Every day, in every way, we are getting better and better
Any time we are published for something accomplished at the Links, which could help others somewhere else or attract new business, we smile from ear to ear! We knew long ago that we needed solutions for water security – potable water, water for building and irrigation. The article below outlines some of the successes we have achieved.
Following that, keep reading as we received more accolades:
Our food and beverage team received top honours for weddings (again) and I included a good story from the PGA Tour in addition to our weekly highlights!
Food and Beverage – Consistently Consistent
Heroes and Warriors
Do you remember caddy “Bones” Mackay?
Bones was the most talkative caddy of all time and carried Phil Mickelson to titles until 2017. Next thing you know, he was still talking, but is now a commentator for TV … a natural. A couple of weeks ago I took notice that he was going to be on the bag for Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Memorial. A week’s leave from the mic??? Guess what? They came third. This week, Justin Thomas returned to No. 1 in the world without his regular caddy, Jimmy Johnson. Guess who carried his bag to victory in Memphis? Bones was called in to replace Jimmy. A third and a first after three years away…Hmmmmm. At 10% of the winnings, he earned $264,000! (R4,5M)
Ladies RULE the Knockout Year
This year we tried something a little different. We had a Ladies’ Knockout and a Mens’ Knockout and then let winners of each Knockout square off against each other. Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor were probably the ladies’ favorites to win from the start. Percy Owen and Norman Dyer, on the other hand, pulled a couple of matches back from the death, trailing once by 5 holes with 6 to play and they won then all 6. After turning three down (four down after 5) in the FINAL, the boys found their form and leveled the match on the 14th when Norman holed out from the bunker. But when the last hole was played, the ladies held on to win ONE-UP.
Greensomes – 14 August 2020
Pick your partner and organize your fourball for this fun format. The tee sheet is open and tee times are allocated, please book via the Clubmaster App or phone the Proshop.
Greensomes will take any partnership to its limits. You must be able to put up with the bad shot and create something of nothing. This year the format will prove its value once again, as our members could compete against one another in the alternate shot format. There are no limitations, the only requirement is that both players are members. Male teams, Female teams and Mixed teams, you can choose.
Format: Both players hit tee shots and then the team selects the best tee shot. Whoever’s tee shot is selected, the other team member will play the second shot and they alternate shots until the ball is in the hole.
Handicap: 60 percent of the lower handicap and 40 percent of the higher handicap added together
Defending champions Pete Maskew and John Wilson won with a great score of 39 Points
We welcomed the return of the SuperSpar/Pam Golding Alliance on Wednesday and Gavin Gobby fired his second 82 in a week, formally a 16 from the White tees, and threw in two 2-clubs! He anchored the fine team play with wife Jo, Ronnie and Sally Nienaber. Their 85 points counted them in over the McGregor’s and the Maarschalks. On Saturday, with more brilliant weather, Yan Coesens doubled the ninth and went out in 36 gross. His 76 off 10 helped him carry Hein Spangenberg to 2nd place with 47 points. It wasn’t however good enough to match the amazing 48 points from Neil and Benjamin Strydom. Ant McMillan is enjoying his refurbished clubs with a nett 68.
Click here for the complete results from last Wednesday and Saturday.
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!
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
14 Aug Greensomes – enter on the APP or call the shop
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