and they are still friends!
Last Saturday, we held our first Greensomes Champs with nearly 40 players competing for the men’s and ladies’ titles. Sandra Marais walked passed me on her addressing her partner by saying, “oh, my game is not good right now!” But Sandra’s B game with Ingvild Stiansen was enough to capture the ladies’ crown on 35 points. Mauro Nettl and Yan Coesens were on another mission as they walked the Men’s competition with 42 points! That was some really special golf in the modified alternate shot format.
Ingvild with Thinus Mauro and Yan are all smiles
Birdies for Jemma raises more than a QUARTER MILLION RAND
For the past seven year’s St Francis Links as a sponsor and our team have supported the Birdies for Jemma Golf Day at Port Elizabeth Golf Club. Titch and Jackie Moore organize the day and their participation and passion has attracted top golfing celebs, entertainers and comedians. The event, supported by more than 150 golfers this year, has grown beyond Graeme Whale’s daughter, Jemma’s special needs. It now raises enough money to benefit causes close to her heart. This year with Tour Players, Wallie Coetsee, Titch Moore, Lyle Rowe and Neil Schietikat on the par-3 tees, Corporates including St Francis Links there as well, the par-3 fun generated thousands.
a Great Family!
Dirk Ellis Motors have come to our side each of the last two years supporting the day with our transport
More to remember!
This was our best year to date in almost every way:
- We finished our 105th home on the estate (51 are permanent residents)
- 17 homes are under construction
- 28 homes are in the planning or application stages
- We turned 10 with nearly R14M in the bank
- In February, we will host more than 2400 golfers (1900 visitors)
- Our golf rounds were up by more than 3300 rounds – 17 550 in total
- We moved up in the nation ratings to No. 7 in Golf Digest
- The UK rates us No. 6
- The Swedish press rate us No.4
- With our members, No. 1
Members’ Get-together – Special feature!
Clive Horlock has ventured into a world very few other have and he would like to share the experience and invite you to come along!
His talk “Walking with Bushman” will take you to the Bushman and allow you to feel their magic way of life that has never been altered.
Will be 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 from 3pm) 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” – Prizegiving and Happy Hour at 17h00
Mar 17 St Patrick’s Day Golf and Member Get-together – SPECIAL EVENT
Mar 22 Members’ Get-together and dinner with Clive Horlock speaking (please book)
Mar 25 Chef Jono’s Special Steak Night
Apr 12 ITEC Wednesday
Apr 28-30 Club Championships
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS” AND “SPECIAL EVENTS” FOR 2017
Jan 2-3 Men’s Member-Member, St Francis Bay wins by .18 of a point! Well done!
Jan 7-8 The Pam Golding Annual, Derek Ryan and Scott Keevy, Champions
Mar 11 Greensomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Apr 28-30 Club Championships
May 18-19 Woodlands’ Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE
May 27 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Jun 3 Ladies’ Invitational
Jun 10 Sanlam – Links Qualifier
Jul 2-3 National Junior Order of Merit
Jul 20-23 Men’s Invitational
Jul 23-25 The Annual “Road Trip”
Aug 6 Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links
Aug 8-23 Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 30, Oct 1 Links Cup
Nov 11-12 Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Dec 2 Ladies’ Member-Member
Dates for Mixed Events, as well as the Knock-outs to follow.
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE