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Links Cup – SA romps in the Singles!

Charl Blaauw captained the South African side in the annual Links Cup and Scotsman, Thomas Grimsley, led the Internationals. After Day 1 and the playing of the Betterball and Foursomes, the sides were all square on 11 pts each. The Internationals must have dined together on Saturday night and got food poisoning! As I started posting the Singles results, the Saffers were in total control taking 10 of the first 12 points on offer, finishing off the Internationals 17-5! Their 28-16 total was the biggest win ever. Fortunately, it didn’t have any effect on losing Captain Tom’s great sense of humour. He had us in tears summarizing the event and his players’ performances.  A fantastic weekend by all … thank you to all the participants!  You are all winners … from singing your anthems at Friday night’s opening, to accepting your medals (kindly sponsored each year by member Colin Higgins) on Sunday.

Alison Bosch, Chris Lessing, Dave Hart and Norman (the) Rock won all their matches on the weekend. Well done to them and all 44 who participated in this year’s Links Cup!

Golfing Highlights

Another well-supported Selective Lighting/The Fireworks Golf Day as once again the hosts, Ernest and Linda Muller, brought in the winners. This time it was Ronnie and Sally Nienaber who came first on 22 c/i over Debbie McCracken and Madelaine Barry.

A proper way to order Halfway

I watched the PGA Tour last week where the CJ Cup was played at the highly touted Shadow Creek, originally built by mega-casino mogul, Steve Wynn. The course looks like it sits in the rolling hills of Michigan rather than the desert near Las Vegas. It must have been the most expensive course to build and it came with quality, ranked in the top-100 from inception. During the coverage they flashed a pic of Justin Rose admiring their 9th hole phone used to call in halfway order in advance. I guess when you pay $750 to play, you should get the real deal! See below. When you come to St Francis Links, you also call in the from the the London box, just a smaller version, and it costs a little less to play!

When the course opened

The 2020 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.

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

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

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

12        Aug             ITEC Wednesday – Izzy Obray and Madelaine Barry 

14        Aug             Greensomes   – Dr Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 42pts

26       Aug            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Zietsman, Schoeman, Potas and Nel 93pts (C/I)

28        Aug            Foursomes  Maggie Langlands and Dave Hart, 40pts

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun  Scott Keevy and Doug  Cornish 25pts  

5-6      Sep              EP Amateur Championships Kyle de Beer 32-38=70 Strokeplay

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday Carol Boonzaier and Sally Nienaber, 46pts

12-13   Sep             EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals Kyle de Beer, Champion, Malan Potgieter, Plate

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Percy Owen, John Wilson, Ronnie Nienaber and Ernest Muller (Ghost) 86pts

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun Postponed

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day A proper success with 80 players

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens

17-18   Oct              LINKS CUP South Africa South Africa, 28-16!

24       Oct               Ladies’ Invitational new date!

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

7-8       Nov            Men’s Invitational – new date

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

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

20-21   Nov            Ladies’ Club Championshipsnew date

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