Full Fields mark the return of Club Golf

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

Covid guidelines don’t stop the avid golfers! Since the official reopening of the Club has been like a grand re-opening for golf. We have seen more members on the course than ever before. Yesterday afternoon, in somewhat foul weather, the range was full up (socially distanced, of course). Our regular play days, Wednesdays and Saturdays, are fully booked. The return … Read More

Do you remember when…

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Our bars and restaurants were FULL – parkruns on Saturdays, Rugby in Jack’s Bar and Weddings on the lawn! Slowly, but surely, we are coming back. We will ensure that your Links Experience is extra-special. The best burgers, ribs, breakfasts, cappuccinos’ served by our smiling and helpful team, is coming back! The Clubhouse is opening for breakfast and lunch seated … Read More

In the palm of your HAND!

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Online bookings for easier golfing and club enjoyment Our industry is changing and improving all the time. In golf there are many Apps available to do everything from giving you a distance on the course to checking your health before you play. As property owners on the Estate, you have use of the Glovent APP to assist in communication, logging HOA … Read More

Welcome, Sunshine!

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Hannah Ellis is our newest member! When I spoke to Dirkie about the timing of the baby, he said this would probably be his last working day; a 8pm the journey to the hospital in PE began and Hannah was born shortly thereafter. We all welcome our newest addition to the Links! Health and Safety – now more than ever! … Read More

St Francis, the WONDERFUL

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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, … Read More

Fantastic News for a change!

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St Francis Links Named South Africa’s BEST… I want to congratulate you and St Francis Links on achieving the TOP CLUB recognition award for 2019/2020. As you may know every year we analyse the submissions from clubs through out South Africa on the issue of good governance and environmental compliance. The results of this process were published in the 13th … Read More

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

It’s hurting everyone…including all of us who serve YOU! 6 weeks into this, and we are all looking for answers that will allow us to find our sense of community again. I am aware that this time apart raises questions about our actions and our future. Fortunately, we got on our bellies in 2009 and have always started our budgeting … Read More

Safety…before anything else!

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Restarting St Francis Links will be structured to protect all! All of us who form EXCO and senior management at St Francis Links have all been involved in strategy sessions to “right size” (a term used by one of my colleagues in a Zoom call) the business going forward. Our panel of 10 in my PGA/Club Manager Zoom agreed on … Read More

“That’s what friends are for”

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DVG, Rotary and the United Church volunteers (with your donations) – making a difference This marks the end of the 3rd week of lockdown and the wear and tear is showing on everyone’s faces. The financial stress and isolation are as damaging as the pandemic. Yet, in St Francis, the efforts are there to help those in great pain. I … Read More

It’s The Masters NOT…

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

But what great memories! If you grew up in the midwest of the United States as I did, there was still a good chance that there would be snow on the ground or another snowstorm coming. But when you turned on CBS and The Masters with their Azaleas in full bloom, it marked the start of spring and the playing … Read More