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.

At the time of writing this Newsletter, round 1 of the 2019 Lindsay Saker Presidents Cup has been completed, and the players are half way through round 2.

Below under results are the scores for day 1. I will include the overall results in next week’s newsletter.


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

Wednesday the 6th of November is a B.B.S, we also have the Medics joining us.

Saturday the 9th is a B.B.B.B sponsored by K.W.V.


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 8th of November.

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!

Emile Brönn 31 October
Vincent Mothunyane 01 November
Brendon Pappin 03 November
Mpho Maloka 07 November

 

Who's been winning at the club?



Saturday the 26th of October
I.P.S sponsored by Distell

1st with 42 pts was Callie Claassens (winning the c/o)
2nd with 42 pts was Nick Koupis
3rd with 39 pts was Graeme McLaren
4th with 38 pts was Barry Kitching

Wednesday the 30th - Round 1 of The 2019 Lindsay Saker Presidents Cup
4 ball alliance 2 scores to count

1st with 94 pts was the Fairway Burners
2nd with 93 pts was Never Surrender
3rd with 92 pts was Red Oak (winning the c/o)
4th with 92 pts was team Awesome
5th with 92 pts was Mighty Mulligans

You’ve come this far, now get closer

 
 
 
 
Crisp contact each time
When you’re within 100 metres, you want to get your ball as close to the flag as possible. A more forgiving wedge makes it easier to do that. Cleveland’s new CBX 2 is that more forgiving wedge.

The CBX 2 will get you there.
 
 
 
 
Trust your wedge
Most amateur golfers hit the ball near the toe. They know what it’s like to see their ball fall short and right of the green. But with a sweet spot that extends to the toe, the CBX 2 makes it easier for you to trust your club.
 
Stick it to the flag.
At the end of a round, take your wedges to the practice green and check your shot dispersion.
 
 
Sizing up the sweet spot
A bigger sweet spot gives you better distance control because it makes the club more forgiving, making you more consistent. A heavy weight placed in the toe of the CBX 2 Wedge increases its MOI and perimeter weighting for extra forgiveness.
 
Let’s go greenside and get you closer to the flag
If you want to have more fun around the greens improving your wedge play is key. Let’s get out on the course together and help you do both.
Contact us >

Fix par 3 mistakes

 
 
 
Many golfers fall short of par 3 greens because they select a club based on a perfect shot. But perfect shots are rare.
 
 
What matters more; hitting a good spot on the green or the number club you took to hit it?
 
 
 

There are four distances you should consider on each par 3. The distance to the front edge, back edge and middle of the green, and how far you hit each club in your bag.

Knowing these numbers and considering the size of the green makes it easier to select the best club for the shot.
 
 
 
Never hit a hard number to reach the front edge of the green. Because if you don’t get all of it, you will land short. If a perfect strike with a specific club gets you to the back edge of the green, that’s a better option. Your swing should stay more or less consistent. It’s the club that really adds or reduces the required distance.

 
Next time you’re on the range take ten shots with the same club at the same target and note your average distance and dispersion.

 
Better course management
Swing improvement takes time, but good strategy brings immediate results. We’ll help you make better decisions on the golf course that will put you into more scoring positions.
Play 9 with us >

 


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