Weekly Newsletter - 09 February 2023
On the Tee with Trevor | Important Club News | Upcoming Events & Results | In Other News... | Sponsors
ON THE TEE WITH TREVOR
A hearty welcome to the 100+ new members who have joined the Bloemfontein Golf Club in 2023. We trust that you will find a friendly and vibrant community to form part of with at least one thing in common... the love for golf !
IMPORTANT CLUB NEWS
BUYING GOLF BALLS ON THE COURSE
Dear Members and Visitors,
Please refrain from purchasing Golf Balls and/or other items from hawkers who have illegally set up a trade on the Bloemfontein Golf Club.
We fear that the support of such trade would put players at risk during such time that we are trying our best to ensure your safety at the Club at all times. We have arranged for 24/7 patrolling of the road running parallel to the 5th and 13th holes.
A FINE OF R500 WILL BE IMPOSED FOR THOSE FAILING TO ADHERE TO THE ABOVE.
VERTI CUTTING ON THE GREENS
Just an important notice regarding the Golf Course - we are currently undergoing a small treatment on the Greens which was initiated by Albert and the team working on the course.
One activity that golf courses undertake on greens is a process called “Verticutting”. This may also be called “Vertical Mowing”. Unlike regular greens mowing, where the blades are horizontal to the putting surface, verticut blades are vertical to the greens. What these blades do is very simple and very important to putting green quality. On each verticut reel are approximately two dozen blades. These are typically set to only slightly nick the turf. The blades then break up the stolons of the plant, allowing the plant to produce more leaves for a denser turf. Older, dying leaf material is pulled up, giving room for new leaves. Also, the effects of “grain” are reduced.
Occasionally, verticut blades are set lower when thatch removal is desired. When turf renovation is desired, such as when attempting to introduce new seed, verticut blades are set very deep. In conclusion, verticutting of greens is a time-tested practice that encourages plant growth, dense turf and smoother greens. If you have any questions about verticutting or any other maintenance topic, please contact Albert (Greenkeeper) for more info.
ROPING AROUND THE TEES
Dear Members and Visitors,
Please refrain from stepping on, leaning on or driving on the yellow ropes which protect the perimeter of most of our tee-boxes on the golf course. These ropes are integral to the manicuring and upkeep of our facilities and you co-operation in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
UPCOMING GOLF DAYS & RESULTS
- FSSC Golf Day ( 17 February 2023 )
- Kyna Group Golf Day ( 24 February 2023 )
MONTHLY CLUB COMPETITION SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 04 FEBRUARY 2023
Congratulations to the Winners of this past weekends Monthly Medal Club Competition proudly sponsored by Blair Group of Companies!
JOKER DRAW 22 FEBRUARY 2023
Attention all Newsletter Subscribers!
The Bloemfontein Golf Club Joker Draw is live with the next draw taking place on Wednesday the 22 February 2023
All you need to do is purchase a ticket in the bar on any day of the week, make sure your name appears on the ticket and drop it in the box in the bar.
THE POT IS AT - R12 640 -
IN OTHER NEWS
Book Your Caddy
Dear Members, some exciting news is that you can now book your caddies via the iCaddies app available on your App Store! All you need to do is download the app, register, select your course and book your caddy! 🙌
BQ GOLF SHOP SPECIAL
Mr SLINGERS DARREN JIM - 08 February 2023
Mr. SMIT DEWALD - 08 February 2023
Mr JANSE VAN VUUREN GERRIT - 09 February 2023
Mr VAN DER WESTHUIZEN NICO - 09 February 2023
Mr. WEIGELT ALBERT - 09 February 2023
Mr HAASBROEK JOHANNES BERNARDUS - 10 February 2023
Mr MATHEWSON CHARLES - 10 February 2023
Mr. MOKHUOA LEBOHANG KGOMOTSO - 10 February 2023
Mr VAN ZYL WERNER - 10 February 2023
Mr FOURIE RUDOLF JOHANNES - 11 February 2023
Mr LOUBSER IAN - 11 February 2023
Mr MURISON KEENAN REGINALD KYLE - 11 February 2023
Mnr MYBURG PIETER - 11 February 2023
Mr KLOPPER ROLAND - 14 February 2023
Mr BOTES GYSBERTUS JOHANNES - 15 February 2023
Mr COERTZEN ANDRIES JOHANNES - 15 February 2023
Happy Birthday from the Bloemfontein Golf Club!