On the tee with Trevor

Surf & Turf Special | 16 August

Be sure to join the tides at our clubhouse for our tasty Surf & Turf Lunch Special. With a glass of complimentary Drostdy Hof Claret A in hand, you can sink your teeth into a succulent 200g steak and pile of calamari for only R85.

Is your mouth watering at the thought? Make a reservation here.
Do you have what it takes?

Ever thought how good you need to be in order to turn Pro? Have a look at these STATS!!
These scores illustrate just how hard it is to get through the qualifying round. In 24 Monday qualifying rounds this last year, if you shot the following scores, you would have missed out in every single week:


So for fun, let’s try to work out what that relates to for a good young amateur on his home course. The average score that made it was less than 67.

Let’s subtract two shots for the set-up of the golf course compared to your home course. 67-2 = 65.

No pressure, let’s say another two shots. 65-2=63.

So, even if you regularly shoot a 63 on your home course, you still would never get to the first tee at a PGA Tour event.
Contact me to find out more.

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. Round 2 is to be completed before the end of August!

Upcoming events

Save the date!

Thursday the 8th is the Senforce Golf Day.

Friday the 9th of August is a Public Holiday (Womens Day). There will be a 1 Tee Start from 07h00. Both Bar and Catering facilities will be available.

Saturday the 10th of August is a B.B.B.B kindly sponsored by K.W.V.
Wednesday the 14th of August is The Stella Artois business League.

Thursday the 15th of August is the Denis Hutchinson Tribute tour with Dale Hayes.

Saturday the 17th of August is a B.B.S, kindly sponsored by N.T.T Nissan

Get ready for our Rose Festival Golf Day
01 September 2019

Play with the "Voice of Golf"

The Denis Hutchinson Tribute Tour with Dale Hayes
15th August 2019

The “Voice of Golf” Denis Hutchinson and Dale Hayes, invite you to enjoy 18 Holes of golf, and an evening with them as they discuss their long involvement in this wonderful game.

It’s 60 years since Denis won the SA Open at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, beating Gary Player by one shot. Hutch was still an amateur and remains the last amateur to win the SA Open. Bloemfontein golf Club will host this event on Thursday the 15th of August.

Bookings now open!
Contact Trevor or Janke on 051/ 447 0906 for more information.


Warm the winter blues

Honey, we're going on a festive breakaway

When winter comes whirling in, we usually take cover under heavy jackets, woolly jerseys and duvets. The biggest challenge each morning is put one toe out of bed onto the freezing tile floor!

But winter can be fun, and warm, and snug. You just need the right people and the right setting!

Before winter properly sets in, make way for our Winter Special! This includes a bed & breakfast and a complimentary glass of red wine or gluhwein. Relax after dinner with a hot cup of coffee in the one hand and dessert in the other.

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

How to spend your Sundays

Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day of golf

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

A stroke of good luck

The next draw will take place on Friday the 9th of August.

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.


We make it easy!

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!

Who's celebrating birthday's this week?

09 August: Ivaan de Jager
11 August: Gavin Hartman; Werner Swarts; Gunter Bruhns

Who's been winning this week?


Saturday, 03 August

Sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies

A -Division (0 to 9 Handicaps) (Medal)
1st with a 66 nett was Jacques Watson
2nd with 71 nett was Daren Slingers
3rd with 74 nett was Graeme McLaren
B- Division (10 to 15 Handicaps) (Medal)
1st with 71 nett was Andrew Reay
2nd with 73 nett was Jaap Botha   c/o
3rd with 73 nett was René du Plessis
C -Division (16 Handicaps and upwards) ( I.P.S )
1st with 39 pts was Willem van Zyl
2nd with 36 pts was Maritha Cawood
3rd with 33 pts was Klaus Overheu
Wednesday, 07 August

Sponsored by the Club

Co-sponsored by the Golfers Club
1st with 44 pts was Quintin Williams & Corné Els
2nd with 42 pts was Taahir Cassim & Keanan Aysen winning the c/o
3rd with 42 pts was Nelis Uys & Leon-Louw Maritz
Congratulations to Therion Nel and Christiaan Burke on making the Free State Men’s I.P.T Team.

Spin: friend or foe?

How can you influence spin rates?
Manufacturers have long known that regular golfers needed a higher launch angle on tee shots. For a while, they tried to urge golfers to play super-high lofted drivers. But while increasing the dynamic launch angle (the actual angle the ball launches), it also created the side-effect of too much backspin for many.
By fixing a very common swing fault, most golfers can increase the launch angle and lower spin rates to increase distance off the tee substantially.
Many golfers have a slight downward angle of attack on the ball with a driver, but that has the effect of lowering launch angle and increasing spin rate. A very poor scenario for most golfers.
21 extra metres
TrackMan data shows us that a golfer with an 80mph swing speed who changes their angle of attack from -5° to +5° increases their dynamic launch angle by 4°, but even more importantly reduces their spin rate by over 1,000rpm. And that means 21 extra metres.

Don’t let spin rob you
Book an assessment with us and let's find your personal launch DNA: the perfect match of launch and spin for the ball speed you’re creating.
Contact us >

It’s time to do something

A staggering fact
Scientific research indicates that, despite the medical advances that are curing many diseases, the life-expectancy of the latest generation is going to be 5 years less than we currently live!

We’re not here to lecture anyone on diet, nutrition, or “screen-time”. But we do believe that we need to get our children to embrace a more active lifestyle.


That’s why we want to help
If you have a child or grandchild, then let’s get them started playing golf. We’ll make it fun and enjoyable, social, and active. We want them to be healthier for their whole life. We want them to have those 5 years back. It’s time to do something.
Contact us for an assessment >


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