Bethpage could favour the Big Boys

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It’s a new time of year for the PGA Championship (May 16-19)

2019 PGA Championship: Tiger Woods grouped with Brooks Koepka, Francesco Molinari at Bethpage Black
The three most recent major champions will play at Bethpage

Thinus like Brooks Koepka and the fact that he finished 2nd to Tiger at The Masters puts him in good stead for the PGA. He has three majors and will become only the fourth player in the game to achieve a little history if he wins his fourth before turning 30 in May 2020. 

Francesco went past Tiger to win the Open Championship last year, showing little concern for his little charge in the fourth round. However, the Tiger roar at Augusta caused the Italian to falter twice on the back nine. Check the classic picture with Tiger on the green at 12 while the leader, Francesco and playing partner, Tony Finau were playing their 3rd shots over the water.   


Bethpage Black is a big course! You don’t go there to achieve your personal best; you go there to survive. Tiger was the only player under par (-3) when he won the US Open there in 2003. More recently, Patrick Reed got it to -9 when he won the Barclay’s there in 2016. I think the big guns will have the advantage and this time I am not ruling Tiger out at all…he may out-think, out-play and intimidate again. This week we will again offer the Golf Champs PGA pool (I’ll send a separate mail). Start thinking about your four picks. 


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Anne Coesens, owner of the popular Bard’au, combining style, beauty and wellness, will open a second location here at The Links on 1 June!

Our Aqua Spa, independently owned and operating here since day 1 in 2006, was a drawcard for members and visitors alike. Bard’au has achieved success and a large following here in St Francis. Anne’s commitment to our members begins with 10% off on all treatments – at this location; another great member benefit here at the Club. The timing couldn’t be better as Bard’au had already committed to being the umbrella sponsor for this year’s Ladies’ Invitational on June 1st!    

Please welcome Anne and her professional team to The Links! 


 What the camera caught 

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When you spot something, take a pic and send it to me! 

Happy Visitors 

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Guests from Pacific Links and ambassadors from Pezula – they will be talking about us! 

Coming soon – put these in the MUST DO column




The St Francis Links HOTEL by Mantis – 1st UNIT starting NOW!

The proposed St Francis Links Hotel by Mantis is being sold as a sectional title scheme. Commencement is based on the sale of the units. 

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The Hotel will consist of 60 1 and 2-bedroom suites, modelled after the successful hotel development at Pearl Valley, where the 2nd phase was launched recently. The Clubhouse will be home to reception manned 24/7, the Food and Beverage services, AquaSpa and of course, the home of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course!  Pam Golding Properties are handling the sales for the Hotel. Neil Fox is the lead person. Neil Fox Saria Blaauw is assisting and they are dividing their time at The Links 

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Our events  

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Ernie and Linda Müller and their Team from Selective Lighting are making Fridays extra special at St Francis Links. Once a month, they host the Selective Lighting/The Fireworks Friday Competition. We shotgun start the players for 9 holes. Starting times are based on the season, 14h30 in the “Cool Season” and 15h30 in the summer months. Be a part of growing the Club and join us for nine and some good times after golf! Please enter in advance for numbers.

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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, 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 (and ends) with a SMILE!

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