the 9th of July. So, don't miss out!

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


Play with the "Voice of Golf"

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 now open!
Contact Trevor or Janke on 051/ 447 0906 for more information.

Escape the winter blues

Treat yourself with a festive breakaway

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.

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What is your family doing this Sunday?

Anytime on Sunday
Families who golf together, stay together

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

Are you feeling lucky this week?

Stella Artois Friday Club Draw

The next draw will take place on the 19th of July.

The rollover draw has been replaced with a 50 ticket draw @ R10.00 per ticket, the winning number drawn, will win 50% of the Value of the Numbers sold, and 6 Stella Artois beers.

The draw was won by Trevor.


We make it easy!

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.

July birthdays

Good reason to celebrate

19 July 2019
Corné LindeKeith Sorour, W.J Mostert & Frank Pretorius
20 July 2019

Morne Pretorius , Marcio Pereira
21 July 2019
Keith Starke, Klaas Kotze
22 July
Barry Kitching, Gustav Reinach, Steven Mabalane
23 July
Erik Kloppers
25 July
Johannes Theron

Who's been winning at the Club?

Saturday the 13th of July
B.B.B.B kindly sponsored by K.W.V

1st with + 11 was Renald Barry & Willem Van Den Berg (winning the c/o)
2nd with +11 was Rudi Botha & Ernst Botha
3rd with +10 was Carina theron & Marna Vorster
4th with +9 was Pieter du Plessis & Gert Henning

Wednesday the 17th of July
IPS sponsored by the Club

1st with 40 pts was Theo van Tonder
2nd with 39 pts was Ernest Botha (winning the c/o)
3rd with 39 pts was Brian Nel
4th with 38 pts was Christiaan Kruger

Centre of Gravity (CoG) matters

To old & young, male & female, skilled & inexperienced
Whether you swing your driver particularly fast or very slow, the CoG location of your driver impacts significantly on your tee shot performance and playing experience.

Especially to those with slower swing speeds or those with very, very fast swing speeds the difference in tee shot improvement we can create, just by changing launch conditions, can be beyond 40 metres. That’s not just a great feeling when you hit the ball further; that could mean an easier #8 iron second shot vs. a more difficult #5 iron. Who wouldn’t want that?

Fix your millimetres and metres
Get every metre off the tee your potential deserves. Come and have a tee shot assessment and let's see how we can add 20, 30 and even more metres to your tee shots.
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A better life for them

You didn’t grow up like this
We used to hear about “computer game addiction” as a crisis with a few oddballs in far-away lands. There is now a “Fortnite Craze” – a computer game that has children locked in their bedroom. Addicted. And it's here and now. Not in far-away places.
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Our whole society needs to react to these challenges. We need to find ways to create more fun and enjoyment in the real world. Golf is the greatest game ever invented. No requirement to be a jock. Boys and Girls. Very social. Outdoors. Healthy. 

Let us add balance
Have your child enroll into one of our group sessions to learn to play golf, and we’ll have them outdoors, interacting, learning new skills, and having a whole stack of fun they can take out onto the golf course. They won’t stop playing computer games, but for a couple of hours each time we’ll have them off the phone, out from in front of the screen, engaging in fun activity.
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