On the tee with Trevor

Qualifying School
The mammoth six round Final Stage of the European Tour Q-School at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain, ended last Wednesday, with 28 players receiving European Tour cards for the new season. Congrats to Darren Fichardt who finished 22nd on 13-under par to gain his card. Sadly Wilco Nienaber missed out, having finished 32nd on 11-under. All players that made the cut have earned a European Challenge Tour card, which is good news for Wilco Nienaber; Louis de Jager; Bryce Easton and Garrick Hugo. Click here for the final leaderboard.

Get ready for an epic battle!

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.

Please take note:
Due to the installation of a new telephone system, we have dropped one of our incoming lines. The only landline number we currently have in use is:  051 4470906

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.


What's coming up at the club?

Summer times

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

This week's competitions:

Saturday the 30th of November is a B.B.S sponsored by B.Q Golf
Sunday the 1st of December we have the Nomads playing. There is social golf from 12h00
Wednesday the 4th of December is a B.B.S sponsored by the Club.
Saturday the 7th is a Medal / I.P.S sponsored by The Blair group of Companies

We've got your holiday golf covered!

The 2019 December holiday green fees package deals, which start on Monday the 9th of December will be announced soon, so watch this space for details.

Turn up the radio!


Every summer has its own stories

Treat yourself with a festive Breakaway

To book your winter retreat, call us on 051 8
71 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.

Anytime on a Sunday

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, 2nd 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.


Be a part of something great

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.

Happy birthday!

29 November
Paul Greyling, Jeandré Smith, Willem Brummer and David Meyer 

30 November
Charles van den Blink and Emuel De Villiers

1 December
Barry Wolmarans

3 December
Deon Jordaan

5 December

 Rhyno Smith and Nicky Quin

Who's been winning at the club?

2019 Nations Cup
Saturday the 16th of November was the 2019 Nations Cup

Race to Sun City

Wednesday the 27th of November was the final round of the Race to Sun City, sponsored by Lindsay Saker and Sun international.

1st with 48 pts was Reg Krohn & Pierre Grobler 
2nd with 47 pts was Henco Myburgh & Bertus Rust
3rd with 44 pts was Gert Cronje & Carlu v/d Westhuizen
4th with 43 pts was Willem Slabbert & Theo van Tonder

View the full results here.

B.B Matchplay

Carina Theron & Shané Theron will be taking on Rhyno Botha & Dan Nel on the 14th of December in the Final of the B.B Matchplay.

A career in golf


What matters most to you?

Without us influencing you in any way, please click on the link below now and answer just one (required) question about your relationship with the game of golf.
Answer now >
This is a genuine attempt in collaboration with hundreds of other clubs and PGA Professionals to have a better understanding of what golfers want out of the game.
While we'd be interested to read the specific answer you've given (to help us to a better job of delivering more value to you), we won't be sharing your name with anyone. You will remain anonymous.

If you haven’t already done so
Now you know this is a very short and very private survey – no personal details required. So go on,
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Think about your golf

Discovering what has the most impact on your scorecard is a fun start to your improvement journey. It’s the first step on the way to shooting new lows. So, we want you to keep some simple statistics over your next 4 rounds and then we want you to come see us for an assessment. We’ll start with fairways found off the tee.
“The number of fairways found off the tee box is an important performance measure. And by the way, improving this statistic also influences how much you’re likely to enjoy your round, as well as offering an opportunity to get you below 90.”

Book your skills assessment
Get an insight into your game. Discover what you could improve quickly. Let’s plan an improvement journey together. 
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