Golfweek Panelists from all over the USA
Golfweek Magazine is a well-read weekly magazine that hails from the USA. When they were last in South Africa traveling with panelists (people who pay their own way to see the best of the best), St Francis Links featured in more than one article that followed. They also used an interview with me in their Travel Guide! The pubilicity that we received and the good coverage that South Africa received was priceless. This year the group is moving from Cape Town to Fancourt to us. I am sure that we will knock their socks off again!
Els for Autism gets an ACE! - Rickie Fowler holes out for $1 million!
Last Monday at a special Pro-Am in Florida, Rickie Fowler hit the shot that was heard all over the (Autism) world! Old Palm and Ernie Els were the hosts for the day where on their 19th hole a Hole-in-ONE was worth $1 Million for Ernie's charity. The shot was captured and posted everywhere from Twitter to You Tube when Rickie holed out from just over 100 yards! Check the picture with Ernie and Louis and the mad crowd!
A Million dollar hug
Paying the price for success!
Hein Spangenberg finds his way into the news again - this time for giving his "all" at the 16th in the recent "betterball medal". I guess it was the medal score required that had him to lay it "all" on the line (or in the mud). What did you make on the hole, Hein???
Easter Weekend is for the KIDS (and family, too)
Join us on Easter weekend as we celebrate the lighter side of Easter with the annual Village Square Super SPAR Easter Egg Hunt and party. It will begin at 10am on the lawn. Please enter through the front door of the Club so as not to scare the Easter Bunny away! From NOON onwards, relax under the roof with the best views in the area as we serve you Easter Lunch!
National NOMADS in Knysna (we are there)
As a former Captain of Southern Cape Nomads, I was called to assist with this year's Nationals held this week at the Knysna Golf Club. More than 350 golfers plus partners have come from all over South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Australia for a week of good old "Southern (Cape)" hospitality. Together with Caryl Logie, we came up with an idea for tee markers that could be used for the tournament and beyond. One side would be available for advertising and the other side to show the local flora. If you turn the corner to Pezula, you can easily see our logo on the tee marker of the 15th hole with a beeeautiful Protea on the other side. So, we are there (in spirit) the the 2016 Nomads Nationals.
Proudly Sponsored - ITEC SOLUTIONS and Harcourts will be our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) and Harcourt’s Wednesday (3rd 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!
March (every Tuesday) - 10am Coffee Break for our lady members
March 16: Harcourts Wednesday
March 27: Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Sunday Lunch (separate events)
April 1: April Fool's Day Get-together at the Pool - Golf, games and dinner
April 13: ITEC OPEN Wednesday
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS” AND “SPECIAL EVENTS” FOR 2016
Note the NEW Dates for 2016:
April 9: 1st Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
April 23-24: Club Championships
June 18: 2nd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 9: Sanlam Cancer Challenge – SFL Qualifier
July 15-17: Men’s Invitational - Special NEW Friday event and Shoot-out
Proud Sponsors of the Ladies OPEN Weekend and the ANNUAL
July 17: 3rd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
August 6: Ladies’ Invitational
August 6: 4th Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
August 8-23: Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
August 21: Sanlam Cancer Challenge FINALS
September 30, October 1-2: Links Cup
November 19-20: Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
November 25-27: Nicklaus Champion of Champions (Serengeti)
2016 International Events
US Masters - Augusta National, Georgia - April 7-10
US Open - Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pennsylvania - June 16-19
Open Championship - Royal Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland - July 14-17
US PGA - Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey - July 28-31
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The St Francis Links Team