The Masters – I’m soooooo excited

Jeff ClauseSanta Says

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Food was generic and inexpensive                                                        Louis lost to Bubba on the 1st extra hole…you remember!IMG 5300IMG 5427
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Louis Oosthuizen will lead the charge for 6 South Africans in the Masters’ field this week. He will be joined by qualifiers, Branden Grace, Justin Harding and Jovan Rebula (British Amateur Champion) and tournament champions, Trevor Immelman and Charl Schwartzel. I was hoping Ernie would be there to support his nephew, Jovan, whose swing is as silky smooth as Easy’s, but from his recent comments about Augusta and the tournament he came so close to winning, I doubt it. Dustin, Rory, Jordon, Bubba, Kooch and so many others will have the game to play the ever-evolving course. The 5th hole, already a beast with a beast of a green, has been lengthened by 40 yards. That will require a 313-yard drive to carry the bunkers. The members of Augusta have literally added a par-5 in length to the course over the past few years. It was lengthened by 300 yards after Tigger blitzed the field in 1997; then again and again. 

 from SPORT24 with Tigger on the changes in length 

The motive behind most of the changes was making Augusta a more challenging test for modern players, and as far as Woods is concerned, the alterations have succeeded in their aim.

In fact, Woods reckons to play Augusta used to be downright easy for him when he first arrived, which may explain his runaway 12-shot victory there as a 21-year-old back in 1997.

Woods also captured further Masters wins in 2001, 2002 and 2005.

“When I first went there, there were no bunkers,” Woods said, according to Yahoo Sports.

“I drove it into the crosswalk on one. I hit a nine-iron into two. Drove it on the green on three. Had a sandwedge into five. Sandwedge into seven. Eight I had a four-iron.

“Nine was a sandwedge. Eleven was a wedge. Thirteen was a three-wood and an eight-iron. Fourteen was a three-wood and a sandwedge.

“Fifteen was a driver and eight-iron, driver-pitching wedge sometimes. Seventeen was a driver sandwedge and 18 was a driver-sandwedge.

“It really wasn’t that hard.”

 I guess we better include The Tigger as a potential favourite. Who are your favourites? Ryan Dodds put me onto a POOL called Golfchamps where you pick four players (their combined world-ranking must exceed 100). It’s fun and simple to play. We will also have our Club Pool in the Golf Shop 


Masters POOL –  Now you have the tools
Golf Champs is a fun, easy to use and free fantasy golf game which requires you to select 4 golfers playing in a weekend’s tournament whose combined world ranking adds to 100 or more.

Picking your team takes as short as two minutes (and can take a lot longer for those of you who like your research and stats) and after you’ve made an entry then simply sit back, enjoy the golf and let your four selections do the work for you.

If they are good selections then you stand a chance of winning incredible prizes which include anything from a free fourball at the prestigious Jack Nicklaus designed St Francis Links to Titleist drivers, Puma/Cobra shoes and even a week-long trip to Mauritius (in the main pool) with a partner of your choice.

If they are poor selections. Then you face ridicule in our daily email.

So take the two minutes to make your free entry now and stand a chance of winning incredible prizes 

Most important – to enter the St Francis Links POOL, the pool code is 13387290

Join me! 

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The Rotary Satellite Club of St Francis is holding a wine auction with a difference on the evening of Saturday 20 April 2019 at the Cape St Francis Resort. Styled as the “NEDERBEACH” wine auction because of its location, the auction is a first for the Club and the intention is to make it an annual event on the St Francis social calendar.
St Francis is a relatively small community and there are many areas of need which require ongoing support. In order to sustain our existing community upliftment and development projects and meet increasing new demands, it is necessary for Rotary to intensify its local fundraising efforts. By holding the wine auction over Easter, we will attract both locals as well as the many holidaymakers in St Francis over this busy period.
The theme of the wine auction is a Beach Party so the dress code for the evening is casual beach attire. Tickets which are on sale at Kouga Print or from Rotary St Francis ( – 082 777 5624) cost R 250 per person and include a welcome drink, food, wine during the evening and music and dancing after the auction. A cash bar will also be available.
In excess of 50 lots of wine sourced from well-known and boutique cellars will be auctioned by our guest auctioneer Jeff Clause of St Francis Links and bidders will be able to source top quality wines for their personal wine collections/consumption. In addition, there will a custom-built surfboard, accommodation and collectable items auctioned.
All proceeds from this event will be for the benefit of F.O.S.T.E.R ( Friends of St Francis Nature Areas ), THE ST FRANCIS KROMME ENVIRO TRUST and the local NSRI base located in the St Francis harbour.
Don’t miss this exciting event.


Worth every minute! PJ Powers and Tigger “killed it”

New show with new tunes and some of her best as well! If you saw her before and thought you had been there and done that, wrong!  We would also like Michael Kimmings and Tersia from Rock Lily Productions for another big effort.! 

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Coming soon – put these in the MUST DO column


The St Francis Links HOTEL by Mantis – 1st UNIT starting NOW!

The proposed St Francis Links Hotel by Mantis is being sold as a sectional title scheme. Commencement is based on the sale of the units. 

          Mantis benefits 

The Hotel will consist of 60 1 and 2-bedroom suites, modelled after the successful hotel development at Pearl Valley, where the 2nd phase was launched recently. The Clubhouse will be home to reception manned 24/7, the Food and Beverage services, AquaSpa and of course, the home of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course!  Pam Golding Properties are handling the sales for the Hotel. Neil Fox is the lead person. Neil Fox Saria Blaauw is assisting and they are dividing their time at The Links 

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Our events  

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 Ernie and Linda Müller and their Team from Selective Lighting want to make Fridays extra special at St Francis Links. Once a month, they will host the Selective Lighting/Fireworks Friday Competition. We will shotgun start the players for 9 holes. Starting times will be based on the season, 14h30 in the “Cool Season” and 15h30 in the summer months. Be a part of growing the Club and join us for nine and some good times after golf! Please enter in advance for numbers.

ITEC are our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) with meat and added prizes. Invite your friends to enjoy SA’s best with special rates for golf, snacks after the game and great prizes – Hey, sometimes Curry Night follows – stay or take away!

Monday Roll-up! Pitch up and play (9 holes or 18 Par-3 from 2pm) let’s add you to the What’s app group
All day Saturdays: Morning and afternoon fields – the afternoon field will be booked from 12 noon backwards with emphasis on “ready golf”

Monday Men’s Book Club – 5pm in Jack’s Bar (no reading required)
Ladies’ Tea (and Coffee) – Every Tuesday at 10am on the Veranda


Every Great shot starts with a SMILE!

The standoff! 


Santa and the Links TEAM




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