The PGA Championship – It’s ON!

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The PGA Championship is OFFICIAL!

The 2nd oldest tournament in South Africa, The PGA Championship, will be played from 4-7 November! 156 PGA Tour Professionals will tee it up from Thursday to Sunday, all hoping to claim the trophy which proudly displays the names of golf’s greatest champions.

This year and for the next two years (at least!) St Francis Links has the honour of partnering with THE PGA OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE SUNSHINE TOUR AND EASTERN CAPE PARKS AND TOURISM. This tournament, restricted somewhat by time will be an opportunity to lay the foundation for events to come.

The tournament will not only bring great recognition for this fantastic course and estate, but it will also benefit our town, our district and the entire Eastern Cape. Supersport will provide extensive coverage with daily reviews on Thursday and Friday, as well as live coverage on Saturday and Sunday.

This will also be the first sporting event allowing spectators since Covid! It will be promoted through all media channels with the hope that many golfing fans will make their way here!

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Upcoming Events

 EP Champs and the National Nomads Junior Order of Merit will take place back to back in October. Starting with the Order of Merit, golfers from all over South Africa will play three days on SA’s 5th best! The event has been raised in status with international points earned for the first time. Originally scheduled for early July, this is now on with improved Covid regulations. Tuesday will be the new Wednesday on the 5th as the tournament runs from the 6th to the 8th. This is one to come and watch. our future stars will be leading the way! Reciprocal rates will be arranged at nearby Clubs.

The Ladies’ Invitational (Member/Guest) will be played on the 16 of October and we expect our best field ever. Who will get their names on the Champion’s Board this year?

 

Tony and Mark win the Invitational!

Tony Gunton and Mark Fensham overcame the Easterly and the Westerly as well as 114 other golfers to get their names on the Champion’s Board. Their score of 78 pts was just enough to pip Martin King and Johnny Johnson as well as Danie Cronjé and Steven Basson. While Mother Nature left her mark, the praise for the course and the event was overwhelming. Thanks to all who participated.

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Highlights of the Week

Dr Danie Cronjé aced the 17th during the Saturday round of the Invitational. After lacing a 6-iron into the Easterly, his ball went straight to the hole! AND HE PAID THE R50 TO RECEIVE R50,000!

Dita Meulmeester celebrated her 80th birthday with the golfing ladies on Wednesday. Happy, Happy, Happy!

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Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way

 

 

The 2021 Calendar and results

We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.

New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions

13         Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts 

27         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points

3           Feb           Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove

10         Feb           ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts

14         Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts

20         Feb           Greensomes, Scott Keevy, and Deon Marais, 41 pts

24         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts

3           Mar          Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts

5           Mar          Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts

6-7       Mar          Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)

10         Mar          ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts

20        Mar          Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts

31         Mar          Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt, and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts 

2          Apr           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts 

2-4      Apr           Easter Weekend

7          Apr           Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White 

9         Apr            Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha 

27-28 Apr           Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)

1-2      May          Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A), and Alison Bosch (B) 

7          May         Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun Ernest and Linda Muller (donated back). 

26       May         Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Brett Wilson-Jones, Norman Rock, Nico Van Rensburg and Gavin Gobby, 88pts (85%)

29-30 May         Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 86pts (85%)

2          Jun          Monthly MEDAL, Chris V Rensburg, Lynn Slogrove, Lesley Fisher and Carol Boonzaier 

4          Jun           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun, Lesley Fisher and Gillian Hammond, 22pts c/i

16        Jun           Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday, Lesley Fisher and Susan Gray, 45pts c/i

23        Jun           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Noelie Pearson, Jaunita Gobby, Bimpie Olivier and Sue Gray

26        Jun           Windhoek Lager International Pairs, Norman Pretorius and Deon Marais

30-3    Jul            Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points) Rescheduled for October

7          Jul            Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen, Lynn Slogrove and Alison Bosch – Gross 

18-21   Jul            30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational) Rescheduled for November 

21         Jul            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Jaunita Gobby and Bimpie Olivier

28        Jul            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Charlie Gilmour, Neil Mulder, Dave Webber and Mike Anderson

6          Aug           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun – Norman Pretorius and Graham Botha

14        Aug           Greensomes  –  Scott Keevy and Martin King

15        Aug           Nomads Annual Game

16 – 31 Aug          Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed)

1          Sep           Monthly MEDAL, Izzy Obray, Gillian Hammond, Scott Keevy

7         Sep           Colony Challenge – Gillian Hammond and Debbie McCracken

8        Sep            Warwick Wealth / Wednesday – Chris van Rensburg and Nic van Rensburg

10      Sep            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips

15       Sep            Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Steve Emary and John Hanley

17-19 Sep            Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest, Tony Gunton and Mark Fensham

25-26 Sep           Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits)

2/3     Oct            EP Champs (course closed in the pm)

6-8     Oct            Nomads National Order of Merit (rescheduled from July)

9/10   Oct            EP Champs Matchplay finals

16       Oct            Ladies’ Invitational

20      Oct            Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday