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Hannah Ellis is our newest member!

When I spoke to Dirkie about the timing of the baby, he said this would probably be his last working day; a 8pm the journey to the hospital in PE began and Hannah was born shortly thereafter. We all welcome our newest addition to the Links!

Health and Safety – now more than ever!

Our relationship with Advocate Kevin Erasmus began about three years ago when we created Health and Safety protocols for the Links Estate and the Club to ensure we were looking after our facilities, you, our residents and our staff. With Covid19, the Health and Safety issues for the estate needed to addressed at all levels again. Kevin not only provides his services to us, he also represents other estates and assists ARC with advice for its members. His talks on our zoom meetings are valued. He and I put together this 8 minute video to explain what we are doing and what you need to know as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL8rsoYvf6Y

 

Essential Services (Kev’s Team) have not stopped since lockdown

Kevern is sometimes referred to the man who doesn’t sleep. It’s not uncommon for him to be sipping a coffee at 5am after he has toured the perimeter fence and solved an electrical problem; or he has assisted the Municipality when there is a water line break, or he in the “suburbs” with his team fixing a leak of the sewerage mainline. Our services team has not stopped; nor has anyone in management for that reason. The train stays on the tracks at all time to see that your services and others needs are met swiftly. We weren’t maintaining an estate with 56% permanent residents – we were and still are more than 80% occupied with families on the estate. Electricity up, water and sewerage consumption up, Wi-Fi pressure, up!

In the lockdown period, we were also able to perform essential maintenance on our boreholes, water treatment plant as well as other services. Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will start the necessary work to revitalize the roof over the Clubhouse, a project that started last year. Good preventative maintenance has, in most cases, dramatically expended the lives of our equipment!

 

The Official PRESS RELEASE from John Collier Coming 5 June

 


 


The 2020 Calendar and results

This year, we will be seeing more weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpa

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

Club and Course Closed – No events

 

20         Jun            Foursomes

 

24         Jun            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

8         Jul               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-19    Jul             Men’s Invitational

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

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

1-2       Aug            EP Amateur Championships (course closed)

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

8-9     Aug              EP Amateur Championships – Matchplay finals

20-3   Aug/Sep   Closed for Spring Programme

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

25-27  Sep             LINKS CUP South Africa (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights)

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

16         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)

22         Nov           “The Trophy” – St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs

25         Nov              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

25         Nov              Members’ Oscars

5           Dec             Ladies’ Member-Member

9           Dec              ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Dec              Ultimate Par-3 Championships

16         Dec              The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual