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 on the leaderboard. Eventual winner, Rita, was tied with young Izzy Obray after 18 holes. Sally Nienaber was one back and Helen Bridges and Jaunita Gobby, two.
Pieter Zietzman takes another title at The Links
Pieter Zietsman continues to makes us (and his dad) proud as his golf, once again, proved to be better than the rest of the best players in the Eastern Cape. St Francis Links sponsored the event which carries Order of Merit status. It’s called The Trophy and attracts our top players. Pieter has won the EP Champs played here. His outstanding play in perky conditions was enough to win by one shot. Christopher Van Rensburg matched Pieter’s afternoon round, finishing 3rd overall and best nett. Jacques VD Walt also flew our colours taking 2nd nett.
Team Player of the Week
Marvinique has been working as a casual at the Links for the past 5 years. She is a happy and energetic person to be around and to work with, you will see her in Halfway House, serving members and guests as they turn during their game of Golf. She tells more about herself below:
I am 24 years old and a mother of 2 beautiful children, I love spending time with them and bonding with them. I am very big on my family, my children is the one thing in life that motivates me the most. I love dancing and singing, it makes me so happy, I enjoy making a few jokes and seeing people laugh. My biggest dream in life is to be a hardworking mother for my 2 beautiful children and to hopefully start my own business one day!
I love working at the Links! It is a wonderful experience because everyday i get to meet new people from around the country or even the world! I like new challenges and The Links brings that for me! Everyday I learn something new and there is not one day that everything is the same at the Links.
It’s great being busy!
COVID-19 may have smashed on and off the course, but now that we are open, we are flying! On Saturday, we had nearly 140 golfers on the course with no less than 5 different “Road Trippers” in the lineup. I love hosting groups, especially those made up of longtime friends. You simply didn’t see that in America. Here, friends from school, university and business remain friends for years to follow. Many of them reunite annually on the golf course. You know, we say that everyone who comes through our gates are potential new members, ambassadors and returning guests. This weekend past will, once again, prove that to be true. The Golf Team hosted the groups and added the extra splash that made for great memories and happy member hosts. There were shoot-outs on the 4th with drinks at the Sunset lookout points – different and brilliant! Cheers!
Golfers of the Week
Ashley Parker and William Rodgers are settling in as new members, winning the Saturday Competition over the regulars, Danie Cronjé, James Bredenkamp, Norman Pretorius and Lesley Krause. Joe Cloete and Guy Pearson completed the winning fourball as they made a very good 87pts. The runners-up made 86.
On Wednesday, it was a proper “mudder” Keith Simpson who overcame the testing conditions to beat Jacques VD Walt, 37pts to 36pts in the IPS.
Sign up for the Ladies’ Member-Member on December 5 and the Ultimate Par-3 Champs on December 12!
We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.
4-5 Jan The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all
7-8 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and Charlie Gilmore, Champions
8 Jan ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts
18 Jan Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest Müller, winners on 49pts
29 Jan Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts
12 Feb ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts
14 Feb Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts
26 Feb Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts
12 Mar ITEC Open Wednesday, TK and Percy Owen 51pts
22 Jul ITEC Open Wednesday, Keith Simpson and Mark Ward 46pts
26-27 Jul PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL) Canceled
29 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, The Gobby’s and the Nienaber’s 85pts
7 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun (postponed)
12 Aug ITEC Wednesday – Izzy Obray and Madelaine Barry
14 Aug Greensomes – Dr Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 42pts
26 Aug Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Zietsman, Schoeman, Potas and Nel 93pts (C/I)
28 Aug Foursomes Maggie Langlands and Dave Hart, 40pts
4 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun Scott Keevy and Doug Cornish 25pts
5-6 Sep EP Amateur Championships Kyle de Beer 32-38=70 Strokeplay
9 Sep ITEC Open Wednesday Carol Boonzaier and Sally Nienaber, 46pts
12-13 Sep EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals Kyle de Beer, Champion, Malan Potgieter, Plate
30 Sep Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Percy Owen, John Wilson, Ronnie Nienaber and Ernest Muller (Ghost) 86pts
2 Oct Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun Postponed
3 Oct Stulting Golf Day A proper success with 80 players
14 Oct ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens
17-18 Oct LINKS CUP South Africa South Africa, 28-16!
24 Oct Ladies’ Invitational, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 47pts
28 Oct Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Madelaine Barry, Margot McGregor, Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 94pts
31 Oct Le Trophee du Coq, The Men 41, 14 – 37, 7
5 Nov Eastern Province SENIORS Everyone won
6 Nov Selective Lighting / The Fireworks, Danie Cronjé and Barry Phillips, 26pts
7-8 Nov Men’s Invitational, Chris Lessing and Neels Claasen 88pts
11 Nov ITEC Open Wednesday, Dave Micklem and Ken Noble, 45pts
17 Nov Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual) Everyone
20-21 Nov Ladies’ Club Championships, Rita Du Plessis (G), Jaunita Gobby (N)
22 Nov “The Trophy” Pieter Zietsman (G), Chris V Rensburg (N)
25 Nov Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
25 Nov Members’ Oscars
5 Dec Ladies’ Member-Member
9 Dec ITEC Open Wednesday
12 Dec Ultimate Par-3 Championships
22-23 Dec Men’s Club Championships
5-6 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership
8-9 Jan The Pam Golding Annual