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Weekly Newsletter - 15 February 2023

On the Tee with Trevor | Important Club News | Upcoming Events & Results | In Other News... | Sponsors

 
ON THE TEE WITH TREVOR

Dear Members,


If you aren't familiar with the Clubmaster App - we will be using the Weekly Newsletter and WhatsApp group to give you the necessary information needed to make sure you aren't in the dark about booking your next game or the monies left on your spending account and much more...


STEP ONE

Stay as we will be sharing information like the attached above weekly!

 
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.


Why?


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.


Kind Regards

BFNGC Team

 
UPCOMING GOLF DATES & RESULTS

!! NB DATES COMING UP IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO... !!


Nomads Cheetah Nationals from the 11th - 17th of March 2023

Oelschig Huis Golf Day - 21 March 2023 ( Limited Spots will be available to Members on this day )

Toyota Cheetahs Golf Day - 22 March 2023 ( Limited Spots will be available to Members on this day )


 

UPCOMING GOLF DAYS


- FSSC Golf Day ( 17 February 2023 )

- Kyna Group Golf Day ( 24 February 2023 )





 

MONTHLY CLUB COMPETITION SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2023


Unfortunately cancelled due to the excessive rain experienced over the weekend.


 

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


 

BIRTHDAYS


Mr. BOB AOBAKWE -15 February 2023

Mr BOTES GYSBERTUS JOHANNES - 15 February 2023

Mr COERTZEN ANDRIES JOHANNES -15 February 2023

Mr. HEFER JEAN-PIERRE - 16 February 2023

Mr. MANYARELA MOHAU BEN - 16 February 2023

Mnr SNELLENBURG NEIL - 16 February 2023

Mr EKSTEEN MARIUS - 17 February 2023

Mr. ROSSOUW GERBER - 17 February 2023

Mr. RUDMAN BRENDAN - 17 February 2023

Mr SCHEEPERS WERNER - 17 February 2023

Dr GROBBELAAR JOHAN -19 February 2023

Mr WESSELS JACOBUS MYBURG BRINK - 19 February 2023

Mr DEMETRIOU MICHAEL - 21 February 2023

Mrs KITCHING LYNETTE - 21 February 2023

Mr. LARANJA CARLOS DANIEL PEREIRA - 21 February 2023

Mr. MARAIS JACQUES PETRUS - 21 February 2023

Mr BOSMAN CASPER - 22 February 2023

Mr. SWANEPOEL ROBERT IMAN - 22 February 2023



Happy Birthday from the Bloemfontein Golf Club!

 

GOLF FUNNIES


 

MONTHLY PRIZE SPONSORS


 


Thank you for reading this week's Newsletter. Have a great one and keep it down the middle!




 

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