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 for the National Manager of the Year award and a second process started and the regional candidates were voted on again. Jeff won that award and was invited to Johannesburg where he received the medal. At national level, the Manager of the Year, Jeff, the Club Professional of the Year, Derek James from Southbroom, The Grow Golf winner, Leigh-Jane Middleton from Bryanston, the Teacher of the Year, Martin Breide from Royal Johannesburg and Kensington and Entrepreneur of the Year, Ian Eveleigh from Global Golf, were paired against each other for the ultimate prize, PGA Professional of the Year.

Jeff won!

He said, “I am blessed and honoured to be a member of the PGA of SA for nearly 30 years. To be acknowledged by my peers, once again, motivates me even more to keep learning and sharing. With COVID-19, this has been a trying year, but with my great team at St Francis Links, we actually produced one of the best years in history.”  

We are proud of Jeff and we are all proud to be here at St Francis Links, the best Estate in SA!  He has now won this award for a record fourth time.  He is a true living legend!

Thinus Keller aka TK

The Muirfield

While I was in Johannesburg, TK and the team produced a great day of golf, food and beverage and camaraderie filled with great stories from Keith Simpson and a proper follow-on with Tom Grimsley, though we didn’t have a clue what came out of his Scottish mouth! I returned in time to share a celebratory toot and hear the tales from the day!

From the Participants

Thinus and Team, a very “Special” outing, what a privilege to be able to play the Links Muirfield annual golf day with our friends /”family”. Loved the foursomes format, food and fellowship. An event I hope to be playing for years to come. 👏👏👏

Thanks, Thinus and Team, great day, great company, great meal, well done. Certainly, look forward to the next Muirfield. 👏👏👍👍

Came away very wet but warm within – thanks partner Pete and everyone else involved

Thanks, Thinus and team. Had an amazing time. Thanks to Norman my partner and all involved.

Can only endorse the above compliments to Thinus & an amazing Clubhouse team for an outstanding event & a timely reminder for the majority of folk who live here that The Links is a very special place.

Thanks to everyone. Lekker day.


Thank you Thinus and all of you guys for a wonderful day yesterday. So much tradition and goodwill, love it. And thanks David,Tim an Tom for the afterparty!!

Thanks, Thinus and your team for another very enjoyable Muirfield experience.

Thanks, Keith for the history talk about Muirfield, most enjoyable.

Thanks to everyone who played, good food, good company what else can ask for.

WELL DONE 👍👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

It was an absolute pleasure and thank you for the great feedback everyone. Most importantly, thank you, everyone, for taking the time to play and experience the Muirfield, without you it would not be a success. Keith, thank you for sharing stories and history it was great to learn from you. TK

Meet the TEAM

Meet Jonita Felix

I have been working at St Francis Links since 2014. I really do enjoy what I am doing as a waitress, love meeting new people and here at The Links I have the privilege of meeting people from all over the world! I always try to give my best in everything I do, what I love the most about my job is to make sure whoever walks into the Club enjoy themselves especially the members.

I have a tight knitted family and recently lost my mother and I am responsible for my daughter, my sisters two kids and my granddaughter, who is also the light of my life!

The staff and members here at St Francis Links have been a great support system for me and my family in these difficult, sad times in my family.

ITEC, Selective and more!

Dave Micklem and Ken Noble teamed up on the course to win the ITEC Wednesday Comp with 45 Pts. Danie Cronjé and Barry Phillips fired 26pts in the nine-hole event and Chris Lessing, Neels Claasen, Wilfred Stephan and Maree Bester sneaked a 1-points win on Saturday with 81 Pts.

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Another Group of Happy Golfers

This past Sunday, The ISUZU Golf Club (maybe they own Isuzu’s!)  came to play and were treated to a great day of golf at The Links! 24 player came from PE and surrounds! At a time when we didn’t think we could host golfers, we are pleased to see the groups back!

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

22         Nov           “The Trophy” – St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs

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

16         Dec              The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual





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