Dear Members and Golf Enthusiasts,
Welcome to the August edition of the Bloemfontein Golf Club Monthly Newsletter! We are excited to share the latest updates, events, and promotions happening at our prestigious golf club. Let's dive in!
Important News & Important Dates
- ABSA Ladies Captain's Cup on the 9th and 10th of September 2023.
- Hollowtining to start in the last week of September 2023.
1. On the Tee with Trevor:
We believe in giving honour where honour is due and it is with a sad tone that we kick off this month's newsletter with news of the passing of former club captain and president, Ted Quin. Our sincerest condolences go out to the Quin family together with our thoughts and prayers in this time. We truly have lost a Bloemfontein Golf Club legend.
Join us in celebrating the birthdays of our wonderful club members this month:
Mr. Mario Kleovoulou - September 1, 2023
Mr. Bogani Morobi - September 2, 2023
Mr. Renier Volschenk - September 2, 2023
Mr. Justin Williams - September 2, 2023
Ms. Leanne Collie - September 3, 2023
Ms. Molly Hugo - September 3, 2023
Mr. Andre' van den Berg - September 3, 2023
Mr. Morne Terblanche - September 4, 2023
Mr. Quintin Williams - September 5, 2023
Mr. C.H. Kingsley - September 6, 2023
Mr. Louis Raubenheimer - September 6, 2023
Mr. Asif Cassim - September 7, 2023
Dr. Hein Lambrechts - September 7, 2023
Mr. Nico Koupis - September 8, 2023
Mr. Robert Gray Taute - September 8, 2023
Mr. Enock Mlangeni - September 10, 2023
Mr. Kobus Neethling - September 10, 2023
Mrs. June E. Dorfling - September 11, 2023
Mrs. Wilna Karin Fourie - September 11, 2023
Mr. Wanda Taljaard - September 11, 2023
Mr. Charles Makunja - September 12, 2023
Mr. Randy Westraadt - September 12, 2023
Mr. Timothy Thabethe - September 13, 2023
Mr. Gianni D. Tyropolis - September 13, 2023
Mr. O.J. Maimane - September 17, 2023
Mr. Francois Neethling - September 17, 2023
Mr. Alexi D. Tyropolis - September 18, 2023
Mr. Bernard David Saffy - September 19, 2023
Mr. Rudolph Hendrik Botha - September 20, 2023
Mr. Tyler Dienar - September 20, 2023
Mr. Quinton Hugo - September 20, 2023
Mr. Human Wolmarans - September 21, 2023
Mr. Leboeuf Bloem - September 22, 2023
Mr. Leslie Neil Sackstein - September 22, 2023
Mr. Johannes Albertus Eksteen - September 23, 2023
Mr. Lucas Theron - September 23, 2023
Mr. Riaan Ahrens - September 24, 2023
Mr. Marius V. du Toit - September 24, 2023
Mr. Jaco Lombard - September 24, 2023
Mr. Jacob Louis Luther Botha - September 26, 2023
Mr. Abraham Johannes Botha - September 27, 2023
Mr. Andre Potgieter - September 27, 2023
Mr. Richard Rodrigues - September 27, 2023
Mr. Zandi Mweli - September 29, 2023
Ms. Pontso Tsibane - September 30, 2023
Please take a moment to wish them a fantastic birthday on the course and beyond!
Bloemfontein Golf Club - General Rules and Guidelines
1. Pace of Play:
Maintain a good pace of play to ensure an enjoyable round for all.
Be ready to play when it's your turn.
Limit your pre-shot routine to keep play moving smoothly.
Players are required to play 9 holes in 2 Hrs and 25 Mins including Halfway House.
2. Tee Times:
Reserve tee times in advance.
Arrive at least 20 minutes before your tee time.
Respect the tee time schedule; do not start before your allotted time.
3. Dress Code:
Adhere to the club's dress code at all times.
Proper golf attire is required on the course.
4. Group Size:
Observe the maximum number of players per group (four).
Split larger groups to maintain pace of play.
5. Course Care:
Repair ball marks on greens and replace divots on fairways.
Use sand and seed mix provided for divot repair.
Avoid damage to bunkers; rake them after use.
6. Lost Balls:
Keep play moving by limiting the search for lost balls to 3 minutes.
Use a provisional ball if your ball might be lost.
Show respect to fellow golfers.
Keep noise levels down on the course.
Allow faster groups to play through.
8. Cart Usage:
Follow cart rules and use cart paths when required.
Avoid wet or damaged areas on the course.
9. Course Conditions:
Observe any course-specific rules regarding preferred lies or temporary greens as announced on the day or on the Members WhatsApp Group.
Prioritize safety at all times.
Shout "Fore!" if your ball may strike another player.
Maintain an accurate handicap as per club guidelines.
Submit scorecards promptly after each round.
12. Alcohol and Tobacco:
Consume alcohol responsibly and in designated areas.
Adhere to no-smoking policies where applicable.
13. Guest Policy:
Ensure your guests adhere to club rules.
Guests may be subject to green fees and other charges.
14. Reporting Violations:
Report rule violations or course maintenance issues to the club staff.
These general rules and guidelines are in place to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and fair golfing experience for all members at Bloemfontein Golf Club. Please adhere to them and help maintain the club's excellent reputation for sportsmanship and course care.
Thank you for being a valued member of Bloemfontein Golf Club!
2. Course Care:
Maintaining our golf course's pristine condition is a top priority at Bloemfontein Golf Club. Our dedicated team has been hard at work, ensuring that the fairways and greens are in optimal shape, therefore we are dusting the surfaces of the greens with a mixture of sand and fertilizer to prepare for growing season.
We are also implementing a comprehensive maintenance plan that includes regular mowing and shaping, irrigation adjustments and strategic bunker renovations. Rest assured, every effort is being made to provide you with a world-class golfing experience.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE
Hollowtining will take place in the last week in September 2023.
3. Junior Golf Program:
At Bloemfontein Golf Club, we are committed to nurturing the future of golf. Our Junior Golf Program continues to thrive, providing young golfers with coaching, mentorship, and opportunities to develop their skills.
We are delighted to see our juniors excelling in various competitions and encourage parents to enrol their children in this enriching program. Let's inspire the next generation of golf champions!
4. Social Connections:
Beyond golf, Bloemfontein Golf Club is a vibrant social hub where members forge lasting friendships.
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5. Pro Shop:
Looking to upgrade your golfing gear or seeking professional advice? Visit our Pro Shop, where you'll find a wide range of high-quality equipment, apparel, and accessories. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your game. Don't miss out on the latest golfing innovations and take your performance to new heights.
As the weather becomes more inviting, Bloemfontein Golf Club eagerly awaits your presence on the course. With our well-maintained facilities, exciting tournaments, and thriving community, there has never been a better time to immerse yourself in the world of golf. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you on the fairways soon!
The Bloemfontein Golf Club Team