On the tee with Trevor

Happy 50th Ernie…

It’s hard to believe that Ernie Els turned 50 yesterday.

He is the 5th all-time leading money earner on the European Tour with a little under €30 million, and in America he is also 5th with $79,2 million. In total that’s about R1, 6 billion. Ernie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011. He has raised money and built the most amazing center for autism that is world-class and is run by his wife Liezl. His son, Ben is autistic and attends school at the Center while his daughter Samantha is at college at Stanford, in America.

In December Ernie will Captain the International Team in the Presidents Cup.

Ernie – have a great birthday and thank you for everything you have done for golf and most especially for SA golf.

To all members and visiting golfers

The main water supply to the course was interrupted last Friday afternoon and only restored on Wednesday.

Many thanks to Lebu (Mangaung Water) and his team for assisting us.

In order to get the water table back up to where it should be (fairways especially), Rob has asked everyone to be patient over the next week or so while watering will take place both during the day and in the evening.

HNA News

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.)

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

Saturday the 19th is a B.B.S sponsored by N.T.T Nissan

Wednesday the 23rd is The Race to Sun City sponsored by Lindsay Saker & Sun International.

Saturday the 6th
is an I.P.S sponsored by Distell

Turn up the radio!


Spoil someone special

Honey, we're going on holiday!

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.

Sundays are for golf

Make golf a family activity

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

Who will have the luck of the draw?

The next draw will take place on Friday the 18th 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.


Join the community!

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!

18 October
Pierre van Rooyen
Aubrey McLellan

19 October
Callie Claassens

21 October
Thelma Oertel
Marthinus Zwiegelaar

22 October
Dyson bowen
Renald Barry
Jabulane Khethelo

23 October
Johnny Pereira
Daniel Bouwer
Hanna Khouri
Petrus Botha 


Who's been winning at the club?

Saturday the 12th of October
B.B.B.B sponsored by K.W.V

1st with + 9 was Lynette Jordaan & Marieta Theron
2nd with + 8 was Carina Theron & Marna Vorster ( winning the c/o )
3rd with + 8 was Marietha Cawood & Molly Hugo
4th with + 7 was Les Sackstein & Stoney Steenkamp

Wednesday the 16th of October
I.P.S sponsored by the Club.

1st with 43 pts was Gert Henning (winning the c/o) lower handicap
2nd with 43 pts was P.J Janse van Vuuren
3rd with 40 pts was Barry Kitching (winning the c/o) lower handicap
4th with 40 pts was Olaf Swenson 

What are you buying?

There’s already too much that is ‘random’ in golf. You want a relationship with your irons that will add certainty.   
There’s quite a large group of golfers who arrive at the club NOT knowing whether they’ll shoot in the mid 90s or high 70s that day. The way they strike their iron shots can be so off one day and so perfect another.
Does your golf swing require difficult to repeat compromises? Does your brain and body have to intuitively compensate for poorly fitted golf equipment? That’s why Professionals desire a simple swing and fitted equipment. It adds certainty.

Certainty adds enjoyment
Let’s get your irons checked. Let’s help you make sure you have a setup that makes it easier to add more certainty to your golf days ahead. Come and see us, call us or
Book an equipment assessment >

Consistently better

If you allow your large muscles to control both your backswing and your downswing, you will hit more straighter and more solid approach shots.
There are many really good reasons to learn how to CONTROL YOUR GOLF SWING using your large muscles:
You’ll be much more consistent, and that will create more confidence and a lot more ENJOYMENT.   You’ll have a SWING that others will envy. You will look like a good golfer.
You’ll hit a lot MORE GREENS ON APPROACH reducing the risk of spoiling your round with visits to the water or bunkers.   You’ll WIN a lot more holes, matches, and competitions, and your handicap will tumble.
Even if you can’t get out to practice much, you’ll find it EASIER to play the game.   You’ll surprise yourself with how much POWER you create.

 Start a great journey
Don’t wait on this. Transform your golf swing; transform your game; transform the enjoyment you get from the game. And we’ll make this a fun improvement journey.
Contact us >

A career in golf



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