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A tasty start to the New Year...

Nothing beats having some good grub and a cold one after a great game of golf on the course. So, why not join us for our Pub Lunch Special every Friday. Today you can enjoy either 200 g Espetada or Beef Gorden Bleu, both served with chips and salad, along with a free Savanna light. Is your mouth watering at the thought?
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New Year, New Rules

HNA Update

Please take note of the important changes that have come into effect as from the 1st of October.

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.

Please take note:
Due to the installation of a new telephone system, we have dropped one of our incoming lines. The only landline number we currently have in use is: 051 4470906.

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 18th of January is a B.B.S kindly sponsored by NTT Nissan
Wednesday the 22nd is a Combined Stableford, sponsored by the club.
Saturday the 25th is an I.P.S sponsored by Distell
Wednesday the 29th is a B.B.S co-sponsored by Kloppers.
Saturday the 1st of Feb is a Medal / I.P.S sponsored by the Blair Group of Companies.
The 2020 Windhoek pairs takes place on Wed the 5th of Feb and Saturday the 15th of Feb.
Wednesday the 12th of Feb
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 (18 holes).

Great prizes up for grabs, both Gross and Nett.
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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!
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It could be your lucky day!

Stella Artois Friday Club Draw

The next draw will take place today, the 17th of January.

The roll over draw has been replace 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.

January Birthday Celebrations

15 January
Daren Papenfus, Gregory Nthatisi

16 January
Andrew Reay, Drea Pauw

18 January
David Robinson, Jannie Lubbe, J.B. Hough, Sakkie Wannenburg

19 January
Dudley van Aswegen, Ian Weideman

20 January
Grant Hughes

21 January
Neville Rudman, Adriaan Pottas

Who's been winning at BGC?


Wednesday the 15th January was an I.P.S
Sponsored by the Club
1st with 41 pts was Theo van Tonder
2nd with 38 pts was Jacques Watson winning the c/o
3rd with 38 pts was Gert Henning 

New irons now?

If you’re over 50, while logic says age must be slowing you down, technology is changing the game for you. You can hit higher and longer iron shots with less requirement for the strength of youth. A note of caution: you do want accuracy.
Many golfers live with relatively poor accuracy with anything over a #9 iron. They believe that it’s their own swing that lets them down. But too often, it’s an incorrect lie angle that causes the face angle to twist when the toe hits the turf first. This tilts the spin axis of the golf ball. The ball goes right.
During less than an inch of the contact zone, the sole needs to be square to the turf. A fitted iron makes that possible. And the result is a much better and much more accurate ball strike.

Could you be getting better?
Don’t settle. Golf has so much more to offer each of you. Technology that makes you longer, with a fitting that makes you straighter, means your best golf is ahead of you.
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Act on your feelings

We all stand over 145-metre approach shots with hope, but that hope can be quickly traded for acceptance if shot after shot is far from perfect. And acceptance is a threat to the flame of our desire.
If we want to sustain hope, if we want our flame of desire to burn bright, then we need to take action. We must take action.
Think about what it would take for you to experience the joy of perfection from 145-metres more frequently. What would it require from your game? Playing more regularly? Some practice? Fitted irons? Improved technique?

Fan the flame, take the best action
The best starting point is an assessment. We can match your desire with a plan of action.
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