Kyle does the Double and Winged Foot is ready to test the best!

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3rd Ranked De Beer controlled the show!   Over the last two weekends, the players who competed for the Strokeplay and Matchplay titles were treated to golf at St Francis Links with great course set-ups and all kinds of weather. The opening Saturday competition was medal over 18 holes. Rain was predicted and it drizzled that kind of soaking drizzle … Read More

Kyle deBeer dominates in the EP Champs

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76 players played strokeplay for 32 spots in the Matchplay – it required a score of 82 or better to get through to the Matchplay 76 players signed up for this year’s EP Champs.  The field was strong in talent as well. Kyle de Beer from PEGC dominated in the strokeplay under rainy conditions with a fantastic 38-32=70 to claim the … Read More

Holiday or Home or Both!

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The Virus and lockdown led to more interest in The Links and St Francis Bay!   It’s never going to be the same – so why can’t it be even better. St Francis Links and St Francis Bay can and is benefiting from the lockdown in some ways. People who chose to be here during lockdown have shown interest in … Read More

Let’s get this party (re)started!

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This great course and this challenging year need to come together to complete our calendar of events We have updated the golfing calendar with new dates (subject to the pandemic regulation levels) for our major and new events. I realize that travel is still an issue for some and there may be fewer flights available to PE if you are … Read More

The definition of a Gentleman

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Pearly Gates Country Club welcomes A NEW MEMBER 1 September 2006, a man with a bit of a French accent and a welcoming and warm smile picked me up at the airport in Cape Town. He introduced himself to me as Lawrence. Over the years that followed he could be called Larry, Gouldie, The Frenchman, Frenchie, French Toast or even … Read More

Get on the right track (trail)!

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The new normal – get healthy, stay healthy! As the lockdown finally lifted, many of you started golfing, walking, running, paddling and cycling more than ever! The lockdown affected all of us differently and “some” of us, even with vigorous training, found the refrigerator too close to the couch. Even after we returned to full time here at work, something  … Read More

It pays off and saves plenty when it’s done right!

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Every day, in every way, we are getting better and better Any time we are published for something accomplished at the Links, which could help others somewhere else or attract new business, we smile from ear to ear!  We knew long ago that we needed solutions for water security – potable water, water for building and irrigation. The article below outlines … Read More

He said it would evolve!

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Nearing the end of year 14 Please watch the video of Jack Nicklaus at our opening day press conference before going any further into the newsletter. It sets the stage… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SSx8YzEp40   In December 2006, about a week after we opened, Ernie Els defeated Trevor Immelman in weather that was some of the best we have ever seen in December … Read More

It starts with the kids!

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Juniors are our future – we are looking after them! I was fortunate to be a pretty gifted golfer as a child (I have a great golfing future behind me), good enough to play with adults, but young enough to learn from them, especially those who shared the rules of the game, the etiquette the game deserves and the drive … Read More

The Real Muirfield Village, please stand up!

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Back to Back events at Jack’s Best (in America)! Years ago, when I was the Head PGA Professional at the Nicklaus Signature, Hills of Lakeway, I led a team of male members to the Nicklaus Cup Matches each year. We traveled to Desert Mountain in Arizona, Country Club of the Rockies near VALE, English Turn in New Orleans and my … Read More