On the tee with Trevor

On Thursday the 15th of August, we hosted the Denis Hutchinson Tribute Tour with Dale Hayes. 18 holes of Golf followed by a trip down memory lane.

Both Denis, and Dale are truly legends. I can’t wait to have the privilege to host them again.

Raubex development

Bridging the gap

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

Meet your match

A big thank you to the Blair Group of Companies for their sponsorship. Round 2 is to be completed before the end of August!

Upcoming events

Saturday the 24th of August is an I.P.S sponsored by the Club.

Wednesday the 28th is The Race to Sun City.


Friday the 30th of August is the DAYAWAY TRAILORS / WISEMAN GROUP CHARITY CUP Golf Day.
Click here for more information.

Saturday the 31st of August B.B.S sponsored by Distell

Get ready for our Rose Festival Golf Day
01 September 2019
Book a spot >
Wednesday the 04th of September is a B.B.S, co sponsored by The Golfers Club. We also have the Medics joining us.

Saturday the 7th of September is a Medal / IPS kindly sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies.

Turn up the radio!


Members please take note

Dear Member and Fellow Golfer

We are doing a cultural treatment for our greens from 12h00 on Sunday the 8th, until Tuesday the 10th of September. The course will therefore be closed on Sunday afternoon at 12h00, and will re-open on Tuesday at 13h00, with a 1 tee start. The kitchen will close on Sunday at 14h30, and the Bar at 17h00. This process is also called hollowtining and is crucial to the well-being of the golf course.

For those who do not know, here is a brief explanation as to why and how this treatment is done,

How and why to hollowtine

Hollowtining is the cultural practice of sinking a hollow steel tine into the grass surface and removing a plug of grass and soil, generally between 8mm and 16mm in diameter depending on the condition and the compaction on the greens. This will then be deposited temporarily on the surface. It is then removed and topdressing is spread and worked in to cover the holes and allow the grass to grow back. The process will take about 2 days to finish all 18 holes. The aim is to get 100mm down into the surface of the green to allow aeration and water to get to the roots of the grass.

It also reduces any compaction the lawn has sustained and compaction is caused by the continuous traffic that the course endures during the year from golfers. The greens will be covered with sand and will take approximately ten days to recover completely. This process is a vital part of keeping the golf course in pristine condition.

With the above in mind we need to bring to your attention that the golf course will be closed as mentioned above. The Pro Shop will be closed on Sunday at 13h00, and will open on Monday from 08h00 until 17h00. The Clubhouse and the Bar will open on Monday from 14h00.
Kind regards,

Trevor G. Kitching
General Manager

Farewell dear friend...

Have you said your goodbyes? Spring is less than two weeks away.

Before the 1st of September strikes, 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 8
71 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.

How to spend your Sundays

Make golf a family sport

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

Book now >

Are you feeling lucky?

The next draw will take place today
the 23rd of August.

The roll over draw has been replace with a 50 ticket draw at R 10.00 per ticket, the winning number drawn, will win 50 % of the Value of the Numbers sold, and 6 Stella Artois beers.

Happy birthday!

Jeffrey Myburgh 23.08, Pierre Grobler 24.08, Lood Reynders 24.08, Maritha Cawood  25.08, Johannes Slabbert 25.08
Jaco Louw 25.08, Patricia Macdonagh 26.08, Tobie Myburgh 27.08, R.A McCarthy 27.08 & Hendrik van der Walt 28.08.

Who's been winning?

Saturday the 17th of August
B.B.S sponsored by N.T.T NISSAN
1st with 45 pts was Sakkie Wannenberg & Klaus Overheu ( winning the c/o )
2nd with 45 pts was Willem Slabbert & Piet Streicher
3rd with 44 pts was Paul McLaren & Etienne van Zyl ( winning the c/o )
4th with 44 pts Willem van Zyl & Henco Myburgh

Wednesday the 21th of August
IPS, sponsored by the Club

1st with 38 pts was Leon Marx (winning the c/o)
2nd with 38 pts was B.B Meyer
3rd with 38 pts was Christo Pienaar

Congratulations to Therion Nel and Christiaan Burke on making the Free State Men’s  I.P.T  Team.

Spin: friend or foe?

The impact zone and launch
In the last weeks we’ve described how a simple swing fault (the angle of attack) can lower launch angle and increase spin, robbing you of 20+ metres of tee shot distance. Miss the sweet spot, and you lose more than ball speed, you also impact your launch DNA.
A common error we see is golfers consistently making contact below the sweet spot. It might still feel solid, but tests run by Golf Magazine revealed a likely loss of up to 4° of launch angle and an increase of nearly 800rpm. For the regular golfer that’s a loss of between 10 and 15 metres.

Most manufacturers are now working hard to release new drivers that protect launch and spin, as well as ball speed away from the sweet spot. That helps make significant improvements to average distance as well as increasing the distance on your perfect strikes.


Don’t let spin rob you
Book an assessment with us and let's find your personal launch DNA: the perfect match of launch and spin for the ball speed you’re creating.
Contact us >

It’s time to do something

Everyone benefits
Scientific research indicates that, despite the medical advances that are curing many diseases, the life-expectancy of the latest generation is going to be 5 years less than we currently live!
Last week we reported on the alarming rise in type-2 diabetes in children, youths, and teens.
We promoted golf as part of an active lifestyle. Well guess what?
“Golf is proven to be great for your health over your whole lifetime.”
Golf and Health and the University of Edinburgh published an infographic that highlighted the level of reduced risk of chronic health conditions if you have an active lifestyle.
If you didn’t think that golf was an active lifestyle then note
just how active it is.

Help your family live an active lifestyle
So, as well as improving the life of a child or grandchild, introducing golf to a spouse or sibling whatever their age will improve their lifestyle and contribute to a longer and better life. It’s time to do something.
Contact us for an assessment >


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