Get on the right track (trail)!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

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  must have gone array during the lockdown period. There were some stressful situations that may have changed my metabolism. I had gained weight. Dammit. I even saw the doctor for advice. The super B shot helped but I was mentally strong and physically weak. When it came to the return of golf I faded faster than a navy blue shirt in the summer sun. Holding a club was as foreign to me as a cellist trying to play a trumpet. Most of you know me as being perpetually on diet (see food diet) and in my 14 years here I have gained and lost a hundred pounds, unlike people like Rex McGregor and Pete Maskew who could probably wear their school uniform today. Now I have found the secret…exercise in harmony with nature – right here!

I found the perfect plan

Our Estate offers more walks than the Kruger Park, and some of the best walks when you are not circling our beautiful course in the morning or evening are our trails on the west side of the estate. Don’t even take your earphones as the music that Nature provides will be your entertainment.

You can take a short walk or a long walk; you can start with one and finish with another. You can run them or walk,  stop, read the signs and smell the fynbos. The trails are well marked and all are manageable – hey, I’ve done the purple trail twice in a week.  This is just another reason to choose the Links as your home (visitors must be accompanied by members to enjoy the trails).

Food and Beverage – Consistently Consistent – 4 years in a row!

Marsha Cooper celebrated her birthday with us! That was done properly!



Golfing Highlights

Norman Rock is on a run with 74 from the blue tees last week and 80/69 nett from the white on Wednesday. Izzy and Madelaine took to honours in ITEC Wednesday, counting out Norman and Ronnie Nienaber who counted out Fred Van Eyssen and Paul Spencer for 2nd and third.

On the Saturday before Jason King fired on all cylinders finishing with a 64 Nett. But Juanita Gobby and Sandra Marais got it right scoring with Rita Du Plessis and Norman Rock as their ghosts. Norman’s 74 produced a 66 nett while Rita had nett 72 and Jo nett 70.

 

Rita and Jo kept the fire hot as they paired up with Simmo (Keith Simpson) and Gavin Gobby to walk the the couples – which, by the way, is finding its footing on Sunday mornings – book yourselves in on the Clubmaster APP.  Rita fired a 78 GROSS, her best round at the Links. Yeehaw.

 

Click here for results

 

Watch this space!

Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship, only his 2nd major, by shooting 65-64=129 on the weekend. Harding Park a Muni course was no slouch to play with the narrowest fairways played in the last 40 years and patchy rough where there were places where you could lose your shoes. He has more tournaments that missed cuts (3 to 1). In testing equipment, as they can today, he hits balls closer together with a six iron than others do with a wedge – think about it.

His shock as the lid comes falling off the trophy

 

 

Winter SALE!

Come and help us clear the stock – even new winter wear is on sale!

 

Our friends from Global Golf, suppliers of Cutter&Buck, AHEAD, Ernie Els, Rhode Island and others have sent their latest winters garments and we are prepared to offer specials from the start. In addition, the popular puffer jackets and vests have been reduced to go! Perfect for our cool morning and fresh winter days, take advantage of what’s on offer. Hey, shoes and eyewear are on sale, too


OPEN all through August with no hollowtining closure … Now is the time to be working from home – HERE AT THE LINKS!

 

 


WE ARE COOKING and your favourites are back

Curry Wednesdays just got easier!


The 2020 Calendar and results

This year, we will be seeing more weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar

4-5        Jan         The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and  Charlie Gilmore, Champions

8          Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr  Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts 

18         Jan           Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest Müller,  winners on 49pts 

29         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts

12         Feb          ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts

14          Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts

26         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,  Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts

12        Mar          ITEC Open Wednesday, TK and Percy Owen 51pts

22           Jul           ITEC Open Wednesday, Keith Simpson and Mark Ward 46pts

17-19    Jul             Men’s Invitational (postponed)

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL) Canceled

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, The Gobby’s and the Nienaber’s 85pts

1-2       Aug            EP Amateur Championships (postponed)

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun (postponed)

12        Aug             ITEC Wednesday – Izzy Obray and Madelaine Barry 

14        Aug             Greensomes – Fully Booked

8-9     Aug              EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals (postponed)

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

25-27  Sep             LINKS CUP South Africa

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

16         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)

22         Nov           “The Trophy” – St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs

25         Nov              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

25         Nov              Members’ Oscars

5           Dec             Ladies’ Member-Member

9           Dec              ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Dec              Ultimate Par-3 Championships

16         Dec              The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual