Charity wins again...
...as Village Square Super Spar and St Francis Links team up to make it a special evening
Some of the pics from the evening - see the link below for more
Chef Jon and his team used the lamb and other ingredients that OUR SuperSpar provided and the dinner was amazing!
With Jo Brown on the microphone as emcee and auctioneer, the fund-raising evening for NSRI and Station 21 was sure to be a smash. The 200+ in attendance enjoyed their Durbanville Hills wines on offer and finished the night on the dance floor. The theme for the evening was Mardi Gras and I was amazed to see how far so many people went to embrace it. We may as well have been in "New Awlins" for the night. R220 000-00 was raised on the night taking the total raised for charity this year at the Links to more than R1,2M for various causes! Amazing Grace!
We have posted 181 of @chrisscott'sphotgraphy on our Facebook Page -
Golf Groups get the magic at St Francis Links
It's all about flexibility and personalization
This past week we had an oversees group that stayed at the Golf Lodge with only one day available to play golf - Tuesday, when were were closed for our staff appreciation day. But, we made a plan. Elma served them and great breakfast before play and a light lunch after play and we provided snacks on the carts to offset being closed for halfway (what people don't realize is the fact that Americans have never come to terms with a halfway stop and found the snacks to be a nice bonus). They were three couples and this was their last round in SA. As usual, we had prepared the carts and had them ready for delivery, splitting the group into 3's. At breakfast, I suggested they just play a six-ball (because we were closed and they could). To their delight, they headed out as 6 - couples vs couples, playing ready-golf. Less than 5 hours later, they came off with the course and their care, the highlight of the tour. Flexibility pays off again - remember, Ladies and Gentlemen do not need rules!
Sometimes, you just have to go outside the box.
On Saturday, the annual Squash Club Triple-Crown, featuring squash, tennis and golf between teams from Western Prooooovince, Easter Cape and Gauteng, finished their event with us. Greg Darke, their host for the weekend, made sure that it all came down to a Shoot-Out with 12 teams playing alternate shot from the 1st tee -12 balls in play on hole 1, 8 balls in play on hole 2 and 4 balls for the top-4 places on 3. It was enthusiastic to say the least with the winners coming from a putt/chip off on the last. The pictures tell the story:
Bri-Bri checks in from Florida
Happy Happy to all of our members with birthdays this week
31 October - Richard Bartlett
2 November - James Bredenkamp. Jr
11 November - Steven Bluen
Click HERE for the entire Festive Season Itinerary!
More to remember!
This was our best year to date in almost every way:
- We finished our 119th home on the estate (55% permanently occupied)
- 20 homes have been completed this year.
- 10 homes are under construction
- 20 homes are in the planning or application stages
- We are financially sound with great lifestyle choices for the entire family
- We just played our most rounds in a single year!
- Our golf rounds featured golfers from more than 20 different countries - from Wisconsin to New South Wales
- Over R1M raised for charity this year
- We moved up in the nation ratings to No. 7 in Golf Digest
- The UK rates us No. 6
- The Swedish press rate us No.4
- With our members, No. 1
Don't stop yet! New Events are listed below!
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"
Nov 4 Spring Wellness EXPO
Nov 8 ITEC Open Wednesday
Nov 11-12 Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Nov 27 Windhoek Lager International Pairs (here)
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS-SPECIAL EVENTS” & RESULTS FOR 2017
Jan 2-3 Men’s Member-Member, St Francis Bay wins by .18 of a point! Well done!
Jan 7-8 The Pam Golding Annual, Derek Ryan and Scott Keevy, Champions
Mar 11 Greensomes over 18 holes (NEW) Sandra Marais/Ingvild Stiansen; Mauro Nettl/Yan Coesens
Apr 28-30 Club Championships - Ralph Richardson and Helen Bridges, Champions
May 7 Inter-Estate Challange (St Francis Links)
May 18-19 Woodlands' Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE R400 000-00 raised for Hospice
May 20 Stulting School Day R280 000-00 raised on the day
May 27 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW) Margot McGregor and Dr Lynn Slogrove, Champions
Jun 3 Ladies' Invitational Dr Lynn Slogrove and Noeline de Ridder, Champions
Jun 10 Sanlam – Links Qualifier
Jul 2-3 National Junior Order of Merit Wilco Nienaber, Champion (ranked No. 3 in SA)
Jul 20-23 Men’s Invitational Derek Ryan and Pieter Jerling, Champions
Jul 23-25 The Annual "Road Trip" Brian Wessels, Individual and Pards Cup Champion
Aug 6 Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links, Gillian Hammond finished 2nd Nationally
Aug 8-23 Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 29-Oct 1 Links Cup - South Africa (29-19)
October 5 Els for Autism at St Francis Links R232 000 raised on the day
Nov 11-12 Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend (ALMOST FULL)
Dec 2 Ladies' Member-Member (PLEASE ENTER)
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE
The St Francis Links Team