Charity WINS again – HOSPICE needs your help!

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Woodlands Dairy Days bring it! 

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Great pics taken both days by Impact Photography in Humansdorp! 

Sister Ingrid and her team from HOSPICE were all smiles as we handed over a check for R420 000-00 from Woodlands Dairy and friends who all contributed to the most successful charity event held here ever! Two days of golf, one with some welcomed rain, two prizegivings, two eventful auctions and more than 200 participants who went away knowing they had all made a difference! For 10 years we have hosted the event here at St Francis Links and for 10 years we have increased the amount raised. HOSPICE gets less and less every year from government and gives more and more each year to those who need their assistance. We, at St Francis Links, are proud to be associated with this great fundraiser and also happy to be “giving” what we can. In need of a special auction item, I put a call into Lorinda, the owner of our Aqua Spa, who generously agreed to boost a special prize with vouchers for spa treatments – the vouchers for golf, spa, chef’s demo and chef’s table generated R45 000-00 (because I sold it to the first and second bidder at R23k and 22K, respectively) …all in a good two days work! 

Donations to St Francis HOSPICE (Kouga) are welcomed. Contact Jennifer on 042 291 1159 (be a hero). 

He said, She Said 


 Bridge Tournament 

from Geoff Ellis and 
St. Francis Bay Bridge Club

Jeff and all the Staff,
St Francis Links.
A big THANK YOU to you all for the effort you put in to make our Annual Tournament a huge success.
You had a very busy week, but the staff remained cheerful and efficient.
We have had a flood of compliments for the excellent food and service you provided over the weekend. It was nothing short of amazing, and thoroughly appreciated by us all.
We are priviledged to have the use of your venue.
With best wishes from us all at the Bridge Club.


From the wedding celebration…
from Beth Cooper-Howell 

Dear Liezl, Shaheedah, Chantelle, Eugenie and team
To say that we were WOWED on Saturday by your Royal Wedding event is an understatement. To say that we were SHOO-WOWED and utterly blown away by what you did is probably closer to the truth! When I decided to surprise my friend Sally with an early birthday present ‘experience’ – a spot at the Links to watch the wedding – I had no idea that it would be as beautifully detailed and as full of spoils as it was. From the cutesy popcorn holders and personalised water bottles, to the Oprah Winfrey-Liezl moment, when vouchers came *flying* through the air for all the guests – who had ALREADY been spoiled way beyond their R100 tickets – it was way beyond expectation and an absolute blast. Thanks to the incredible F&B team who, as always, served us so graciously, and put on a spread that left me a gazillion kilograms heavier and addicted to chocolate scones! Chef deserved a Foodie Oscar for his high tea – we all wished that we had brought tupperware to beg extras to take home for supper (and second-supper, and midnight snacks, and breakfast…). Our beautiful, hardworking waitresses were on hand, as always, to make every guest feel like a million-dollar princess. How they retain their poise and serenity and positive vibe when being pulled in so many directions at once just amazes me.
You made my friend’s pre-birthday surprise a lifelong memory and highlight. Given that she’s emigrating in two months’ time, the fact that I was able to give her this experience at the Links, with all of you, makes it even more special.
Warm wishes
Beth x

From Woodlands Dairy
Dear Jeff, Tinus and Eugenie

A big thank from me and Woodlands Dairy, to you and each and every one of your staff members who made our event such a great success. We were well looked after and assisted from the moment we stepped in on Wednesday afternoon until we left the venue on Friday evening. A special thank you to Jeff! I was amazed by what you achieved during the auction on Friday evening. Keep up the good work.

Carmelia Miles
Woodlands Dairy 
Events / CSI / Marketing


PJ and Tigger WOW the full house! 

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Mission accomplished as we hosted our first show sponsored by Michael Kimmings and Rock Lily Productions! She was in top form and played on and on! What I thought made the show was how engaging she was with the audience. PJ and an acoustic guitar (Tigger Reunert) were perfect. Ann Jangle opened the show and from that point on, it was all good. The guests booked through Quicket and then ordered their tables through our team here at The Links. We offered a casual menu and nearly everyone ordered! The atmosphere was good, the music was great and we will improve going forward on what came off as a good start. Chris Scott Photography was on hand to take pictures – check out Chris’ FB page to see more 

Next up on Father’s Day (June 17) – the legendary Andrew Young returns for a very Saxy Sunday! 
Now that is worth a little “Sunday Best” – bring the kids – playground and movies in the conference centre (with 
sitters”) for them! Same procedure – Quiket and then tables through us! 

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Ladies Invitational this Saturday! 

Golf Carts for SALE! 

By the way, for those of you waiting for used cars, we will be making 14 of our fleet cars available for purchase. These are all in good condition and feature batteries that are two years old. – R36 000 plus VAT – contact Thinus on 042 200 4502

Always a special day away! Make a plan, ladies! 


The Year Ahead – Your planner for 2018

Please take note of the dates and post them where you will see them and ENTER! 

 Links Majors and Special Events for 2018

Jan 2-3        The Pam Golding Annual (St Francis Bay wins – the overall is tied 6 games each)
Jan 5-6        Men’s Member/Member Partnership, Chris and Jandré Lessing, Champions
Jan 20         Windhoek Lager International Pairs (3rd Qualifying), Percy Owen and Norman Dyer
Jan 27-28    EP Champs (course closed)  Altin VD Merwe, Strokeplay Medalist (74-68=142)
Feb 3-4       EP Champs (semi-finals and finals) Naldo Claassens, Champion; Hugo Maritz, Plate Winner
Feb 14        Couples/Mixed Golf – Valentine’s Dinner Ronnie and Sally Nienaber, best members 
Mar 10        Greensomes over 18 holes Pete Maskew and John Wilson, Champions on 39pts 
Apr 22-26   National Senior Inter-Provincials Central Gauteng, Senior Champions; Southern Cape, Super-Senior Champions
May 5-6      Club Championships, Lynn Slogrove and Brent Vos, Champions 
May 13-16  Senior Women’s Nationals (SFL and SFBGC) , Free State wins the team title, Maggie Minnie (Boland), gross champion. 
May 18-20  St Francis Bridge Invitational Everyone was a winner! 
May 20       Nomads Monthly Game (11am Shotgun) 66 in the field
May 24-25  Woodland’s Golf Days 96 players on Thursday and 112 on Friday! HOSPICE wins
May 26       Foursomes over 18 holes Johann Spangenberg and Tom Grimsley; Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor
June 2        Ladies’ Invitational
June 16      Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open
June 17      Father’s Day Golf and Lunch
June 21      EP Seniors
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM
July 7          The Inaugural Muirfield Day (foursomes and fourballs)
July 20        Oakley X-Over
July 20-22   Men’s Invitational
July 22-25   PGA Road Trip – Pards Cup
Aug 20 to
Sept 4        Spring Programme (Club Closed) FINAL DATES – PLEASE TAKE NOTE
Sep 23-29   Vodacom Origins of Golf (regional Finals) NEW
Sep 28-29   formerly Links Cup / Ryder Cup (Paris)  (new date TBA
Oct 6          Quarterly Couples/Mixed Golf
Nov            Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend (date – TBD)
Dec 1         Ladies’ Member- Member Partnership
Dec 8         Par-3 Championships
Dec 14-15 Pam Golding Annual (SFBGC host)
Dec 17      Kromme Trust Amazing Race
Dec 20      Food and Wine Festival
Dec 22     Year-end Couples/Mixed – Pro Shop Sale
Jan 3-4    Men’s Member-Member Partnership



  MAY Birthdays 

1 – Allan Duffy, Rea Thorn
2-  Jan Wentzel
4 – Anton Strampe
7 – Liezl Clause, Mark Scates
8 – Martin Jansen van Rensburg
11 – Dylan Morton, Gran Palerno, Ronnie Nienaber
15 – Francois Retief
16 – Cornelia Alberts, Evan Smith 
17 – Will Ferreira, Jeff Clause 
19 – Barry DuToit
25 – Ernest Muller, Jacobus Verster
26 – Mike Sprott 
28 – John Syme
29 – Charles Laird, Louis Schlebusch, Phillip Potgieter
31 – Hendrick Boshoff
 if your name is missing here, please contact to update. 

 More to Come! 


  June Menu

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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, 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

June 2                  Ladies’ Invitational
June 16                Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open
June 17                Father’s Day Golf and Lunch 
June 21                EP Seniors 
June 25-26          Nomads Coastal NOoM (top Juniors) 


Every Great shot starts with a SMILE! 


Santa and the Links TEAM 


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