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…
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
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)