…and I’m not kidding!
Everyone can see it; everyone is aware of it, but very few are taking the crisis seriously. Water is being trucked into Hankey and Patensie at a cost of more than R1,4M per month, Humansdorp is next and St Francis Bay is not far behind. Are you doing enough?
In the Clubhouse and Leisure Centre, all faucets and shower heads have flow restricters. All gardens around the Clubhouse and the Leisure Centre use only irrigation water and sparingly. The course only uses irrigation water. Water tanks are used to wash machinery. Borehole water is delivered to building sites and only that water is to be used for building. Home irrigation systems are not to be used at this time. Water deliveries for irrigation have been reduced to 5000 liters bi-weekly.
We should be consuming 12cl per month to avoid higher rates being applied. 70% of our residents use more.
We do produce potable water for consumption. the system that was put in some 2 1/2 years ago can no longer match consumption. We have done our homework and are looking to increase the size of the plant. That costs money. If we cannot control our usage in a drought, how will we manage in normal times?
On behalf of EXCO and the Board, I appeal to all residents and friends who read this newsletter, MAKE A PLAN for yourselves and those around you. IT IS THAT SERIOUS!
We are sending letters to all residents and property owners who are using in excess of 15 cubic liters per month (tariffs increase at 12). There have been cases where consumption has been greater than 30 cubic liters per month and these users are being addressed individually.
Installation of our new switch gear for the main electrical intake station
In last year’s budget we allocated and paid R1,4M to upgrade our main electrical intake station with advanced technology. The change was required and will ensure smooth distribution for the estate.
The Bay wins the Pam Golding Annual
The Pam Golding Annual started in 2006 as our opening event at The Links. I have always referred to it as the “handshake with the Bay” as a community tournament. Over the years, the trophy has changed trophy cases, from the Bay to the Links and back. St Francis Bay Golf Club has taken the overall lead 8-7 with a narrow victory – .32pts average. Well done, Captain, Viv Jones (another win for Wales, too!).
Giving Back – this time from our member and friends!
PS. Colin provides us with our Links Cup medals every year! Thanks for that too!
Hole in One Challenge
Down load the Zapper App and take a chance! Barely a week in and two have been close!
Players of the Week
Monthly Medal, Ladies – Silver Gross – Izzy Obray, 85 , Nett – Debbie McCracken, 76, Bronze Gross – Lesley Fisher, 93, Nett – Margot McGregor, 80; IPS – Madelaine Barry, 31 pts
Selective Lighting/The Fireworks, Geoff Garratt and Graham Botha – 24pts
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Team member of the Week:
“I have been working at St Francis Links for the past 4 and a half years as one of the drivers transporting the staff to and from work. I also do the maintenance at the Clubhouse. I grew up in Humansdorp and matriculated from HSS in 2011. I received a certificate for IT at East Cape Midlands College. I have 2 beautiful kids (a boy Ethan and a girl Faith as seen with me in the photo). I still live with my parents, my father is a apostle and we grew up to be a God Fearing family, I am only one of 6 children. Being a driver at the Links is a important job because it is my responsibility to make sure the staff gets to work safe and back to their families safely. I am also a big fan of golf and love playing the game, my love for golf grows bigger and bigger by the day! “Expand your thoughts and you will enlarge your world!”
My favourite bible verse: “With God all things are possible” Matthews 19:26
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,
20 Mar Foursomes
31 Mar Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
2 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
7 Apr Monthly MEDAL
16-18 Apr Easter Weekend
28 Apr Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
1-2 May Stableford Club Championships (Men and Ladies)
7 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
12 May ITEC Wednesday
26 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
20-21 May Woodlands Dairy Days for HOSPICE
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 –
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)