Winners in 5 Divisions with Lynn taking the Double and Chris Blazing!
The 1st Annual Stableford Champs will not be the last. Mark your calendars for December, gentlemen, for the Men’s Medal Club Championships and ladies, again in April. It seems we have a winner, five to be exact, and a bunch of new friends thanks to mixing the pairings. The 36-hole event was played in perrrrrrfect weather and the course was equal to it, as well. The Club sponsored the event with nice vouchers and no-frills. The vibe (gees) was great and my hat is off to you, the members who played, the staff who went all out, and of course, to the course, which was superb. The Divisions were defined by the SAGA parameters, 6.0 and Under (Men’s A), 6,1 to 14,9 (B), 15,0 and up (C). The ladies were 15.3 and under (A) and 15,4 and up (B). For the first go, it was great to see players representing every division. Hey, special thanks to Dave Hart for supplying litres of his famous ice cream and yoghurt for the champions, the longest walk and to Joe Dickinson who celebrated his 14th birthday!
Chris Van Rensburg – Men’s A, 77 pts (68, 73 gross off 1)
Doug Cornish – Men’s B, 78 pts (38 – 40)
Dave Hart – Men’s C, 70 pts
Lynn Slogrove – Ladies A, 58 pts
Alison Bosch – Ladies’ B, 70 pts
It’s all about relationships
We have been selected as The Links to be part of a great think tank of “like-minded” people who want to promote golf and travel. Chaired by Peter Dros, the head of marketing at Fancourt, the Forum as we are known consists primarily of properties with golf or access to golf. Together we share ideas to promote each other and South African travel opportunities. I have shared our “cool season” packages with them and theirs are coming to me. If golf travel is on your agenda for the next few months, check out what some of our friends have on offer. Since this Forum was launched, Simola, Durban CC, and Champagne Sports Resort have been brought on board. We are in the process of adding a new page to the website with travel options.
Remember – always call me before you book. Chances are good that I can make a better plan AND introduce you to your hosts as well.
Here are links to some of the packages available today-
Fancourt beckons! Link
Warren to the rescue!
Warren Manser is a resident on the Estate, an active member of Rotary, a giver for everything, and even an auctioneer/emcee when needed. He also catches snakes and relocates them for us on the Estate. On Tuesday we presented to the ladies (and a few men) some great information about what they may see on the Estate and what they should or should not worry about. The Ladies’ Tuesday Tea at TEN is a gathering for all who want to attend. No RSVPs are required – just come and join in.
SFL hosted the Sea Vita volunteers who helped with the massive food parcel rollout during the lockdown!
Our next close one was Chris Roberts – ouch!
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Team member of the Week:
I started working for St Francis Links on the 1st of May 2017 so I’m here for 4 years and a couple of days. I maintain and repair all of our transport, mowers and equipment that we use on the golf course, with help from my two assistants. To do a job that I like, and see results at the end of a project like setting a mower and when it leaves the workshop you go out and check it, you see it cuts 100%.
I was born in Brits but we moved to Mossel Bay when I was still very young. I stayed most of my life in Mossel Bay until I moved here. I have a sister younger than me and two brothers older than me. My family, well my mom and dad, sister and oldest brother stay in Mossel Bay. But my oldest brother works in America and is moving there next year with his family. My other brother stays in Ficksburg and here I stay with my wife, my daughter, and my twin boys.
Live for today, because tomorrow is not promised.
Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way
We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.
New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month
7-8 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions
13 Jan ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts
27 Jan Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points
3 Feb Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove
10 Feb ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts
14 Feb Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts
20 Feb Greensomes, Scott Keevy and Deon Marais, 41 pts
24 Feb Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts
3 Mar Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts
5 Mar Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts
6-7 Mar Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)
10 Mar ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts
20 Mar Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts
31 Mar Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts
2 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts
2-4 Apr Easter Weekend
7 Apr Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White
9 Apr Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha
27-28 Apr Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)
1-2 May Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A) and Alison Bosch (B)
7 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
12 May ITEC Wednesday
26 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
29-30 May Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend
2 Jun Monthly MEDAL
4 Jun Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun
9 Jun ITEC Wednesday
23 Jun Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
30-3 Jul Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points)
7 Jul Monthly MEDAL
16-18 Jul Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest
18-21 Jul 30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational)
28 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
6 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun (postponed)
11 Aug ITEC Wednesday –
14 Aug Greensomes –
21 Aug Ladies’ Invitational
26 Aug Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
1 Sep Monthly MEDAL
3 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun
8 Sep ITEC Open Wednesday
12 Sep Foursomes
25-26 Sep Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits)
27-11 Oct Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed – Provisional)