It’s The Masters NOT…

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But what great memories!

If you grew up in the midwest of the United States as I did, there was still a good chance that there would be snow on the ground or another snowstorm coming. But when you turned on CBS and The Masters with their Azaleas in full bloom, it marked the start of spring and the playing of the first Major of the year. I started batting the ball around from tree to tree at about four years old, so golf has been my passion since Mr Player won his Masters in 1961. That means that I watched Gary Player 13 years before you had a TV! Imagine leading the Masters after 3 rounds and having Sunday washed out. You return on Monday with Arnold Palmer charging. In the end, The King lost it on the last after finding the bunker and making double. Mr Player banked $20K. In 1974, the year I graduated from high school and was the first to qualify for the State Golf Championships since my brother 13 years earlier, Mr Player won again; this time following a tap-in for birdie on 17 to ensure the victory. He waited for you to have a TV. At 42, Mr Player had his best charge ever, shooting 64 in the final round to set the course record and chase down Hubert Green.

The South African legend proceeded Trevor Immelman and Charl Schwartzel in victory at Augusta. Ernie challenged in his prime and was denied by “Lefty” after gaining 6 shots on the par-5’s on the final day. It was an 18-footer on 18 that stopped the charge (his 1st of 3). In 2012, Liezl and I attended The Masters and it was a dream come true – nearly. Liezl stood next to Louis when he holed out for Albatross on the 2nd. I walked up from the 9th green to see the scorekeeper on the big board at 18 remove the 7 and post the 10 UNDER! Bubba hit the best shot since Gene Sarazen’s 5-wood to win on the first extra hole.

There were other great Master’s champions who won with a bit of good luck. Freddie did what no one else has done before or since by stopping his shot to 12 on the slope. With extra emotion, Ben won after burying his minor and coach the Wednesday before. Nick Faldo had an epic win swinging the match entirely when he went low and Greg Norman went the other way. Larry Mize inflicted more pain when he holed out on the 11th (the second extra hole) to deny the best man in golf a green jacket! The first Aussie to win was Adam Scott whose emotion on the last was quite descriptive!

The two greatest, Jack and Tiger, with 11 Masters’ titles between them could get there without incredible stories. At 46, Jack started his charge on the ninth and walked up 18 with Jackie II on the back in tears. Tiger returned from injury and shame to turn the golfing world on its head with his win last year – his first win featured an embrace from his after and this one was for his son!

See you in November for more history in the making!

…time out from the virus.

Rescheduled  for July 10 


Club Championships April 24-26, 2020 (on hold)


The 2020 Calendar and results

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 SuperSpa

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

25         Mar           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance cancelled 

27         Mar           Ernie Els for Autism Golf Day rescheduled for July 10

3           Apr            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun cancelled

8           Apr            ITEC Open Wednesday cancelled

11          Apr            Greensomes to be rescheduled

24-26   Apr            Club Championships on hold

1          May           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

2-3       May            Pam Golding Ladies Open Weekend

13         May            ITEC Open Wednesday

21-22   May           Woodlands Dairy Charity Days for HOSPICE

24         May            Nomads at St Francis Links (10h30 off 2-tees)

27         May            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

6          Jun            The Bard’au Ladies’ Invitational

10         Jun             ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Jun             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

17-19    Jun            Nomads National Order of Merit* – Juniors earning International points

5          Jul               Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

20         Jun            Foursomes

21-22   Jun             PGA Pro Pairs (SFL)

24         Jun            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

8         Jul               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-19    Jul             Men’s Invitational

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL)

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

1-2       Aug            EP Amateur Championships (course closed)

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

8-9     Aug              EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals

20-3   Aug/Sep   Closed for Spring Programme

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

25-27  Sep             LINKS CUP South Africa (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights)

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


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