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Amica De Jager makes us all proud

Amica De Jager and her family live on the estate, staying under the radar as she excels in sport and academics. She trained in our pool during lockdown and continues to impress with every event she participates in. This past weekend, she was in the water with back to back to back races.

Read about it in her words…

From Amica!

I competed this weekend in the SA National Open Water Swimming Championships 5km and 10km races, and also the 5km Jendamark Bellbouy Challenge.

Friday was the 10km South African Olympic trials where I got a bronze medal. Was a very tough tactical race and I’m ecstatic with the result. That’s the best result I have ever achieved at the 10km South African Nationals.

Saturday was the Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge 5km race. I have won it for the last three years, so I was pretty nervous going into this year’s race because Michelle Weber (Olympic open water swimmer from South Africa) was entered in the race, so I had my work cut out for me. Thankfully, I manged to defend my title with Haydn helping me as my seconder. The race was tough but also was awesome to have the St Francis swimmers suffering along with me.

Sunday was the 5km South African Open Water Nationals. Going into the race I was exhausted and not sure if I would survive it, but I hung in there and manged to get another bronze medal. It was close finish between the top three swimmers with only 2 seconds separating each of us.

Overall, I’m incredibly happy with my results from this weekend and look forward to competing at the SA Pool Nationals, which is South Africa’s invitational Olympic trials, from the 7th to the 12th April.  But for now, it’s rest and recovery before we hit the hard training again.

 You GO, Girl!

Our golfing community is growing! 

The number of members playing golf on The Links is really on the rise and we thank the members for joining in. Last week, we celebrated St Patrick’s Day and shared the day to say farewell to Sandy and Brian Cunningham. Our competition days are nearly always filled with members and their friends. The men’s knockout for 2021 has attracted 40 teams of two! Keep it coming!

 

 

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Players of the Week

St Patrick’s Day – Noel DuPlessis, Boetie Zietsman, Gustav Botha and Hannies Ferreira, 97pts

Saturday Competition –  Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman (the) Rock, 40pts

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Team member of the Week:

Lynette Stander | HOA Liaison

I joined The Links team on 23 November 2020 – so almost 4 months now. I am the HOA Liaison officer and assist all homeowners and tenants with their estate day to day queries.  I also serve as an admin and accounts department assistant. I love the fact that I can integrate and work with all Links staff from different departments and enjoy working as a team. Every day here at the Links is different and I am enjoying meeting the homeowners, tenants and visitors to the Links. I have a bookkeeping and travel background, love the outdoors especially running, swimming, all types of fishing and stand up paddle boarding – oh yes and I love a good glass of wine! I come from a large family of 6 – I have two brothers and three sisters, with me being the youngest.  I am married to Rory and we have two sons – Tyler is 30 Years and Damien is 28 Years (pictures with me) and together, we are an ocean-loving family!

My favourite quote is: “Never judge a day by the weather!”

Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way

The 2021 Calendar and results

 

We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.

New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions

13         Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts 

27         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points

3           Feb           Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove

10         Feb           ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts

14         Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts

20         Feb           Greensomes, Scott Keevy and Deon Marais, 41 pts

24         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts

3           Mar          Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts

5           Mar          Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts

6-7       Mar          Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)

10         Mar          ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts

20        Mar          Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts

31         Mar          Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,

2          Apr           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

7          Apr           Monthly MEDAL

16-18  Apr           Easter Weekend

28       Apr           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,

1-2      May          Stableford Club Championships (Men and Ladies)

7          May         Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

12        May         ITEC Wednesday

26       May         Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

20-21  May         Woodlands Dairy Days for HOSPICE

29-30 May         Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend

2          Jun          Monthly MEDAL

4          Jun           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

9          Jun           ITEC Wednesday

23        Jun           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

30-3    Jul            Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points)

7          Jul            Monthly MEDAL

16-18   Jul            Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest

18-21   Jul            30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational)

28        Jul            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,

6          Aug           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun (postponed)

11        Aug           ITEC Wednesday –

14        Aug           Greensomes   –

26       Aug           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,

1          Sep           Monthly MEDAL

3         Sep            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

8         Sep            ITEC Open Wednesday

12       Sep            Foursomes

25-26 Sep           Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits)

27-11  Oct           Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed – Provisional)