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

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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

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!

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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

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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

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“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

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It’s The Masters NOT…

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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

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Be SAFE…stay home!

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Take the necessary precautions, but don’t get negative… It’s day 5 and I am extremely proud of our members and, for the most part, our Village, for embracing the lockdown. Over the past few days, I developed new skills and polished up on some old ones. With permission from the Government, we are continuing with essential services, the production of … Read More

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But, I’m a Hugger!

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Take the necessary precautions, but don’t get negative… This, too, SHALL pass!  We, at St Francis Links, are OPEN for business, but with our eyes open, too! We are taking steps to ensure good hygiene, quality controls (as always) and will be monitoring the Virus constantly – just not on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We will follow the advice of … Read More

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Music for all!

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We make it happen for our members and the entire COMMUNITY! This past week, we hosted Andrew Young again, and he returned with a new show that was better than ever! We have the facilities to share South Africa’s best entertainment as well as the occasional international artist. Andrew Young could have been performing for thousands in Berlin or Vienna … Read More

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I’ll take a bump over traffic jams…any day!

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Why choose St Francis… Let me share some reasons why We are remote, yet accessible We remain quiet but never sleeping We offer amazing clean air unless the smell of the ocean puts you off, or the fragrance offered by the fynbos Wonderful year-round weather (with a few perky days) No ROBOTS (traffic lights) – in some cases not even … Read More

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