On the tee with Trevor


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.


Upcoming events

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

Wednesday the 11th of September is The Stella Artois Business League

Friday the 13th of September is the St Andrews Old Boys Golf Day.

Saturday the 14th of September is a B.B.B.B sponsored by K.W.V

Wednesday the 18th of September is an I.P.S, we also have the Seniors joining us.

Saturday the 21st of September is a B.B.S sponsored by NTT Nissan

Friday the 27th of September is the Peter Itholeng.

Turn up the radio!


Important notice

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 on Friday the 6th of September.

The rollover draw has been replaced with a 50 ticket draw @ 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!

Louis Raubenheimer 06.09 , Asif Cassim 07.09 , Brendan York 07.09 , Hein Lambrechts 07.09 , Nico Koupis 08.09, Robert Taute 08.09 , Ernest Botha 09.09 , Estiaan Ferreira 11.09

Who's been winning at the club?

Saturday the 31st of August
Sponsored by Distell

1st with 46 pts was Ben Manyarela & Mojalefa Xaba
2nd with 45 pts was Tebogo Chaba & Mojalefa Xaba winning the c/o.
3rd with 45 pts was Pieter du Plessis & Bertus Rust
4th with 45 pts was Neo Thubisi & Steven Murrison

Saturday the 1st of September
Rose Festival Golf Day

Winners: K Aysen and D .Slingers -
46 points

Wednesday the 4th September
Sponsored by the Club & co sponsored by The Golfers Club

1st with 47 pts was Theo Robbertse & Riaan McLeod
2nd with 45 pts was Terence Salo & Darren Slingers winning the c/o.
3rd with 45 pts was Lynette Jordaan & Molly Hugo

Free State IPT Team

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

Fitting for approach shot magic

We want you to evolve your thinking about your approach shots. Get more demanding about the results you want. Work with us on improving your performance.
Let’s start with what you should demand from the partnership that is your swing and your irons.
Adding distance means you're playing a shorter club. That means literally a shorter length club. That makes it easier to square the club face and launch the ball high and with accuracy.
Squaring the face to target and squaring the sole to the ground at impact means you’ll hit more shots tighter to the target. Technique is important. Fitting is imperative. Yes, fitting is imperative to accuracy.
Once your approach hits the green you want stopping power. That requires spin and an angle of descent that means the ball will sit. So, you want technology in your iron that launches your ball on a great trajectory.

Now improve your approach
Book an assessment with us now. Let us look at your swing and technique; your irons and how the technology helps you. Let us improve the three dimensions above. Improve these and it increases the number of magical moments on the course.
Make more magic >

Fall in love with golf

We’re not trying to create the next great tour superstar. We’re trying to help junior golfers fall in love with the game of golf.

If we can do that, they’ll be healthier, happier, and have a game and friends for a lifetime.

 Whether they’ve played the game before, play the game now, or have never played the game, we’ll promise you that we’ll take care of them, and set them on the pathway to a lifelong love affair with the game.
Sign your children up for one of our fun junior golf programmes.
Contact us >



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