St Francis, the WONDERFUL

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

The Beauty of this great ESTATE

Liezl shared some pictures with me that came from our What’sApp “Ladies’ Lift Club” group.  This group started a few years ago when the Links ladies gather for a weekly coffee catch up, mostly for purposes of seeking and sharing lifts to the airport in PE.  But during the past few lock down weeks, it has evolved in a caring and sharing group of a different kind.  These pics, all taken by our ladies, show what St Francis Links has on offer when you just stop and look around.  There are too many to even post here.  We also love how the ladies with an abundance of fresh herbs, share it via the group (for collection from the side walk) … and everyone enjoys positive messages of hope, family, advice asked and even lately information on a “webworm”.  Google it!  

This Lockdown has become so difficult for so many different reasons. My good friend for nearly 30 years, Sarel Liebenberg, shared this YouTube video with me. Take a look…

This is beautiful https://youtu.be/vFRlV-9nFAI
This message is beautiful and should be treasured and internalized by all of us. And then lived accordingly.

Hey, I cried when two of my staff sang to me on What’sApp for my birthday on Sunday.

Enjoy the walks, keep your camera ready, ladies, and continue enjoying our great community!

 

 

The Official PRESS RELEASE from John Collier Coming 5 June

 


The Range

During lock down we had the opportunity to reseed our driving range tee after re-leveling the entire tee surface.

The leveling came about after years and years of fixing divots on the tee, this created a very uneven surface and the time came to take all the sod off, rotovate the soil and level the surface to get it back to a world class standard.

Initially we seeded with kweek seed, but the soil temperatures started dropping very fast and this made for bad germination of this warm season grass seed. We then over seeded with Rye grass again and the transformation has been great. There will be a lot of the kweek coming through in the coming growing season. We will have it ready for you in no time at all, now we only need permission to play.


The 2020 Calendar and results

This year, we will be seeing more weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpa

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

Club and Course Closed – No events

 

20         Jun            Foursomes

 

24         Jun            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

8         Jul               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-19    Jul             Men’s Invitational

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL)

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

1-2       Aug            EP Amateur Championships (course closed)

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

8-9     Aug              EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals

20-3   Aug/Sep   Closed for Spring Programme

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

25-27  Sep             LINKS CUP South Africa (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights)

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

16         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)

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