Definition of a gentleman!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says


Robbie Marshall!

Robbie Marshall and I met years ago and both of us have love and respect for Jack Nicklaus and all that he has done. I’d like to pay tribute to Robbie by sharing this podcast that shows where Robbie came from to where he is today. Robbie was building the first Nicklaus Signature course in South Africa for Ola Grinaker after they secured the rights from Jack Nicklaus design. I left Fancourt to be part of that dream, having been at a highly regarded Nicklaus Signature in Texas. Simola flooded badly during construction and sadly Ola’s dream, Robbie’s first Nicklaus course and my dream to be a part of it ended before it began. It was at that time that Robbie first brought Jack to see this land that is now St Francis Links – nearly 10 years before this dream came true. Some 25 years later, Robbie and Golf Data have produced 4 top-20 courses in Pearl Valley* (2), Leopard Creek (3), SFL* (5), Durban CC (12) and Simola* (19) in addition to other greats, Pecanwood*, Steyn City^ and Serengeti*! We must get Robbie here for a special night where he can share the stories that came with building St Francis Links – like taking nine attempts to get the 9th green in place (what wind).

Robbie is a developer and property owner here and always promotes St Francis Links wherever he goes. Robbie is a friend and I want to share part of Robbie’s great life story in the podcast with RCA’s, Rob Arnold (who, by the way, is also leading the way in SA).

*Nicklaus Signatures and ^Nicklaus Design

 

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Players of the Week

ITEC Wednesday – Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts

Saturday Competition –  Alliance 2 to count, Lynn Slogrove, Debbie McCracken, Lesley Fisher and Sandra Marais – 89pts

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Team member of the Week: Ayanda Jan

My name is Ayanda Jan and I have been working at St Francis Links for 6 years now.  I am the team leader for the alien eradication team that also looks after the trails and we do a lot of work on the security fence as well. On weekends I help with course setup and the cutting of new cups. What I love about my job is that I learn something new every day and this makes me stronger as a person, and I like sharing my knowledge with others.

I was born in the Transkei in 1990 in Qumbu village and moved to Port Elizabeth in 1992 where I also finished my primary school and high school. In 2015 I moved to St Francis Bay where I started working at St Francis Links.  I come from a family of 8, I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters and I am the youngest, we are sharing love and peace.   My favourite bible verse is Psalm 25: 4 – “Show me Your ways, O Lord teach me Your path, guide me in Your truth, You are my God my Savior, my hope is in You all day long”.

 

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

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)