70 is the NEW 50…Really!

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Forever Young as Lissa Dyer sets the pace! 

Who says you can’t be forever young – in mind and body! One of our members, Lissa Dyer, invited a few of her closest friends for lunch – hats required – and then her husband, Norman, pulled off the perfect surprise for her new 50th! 

It was a brunch, a beeeeautiful gathering of friends on the Veranda, ladies only – except for the loving speeches from the family. When it was all over, the family all gave excuses as to why they could not stay on and Norman offered a quiet retreat for the two of them near Graaff Reinet. The surprise came when they arrived at their destination only to be blown away by the entire family – even those who could not make the luncheon. Norman, my wife compares all good things men should do to the things YOU do – not fair! 

We love it when we, St Francis Links, love being a part of special days, events and memorable occasions – it’s even better when we become part of the memory. 

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The Ladies Brunch

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The Perfect surprise – Norman, you beauty! 

Dear Eugenie and ” Team “
Many , many thanks for my awesome brunch Everything was perfect, the service, your assistance the cheerful attitude of everyone all added to making it a happy occasion for all. You all definitely went the extra mile.
John , the food was delicious and there have been a number of very complimentary comments, thank you and the kitchen staff who worked so hard behind the scenes.
What an amazing ” Team ” — thank you
Best wishes for a happy festive season

 Thank you, Lissa, for allowing us to share your special day! Whether your celebration is big or small, a celebration or a remembrance, let our TEAM assist! 

Par-3 Championships

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The Par 3 Champs started off with a little bit of a breeze and light rain.  Conditions were tough however Lynn Slogrove, Gross 60 and John Wilson, Gross 57 were crowned the Champions.  John secured his win with a Hole in One on the 17th hole! Well done Pards.  Even in the toughest conditions the Par 3 course is always playable.

On the 3rd of December Lynn Slogorove showed us all that she is not only a great golfer, she won her division in the 50/51 Triathlon.  You go Girl!

Lynn Slogrove



Norman Pretorius and Walter Ehinger are the 1st to qualify on 47pts! 
Scoll down for the results from our 1st qualifier held on Saturday! 


 2017 November Amazing Race Book Now for December 18! 

This popular Charity Day benefitting the Kromme Enviro Trust needs your support. Played on the Par-3 course with and Amazing Race component, is fun for the entire family. Hole sponsorships at R1500 also give the sponsor reduced rates for adding a team. Contact Maggie Langlands ( maggielanglands@gmail.com)  for more information!  

There is more worth reading! 

 Happy Birthday! 


Happy Happy to all of our members with birthdays this week 

10 December – Peter Bradfield and Dave Webber 
12 December – Bruce Hearn 
13 December – Thian De Jager 
14 December – Gerhard Visagie
16 December – Avril Laird
17 December – Louis Christiansen

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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 122th home on the estate (55% permanently occupied) 
  • 23 homes have been completed this year.  
  • 7 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

    7  New Golf Digest ratings come out  in the March issue!  



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 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”

December 18 – Kromme Enviro Trust – Amazing Race
December 19 – Food and Wine 
December 20 – NSRI

refer to the Festive Season for the remainder of the holiday events 


Jan 2-3                Men’s Member-MemberSt 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 (144 players)
Dec 2                   Ladies’ Member-Member,
Gillian Hammond and Linda Muller, Champions


Every Great shot starts with a SMILE santa

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 The St Francis Links Team

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