It’s great to be rocking the house!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says


The Men’s Invitational was Proper!

 

The weather in November can be dicey when Mother Nature exhales! And as I sit here early on Monday morning, she’s blessing us with a gentle rain. But not this past weekend. With temperatures in the mid-20’s and only a light puff over the last holes on Sunday, it was nearly perfect for all in attendance. The August rains brought on spectacular spring colours and they were still in bloom throughout the course and the Estate. Charl had the course in it’s “usual” outstanding condition and TK set up a fair test for the players.

Over the years the event has grown to nearly 100 golfers and for the last couple of years, we have moved to a shotgun start to get everyone off and back in at the same time. The Saturday PM start saw the bar and deck filled with golfers for a good time to come after the game. Old friends reunited and new friendship were born. The spirit (gees) was great. So were the scores.

Day One saw most golfers play from their normal tees of choice, playing a Betterball with 90% of their individual handicaps. Scoring was brilliant with four teams leading the way on 45pts. Sunday offered the option of changing tees if a strategic plan called for it and some teams moved up, sacrificing shots and a couple move back to the Championship tees hoping to benefit from gaining shots. In the end, it all came down to two points in the overall with ever-supportive member, Chris Lessing and his partner, Neels Claasen, from Zwartenbosch, winning on 88pts.
Thanks to all who participated. Thanks TK and the golf team for a great event and course set-up. Thanks Eugenie and your team for great food, beverage and service and thanks again, Charl for maintaining Mr Nicklaus’ best!
And also to Anne Coesens (Bard’au) and Gary De Bruin (Fitch and Leeds) for your support!
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Mr Nicklaus said it would evolve

Two major things have happened over the 14 years. 1) We have made the golf course more playable with increased landing areas and much softer bunker surrounds. 2) The Bush, Blombos, Bitou and Slangbos have come on strong, Maybe too strong, everywhere. Recently Stuart McLean was here for a visit and loved how the bunkers and the course have evolved. He is doing a feature soon on St Francis Links and our talked-about natural bunkers. Yes, we have added nearly 200 hundred homes to some of the biggest golfing corridors an estate can provide. Thanks, Jack!

Nyala next to the first

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, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 47pts

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Madelaine Barry, Margot McGregor, Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 94pts

31        Oct              Le Trophee du Coq, The Men 41, 14 – 37, 7 

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

7-8       Nov            Men’s Invitational, Chris Lessing and Neels Claasen 88pts

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