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

Jeff ClauseSanta Says


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.

Rita, the veteran, put some distance between her and the rest with an outward 41. Jaunita followed with 42 and Helen with 43, including a two-shot penalty. On the back nine, Rita was solid. Jaunita played under her handicap to take to overall nett prize, with Rita winning the gross and Dita Meulmeester winning the Stableford.

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.

 

The beautiful 13th

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.

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Sign up for the Ladies’ Member-Member on December 5 and the Ultimate Par-3 Champs on December 12!

The 2020 Calendar and results

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