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Friday, September 25, 2020

Great news for SA golf fans is that Sergio Garcia has announced that he will be teeing it up in this years Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player.

We haven't seen Sergio tee it up since 2013 but as a two-time winner (back in 2001 & 2003) he will be a huge draw.

It was surprising that he didn’t make the trip last year when he had a very real chance of winning the Race to Dubai, which would no doubt have been assisted by a showing in the Nedbank.
2018 BB Matchplay
The draw has been posted on our noticeboard and can also be found by clicking here. We ask that the first round be played on or before Saturday, the 30th of June.

Saturday the 26th is the Sanlam Cancer Golf Day. The format is an I.P.S co sponsored by Distell.

Wednesday the 30th
is the Bambi Golf Day, remember to please book your tee time!
Distell Intl logo

Saturday the 2nd of June is the Monthly Medal kindly Sponsored by the Blair Group of Companies.

The first round of League takes place on Sat 7th and Sun 8th of July. Those players interested, please put your names on the list provided on the notice board, at your earliest.

If you are interested in playing in the Captains Cup... Click here for official invitation.



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Call Barry Kitching on 082 495 4955 if you are interested in any of these items.

The 25th Senior Women's Golf National Championships took place from 13 to 15 May 2018 at St Francis Bay.

208 Senior women from 13 societies took part and Free State Seniors could send a team of 8 players.

The Eastern Cape Senior Women were the hosts.

In the photo above are:

Judy Wulf (Bfn), Mamo Mlalazi (VaalDeGrace), Helga Streicher (Bfn), Marieta Cawood (Bfn), Marieta Theron (Bfn) Louise Hattingh (Bethlehem) Elizabeth Fourie (VaalDeGrace), Carina Theron (Bfn).

Our team did exceptionally well by winning the silver division team event!

In the photo above are Elizabeth, Carina and Marieta Cawood.

Marieta Cawood was the nett medal winner 50 to 59 years.
Carina Theron was the nett medal winner 60 to 69 years.
Marieta Theron (80+) was joint second with 39 Stableford points first day of all the bronze players !!
Helga Streicher won 2nd day Stableford with 36 points 70+ years.

Juniors - R 60.00

Students - R 80.00

Members - R 120.00

Visitors - R 220.00

Gavin Hartman won the beers!

Willem Janse van Rensburg missed out on the Jackpot of R 5 000.00.

Through these tough economical times, we at the Bloemfontein Golf Club have started implementing affordable ways of paying your annual Membership fees.

Please give either Lodia or Carla a call, who will assist you in renewing your membership, or to become a new member.

It has been decided that any motorized cart that is not part of the BFN Golf Club fleet, or privately stored, will be subject to a path fee of R100.00, payable at the Pro Shop, prior to starting the round.

Should all hired carts be booked out, the PATH fee will be R50.00.

Happy birthday to all our golfers who are celebrating their birthdays this week!

Hendrik Visser 25.05, Barend Vorster 26.05, Susanna Botha 27.05, Nick Efstathiou 27.05, Juan Goodes 27.05, Willem van Zyl 29.05, Stratos Kambanis 30.05, C.R James 30.05, Daniel Nel 31.05, Andries Schlebusch 31.05.

Sat 19th May was a B.B.S

1st with 48 points was Colin Frances & Dick Osborne
2nd with 47 pts was Ken Kahts & Peter Rogers
3rd with 47 pts was Mick Quin & Thomas Quin
4th with 47 pts was Nicky Quin & Micky Quin
5th with 46 pts was Shorty Hartman & M.C Pienaar

Wednesday 23rd May was a Combined Stableford

1st with 70 pts was Les Sackstein & Barry Kitching
2nd with 68 pts was Pierre Grobler & Reg Krohn
3rd with 68 pts was Judy Wulf & Helga Streicher
There are really quick ways we can improve your short game control,
and we’ll look at what we can do in under 5 minutes.

To give you the control you need on a 30 metre pitch,
we will be looking to get you above 4000 RPM.

If you’re below this magic number on a 30 metre pitch shot,
then we’ve got work to do together.


We want you to improve your score on Par 3’s.
Part of that is avoiding 5’s, 6’s and even worse.
Sometimes the hole designer is looking to harm your scorecard.
Consider this real Par 3 (it’s the 200 metre+ 12th on White River Country Club):

Simple Tip #4
Sometimes a Par 3 is really a Par 4. Play it that way.
The vast majority of golfers should lay up in the safe area,
and then pitch the ball up onto the green.
It’s probably a 4, a chunked chip might mean a 5, but it could be a 3.
But out of bounds, and you’re playing 3 from the tee.
In the water and you’re playing 3 from a drop zone that forces you to skirt the water again.
Now about that chunked chip shot…


Billy Casper was a great golfer.
It’s worth noting that, in his
1 stroke 1959 US Open victory
at Winged Foot, he laid up in
every round on the Par 3 17th.

You’ll be faced with a course management challenge on all approach shots,
not just Par 3’s. Try playing a round where you take a ‘safety first’ approach to every shot.
Check out your score. Is it an improvement if you play within yourself?
Course management is an important part of your game; if you’d be interested
in an accompanied round to help with your course management,


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