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Please take note of the important changes that have come into effect as from the 1st of October.

As part of the transition to the World Handicap System, we will be changing our maximum score allowed per hole, effective from the 1st October 2019, to a Net Two Over Par (sometimes referred to as a Net Double Bogey).
 
The current method of determining your maximum score for the hole is a maximum of 2 over par, unless you have two Course Handicap strokes on a hole, in which case you must enter a 3 over par.

From the 1st October 2019, the maximum score on any hole for your Handicap Score will be a Net Two Over Par (or Net Double Bogey), which is equal to Zero Stableford points. (Note: a net score on a hole is your Gross Score less any Course Handicap Strokes you have on that hole, while a Bogey is a 1-over-par score.)

Example:
If a golfer has a Course Handicap of 18, they get 1 handicap stroke per hole, so they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on any hole where they blow out. If a golfer has a handicap of 9, then on stroke holes 1 to 9 they must enter a maximum score of 3 over par on those holes and, on stroke holes 10 to 18, a maximum of 2 over par.
 
If you are in any doubt about maximum scores, please ask your club to assist you. Alternatively, you can enter your actual gross score on each hole on your HNA Phone App, the club terminal or at www.handicaps.co.za. The system will automatically adjust your score to your maximum allowed on a hole according to your Course Handicap when you press “Enter Score”.

The effect of this change to the maximum score allowed on a hole will result in Handicap Indexes, on average, going up. However, the simultaneous change of the Handicap Calculation to the average of the best 8 of the last 20 scores on the 1st of October (as covered in this previous newsletter), should ensure that the overall effect on your handicap over time will be minimal.
 
No more preferred lies/placing from 01 October 2019:
Preferred lies / placing will only be in play should the golf officials or tournament committee deem a certain area on the fairway as GUR and allow preferred lies / placing for a day or a season.

It has been decided by the Committee of Bloemfontein Golf Club that we will continue with placing until such stage that the fairways are good enough to warrant no preferred lies.

It is important to note that if it has not been communicated to you that there are preferred lies/ placing in certain areas, you assume that there is no preferred lie/ placing.


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. Please note that round 3 is to be completed by the end of October.

 

Upcoming events


On Tuesday the 1st of October we moved across to summer times.
 
• All Social Days, 1 Tee start from 06h30
• All Wednesdays, 11h00 to 13h00, Except for Business League & The Race to Sun City which remain from 10h30 to 12h30 ( Winter Times )
• All Saturdays , AM – 06h30 to 07h40 , PM – 11h00 to 13h00
 
Tomorrow, Friday the 4th of October is our popular Greenfees Special, paired with a lunch special. Buy 1, get 1 free burger special.
 
Saturday the 5th
is a Medal / IPS sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies.


Wednesday the 9th is the Stella Artois Business League.


Saturday the 12th is a B.B.B.B sponsored by K.W.V
 

Turn up the radio!

 

Before the sun starts beating


It's time to treat yourself!

Before it's too late and spring is in full swing, 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 activity


Pack in your whole family for a grand day out on
the course every Sunday!
 
 
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It's the luck of the draw


The next draw will take place on Friday the 4th of October.

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.
 

Membership


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.

Upcoming birthday celebrations


Happy birthday!

Henri Raath 05 October
Petrus Grové 05 October
Fritz van den Heever 05 October
Marieta Theron 06 October
Judy Wulf 07 October
Conrad Bouwer 07 October
Leander Snyman
08 October
 

Who's been winning at the club?


Saturday the 28th of September was an I.P.S

Sponsored by Distell

1st with 43 pts was James Blair
2nd with 41 pts was Ruan Botha (winning the c/o )
3rd with 41 pts was Micky Quin
4th with 41 pts was Theo van Tonder
5th with 40 pts was John Blair (JNR)

Wednesday the 2nd of October was a BBS
Sponsored by the Club

1st with 49 pts was Johan Claassen & Aubrey Coetzer
2nd with 48 pts was Lynette Jordaan & Molly Hugo
3rd with 47 pts was Andre van Rooyen & Wynand Liebenberg

What are you buying?

 
You want confidence that your Iron is going to help you hit a solid and accurate approach shot.
 
 
 
Why wouldn’t you want to play with a lie angle that HELPED you hit solid accurate golf shots? Why wouldn’t you play with a lie angle that GAVE YOU confidence? You should always get fitted.

 
Check your equipment
Let’s get your Irons checked. Let’s help you build confidence in your approach shots. Come and see us. Call us, or
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Champ the champion


PGA Tour’s longest player wins with Srixon Z-STAR

Cameron Champ has won his second PGA tour trophy within two years of switching to the Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball.

  On his way to victory at this year’s Safeway Open, Champ topped the Driving Distance and Scrambling rankings. An achievement no doubt helped by playing a ball that’s long off the tee and soft around the green.

Consistently better

 
 
 
What part of your body controls your swing?  Too many golfers struggle with consistency because their hands (and arms) are too involved in their golf swing.
 
 
 A swing controlled by the hands and arms depends too much on the finer, smaller muscles. Swinging on plane becomes difficult. Consistency of ball striking is impossible. And it's much more difficult to create power.

You need to let the large muscles control the swing to create consistency and power.
 


 
 Test it out on the range
On the range, feel what part of your body starts your backswing and what part starts your downswing. Controlling the first movement of both the backswing and downswing with the correct part of your body can be a big pay-off for most of you.
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A career in golf

 

 


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