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Let’s make it an event!

On occasion groups come to play St Francis Links and our members get involved by hosting and playing with them. For the guest, it provides the course knowledge they don’t have as 1st-timers. It also leads to good fun and the establishment of good relationships. Our ladies teamed up last week to host some friends from Mt Edgecombe.

Hi Jeff
Our ladies (missing Avril Laird) who played with the 7 Mt Edgecombe ladies yesterday.
ME Lady Captain also donated a prize to add to your generous sponsorship of 2 magnums of wine.
We each teamed up with a ME where possible as betterball pairs. All agreed it was fun that way and the group all enjoyed the outing.
We will try to get a Links team together to go to KZN to Mt Edgecombe. Those ladies thought it a great idea.
Hope you enjoyed your day at The Bay.

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This tour turned out to be a very fun event where the ladies decided to rather play together than against each other. They had so much fun and of course the visiting ladies received some much needed course knowledge.
Here follows some results of the day:

1st – Sally Nienaber – SFL 38 pts
Margie Rigby – Mt Edge

2nd – Sandra Marias – SFL 37pts
Carol Hubert – Mt Edge

3rd – Veronica Bridge – SFL 36pts
Avril Laird – SFL

4th – Denise Perry – SFL 35pts
Sue Cardwell – Mt Edge

Let’s do more of this in the future – who’s in!

More charity for the good of all!

Mark Ward from Seartec in Port Elizabeth hosted the Sharp Golf Day here in Early December. For the 2nd year running, he, on behalf of Sharp. has handed over a check and equipment for the kids at Talhado. Every little bit helps and the folks from Talhado appreciated the kind support. 

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Dear Mark,

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to meet with you on Friday when you visited our little preschool. On behalf of Talhado Childrens Haven, I would like to say a big thank you to yourself and to Sharp for the kind and generous donations you made. The money raised is graciously received as we do rely mostly on private donations to exist. The microwave will be a welcome addition to our kitchen, which feeds 60 little mouths twice a day. And the teachers are very grateful for their calculators, which are handy tools to have in any classroom!

Thank you so very much for your support! Our school and community appreciates all that you do.

Kind Regards
Cathryn Hempel

Principal of Talhado Montessori Pre-School

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Ryan Dodds will host you in living colour!

Avalon Golf Estate

Most of you know that Ryan is back in Mauritius, employed by Peter Matkovich, to oversee their investments on the island. He is also the main man running the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open in May. Ryan’s current project lies near the tea fields in south-central Mauritius. The course is surrounded by living colour -a lot of colour! He sent me some pics that share the views from the course. I was there last year and loved the layout.

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The Driveable 4th                                                            The 13th

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More to remember!

This was our best year to date in almost every way:

  • We finished our 106th home on the estate (52 are permanent residents)
  • 17 homes are under construction 
  • 28 homes are in the planning or application stages
  • We turned 10 with nearly R14M in the bank
  • In February, we will host more than 2400 golfers (1900 visitors)
  • 300 rounds up YTD
  • Our golf rounds were up by more than 3300 rounds – 17 550 in total
  • We moved up in the nation ratings to No. 7 in Golf Digest
  • The UK rates us No. 6 
  • The Swedish press rate us No.4
  • With our members, No. 1

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Congratulations to Victor and Mirinda Pretorius who broke ground on their property at the Links today! Lots of building activity at present and more to come. Attending the site handover, fltr:Liezl ClauseArthur Joubert (contractor)Victor (owner)Kevern Burger
Jason Erlank (architect)
Caryl Logie
Charl Blaauw


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Will be our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) with meat and added prizes. Invite your friends to enjoy SA’s best with special rates for golf, snacks after the game and great prizes – Hey, Curry Night follows – stay or take away!

Monday Roll-up!  Pitch up and play (9 holes from 3pm) let’s add you to the What’s app group
All day Saturdays-Morning and afternoon fields – the afternoon field will be booked from 12 noon backwards with emphasis on “ready golf” – Prizegiving and Happy Hour at 17h00

Mar 10                 Chef Jono’s Steak Night (ADDED by demand)
Mar 11                 Greensomes (NEW) Member and Member/Guest event (men’s and ladies divisions) 
Mar 17                 St Patrick’s Day Golf 
Mar 22                 Members’ Get-together 
Mar 31                 Chef Jono’s Special Steak Night (NEW DATE)
Apr 12                 ITEC Wednesday – R230 includes green fees, Comp fees and Snacks after the game! 


Jan 2-3                Men’s Member-MemberSt Francis Bay wins by .18 of a point! Well done! 
Jan 7-8                The Pam Golding Annual, Derek Ryan and Scott Keevy, Champions
Mar 11                 Greensomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Apr 28-30            Club Championships
May 18-19            Woodlands’ Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE  
May 27                 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Jun 3                   Ladies’ Invitational 
Jun 10                 Sanlam – Links Qualifier
Jul 2-3                 National Junior Order of Merit
Jul 20-23             Men’s Invitational
Jul 23-25             The Annual “Road Trip”
Aug 6                   Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links 
Aug 8-23             Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 30, Oct 1       Links Cup
Nov 11-12           Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Dec 2                   Ladies’ Member-Member

Dates for Mixed Events, as well as the Knock-outs to follow. 

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The St Francis Links Team

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