St Francis Links was the place to be!

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Nearly every home was occupied…the Clubhouse rocked! The course played smoothly and stayed great! 

It started late and ended early (schools in session early) but this holiday was busier on The Links than ever before. We hosted weddings, charity days, played the Annual with St Francis Bay GC, featured music from ABBA and Watershed, a comedy with Gino and Ian, hosted a full house for Christmas lunch and New Year’s Day and did it all with one amazing TEAM of employees and great casuals! 

By the Numbers numbers


1           30 day – Holiday Period
1           Well-attended and well-received LINKS AGM 
2           Successful Charity Days 
3           Beautiful Weddings
4           Great shows for nearly 1100 guests – ABBA ruled!!!
4           Point margin (average) in the victory over SFBGC in capturing the Friendship Trophy
7           Hours of non-stop food and beverage service on New Year’s Day! 
82         Lemons handed out to homeowners in residence on Christmas Eve – “If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade”
128       9-hole rounds of golf played
959       parkrunners (record) on 
2100     Cart rounds by guests 
3069     18-hole rounds of golf played 
4500     Used Balls sold 
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Food and Beverage 

Jan 141 sm
0          Days closed
2         Great Team leaders in Eugenie and Chef Jon

Breakfast at the Club
8         Poached eggs with Avo and bacon for ONE guest
106     Eggs St Francis 
155     Eggs Benedict
190     Cafe Lattes
221     Champions Breakfasts
855     variations or extras ordered
1890   Total Breakfasts 
2448   Cappuccinos
4317   Total drinks served at breakfast
7070   Total items and drinks served 

1/2 House for 3000+ golfers 
212     1/2 way burgers (new item)
469     Chicken Mayo (best seller of the toasties)
572     1/2 way breakfasts
919     Side orders of chips 
4880   Total items and drinks served

302     Milkshakes
923     Kiddies meals
1,67M Bounces on the jumping castle 

279     Salads
346     Snack platters
566     Milkshakes
585     Toasties 
690     Burgers 
728     Mains 
997     Desserts 
6868   Total items served

Drinks (other than coffee and tea)
359      Rums 
364      Creme Sodas (I wonder why?)
472      Juices
479      Coke Lights 
649      Coke Zero
1080    Shooters (with no NYE)
1176    Whisky (Jamieson No.1)   
1383    Brandies (Richelieu 888)
1870    Gins! (up 60% from last year!)
2158    Cokes 
2395    Tonics, sodas and lemonades
3389    Waters 

51 651 total items and drinks served in the holiday period – with only a few delays, a couple of impatient guests and 1000’s of happy customers. Quality food, good service and ONE GREAT TEAM where everyone overlapped and helped each other!  

 It’s a Family Affair

The Bendeman’s lead from the front! Ernest and Jordy captured the 2019 Men’s Member-Member Partnership. Daughter Kate earned 5 distinctions at Woodridge College with 95% in Accounting and 94% in Mathematics. Nikki, not to be outdone, opened the popular Bruce’s Coffee Shop, heading into the holiday season and turned it into the best new meeting place in the Village. 

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Father’s and Son’s Dominate the Member-Member 

Ernest and Jordy Bendeman set a record for the highest winning score as they combined for 38 points in the final nine holes to out-distance the hard-charging Barry and Ross Henebrey who also charged through the field with 40 points in the combined Stableford. Defending Champions, Chris and Jandre Lessing seized 3rd place with Club Champion, Brent, and Theo Vos coming 4th! 



The St Francis Links HOTEL by Mantis

The Hotel will consist of 60 1 and 2-bedroom suites, modelled after the successful hotel development at Pearl Valley, where the 2nd phase was launched recently. The Clubhouse will be home to reception manned 24/7, the Food and Beverage services, AquaSpa and of course, the home of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course!  Pam Golding Properties will handle the sales for the Hotel. Neil Fox is the lead person. Neil Fox <>; Saria Blaauw   is assisting and they are dividing their time at The Links 

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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, sometimes 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



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