The Cream rises to the top!
Dillon Germshuys won The TROPHY in its inaugural year Pieter Zietsman won it last year. This year they finished 1 and 3! Both players are also EP Champs winners here, as well. But one of the stories of the weekend centred around another good player, Michael Bezuidenhout who finished 2nd. Michael walked 36 holes playing in a boot. The fittest guys struggle with 36 holes. Michael, who injured himself at inter-provincials as shot time ago, also walked Royal Port Alfred before being told by a doctor that he had proper damage to his ankle. TK joked with him on the first tee asking if he was married. He replied that he had been married for only a month. TK asked if it was going OK! It was a long walk for many of the players as the tough spring winds continued to make playing tough. That makes Dillon’s winning total of 77-73=150 that much better.
Els for Autism was another great success!
Love is in the Air!
Time to thank the TEAM!
Monday, the St Francis Bowling Club and their member-volunteers hosted 90 of us from The LINKS for our annual Staff function. Bowls was the perfect game for all to play! Not because you can become proficient in minutes, but you can perform in a short time! Our TEAM was divided up into smaller groups and were scoring and competing soon after. Some did get the gist of it better than others. The “bias” (the side with the smaller ring that causes the wood to turn) also made a few look silly when they got it wrong. Our managers led groups and assisted each of the teams.
Following the play, burgers and sides were served. Drinks sponsored by Gary DeBruin and Fitch and Leeds were shared and Prizegiving took on a very different twist. Our Directors made a decision to give all the staff something extra for performing and presenting the PGA Championship so well. Each and every member of the TEAM received a Checkers voucher.
Members of our TEAM were also awarded certificates and cash for years of service. Five-year certificates were awarded to Gordon Kiva, Vuyisile Maziko and Ntobeko Tyani in the HOA. Christo Krugel, Nazzeem Goeda and Chantelle V Vuuren received 5-year certificates in the Club, Ten-year certificates were awarded to Thelma (I make the BEST Hollandaise) Hlela and Sya Gumenge. Charl Blaauw has led the way for 10 years! Best of all, two of our housekeepers have been with us since day one – Maria Nieveldt and Maris Jack achieved 15-year status! Liezl acknowledged the great work of Caryl Logie who has been here longer than all of us. Liezl and I celebrated 15 years as well. Mike Wylie made an appearance and it gave me the chance to tank him and the other developers for their vision and support.
…in case you missed it!
Golfers of the Week
Saturday Competition – Individual – Chris v Rensburg
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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) South Africa 22 1/2 – 19 1/2
2/3 Oct EP Champs, Altin VD Merwe, Medalist, Pieter Zietsman, Matchplay Champion
6-8 Oct Nomads National Order of Merit/ Dimension Data, Daniel Bennett
16 Oct Ladies’ Invitational (postponed)
20 Oct Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday – Jacques VD Walt and Nic V Rensburg
22 Oct Colony Tastes of Africa – Geoff Garratt and John Joubert; Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber
4-7 Nov The 86th PGA Championship (Sunshine Tour Event), Dean Burmester, Champion -17
16 Nov Colony Tastes of Africa –
28 Nov Links Trophy – Amateur Open
4 Dec Ladies’ Member-Member
11 Dec Par-3 Champs
22-23 Dec Men’s Medal Club Championships