The “Invitational”, the Calamari Classic, The Ryder Cup, The Links Cup and then The EP Champs and National Order of Merit
Covid has forced us to move some events scheduled for earlier in the year; the Links Cup played in conjunction with the Ryder Cup will sadly be played the same weekend as the annual Calamari but both will be fantastic events.
This weekend, we play our annual Men’s Invitational (Member-Guest) with more than 110 confirmed entries. Covid issues and the rescheduling of the event saw a decline in the record-setting number of entries we had for the July date. With fewer entries, we will return to one field each day and Sunday times played in the morning for our travelling golfers. Prizegiving lunch for the players will follow play on Sunday. Friday and Saturday nights will remain open.
Next week is the Ryder Cup, played this year at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The PGA Championship was played there previously.
The Links Cup will be played in conjunction with the Ryder Cup this year. It will be our 13th edition pairing members with international decent against the forever Saffers. The fun actually kicks off on Thursday night with a special itinerary. We will catch up from 17h30 and introduce our newest members and residents on the estate. This event is FREE as a thank you to all of you, our members! Let’s fill the room
And it’s our pleasure to introduce a guest speaker
DEBORAH CURTIS- SETCHELL
She is the partner of the late, great South Africa Tennis No 1, Abe Segal. She was the first South African Woman to produce, present and conceptualize her own international televised sports series “A Cricket Player’s Kingdom”, followed by a “Rugby Player’s Kingdom” and “Legends at Leisure”. These appeared as prime time programming on Supersport DSTV in Africa and repeated across all channels and were used for DVD distribution in The Sunday Times, in the build-up to previous sports Majors.
INTRODUCTION: 2021 is a much-anticipated year for the 43rd Ryder Cup to be held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, in September, also paying tribute to the much revered, golfing great and ex Ryder Cup Captain, Seve Ballesteros, who passed away from a brain tumour some years ago. This event has been classed as “Before Seve and After Seve”, in that, it only hit the global limelight and became a serious international competition, after the inclusion of a young Ballesteros, at the insistence of American legend, Jack Nicklaus.
Producer, the presenter, Deborah Curtis- Setchell, had the rare privilege of being the only South African journalist and indeed the only journalist to visit Ballesteros in the tiny village of Pedrena, where he was born and still then lived, on the Santander Peninsula in Northern Spain. She spent two days with him, during which he cycled up a nearby mountain, in preparation for the then-forthcoming Tour De France, introduced her to his family and gave her a guided tour of his beautiful and scenic seaside turf while reminiscing about golf, the Ryder Cup and other Majors, caddies, his rivals, his passions apart from golf and his philosophy on life….
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The Calamari Classic is St Francis Bay GC premier event of the year and it is fully subscribed as usual. some of our members are playing and we will be contributing to the weekend with prizes. This is their 24th year hosting the event and I reckon some attendees have played in most of them. Their event runs from Thursday to Saturday. From Justin…
ST FRANCIS BAY GOLF CLUB AWAITS ITS 24th CALAMARI CLASSIC
St Francis Bay Golf Club is getting ready for what is its premier event, the 24th Calamari Classic which will be held from the 23rd – 25th September this year.
The good news is that even during these difficult times we are able to host an event. Like in 2020 the event will focus on golf and due to Covid restrictions, there will be no formal evening functions. The tee times are fully booked already and we look forward to the golfers enjoying our great course over three days and exploring what St Francis Bay as a whole has to offer for them after golf. With no formal functions, the players will be able to explore what our town offers and try the many excellent restaurants in the evenings.
EP Champs and the National Nomads Junior Order of Merit will take place back to back in October. Starting with the Order of Merit, golfers from all over South Africa will play three days on SA’s 5th best! The event has been raised in status with international points earned for the first time. Originally scheduled for early July, this is now on with improved Covid regulations. Tuesday will be the new Wednesday on the 5th as the tournament runs from the 6th to the 8th. This is one to come and watch. our future stars will be leading the way! Reciprocal rates will be arranged at nearby Clubs.
The Ladies’ Invitational (Member/Guest) will be played on the 16 of October and we expect our best field ever. Who will get their names on the Champion’s Board this year?
Players of the Week
Warwick Wealth – 4BBB – Chris and Nick van Rensburg
Selective Lighting /The Fireplace – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips
Saturday School – Alliance – Lynn Slogrove, Sally Nienaber, Gillian Hammond and Bimpie Olivier
EasyLife Kitchens – 4BBB – Steve Emary and John Hanley
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Highlights of the Week
Izzy Obray knocked it in the hole at Inter-provincials played at Magalis Park last week. Sadly, it was for 3 after hitting her first out of play!
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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, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt, and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts
2 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts
2-4 Apr Easter Weekend
7 Apr Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White
9 Apr Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha
27-28 Apr Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)
1-2 May Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A), and Alison Bosch (B)
7 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun Ernest and Linda Muller (donated back).
26 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Brett Wilson-Jones, Norman Rock, Nico Van Rensburg and Gavin Gobby, 88pts (85%)
29-30 May Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 86pts (85%)
2 Jun Monthly MEDAL, Chris V Rensburg, Lynn Slogrove, Lesley Fisher and Carol Boonzaier
4 Jun Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun, Lesley Fisher and Gillian Hammond, 22pts c/i
16 Jun Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday, Lesley Fisher and Susan Gray, 45pts c/i
23 Jun Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Noelie Pearson, Jaunita Gobby, Bimpie Olivier and Sue Gray
26 Jun Windhoek Lager International Pairs, Norman Pretorius and Deon Marais
30-3 Jul Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points) Rescheduled for October
7 Jul Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen, Lynn Slogrove and Alison Bosch – Gross
18-21 Jul 30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational) Rescheduled for November
21 Jul Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Jaunita Gobby and Bimpie Olivier
28 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Charlie Gilmour, Neil Mulder, Dave Webber and Mike Anderson
6 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun – Norman Pretorius and Graham Botha
14 Aug Greensomes – Scott Keevy and Martin King
15 Aug Nomads Annual Game
16 – 31 Aug Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed)
1 Sep Monthly MEDAL, Izzy Obray, Gillian Hammond, Scott Keevy
7 Sep Colony Challenge – Gillian Hammond and Debbie McCracken
8 Sep Warwick Wealth / Wednesday – Chris van Rensburg and Nic van Rensburg
10 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips
15 Sep Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Steve Emary and John Hanley
17-19 Sep Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest
25-26 Sep Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits)
2/3 Oct EP Champs (course closed)
6-8 Oct Nomads National Order of Merit (rescheduled from July)
9/10 Oct EP Champs Matchplay finals
16 Oct Ladies’ Invitational
20 Oct Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday