Rita, Rita, Rita and Pieter, Pieter, Pieter!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

Rita Du Plessis Takes the 14th Club Championship The ladies all missed Dr Lynn Slogrove; the multiple Ladies’ Champion was forced to pull out ill just before the event. As Helen Bridges said she (Lynn) provides the motivation for all the others to play their best. Day ONE may not have produced the best golf, but everyone was closely bunched … Read More

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 … Read More

It’s great to be rocking the house!

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The Men’s Invitational was Proper!   The weather in November can be dicey when Mother Nature exhales! And as I sit here early on Monday morning, she’s blessing us with a gentle rain. But not this past weekend. With temperatures in the mid-20’s and only a light puff over the last holes on Sunday, it was nearly perfect for all … Read More

Keep our Borders OPEN!

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We need to be open for all the right reasons! There was a scare last week when the rumor mill kicked up a gear stating that COVID-19 was on the rise again and the provincial borders could be closed. That rumor reached my friends in Northern Ireland, one who spends 6 months a years here. He panicked. I panicked. Then … Read More

It’s the little things that matter!

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We may not have caddies here, our service is provided by all of our staff When I started as the PGA Director of Golf at Fancourt, the Friday caddie training was a ritual. Even in the early days we supported hundreds of families by offering trained caddies and ball spotters to improve the experience on the course. Why was this … Read More

We are all South Africans, By birth or choice!

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Links Cup – SA romps in the Singles! Charl Blaauw captained the South African side in the annual Links Cup and Scotsman, Thomas Grimsley, led the Internationals. After Day 1 and the playing of the Betterball and Foursomes, the sides were all square on 11 pts each. The Internationals must have dined together on Saturday night and got food poisoning! … Read More

Clause and Keller claim top PGA Awards

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TK, TK, TK wins for the 2nd year in a ROW! It’s not proper to write about myself so I’ll start by heaping my praise on Thinus and our great TEAM here at St Francis Links! The PGA members of Southern and Eastern Cape have seen fit to nominate and award him as their (our) Professional of the Year for … Read More

Let us help you travel South Africa!

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Take the place of the Internationals and discover SA GOLF! This past Sunday night and Monday, I spent time in Knysna and at Simola Estate. Thinus and Christo were playing in the Monday Scratch Golf/Investec Pro-Am and I was going up to salute my friend, Alistair (COACH) Beaumont, at his farewell / retirement party. We stayed in the Simola Hotel … Read More

Fundraising, Golf Events starting with The Links Cup!

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Level 1 means MORE opportunities! At St Francis Links, we made the decision before re-opening that we could and would skip our annual Spring Programme to get as much play in as possible this year. What we didn’t expect was the amount of play and support that we have seen. The course is awesome and our members are playing more … Read More

Calamari Week – Go get ’em!

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Great to see this event taking place, again!   St Francis Bay Golf Club started as a nine-hole course in the heart of the Village and later in the 90’s expanded to 18 holes. If the stories are true, the honesty box was the till in the early days. Now St Francis Bay Golf Club is recognized in the top-100 … Read More