NSRI is the big winner!
A record R241 000 raised at the Food and Wine-Paired Evening
Village Square Super Spar and the Food and Beverage Team worked together in presenting a great meal that was accompanied by wines presented by TOPS. The 220 people in attendance were also treated to a night of magic produced by Brendon Peel He was as well-received as was the fine dinner produced by our team using the products provided by our Village Square Super Spar. This partnership between ourselves and the Super Spar has now been working for years benefiting our local NSRI and Station 21. The crew were the servers on the evening and in attendance when the check for R241 000 was handed over.
Jo Brown was again the compare on the evening and we, she and I, teamed up for the auction that included a weekend for six people here on the Links in the Janeke home, offered in support of the NSRI. Their beautiful home over-looking the 6th hole will be the base for a weekend of activities that I kept embellishing on the night. Thanks Chef for contributing your time and skills for a cooking class and dinner and thanks to Aqua Spa for looking after the ladies and thanks to Anita and The Cape St Francis Collection for the boat cruise. Next time I'll ask before the event!
We have hosted very successful charity events this year, raising more than R1 Million for needy causes! Thanks for your support!
Many, many tributes were paid to the man, Garth Perry, who passed away last week in a tragic accident - none more fitting than the post from his friends at The Kromme Enviro-Trust
St Francis has lost a great champion of the environment. The Kromme Enviro-Trust has lost a member of long standing and passionate belief in doing environmental good.
Garth Perry propagated and grew the indigenous plants and trees that surround us on all sides. We were all his customers and we will all be richer for generations because of the pride he took in what he grew in Bushbuck Garden Indigenous Tree Nursery and Apiary. His plants often adorned podiums and were always present at our special events. His legacy is a green one.
His bee-keeping and honey-harvesting were just other ways that the gentle giant worked with, and not against, the natural environment. We have all enjoyed the fruits of his efforts by consuming his honey in some shape or form.
Garth was amazing with our little eco-kids, and together with Denise, they would host educational outings to his farm for the Kromme Enviro-Trust Eco-kids and St Francis College children. He was always keen and willing to help us to educate our little ones in his areas of interest.
He loved birds and birding, and how he loved to exercise and work in the beauty of this countryside. He captured his love for nature through the beautiful photographs he took.
Garth was a happy man in this little corner of South Africa, and this little corner is all the better for what he gave it.
A great loss to our community. Condolences to Denise, Linda, Ryan and family. RIP Garth.
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)
Sep 23-29 Vodacom Origins of Golf (regional Finals) Alex Haindl - 12 Under Par
Oct 20-21 Links Cup South Africa wins 23-21
Nov 10-11 Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend
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 18 Food and Wine Festival
Dec 22 NSRI Golf Day and Pro Shop Pop a Balloon 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, sometimes 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
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE!
Santa and the Links TEAM