On the tee with Trevor


Saturday the 2nd of November will be open for social and competition Golf (I.P.S.)

1 tee start from 05h30, the booking sheet is available in the Pro Shop.


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.)

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

2019 Lindsay Saker Presidents Cup

The 2019 Lindsay Saker Presidents Cup will now start on Wednesday the 30th of October until Friday the 1st of November.

This means that Saturday the 2nd of November will be open for social and competition golf.

The format for the day will be as follows :
· 1 tee start from 05h30 am.
· 10 min intervals.
· An I.P.S competition for those that are keen to enter.
· All players are requested to make their way to the 1st tee 10 minutes before their tee off time, as there will no tee off announcements.

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 25th 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


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!

25 October
Stephanus Raath
André Bronkhorst
Melvin Geldenhuys

27 October
Allan van Zyl
Polla Westcott

29 October
Danie van Aarde

30 October
Etienne Nagel

31 October
Uncle Ted Quin
 

Who's been winning at the club?


Saturday the 19th of October
B.B.S sponsored by NTT Nissan


1st with 48 pts was Leboeuf Bloem & Christo Rothman
2nd with 47 pts was Heinrich van Pletsen & M.J. Arnold (winning the c/o)
3rd with 47 pts was Reg Krohn & Jan Lubbe
4th with 45 pts was Francois vd Watt & Conrad Bouwer

Wednesday the 23rd of October
Race to Sun City

1st with 44 pts was David Mohoase & Piet Streicher (winning the c/o )
2nd with 44 pts was Hein Lambrecht & Petrus Bosch
3rd with 43 pts was Willem Slabbert & Theo van Tonder

What are you buying?

 
Whether it's about improving a handicap, shooting low scores, winning competitions, enjoying great shots, or fulfillment from the game, FITTING is the MUST HAVE.
 
 
 
Golf equipment, especially an iron, is an assembly of the perfect parts for you. Lie angle, length, flex, loft, weight and grip means you can make sure your iron fits you.
 
We’ll keep telling you that you’re one in a thousand. Yes. For each iron model there are usually around 1,000 variations of build. One will deliver more confidence, more magical moments, and more consistency and certainty.

 
Let’s find your ONE
The day you decide you want to improve your approach shots, remember you’re not buying a new set of irons. You’re buying so much more than that. You’re buying something uniquely important to you.
Book a fitting >

Consistently better

 
 
 
Power in golf doesn’t come from the biceps.
 
 
Watch the women playing golf on tour. Many are really slender but power the golf ball much further than most men double their size.

They control their golf swings with their large muscle groups, and that allows them to generate phenomenal power from consistent timing.
 
 
So, if you’re looking to get ‘fit’ for golf and want to improve your power and timing, then prioritize your gluteus maximus, your chest, latissimus dorsi and your core.
 

 
 Start a great journey
Don’t wait on this. Transform your golf swing; transform your game; transform the enjoyment you get from the game. We’ll make this a fun improvement journey. Learn to control your swing with your large muscles.
Contact us >

A career in golf

 

 


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