Our Chef is shining!

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right down to the Vegetarian meals…

Recently, Chef John has prepared meals for the St Francis Bridge Tournament, treated the ladies watching “the” wedding to proper treats, wowed those attending a member’s birthday party, spoiled the ladies after the Invitational with an “easy” cooking demo and fueled the Ferrari Club with a lunch to remember. When he is not restricted to an unrealistic budget, he spreads his wings properly and makes us all proud. What do you pay for a good night out??? – that can be anything as long as the meal, presentation and service exceeds your expectations. 

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We cannot always compete in price with other local restaurants, as our staff “benefits” come at a higher cost than those we compete with. Transport (to and from their homes), uniforms, meal allowances and provident funds are provided to all Club staff members, many who have been with us for years. So, from the menu, we endeavor to always make good food really good, and for special occasions, let Chef Jon strut his stuff. 

Food costs relate to availability and quality. We have made the mistake in letting price drive the purchase. That decision compromised quality and on occasions, the quality did not meet our lofty standards and your expectations.  As a Club, we commit ourselves to the “experience” and our food and beverage quality and service are paramount in that delivery. We are proud of Jon and our entire team. Join us for your next special occasion or just to enjoy the view and an easy meal from the veranda. Our saying remains, “treat our members as Royalty and our guests as members for the stay”. 

Our next food and wine paired evening is coming soon. Book now for a very special evening featuring the wines from 

Iona  IONA wines were featured and enjoyed at last year’s Food and Wine Festival

The Ladies Invitational – Exceeding Expectations!

This year we hosted our Lady members and their friends for another Invitational. To exceed expectations, we have to pull out all the stops, or should I say, starts. 

We started with hot coffee and cool Smoothies on arrival. Then the Professionals donned the PGA blazers and met them all on the first tee; following that with pictures of the players on the course (shown after at prizegiving). The ladies all received vouchers for treatments at our AQUA SPA and enjoyed a short massage after play on the deck. The Chef was in top form, providing a great chicken combo, presented properly. Wine was served and prizegiving followed. Chef Jon then showed them all how to make the  “White Chocolate Panna Cotta with a zesty mango syrup”, yum. Then we served it! 

Sandra Marais took full advantage of the great course and conditions, shooting 87 gross, 65 nett. Her 42 points would have been good enough for third place on her own! 

Congratulations to our winners:
1st – Sandra Marais & Sonnette Korff (46 points)
2nd – Sandra Cunningham & Margie Stewart
3rd – Gillian Hammond & Jo Brown

Nearest to the Pin – Helen Bridges
Longest Drive – Dale Ball

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How did we do, Ladies! 

Red Hot (and some other colours, too)
The Ferrari Club returned to SFL 

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On behalf of the Ferrari Club, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for organizing a wonderful lunch. Everything went according to plan and our compliments must go to the Chef for an outstanding meal which was appreciated by all.
We look forward to returning again sometime in the future.


Bride and Groom to be! 
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Eugenie and Kev are weeks away from a lifetime together. 

Next up on Father’s Day (June 17) – the legendary Andrew Young returns for a very Saxy Sunday! 
Now that is worth a little “Sunday Best” – bring the kids – playground and movies in the conference centre (with 
sitters”) for them! Same procedure – Quiket and then tables through us! 

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 Golf Carts for SALE! 

By the way, for those of you waiting for used cars, we will be making 14, make that 12, of our fleet cars available for purchase. These are all in good condition and feature batteries that are two years old. – R36 000 plus VAT – contact Thinus on 042 200 4502


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
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



June Birthdays 

     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 
26    Bob Carmichael (still our friend)
 if your name is missing here, please contact hoa@stfrancislinks.com to update. 

 More to Come! 


  June Menu

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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

June 9                  Sanlam Cancer Qualifier
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 (top Juniors) 

Every Great shot starts with a SMILE! 


Santa and the Links TEAM 


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