The Year that was…and wasn’t!

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We were flying, then…

After our best 1st quarter in the history of the Club, January and February were marching along as the rest of the world braced itself for Covid. The next three months were hell for people, for business and for The Links. When we could reopen, we expected the worst to continue. But, fortunately, we were allowed to welcome back, with observed protocols, the South African market. Health and personal time took centre stage with more golfers playing than ever before in the winter months. We started our new financial year in October with conservative budgets and limited expectations; but the golfers kept coming – even the odd conference or two.

We played the events that we couldn’t before and the Club Champs for men are coming up on the 22nd and 23rd. Saturday’s Ultimate Par-3 Champs were fully subscribed. From our booking to date, the course will be in high demand (members’ times in the morning from 6h50-9h00 will be reserved until 48hrs prior to play).



Resumption of play


The big events

Let’s keep it all safe and joyous! Happy Holidays!

 The Ultimate Par-3 Championship


Dr Lynn know how to play big courses and little courses and she led the way again with a sterling 61 gross. Helen Bridges finished second and Club Champion, Rita DuPlessis, came in 3rd, losing the count out. Elmarie Maarschalk matched her husband’s winning total from a couple years ago when she fired a superb 50 Nett! Margot McGregor was runner-up and Lesley Fisher was counted in form third.

Dr Merrick Bryans beat Rian Chalmers by one shot, shooting level par in his first Championship. The one shot can be attributed to his perfect shot on the 17th (ACE). He actually played 16-18, 2,1,2. Norman (the) Rock was steady, as usual, coming in third on +3. Dave Hart nipped Charl Blaauw and Malcolm White by a shot as he shot 52 nett with the others on 53.

The event was fully subscribed with more than 80 players in the field!

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U.S. Kids Debuts at SFL

With huge thanks to Fred Van Eyssen, the Viljoen’s and St Francis Links and the Links Pro Shop, we were able to host a very successful event over the weekend. 41 kids, boys and girls from 6 to 17 competed for GREAT PRIZES, TROPHIES AND A TRIP TO THE NATIONAL FINALS at Zabula in 2021. Three of our own were all age-group winners, Izzy, Shaun and Micah. Malan Potgieter has been playing here in events since we was 7. Now at 17, he is one of the best around proving that with two fantastic rounds of 69 and 67 gross!

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The 2020 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.

4-5        Jan         The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and  Charlie Gilmore, Champions

8          Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr  Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts 

18         Jan           Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest Müller,  winners on 49pts 

29         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts

12         Feb          ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts

14          Feb           Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts

26         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,  Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts

12        Mar          ITEC Open Wednesday, TK and Percy Owen 51pts

22           Jul           ITEC Open Wednesday, Keith Simpson and Mark Ward 46pts

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL) Canceled

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, The Gobby’s and the Nienaber’s 85pts

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun (postponed)

12        Aug             ITEC Wednesday – Izzy Obray and Madelaine Barry 

14        Aug             Greensomes   – Dr Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 42pts

26       Aug            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Zietsman, Schoeman, Potas and Nel 93pts (C/I)

28        Aug            Foursomes  Maggie Langlands and Dave Hart, 40pts

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun  Scott Keevy and Doug  Cornish 25pts  

5-6      Sep              EP Amateur Championships Kyle de Beer 32-38=70 Strokeplay

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday Carol Boonzaier and Sally Nienaber, 46pts

12-13   Sep             EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals Kyle de Beer, Champion, Malan Potgieter, Plate

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Percy Owen, John Wilson, Ronnie Nienaber and Ernest Muller (Ghost) 86pts

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun Postponed

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day A proper success with 80 players

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens

17-18   Oct              LINKS CUP South Africa South Africa, 28-16!

24       Oct               Ladies’ Invitational, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 47pts

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Madelaine Barry, Margot McGregor, Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber 94pts

31        Oct              Le Trophee du Coq, The Men 41, 14 – 37, 7 

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS Everyone won

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks, Danie Cronjé and Barry Phillips, 26pts

7-8       Nov            Men’s Invitational, Chris Lessing and Neels Claasen 88pts

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday, Dave Micklem and Ken Noble, 45pts

17         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual) Everyone

20-21   Nov            Ladies’ Club Championships, Rita Du Plessis (G), Jaunita Gobby (N)

22         Nov           “The Trophy” Pieter Zietsman (G), Chris V Rensburg (N)

25         Nov              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Cronjé, Owen, Bredenkamp and Marais, 81pts

25         Nov              Members’ Oscars, Plenty of Oscars

5           Dec             Ladies’ Member-Member, Joan Pratt and Kay Sadler, 44pts

9           Dec              ITEC Open Wednesday, Madelaine Barry and Kay Sadler, 46pts

12         Dec              Ultimate Par-3 Championships,  Dr Lynn Slogrove and Dr Merrick Bryans

22-23  Dec              Men’s Club Championships

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual





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