On the tee with Trevor

 
Swinging into the festive season

I wish you all a joyous festive season, filled with laughter and good memories. Thank you all for your support in 2019.

On behalf of everyone at The Bloemfontein Golf Club, we appreciate YOU and your support; a HUGE thank you one and all.

Here’s to 2020; let’s make it a great year for everyone.
 
It’s time for the President’s Cup!

Come Thursday, the first round will kick off with the Foursomes.

Ernie Els is our Captain and I’m sure he is a little disappointed that he only has one South African who qualified for the team. His team comes from nine different countries - Mark Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Scott; Abraham Ancer, Haotong Li, CT Pan, Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann and Byeong Hun An.

His vision for the week will be to make sure his players enjoy the experience and compete as successfully as they can.

The American team is captained by Tiger Woods, who as you know, will also be playing along with Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Patrick Reed, Gary Woodland and Rickie Fowler.

The Americans do have a stronger team and they may be more in form, but the good news is that it’s not always the best team that wins. We’ve seen that often in the Ryder Cup.

The event is being played at Royal Melbourne for the third time. It’s one of the world’s finest golf courses in Australia’s Sandbelt region, which might suit the International team a little more.
 
 

No need to go hungry on the course


Play a round, grab a bite
Friday Lunch Special
 
 
Make a reservation >
 

Our gift to you!


Play golf without breaking the bank

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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Book your round >
 

Get ready for the battle of the ages!

 
Will you be wearing red or green?
 
 
 

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?

 
Dates for the diaries

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

Please note that Saturday the 14th of December will be the final competition day for 2019.

From Sunday the 15th, there will be a 1 tee start every day up until and including Tuesday the 14th of January.
 
Get in touch for more >
 

Stay tuned!

 
 

Make a special memory this summer

 
Treat yourself with a festive Breakaway

To book your summer retreat, call us on 051 8
71 4200 or info@blackmountainhotel.co.za.
 
 

We've got your Sunday plans sorted

 
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 >
 

Who will have the luck of the draw?

 
Stella Artois Friday Club Draw

The next draw will take place on Friday the 13th 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.
 
 

Membership

 
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.
 

December Birthdays

 
 
14th December:
Wilco Du Toit
Johann Fourie

15th December:
Frederick Bohme
Taahir Cassim
Dylan Sykes

16th December:
Matt Field
Jandré Erasmus

18th December:
Jacobus Verwey
Marna Vorster

19th December:
Herman Wessels
 

Who's been winning at the club?

 
Saturday the 07 December was a Medal / I.P.S
Sponsored by The Blair Group of Companies
 
 
  A-Division (0-9 Handicaps)
1st with a 72 net was Rhyno Smith
2nd with a 75 net was Derek Lunt (winning the c/o)
3rd with a 75 net was Bertus Rust.

 
B-Division (10-15 Handicaps)
1st with a 71 net was Alec Thompson
2nd with a 72 net was Andre Bronkhorst
3rd with a 73 net was Reg Krohn

C-Division (16 handicaps and upwards)
1st with 39 pts was Willem Du Preez
2nd with 34 pts was Sakkie Wannenberg
3rd with 33 pts was Carel Botma
  
Wednesday the 11th of December was a Combined Stableford
Sponsored by the Club
 
1st with 75 pts was Vleis Visagie & Etienne Nagel
2nd with 72 pts was Theo van Tonder & Trevor Kitching
3rd with 68 pts was Louis Franco & Barry Vorster
4th with 67 pts was Charles Mathewson & Nelis Uys

 
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?

 
 
We asked a question.
Do you see golf as a social, recreational activity OR a competitive sport? That invites one more question about your hopes.
Answer now >

 
 
If you followed the link, you’ll see that it's quite an interesting question. I’ve seen the summary of the priorities from six other clubs. It will be good to see how we line up.
 
  
 

Rembember, you can remain as anonymous as you  like. I would be interested to know who you are, but please don't enter your name if you don't feel comfortable doing so.

 
It’s a fun question
If you skipped the link above, then please know that it’s quite a thought-provoking question. It’s a what’s most important? A 1 – 2 – 3 question.
View the question >

Think about your golf

 

We’ve asked you to look at 4 particular stats. In week one of the conversation we wanted you to track fairways hit and then in week two we talked about average par 3 score.

Now let’s measure your ability to control distance with the wedge. Over 4 rounds, measure the average number of shots it takes you to hole out from the 90 to 40-metre range.
 
 
Every time you get within 90 to 40-metres of the green you’re trying to control distance on some sort of wedge shot. Most of you will have this shot 7 or 8 times per round. The difference between averaging 4 shots and 3 shots is therefore 7 to 8 strokes on your scorecard.
 
“Depending on your handicap, set yourself a target. Start by getting under 4, then attempt to get below 3.5 and then set off trying to reach 3. Practice really pays off with this skill.”

 
Book your skills assessment
Get insight into your game. Discover what you could improve quickly. Let’s plan an improvement journey together.
Contact us >


 


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