Let’s get this party (re)started!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

This great course and this challenging year need to come together to complete our calendar of events

St Francis Links: Hole 5, Par4

We have updated the golfing calendar with new dates (subject to the pandemic regulation levels) for our major and new events. I realize that travel is still an issue for some and there may be fewer flights available to PE if you are coming by air, but our golf course is truly in magnificent condition and members are playing more golf than ever before. We want to show the virus that we are strong and committed to playing the great game of golf safely, without compromising camaraderie and “friendly” competitiveness.

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4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun new time

5         Sep              EP Amateur Championships new date

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

12        Sep             EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals new date

30        Sep            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

3          Oct            Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct            ITEC Open Wednesday

17-18   Oct            LINKS CUP South Africa new date

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

Ladies’ Member-Member

9           Dec          ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Dec          Ultimate Par-3 Championships

22-23  Dec       Men’s Club Championships new date

Boetie claims his first

 


Visit South Africa NOW

With international travel completely on hold for the foreseeable future, South African tourism and tourism providers are getting smashed. Some destinations even in the Kruger Park remain closed. But the ones who are trying to get through this hospitality crisis are offering packages to South Africans that sometimes turn the unaffordable 5-star retreat into a bucket list trip. Go on the internet and look at the game reserves that you can reach by car or even check out the specials at destinations that require some travel time. See South Africa!

Normally at this time we would be closed and the course would receive her spring treatment, the club would close and we would all take our annual leave. My sister-in-law’s birthday always seem to fall on dates that we were away each year.  So this year, we went to their home which borders the Botlierskop Private Game Reserve and surprised her.  The entire family then had lunch at a brilliant newish restaurant called Salt and Copper near Hartenbos which provides a great menu (fair prices) and even their own gin distillery.
When I attended IGTM (International Golf Travel Market) in Cannes and Ljubljana, Slovenia, Mark Rutherfoord was represented the only SA Game Reserve on exhibition.  With proximity to great golf courses, from Pinnacle Point to Fancourt to us, the Links became an ambassador for them and they for us, featuring us on their website as well.  This gem has truly captured an international golf and game market. Liezl and I spent a night at Mark and his family’s Gondwana Game Reserve (www.gondwanagr.co.za), an 11,000 square kilometer, Big 5-five destination in the beautiful Garden Route. It is located a mere 20 minutes from Mossel Bay, on great roads and is of course malaria-free.  Wow, we were blown away (and not by the wind!).  Gondwana exceeded our expectations from start to finish.  On driving to their Kwena Lodge in our vehicle, the game experience already astounded us.  Hey, I am already an enthusiastic ambassador for the reserves in the Eastern Cape and market them wherever I go, and this one is now placed as the perfect midway point from us to Cape Town and visa versa.  On arrival, we were asked to check in IMMEDIATELY, hello elephants … what a treat!
Gondwana is running fantastic specials, the food is excellent and service was personable and professional.  Wonderful suites (only 14 of them), with Garden Route vegetation and the Big 5!  At almost 7pm, we found the lion!  Contact them and treat yourselves!

Visit South Africa while the getting is good!


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 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

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 (New Event)

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun (new time)

5         Sep              EP Amateur Championships (new date)

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

12        Sep             EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals (New Date)

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-18   Oct              LINKS CUP South Africa New date

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