On the tee with Trevor

Members doing us proud!

Bloemfontein Golf Club’s M.J Viljoen and Wilco Nienaber make us proud at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Championships at Leopard Creek.

M.J  finished Tied 7th  on  -3  with rounds of 72, 71, 69 and 73.
Wilco finished Tied 24th on  +3  with rounds of 72, 73, 72, and 74.

Check out this great video that the Sunshine Tour did on Wilco below:

Well done to the both of you, keep the flag flying.

Ladies League

Last weekend at Bethlehem Golf Course, our ladies won the league with four of the 6 games going to the 18th hole!

From left: Carina Theron, Judy Wulf, Ronel Badenhorst and Marna Vorster.

'Tees the season

To play more golf!

Take a look at these awesome green fee specials we will be running over the festive season. Be sure to take advantage and get in those extra few rounds to make the holidays that much more special!

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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?

This week's competitions:

Saturday the 7th is a Medal / I.P.S sponsored by The Blair group of Companies.

Wednesday the 11th is a Combined Stableford sponsored by the Club. We also have the Seniors joining us.

Saturday the 14th is the Boere vs Engelse, please call Janke for details.

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Time to fill up those stockings

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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!
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Who will have the luck of the draw?

The next draw will take place on Friday the 06th December.

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!

08 December
Abrie Vogel
Marvin Torres

09 December
Erwin Rohrbeck
Gabriel Dos Santos
Martin v/d Merwe

10 December
Wynand Liebenberg
Darius Steyn

11 December
Janco Wallis

12 December
Lean Uys

Who's been winning at the club?

Saturday the 30th of November
was a B.B.S
Sponsored by the B.Q Golf Shop

1st with 46 pts was Tony Chemaly & Rolf Trichard
2nd with 43 pts was Steven Turner & Carlu v/d Westhuizen
3rd with 43 pts was Glenn Kyle & Gerrie Britz
4th with 43 pts was Tubby van Kasterop & Brendan Pappin

Wednesday the 04th of December was a B.B.S
Sponsored by the Club and co-sponsored by The Bloem Golf Shop

1st with 43 pts was Glenn Kyle & Jean Khouri (winning the c/o)
2nd with 43 pts was Gys Botes & Bernard Pieterse

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
Kindly sponsored by The Blair group of Companies.

A career in golf


What matters most to you?

Last week we asked if you could answer one question. With the ability to be entirely anonymous. We wanted to know how you viewed your position on a simple continuum. Where do you see yourself on your golfing journey?
At one end there’s space for the person who sees golf totally as a competitive sport, and on the other end there’s those that see it as a social and recreational activity. We’re asking golfers to position themselves. Next month we’ll publish a SUMMARY of how our community of golfers see the game.

If you haven’t already done so
So, if haven’t given a response then please follow the link below. It’s a very short and very private survey – no personal details required – so go on
Answer now >

Think about your golf

The second statistic we want you to collect over 4 rounds, is your average score on Par 3s that are within iron shot range. If you missed last week’s article, and the first statistic click here.

If you’re often under 90 but struggle to get below 85 regularly, then there’s a good chance that becoming consistent on the Par 3s will get you there.
Two 3s and two 4s on your card and you’re doing well. Three 3s and provided your steady elsewhere  then you’re likely to be below 85.

Improvements you can make that pay off on any approach shot:
If we can make sure your rotation and ball striking is led by your large muscles and not your hands, then we can improve your consistency of contact and accuracy of result. There’re a number of consistent club and shot selection errors we see from less experienced or skilled golfers that often cost them a stroke per Par 3. It’s an easy fix. 
“Improving your ball striking consistency, club selection, and shot selection on Par 3s will have a big impact on your approach shot performance on every hole.” 

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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