and the clients love it!
Last week, our friends from Standard Bank returned to the Links for their annual golf day. Thanks to the people behind the scenes, Karen Hawinkel and her team, they are treated to an extra-special welcome, day of golf and prizegiving proper! It's a peasure working with Karen and Standard Bank because they simply do it right. For the clients, it is something special with personalized gifts on arrival with snacks and coffee on the veranda on arrival. Then we do our thing, presenting a golf course that is set-up for the golfers to enjoy. There was a threat of rain that the farmers participating wouold not have been unhappy to play in. However, it held off for the day and it resulted in smiles all around. Justin Kemp, former Protea cricketer, was on hand to assist with some swings on the 17th follwed by an entertaining Q&A at prizegiving. Chef knocked their socks off with snacks on the tables followed by a hearty dinner. The stories were many, the clients were entertertained properly and the sponsors were pleased.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Fundraising Day for Victory Church initiative.
There were plenty of volunteers here on Friday to support the Gap Year initiative at Victory in J-Bay. There may have been a modest field in size, but they came with plenty of enthusiasm!
We do birthdays, too!
...some that are calm and reserved and others that rattle the roof!
Our favourite head of St Francis Tourism took the reserved approach a mid-day gathering of friends in the restaurant. Food and drink accompanied the day with special friends.
Didi led from the front as the theme "Africa Burns" brought it on!
Join us and we'll explain SLOPE and the upcoming Rules for 2019!
On Monday, 13 August at 17h15, the Golf Team will address the new slope rating system and what it means for you all as members here, what changes will be implemented in course set-up (compliance) and touch on the major changes in the Rules of Golf for 2019. Set aside an hour and book with the Golf Shop team on 042 200 4520. Stay on for Monday Night Dinner at YOUR Club.
Links Majors, Special Events and Results for 2018
Jan 2-3 The Pam Golding Annual (St Francis Bay wins – the overall is tied 6 games each)
Jan 5-6 Men’s Member/Member Partnership, Chris and Jandré Lessing, Champions
Jan 20 Windhoek Lager International Pairs (3rd Qualifying), Percy Owen and Norman Dyer
Jan 27-28 EP Champs (course closed) Altin VD Merwe, Strokeplay Medalist (74-68=142)
Feb 3-4 EP Champs (semi-finals and finals) Naldo Claassens, Champion; Hugo Maritz, Plate Winner
Feb 14 Couples/Mixed Golf – Valentine’s Dinner Ronnie and Sally Nienaber, best members
Mar 10 Greensomes over 18 holes Pete Maskew and John Wilson, Champions on 39pts
Apr 22-26 National Senior Inter-Provincials Central Gauteng, Senior Champions; Southern Cape, Super-Senior Champions
May 5-6 Club Championships, Lynn Slogrove and Brent Vos, Champions
May 13-16 Senior Women’s Nationals (SFL and SFBGC) , Free State wins the team title, Maggie Minnie (Boland), gross champion.
May 18-20 St Francis Bridge Invitational Everyone was a winner!
May 20 Nomads Monthly Game (11am Shotgun) 66 in the field
May 24-25 Woodland’s Golf Days 96 players on Thursday and 112 on Friday! HOSPICE wins
May 26 Foursomes over 18 holes Johann Spangenberg and Tom Grimsley; Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor
June 2 Ladies’ Invitational, Sandra Marais and Sonette Korff, Champions
June 16 Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open - re-scheduled
June 17 Father’s Day Golf and Lunch
June 21 EP Seniors
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM, Barend Botha over Aiden Senger, playoff 143 gross
July 7 The Inaugural Muirfield Day (foursomes and four balls) everyone was a winner!
July 20-22 Men’s Invitational, Hein Spangenberg and Eddie Nel, 98 points
Aug 20 to
Sept 4 Spring Programme (Club Closed) FINAL DATES - PLEASE TAKE NOTE
Sep 23-29 Vodacom Origins of Golf (regional Finals) NEW
Sep 28-29 formerly Links Cup / Ryder Cup (Paris) (new date TBA)
Oct 6 Quarterly Couples/Mixed Golf
Nov Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend (date – TBD)
Dec 1 Ladies’ Member- Member Partnership
Dec 8 Par-3 Championships
Dec 14-15 Pam Golding Annual (SFBGC host)
Dec 17 Kromme Trust Amazing Race
Dec 20 Food and Wine Festival
Dec 22 Year-end Couples/Mixed – Pro Shop Sale
Jan 3-4 Men’s Member-Member Partnership
More to Come!
Itec are our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) with meat and added prizes. Invite your friends to enjoy SA’s best with special rates for golf, snacks after the game and great prizes – Hey, Curry Night follows – stay or take away!
Monday Roll-up! Pitch up and play (9 holes or 18 Par-3 from 2pm) let's add you to the What's app group
All day Saturdays: Morning and afternoon fields - the afternoon field will be booked from 12 noon backwards with emphasis on "ready golf"
Monday Men's Book Club - 5pm in Jack's Bar (no reading required)
Ladies' Tea (and Coffee) - Every Tuesday at 10am on the Veranda
8 August ITEC Open Wednesday
8 Introduction to the new Links Portal and APP (18h00)
13 Talk on SLOPE and new rules - conference room (17h45)
20 Course closes for Spring Programme
5 Sept Course and Club reopen
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE!
Santa and the Links TEAM