On the tee with Trevor

Dear fellow golfer,

There have been some unfortunate miscommunications, as well as some misconceptions, relating to the implementation requirements of the World Handicap System.

In simple terms, while preferred lies are discouraged, a club may implement preferred lies if they have good reason to do so. In our country, this could happen quite frequently, especially in some of our outlying areas, or where dry and hot weather conditions play such a big role. So, in a nutshell, a club can have preferred lies but it should not appear as a permanent fixture on their score card.

Another point to correct is that a Dale Hayes newsletter recently stated that if a player completes a round on a course that has preferred lies, the score will not count for handicapping purposes. This is in fact incorrect. The score will count when the guidelines have been adhered to.

Lastly, a number of clubs have asked if they MUST adopt the new stroking changes, worried that if they don’t they will be disaffiliated. This is not the case. Clubs will not be disaffiliated, but they are strongly encouraged to adopt the new stroking as it ties into the requirements as outlined by the USGA and R&A Rules of Handicapping.

The USGA and R&A Rules of Handicapping, as adopted for the country specific selections made by GolfRSA, will be published as soon as it is available from the WHS Committee. The target date for this publication is by the end of November.

Grant Hepburn

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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?


Saturday the 1st of February is a Medal / I.P.S sponsored by the Blair Group of Companies.
Wednesday the 5th of February is the first of the Windhoek pairs, and we have the Medics joining us.

Saturday the 8th of February is a B.B.B.B kindly sponsored by K.W.V

Saturday the 15th of February is a B.B.S sponsored by NTT Nissan

The 2020 Windhoek pairs takes place on Wed the 5th of February and Saturday the 15th of February.

Wednesday the 12th of February
is a round of the 2020 Stella Artois Business League.
Bookings for The Alec Levin Foursomes is now open. Please contact Colin Sorour on 082 990 7175 to book your team.

The Foursomes takes place on Saturday the 22nd (36 holes) and Sunday the 23rd of February (18 holes).

Great prizes up for grabs, both Gross and Nett.
Get in touch for more >

Stay tuned!


Treat yourself this summer

Go on holiday without breaking the bank

To book your summer retreat, call us on 051 871 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.

Sunday fun day

Bring the family for a round of golf

Pack in your whole family for a grand day out on
the course every Sunday!
Book now >

It could be your lucky day!

Stella Artois Friday Club Draw

The next draw will take place on Friday the 31st of January

The roll-over draw has been replaced with a 50 ticket draw at R 10.00 per ticket. The winning number drawn, will win 50% of the Value of the Numbers sold, and 6 Stella Artois beers.


Enjoy a lifetime of golf

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 to you!

31 January Johan Myburgh
03 February Helga Streicher
04 February Pieter Kasselman
05 February Charles Dell
05 February Mark Neil
06 February Charl van Schalkwyk

And the winners are...

Saturday the 25th of January
I.P.S, kindly sponsored by Distell

1st with 41 pts was Marius du Toit
2nd with 40 pts was Stanley Scott
3rd with 38 pts was Jacques Watson
4th with 37 pts was Brian Nel

Wednesday the 29th of January
B.B.S sponsored by the Club & co-sponsored by Kloppers

1st with 45 pts was Les Sackstein & Micky Quin
2nd with 44 pts was Theo van Tonder & Bertus Rust c/o
3rd with 44 pts was Derek Lunt & Pierre Grobler

New irons now?

You have less than an inch and just 0.0005 seconds to influence what is going to happen with your golf ball.
There are characteristics of your irons that can make it much harder to make this fraction of a second count. We need to tick these off.

Get the lie angle or shaft length wrong, and, on contact with the turf, the face will IMMEDIATELY TWIST.
Grip size too thick, you’ll struggle to rotate the clubface and leave it open. Grip size too thin, you’ll get too handsy and close the face.
The shaft is too stiff, and you won’t unload the club leaving the face open at impact. Too much flex and the clubface will get ahead, and the face will try to close too quickly.
Finally, how much offset does the face have? Too much and the face will be open. Too little, and you will be closed.

Be your best ever
Technology is changing the game. Too many lose out because they don’t spend the time to get fitted. Technology, fitted, means your best golf will be ahead of you.
Contact us >

Act on your feelings

What if we could deliver you a better golf experience quicker than you ever thought possible?
What if some simple habits could make an immediate improvement to your game?
Too many golfers make it almost impossible to hit good approach shots because they haven’t warmed up to allow themselves to rotate. And too few golfers hit great shots because of some basics setup errors and inadequate preparation before the shot.

So much can be learned quickly
In a 9-hole round with us, we can highlight the good habits every golfer can adopt to discover more joy, satisfaction, and accomplishment.
Play 9 with us >


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