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!
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!
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 Championships – new 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