Our 2nd Rock Lily show had the room standing with applause!
Andrew Young was phenomenal! He hit notes with a tenor sax that most saxophonists couldn’t reach with an alto; the soprano sax was mind-blowing, and his lungs (holding notes) must have been super-human. Hey Jude was the final song on the playlist and the room was in full chorus with the band. Na… Na… Na…na na na na… na, na ,na, na, Hey, Jude! But no one could leave without Beaker Street and his rendition was priceless!
Nearly 100 filled the deck and really got their money’s worth!
It is our desire to bring more and more great South African music to the deck with Mike Kimmings leading the way, organizing the artists, promoting the events and managing the door. We will offer food and drink specials throughout each show. Rock Lily established themselves as the venue for great South African music – we are now offering the Rock Lily feel on the deck – comfortable, casual and and for all who love good music.
Who says, It’s gonna be a long and cold winter? We are heating it up at The Links!
Two of our best, Kevern and Eugenie are getting Married!
This weekend, two of our star employees are saying their vows and we are happy about it! Kevern and Eugenie are team leaders, by definition, and no one is happier than all of us at St Francis Links, that they are becoming one! The members threw a surprise tea for Eugenie, and they actually caught her by surprise. The pantry tea assisted her with special gifts. They’ll be married at 11h30 here at THEIR Links.
Lissa Dyer led the way and the member ladies were here in numbers!
TK, TK, TK
Thinus played well and The Coastal PGA side won the Webster Cup. Nicknamed TK, Thinus loved the greens at Simola and his putter helped him to two wins in three matches. The Webster Cup is played in tribute to Graeme Webster, our former head of the PGA of South Africa and a game-changer for many of us through the years. The Cup matches are played at the coast and inland on a rotating basis with teams comprised of 12 players from each side. This year the “coastals” romped to victory!
NIK returns to The Links – last time he was here, I cried from laughing! Join us for One-Night ONLY on Monday 9 July.
Nik Rabinowitz is non-stop comedy!
This will be like welcoming an old (young) friend back after he completes his his Grahamstown National Festival programme. On the night, we are offering special winter warmers with R70 pizzas and burgers, as well as House Wines specials, too!
New show called “Dry White”
Our next food and wine paired evening is coming soon.
Book now for a very special evening featuring the wines from
IONA wines were featured and enjoyed at last year’s Food and Wine Festival and they were very popular!
Iona food & wine pairing 6th July 2018
Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Beef Tartar, crispy goats cheese, grapefruit and Jasmine
Iona Chardonnay 2017
Prawn bisque risotto, papino and lemon, prawn biscuit, and toasted sesame
Iona One-Man Band 2011
Honey roast duck, pearl barley and confit duck cassoulet
Thyme and Sherry Jus
Iona Mr. P Pinot Noir
Taleggio souffle, toasted hazelnuts, wild mushrooms and crispy onions
Iona Corretto Grappa
Nartjie and white chocolate mousse, passionfruit, toasted almond shortbread
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) , Free State wins the team title, Maggie Minnie (Boland), gross champion.
May 18-20 St Francis Bridge Invitational Everyone was a winner!
May 20 Nomads Monthly Game (11am Shotgun) 66 in the field
May 24-25 Woodland’s Golf Days 96 players on Thursday and 112 on Friday! HOSPICE wins
May 26 Foursomes over 18 holes Johann Spangenberg and Tom Grimsley; Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor
June 2 Ladies’ Invitational, Sandra Marais and Sonette Korff, Champions
June 16 Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open – re-scheduled
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
3 Keagan Bartlett, Steven Emary
5 Justin Collen
6 Martin King
7 Ann Durant, Guy Eastoe
8 Helen Bridges
12 Jack Emary
13 John Donnelly, Steven Harrison
17 Colin Campbell
24 Clive Stacey
26 Bob Carmichael (still our friend)
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More to Come!
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
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM (top Juniors)
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE!
Santa and the Links TEAM