We are very proud of our local Football Club. The team puts in 6 hours of training per week and they have been promoted to the Castle Regional League for the Cacadu District.
St Francis Links Football Club, lead by Team Manager Danisile Mhlabeni, First Assistant Course Superintendent at St Francis Links won the Lithalethu Premier Tournament this past weekend. The tournament started in Hankey on the 23rd of June. The SFLFC won their match against Loerie Brazil Football Club with a score of 2-1. On Sunday the 24th of June they played two matches in Humansdorp. The first match was against a Jeffrey’s Bay Club called Happy People. The Links team won in a penalty shootout 4-2. Their second match of the day was played against a local team of Humansdorp, Super Eagles. This semi final match was a great game, and our team were victorious 1-0.
On Sunday, 1 July the Final was held in Humansdorp and the team played against Black Vultures. The team captain of the match was Noge Bongwa. He is a lawn mower operator and driver of the tractor that collects the refuse on the estate. The full-time score was 3-3 and the match went to a penalty shootout. Our team came out on top 5-4 with every player scoring his goal in the shootout.
The winning team won R4000 and all the team members received a gold medal. We are very proud of the team. They practice with a purpose, uplift the community through sport and lead by example. Instead of waisting their off time, they spend it on the football field and for that we salute and thank you.
New handicap cards are here
We would like to inform all of our members who are handicapped here at St Francis Links that the new SAGA handicap cards have arrived and it will replace the current black handicap card. HNA would like to ensure that all golfers have a fully functional card. The old black card will be active until 31 August 2018, thereafter it will be de-activated. You will still be able to access the mobile phone app as before. If for some reason you are unable to collect you handicap card please contact our Head Professional, Thinus Keller firstname.lastname@example.org and he will make arrangements to send your card to you (at your cost).
Francesco Molinari (QL National)
Alex Noren (Open de France)
Sung Hyung Park (KPMG LPGA)
David Toms (US Senior Open)
NIK returns to The Links – last time he was here, I cried from laughing! Join us for One-Night ONLY on Monday 9 July. Nik Rabinowitz is non-stop comedy!
This will be like welcoming an old (young) friend back after he completes his Grahamstown National Festival programme. On the night, we are offering special winter warmers with R70 pizzas and cheese burgers, as well as House Wines specials, too!
New show called “Dry White”
Our next food and wine paired evening is coming soon … but you may already be too late. Contact us to check availability.
IONA wines were featured and enjoyed at last year’s Food and Wine Festival and they were very popular!
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 – re-scheduled
June 17 Father’s Day Golf and Lunch
June 21 EP Seniors
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM, Barend Botha over Aiden Senger, playoff 143 gross
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
More to Come!
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
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE!
Santa and the Links TEAM