No fog on Boetie’s headlights!
This year’s Club Championships were delayed by fog – who would’ve guessed after the forecast showed beautiful weather for the weekend. Then after we got everyone on the course, it remained a bit of a concern. James Bredenkamp said that they couldn’t see the 14th green only to find all three of their balls on the green – maybe that was a good thing! When it all lifted, the day’s weather was near perfect.
The scoring for this year’s Champs was the best ever with Boetie Zietsman leading the way, shooting 74 and 72=146, with the runner-up, Johan Ferreira (righty) coming close with rounds of 75 and 74=149. Pieter, Boetie’s son made the biggest comeback after starting Day 2, 7-over after 5 holes and finishing on 73 and 150 after coming back with 6 birdies. Brett Wilson-Jones charged into contention and capture the Men’s Overall Nett with his 78 (nett 68) on Sunday! The legend, Dr Lynn Slogrove left the others behind as she followed her recent Senior’s Championship (10 in 15 years) with another fine performance. Rita Duplessis claimed the Nett Prize after giving Lynn a good run on Day 1. ST Maarschalk relied on his fine 39 pts on Day 1 to hold off Chris Lessing in the Stableford Division with Lynn McMillan claiming first in the Ladies’ Stableford.
He said, She said!
Dear Jeff, Thinus and all SF Links staff
What a great championship you hosted over the weekend. There were so many special touches which I really appreciate.
Some include: the Championship labels on the wine bottles were special, the champagne for the ladies post-tournament was extra-special, and my winner’s golf bag with the SF Links Champion inscribed was amazing – very, very special. I shall use it with pride. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And Jeff, your supportive words and actions actually bring tears to my eyes whenever I ponder over them.
It is truly a privilege to be part of your wonderful club. You and your staff always go out of your way to spoil your members. It does not go unnoticed.
With huge thanks and appreciation.
Thank You once again for a most enjoyable weekend, you and your staff in the clubhouse and on the course etc; makes it really extra special ….you have brought this development a long way …Well Done Jeff
It’s part of our “WHY”
Every person who comes through our gate is a potential investor, ambassador or returning guest!
Hi Jeff …
Thank you for your email. This is the first time have received an email like this. Add to that the welcome on the tee box as well as the friendliness of yourself and the staff around you it was indeed a very unique experience. Then we had Debbie whose motherly touch added a very homely feel at the lodge. Our biggest regret was not playing the course more times. We will be back when we can play three games in a row for the weekend. I don’t think we had anyone who had an exceptional round, nonetheless, everyone hailed the course as spectacular. It is indeed a very special place.
Thank you once again.
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 email@example.com 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