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Lee Trevino

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:


Member Spotlight:


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.


Member Birthdays:


Join us in celebrating the birthdays of our wonderful club members this month:


September Birthdays:

  • 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.


7. Etiquette:


  • 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.


10. Safety:


  • Prioritize safety at all times.

  • Shout "Fore!" if your ball may strike another player.


11. Handicaps:


  • 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.




Conclusion:


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!


Warm regards,


The Bloemfontein Golf Club Team


Club Competition Sponsors



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Proudly sponsored by Bains Whiskey | 26 August 2023


 

1st Place

Willie Linde - 38 Pts

2nd Place

Human Wolmarans - 37 Pts

3rd Place

Brendon Rudman - 35 Pts

Prizes to be collected from the office.


We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support of the club and look forward to the next!

 

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  • Writer's pictureBloemfontein Golf Club

Proudly sponsored by Mark Wiltshire Golf | 23 August 2023


Fourball Alliance with two scores to count except on the Par 5's where 4 scores will count.


1st Place

Team Theron - 94 Pts

2nd Place

Team Blair - 93 Pts

Prizes will be credited to your spending accounts.


We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support of the club and look forward to the next!

 

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