Hey, we are all South African, 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

Kyle does the Double and Winged Foot is ready to test the best!

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3rd Ranked De Beer controlled the show!   Over the last two weekends, the players who competed for the Strokeplay and Matchplay titles were treated to golf at St Francis Links with great course set-ups and all kinds of weather. The opening Saturday competition was medal over 18 holes. Rain was predicted and it drizzled that kind of soaking drizzle … Read More

Kyle deBeer dominates in the EP Champs

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76 players played strokeplay for 32 spots in the Matchplay – it required a score of 82 or better to get through to the Matchplay 76 players signed up for this year’s EP Champs.  The field was strong in talent as well. Kyle de Beer from PEGC dominated in the strokeplay under rainy conditions with a fantastic 38-32=70 to claim the … Read More

Holiday or Home or Both!

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The Virus and lockdown led to more interest in The Links and St Francis Bay!   It’s never going to be the same – so why can’t it be even better. St Francis Links and St Francis Bay can and is benefiting from the lockdown in some ways. People who chose to be here during lockdown have shown interest in … Read More

Let’s get this party (re)started!

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This great course and this challenging year need to come together to complete our calendar of events We have updated the golfing calendar with new dates (subject to the pandemic regulation levels) for our major and new events. I realize that travel is still an issue for some and there may be fewer flights available to PE if you are … Read More

The definition of a Gentleman

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Pearly Gates Country Club welcomes A NEW MEMBER 1 September 2006, a man with a bit of a French accent and a welcoming and warm smile picked me up at the airport in Cape Town. He introduced himself to me as Lawrence. Over the years that followed he could be called Larry, Gouldie, The Frenchman, Frenchie, French Toast or even … Read More