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HNA News

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.

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. Please note that round 3 is to be completed by the end of October.


Upcoming events

Save the date!

Saturday the 28th of September is an I.P.S sponsored by Distell
Tuesday the 1st of October see us move across to summer times:
• All Social Days: 1 tee start from 06h30
• All Wednesdays: 11h00 to 13h00, except for Business Leagu
e & The Race to Sun City, which remain from 10h30 to 12h30 (Winter times)
• All Saturdays, AM: 06h30 to 07h40; PM:
11h00 to 13h00

Wednesday the 2nd of October is an I.P.S sponsored by the Club, and co-sponsored by The Golfers Club
Saturday the 5th of October is a Medal/IPS sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies
Wednesday the 9th of October is the Stella Artois Business League

Turn up the radio!


Before the sun starts beating

It's time to treat yourself!

Before it's too late and spring is in full swing, 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 8
71 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.

How to spend your Sundays

Make golf a family activity

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

It's the luck of the draw

The next draw will take place on Friday the 27th of September.

The rollover draw has been replaced with a 50 ticket draw @ R 10.00 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.

Upcoming birthday celebrations

Happy birthday!

27 September: Abraham Botha
28 September: Arno Wessels, Nkanyiso Mncwabe
29 September: Christiaan Burke
30 September: Theoniel McDonald, Wayne Williams
01 October: De Wet van Wyk
02 October: Andries Kruger, Duvan Smit
03 October: Mahomed Cassim

Who's been winning at the club?


Saturday the 21st was a B.B.S
Sponsored by NTT Nissan
1st with 43 pts was Colin Sorour & Giaan Wessels (winning the c/o )
2nd with 43 pts was Gert Labuschagne & Gerrie Britz
3rd with 42 pts was Shorty & Gavin Hartman (winning the c/o
4th with 42 pts was Corné Linde & Francois Gouws
Wednesday the 28th of September was The Race to Sun City
Sponsored by Lindsay Saker & Sun International

  1st with 46 pts was Ernest Botha & Rudi Besselaar
2nd with 45 pts was Des van Viegen & Corné Els (winning the c/o
3rd with 45 pts was Jeff Xaba & Christiaan Kruger


Fitting for approach shot magic

You’ve hit a #6 or even #5 iron shot into the green. When it lands, is it landing hot or soft? Are you going to hold the green?
A club fitting is more than just allowing you to hit the ball further and more accurately. We want to find iron technology that will help you hit iron shots that hit the green and stop.
Especially with your mid irons we want to be able to launch the ball on a good trajectory. We want you to be able to attack the green, or, if you’re a better player, the flag. We all know that back spin helps to stop the ball as it lands. But spin, along with launch angle is also going to influence the descent angle into the green for better stopping power.

Now improve your approach
Book an assessment with us now. Let us look at your swing and technique; your irons and how the technology helps you. Let us improve the three dimensions above. Improve these and it increases the number of magical moments on the course.
Make more magic >

Fall in love with golf

It’s not just children and young people that want to know that learning golf is a fun process right from the start. Anyone learning the game wants to know that.
So introduce fun into someone’s life.
If you have a spouse or sibling or friend that doesn’t play golf, then introduce us to them. We can introduce them to the game making sure they’re enjoying the experience right from the get-go. We’ll make sure they’re comfortable. We’ll introduce them to people just like them. People who want to give golf a try. We’ll help them make new friends and discover the thrill of a sweetly struck golf shot.
Send your details or contact us with their details.
Contact us >


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