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preferred lies

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Play it the way you find it… 
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Santa says…
We have received a mail regarding preferred lies in golf. I, for one, have never been a fan of them and feel that South Africa is one of the few places in the world where they are the norm. In my life, I was taught to play the course as I see it, play the ball as I find it and, above all, do what is fair. Golf is not about perfect. It’s about playing the game. Maybe preferred lies help the golfer in the short run, but it certainly doesn’t contribute to the speed of play. We have a well-maintained course and maybe that is an advantage. Maybe relief should be given from sand-filled divots (GUR, as I see it) and bare patches in the closely mown that are seen as temporary conditions. When I grew up, moving the ball was a penalty. If no one saw it, it was simply cheating and when cheating is involved, The GOLF GODS WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST-like the three-footer you should have made! Anyway, here is how it has come to us. Absorb the information below and feel free to comment.
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From another article 
Note: It is being proposed that, under the new handicapping system, only rounds played without preferred lies will be allowed for handicapping purposes. If you are playing “social” golf, you can do whatever you like! Play the shot over, re-putt the putt and take a gimme from 10 feet. After all, we are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time!



The St Francis Links HOTEL by Mantis – SHOW UNITS are under construction 

The proposed St Francis Links Hotel by Mantis is being sold as a sectional title scheme. Now, three units are being built as show units to promote sales. 

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 The show unit, comprised of one, two-bedroom unit and two, one-bedroom units will be completed for the season. 

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, Bard- ua, the Spa 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 neil.fox@pamgolding.co.za Saria Blaauw is assisting and they are dividing their time at The Links 


Our events  

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Ernie and Linda Müller and their Team from Selective Lighting are making Fridays extra special at St Francis Links. Once a month, they host the Selective Lighting/The Fireworks Friday Competition. We shotgun start the players for 9 holes. Starting times are 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




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