Success leads to Investment!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

 

Investment leads to home building…and we are building! 

Building on the estate is another big highlight along with our accolades received. And I am sure the accolades and the enormously successful PGA Championship have contributed to the renewed interest. Property and home prices are steadily increasing and homes sales are at record highs, with a number of owners who have sold, reinvesting again to build new homes.  We have replaced speculators (to be fair, investors) with homeowners. During the tournament coverage, I had the opportunity to talk about the estate, our area schools, and the new Villas. We received inquiries straight away!

15 registered transfers from 1 Oct 21 to date (including 5 homes!)

17 completed homes sold and transferred last year

27 new homes under construction

54 sales pending registration

62 new homes in the planning / concept / submission stages

110 total registered transfers last year

 

Love is in the Air!

 

What a cool young man!

OG (pronounced Oh Gee) is the young man whose voice you hear on Supersport’s Golf commentary. Liezl and I met him personally here during the coverage of the PGA Championship. What an impressive guy he is – full of enthusiasm, commitment and knowledge. He’s not just a pretty face either. Besides his full-time job, he started a foundation to assist the less fortunate. His story was compelling. He wrote this letter to Liezl after the tournament.

Hope you are well.

I’d like to say again that it was so lovely meeting you last week and you guys really put on a great show for the PGA Championship. I have attached a document that gives a brief background about the work I do outside of SuperSport in my bid to grow the game of golf.

I started the OG Molefe Foundation in 2018, and really hope to one day unearth some amazing talent out of it. As with most organisations, the past 18 months have been tough for us, and we had to push back our plans to install an artificial chipping and parting green for our kids to practice on at our facility due to a lack of funding. We hope that through some fundraising initiatives in 2022 we will be able to do that and more.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or require any additional information, and once again thank you so much for this opportunity Liezl.

Kind regards

OG Molefe

082 884 6327 https://ogmolefefoundation.org

Check out his foundation through this link!

 

OG

Hosting Eastern Cape Nomads

I had the pleasure of joining Nomads Eastern Cape who played the Links last weekend.  I played with father and son Ian and David Gooden as well as National Chairman Stuart McIver.  During a braai hosted that evening (thank you Ian and Joanne Gooden), we applauded 3 Past National Chairmen present, all from the proud EC seen here in the pic with me:

Greg Clack, Alan Orchard and Stuart McIver.

 

Hats off to you all!  Nomads continue to support golf and raise funds for charity all over the country.

Team Member of the Week

Lynette Stander

It’s my Year Anniversary at The Links!

I arrived from Durban North, KZN on the 23rd November 2020 to take up my position in the HOA and Admin Office – What an amazing 12 months it has been working with the wonderful Team at The Links.

Covid forced my retrenchment from the Corporate Travel Industry, St Francis Bay was always our Retirement Dream – now we are working towards it!

I am married to Rory Stander, we have been together for 33 years and have two sons: Tyler, aged 30 – who works with Rory on the waterproofing team and Damien, aged 29 – who is an Engineer on the Super Yachts, currently in Barcelona prepping for a crossing to The Bahamas.

I am a member of St Francis Runners Club and a new parkrun volunteer at The Links parkrun.

We are a passionate Ocean Loving family, always fishing, surfing and paddling.

I love liaising with all the Homeowners and Tenants at The Links and am always in awe of the Beautiful Estate I work on.

Note: The travel industry’s loss is our gain! JC

…in case you missed it!

 

 

Golfers of the Week

Saturday Competition – Alliance – Charlie Gilmour, Darren Sugden, Pandy Katakuzinos and Leon Engelbrecht

SuperSpar/Pam Golding Alliance – Debbie McCracken, Sally Nienaber, Sandra Marais and Alison Bosch

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Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way! Adopt a hole (AAH) works.

 

 

 

The 2021 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.

New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions

13         Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts 

27         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points

3           Feb           Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove

10         Feb           ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts

14         Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts

20         Feb           Greensomes, Scott Keevy, and Deon Marais, 41 pts

24         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts

3           Mar          Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts

5           Mar          Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts

6-7       Mar          Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)

10         Mar          ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts

20        Mar          Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts

31         Mar          Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt, and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts 

2          Apr           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts 

2-4      Apr           Easter Weekend

7          Apr           Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White 

9         Apr            Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha 

27-28 Apr           Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)

1-2      May          Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A), and Alison Bosch (B) 

7          May         Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun Ernest and Linda Muller (donated back). 

26       May         Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Brett Wilson-Jones, Norman Rock, Nico Van Rensburg and Gavin Gobby, 88pts (85%)

29-30 May         Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 86pts (85%)

2          Jun          Monthly MEDAL, Chris V Rensburg, Lynn Slogrove, Lesley Fisher and Carol Boonzaier 

4          Jun           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun, Lesley Fisher and Gillian Hammond, 22pts c/i

16        Jun           Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday, Lesley Fisher and Susan Gray, 45pts c/i

23        Jun           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Noelie Pearson, Jaunita Gobby, Bimpie Olivier and Sue Gray

26        Jun           Windhoek Lager International Pairs, Norman Pretorius and Deon Marais

30-3    Jul            Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points) Rescheduled for October

7          Jul            Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen, Lynn Slogrove and Alison Bosch – Gross 

18-21   Jul            30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational) Rescheduled for November 

21         Jul            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Jaunita Gobby and Bimpie Olivier

28        Jul            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Charlie Gilmour, Neil Mulder, Dave Webber and Mike Anderson

6          Aug           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun – Norman Pretorius and Graham Botha

14        Aug           Greensomes  –  Scott Keevy and Martin King

15        Aug           Nomads Annual Game

16 – 31 Aug          Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed)

1          Sep           Monthly MEDAL, Izzy Obray, Gillian Hammond, Scott Keevy

7         Sep           Colony Challenge – Gillian Hammond and Debbie McCracken

8        Sep            Warwick Wealth / Wednesday – Chris van Rensburg and Nic van Rensburg

10      Sep            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips

15       Sep            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Steve Emary and John Hanley

17-19 Sep            Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest, Tony Gunton and Mark Fensham

25-26 Sep           Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits) South Africa 22 1/2 – 19 1/2 

2/3     Oct            EP Champs, Altin VD Merwe, Medalist, Pieter Zietsman, Matchplay Champion

6-8     Oct            Nomads National Order of Merit/ Dimension Data, Daniel Bennett

16       Oct            Ladies’ Invitational (postponed) 

20      Oct            Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday – Jacques VD Walt and Nic V Rensburg

22      Oct            Colony Tastes of Africa – Geoff Garratt and John Joubert; Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 

4-7     Nov           The 86th PGA Championship (Sunshine Tour Event), Dean Burmester, Champion -17

16       Nov           Colony Tastes of Africa –

28      Nov           Links Trophy – Amateur Open

 4       Dec            Ladies’ Member-Member 

11       Dec            Par-3 Champs

22-23 Dec           Men’s Medal Club Championships