Let’s Get This Party Started

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

Twenty-Twenty…it’s all about positivity and patience!

St Francis – what a great place to be!

Some say business was down…others made the most of another holiday season. With economic times affecting discretionary income for many, I heard stories that you couldn’t get on top courses in JHB during the holidays as some many stayed home. Once again, the businesses in St Francis rose to the occasion and did their level best to see that all were catered for the best they could be. If accommodation bookings were down for some, it was probably because private Air B&B was up. Our business heaved on some days but remained constant throughout. No offence to our friends from the North, but for those who seem to spend their lives queueing on roads and restaurants, patience and positivity were sometimes tested. Our town and her people kept its chin up and the weather, that was rough in the second week got better for everyone.

Now we must shift our gears from South Africans to Internationals, we must keep our quality and standards high. To all who provided exceptional service and consistent quality throughout the season, WELL DONE!

Long live St Francis and all we provide and stand for…without a powerful season and the seasonality we experience, many businesses would not survive, employ or maintain what we all enjoy! 

 


St Francis Links

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 the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar. They are two of the biggest supporters of sport and charity in our town and we welcome them to the golfing calendar.

 The New Major Events Calendar for 2020

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

18         Jan           Windhoek Pairs qualifying

29         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

  7         Feb           Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

12         Feb           ITEC Open Wednesday

14          Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment

26          Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

  6         Mar          Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

12         Mar            ITEC Open Wednesday

25         Mar            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

27         Mar            Ernie Els for Autism Golf Day

  5          Apr           Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  8         Apr             ITEC Open Wednesday

24-26    Apr            Club Championships

  1          May          Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

13          May            ITEC Open Wednesday

21-22    May           Woodlands Dairy Charity Days for HOSPICE

27         May            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

  5          Jun           Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  6          Jun            The Bard’au Ladies’ Invitational

10         Jun             ITEC Open Wednesday

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

24         Jun             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

  3          Jul             Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  8         Jul               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-19    Jul               Men’s Invitational, Bryce Dakin and Darryl VD Vyver, Champions

29         Jul               Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

  1-2       Aug           EP Amateur Championships (course closed)

  7         Aug              Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  8-9       Aug            EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals

20-3       Aug/Sep Closed for Spring Programme

  4         Sep                Selective Lighting/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  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/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

  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/FireWorks 9-Hole Comp

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