The Year Head – More Golf, Homebuilding and growth

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The Year Ahead – Golf Major Events – Club Monthly MEDAL/Stableford – Every 1st Wednesday (Ladies in the AM, Men in the PM) Club Championships – Stableford*, 1-2 May (Men and Ladies) NEW EVENT Club Championships – Medal, 27-28 April- Ladies, 22-23 Dec- Men Invitational (Member Guest) 8 May- Ladies, 16-18 July- Men Member-Member Partnership – 4 Dec- Ladies, 3-4 … Read More

Hindsight is 2020! Now we move on…

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December was better than we could have expected We expected the best and the worst for December because of Covid. The worst we thought would have been closing the provincial borders, That didn’t happen. But closing the beaches and then the rivers was unexpected and it did impact the number of people coming to St Francis Bay. It also left … Read More

The Year that was…and wasn’t!

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We were flying, then… After our best 1st quarter in the history of the Club, January and February were marching along as the rest of the world braced itself for Covid. The next three months were hell for people, for business and for The Links. When we could reopen, we expected the worst to continue. But, fortunately, we were allowed … Read More

Where else do you want to be!

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Exciting times…despite! Marsha Cooper put together two great short videos for Harcourt’s all about living at St Francis Links. Darren Peens interviewed me for Sotherby’s and Estate Living and the Links and St Francis Bay come out the overall winners from these efforts. St Francis Links is now regarded one of the top residential options in the area thanks to … Read More

How nice are our Gardens!

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The Flora only makes us better and better! Links Garden Club   On 24 November the Links Garden Club had its first official outing. It was hosted by Charl Blaauw, Caryl Logie and Chris Roberts. We all met on the 4th Pro tee and had our meeting in the open air. Caryl spoke about the mobile dune system, the EIA … Read More

Rita, Rita, Rita and Pieter, Pieter, Pieter!

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Rita Du Plessis Takes the 14th Club Championship The ladies all missed Dr Lynn Slogrove; the multiple Ladies’ Champion was forced to pull out ill just before the event. As Helen Bridges said she (Lynn) provides the motivation for all the others to play their best. Day ONE may not have produced the best golf, but everyone was closely bunched … Read More

Santa takes it all at the PGA National Awards

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PGA National Professional of the Year for 2020! On Monday night in a very special night at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, our CEO and Director of Golf, Jeff Clause, was called up to receive his National award for PGA Manager of the Year, where he was first nominated and won the regional award. From the regional award, Jeff became eligible … Read More

It’s great to be rocking the house!

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The Men’s Invitational was Proper!   The weather in November can be dicey when Mother Nature exhales! And as I sit here early on Monday morning, she’s blessing us with a gentle rain. But not this past weekend. With temperatures in the mid-20’s and only a light puff over the last holes on Sunday, it was nearly perfect for all … Read More

Keep our Borders OPEN!

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We need to be open for all the right reasons! There was a scare last week when the rumor mill kicked up a gear stating that COVID-19 was on the rise again and the provincial borders could be closed. That rumor reached my friends in Northern Ireland, one who spends 6 months a years here. He panicked. I panicked. Then … Read More

It’s the little things that matter!

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We may not have caddies here, our service is provided by all of our staff When I started as the PGA Director of Golf at Fancourt, the Friday caddie training was a ritual. Even in the early days we supported hundreds of families by offering trained caddies and ball spotters to improve the experience on the course. Why was this … Read More