and the beat goes on!
The rest of the Cape and the Garden Route are down in tourism numbers and we remain on the up; We are up 9% in golf rounds since January when most Clubs are reporting a bit of a downward trend. There is no doubt the water crisis had ripple effects with travellers opting for destinations without any perceived hassles. The Internationals from Scandinavia returned for their long stays and our returning guests were well-received and well looked after. With more homes coming up, more members are playing golf. our events draw attention resulting in another great article published; this time we featured in the monthly Golf RSA, which many of you received. It’s all good.
We are growing, we are attracting visitors and investors our community and the entire Village community benefits from it!
Grant Bowen reinvested in St Francis Links, building his second home on the Estate. Another great young family moves on to the Estate with the Paul Spencer family buying Grant’s first home.
Dawn Patrol with a difference!
Sometimes you just have to get up and get out there. This past week, Charl and I did a course inspection on the back nine and it was a morning that would have had photographer, Grant Leversha, begging for more. The i-phone will have to do and it could not show what we saw in it’s best form.
Congratulations Fred and Kelly on the birth of Rafael!
Weddings, Wine-Pairings and Easter Celebrations – all here!
Chef Jon and Wimpy from Groote Post and with his proud team after they delivered a beauty!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Saria Blaauw is assisting and they are dividing their time at The Links
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 (and ends) with a SMILE!
Santa and the Links TEAM