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Senior Women’s Nationals is a roaring success! 

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When I wrote a letter to the National Secretary representing the organization known as Senior Women’s Golf SA, who could have guessed it would come to fruition and be the overwhelming success that is was 

 August 1, 2012

Janet Wilson
Seniors National Secretary

Dear Janet,

I was given you name by Renee Botha, my member at St Francis Links, following her Senior Nationals trip to Cape Town. She went to the tournament knowing how interested I am in hosting major events here. I am seeking information from you as to what the procedure is for applying to host your national championship. Renee informed me that it would be returning to the Eastern Cape in about 5 years. It’s never too soon to start planning!

I would have the full support of the St Francis Bay Golf Club as they have indicated they would partner such an event with me. We have the necessary accommodation needed; we have the ability to host and cater the food functions and we would embrace the event with attention to detail. Our great courses and facilities combined with our professional team will make the ladies proud.

Jeff Clause

This year, the Senior Women celebrated 25 years as an organization. Their first event, I hosted at Fancourt, in 1994. there were about 60 players then; today, we played 208 in two divisions, with provinces allocated spots from more than 600 members. They competed as fourball teams on day-one playing an Alliance format on both courses – two from the Silver Division and two from the Bronze. It required more than 90 points on each course to be in the prizes. On Tuesday the players were split by division. After a light westerly on Monday, the flags didn’t move until a “light puff” entered from the east in the afternoon. Scores were good -38 points led the here with 69 gross leading at The Bay. The great weather continued til the end when Maggie Minnie from The Boland defeated Sonja Bland from Southern Cape by 2 shots! 

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Great Spirit tick1 Great Golf Courses tick1 Great Food, drink and entertainment  tick1 Great service tick1

Great support from the community with accommodation, gifts, vouchers and more tick1 Great ambassadors for our Clubs and community tick1

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The Year Ahead – Your planner for 2018

Please take note of the dates and post them where you will see them and ENTER! 

 Links Majors and Special Events for 2018

Jan 2-3        The Pam Golding Annual (St Francis Bay wins – the overall is tied 6 games each)
Jan 5-6        Men’s Member/Member Partnership, Chris and Jandré Lessing, Champions
Jan 20         Windhoek Lager International Pairs (3rd Qualifying), Percy Owen and Norman Dyer
Jan 27-28    EP Champs (course closed)  Altin VD Merwe, Strokeplay Medalist (74-68=142)
Feb 3-4       EP Champs (semi-finals and finals) Naldo Claassens, Champion; Hugo Maritz, Plate Winner
Feb 14        Couples/Mixed Golf – Valentine’s Dinner Ronnie and Sally Nienaber, best members 
Mar 10        Greensomes over 18 holes Pete Maskew and John Wilson, Champions on 39pts 
Apr 22-26   National Senior Inter-Provincials Central Gauteng, Senior Champions; Southern Cape, Super-Senior Champions
May 5-6      Club Championships, Lynn Slogrove and Brent Vos, Champions 
May 13-16  Senior Women’s Nationals (SFL and SFBGC) (courses closed)
May 18-20  St Francis Bridge Invitational
May 20       Nomads Monthly Game (11am Shotgun)
May 24-25  Woodland’s Golf Days
May 26       Foursomes over 18 holes
June 2        Ladies’ Invitational
June 16      Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open
June 17      Father’s Day Golf and Lunch
June 21      EP Seniors
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM
July 7          The Inaugural Muirfield Day (foursomes and fourballs)
July 20        Oakley X-Over
July 20-22   Men’s Invitational
July 22-25   PGA Road Trip – Pards Cup
Aug 20 to
Sept 4        Spring Programme (Club Closed) FINAL DATES – PLEASE TAKE NOTE
Sep 23-29   Vodacom Origins of Golf (regional Finals) NEW
Sep 28-29   formerly Links Cup / Ryder Cup (Paris)  (new date TBA
Oct 6          Quarterly Couples/Mixed Golf
Nov            Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend (date – TBD)
Dec 1         Ladies’ Member- Member Partnership
Dec 8         Par-3 Championships
Dec 14-15 Pam Golding Annual (SFBGC host)
Dec 17      Kromme Trust Amazing Race
Dec 20      Food and Wine Festival
Dec 22     Year-end Couples/Mixed – Pro Shop Sale
Jan 3-4    Men’s Member-Member Partnership



  MAY Birthdays 

1 – Allan Duffy, Rea Thorn
2-  Jan Wentzel
4 – Anton Strampe
7 – Liezl Clause, Mark Scates
8 – Martin Jansen van Rensburg
11 – Dylan Morton, Gran Palerno, Ronnie Nienaber
15 – Francois Retief
16 – Cornelia Alberts, Evan Smith 
17 – Will Ferreira, Jeff Clause 
19 – Barry DuToit
25 – Ernest Muller, Jacobus Verster
26 – Mike Sprott 
28 – John Syme
29 – Charles Laird, Louis Schlebusch, Phillip Potgieter
31 – Hendrick Boshoff
 if your name is missing here, please contact hoa@stfrancislinks.com to update. 

 More to Come! 



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Itec are 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 or 18 Par-3 from 2pm) 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”

Monday Men’s Book Club – 5pm in Jack’s Bar (no reading required)
Ladies’ Tea (and Coffee) – Every Tuesday at 10am on the Veranda

May 23                  Monthly Drawn fourballs and Monthly Club Draw! (tickets are only R15) 
May 26                  PJ Powers and Tigger Reunert
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Every Great shot starts with a SMILE! 

Santa and the Links TEAM 


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