On the tee with Trevor


Overall results of the
2019 Lindsay Saker Presidents Cup

 
 

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 November.
 
 

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.


Wednesday the 13th is the Final round of the Stella Artois Business League


Saturday the 16th is a B.B.S sponsored by N.T.T Nissan


Turn up the radio!

 

Every summer has its own stories


Time to create your own!

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!

9 November
Eugene Bester
Ruan Botha
Gert Henning
C.J van der Schyff


11 November
Steven Murrison
Louisa van Viegen
Roelof Visagie
Michael Macdonagh


13 November
Bertus Rust
Juandre Meyer

14 November
Cedric Peterson
 

Who's been winning at the club?


Wednesday the 6th of November
B.B.S sponsored by the Club & co sponsored by Bloem Golf Shop

1st with 49 pts was Dan Bouwer & Loekie Badenhorst
2nd with 47 pts was Eric Colyn & Franco Smith
3rd with 44 pts was Johannes Claassen & Aubrey Coetzer


 
 

You’ve come this far, now get closer

 
 
 
 
 
Face any short game challenge
Out on the course you come across various surface textures,
lie angles and distances. Your short game equipment
should be able to handle this.


CBX 2 has a grind for every situation.
 
Whether you land on crispy fairways or light dirt, the V-shaped 46° - 52° sole is your go-to for full wedge shots.
 
Gone a bit wayward and hit a bunker or heavy rough? Pull out the S-shaped 54° - 56° wedge.
 
When you just miss the green and need to get it up and down, the C-shaped 58° - 60° wedge will do the trick.
 
 
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.
 
 
Got spin?
At the end of a round, take your wedges to the practice green and check your shot dispersion.

 
It’s also loads of fun
Having the right equipment design is not just reassuring, it opens the game up to be more enjoyable.
 
We love wedge play
Being able to approach wedge shots creatively makes the game a lot more fun. To be able to do this, you need to practice. Let’s go greenside together and help you sharpen your short game.
Contact us >

Fix par 3 mistakes

 
 
 
Making the flag your only focus on par 3s, increases risk and closes off possibilities. And it often leaves you staring at double or triple bogey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you want to make more birdies, par 3s are not the holes you should be targeting. Landing your tee shot in the most achievable area on the green and leaving two putts for par is a much better approach. Flag hunting often leads to forced swings, loss of control and unnecessary bogeys.
 

 
Data from the PGA Tour shows that par 3s have the highest average score compared to par 4s and par 5s.

 
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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