Well done, Sergio!

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Sergio Garcia wins the one that will last a lifetime!

When you receive the Green Jacket, it’s not something that you will ever have to give back. It’s will be hanging in the closet at the clubhouse waiting for you. You are not a member, but you can always come back – play as long as you can walk, eat at the Champion’s Dinner and attend the Masters for the rest of your life. Other majors don’t other anything beyond a few years of exemptions – no jackets, no dinners and no participation when your 60.

Sergio said he played with an inner calm that he never had before. I think part of that calm came from Olazabal’s words of support, the spirit of Seve and most of all, the support from his family and fiance, Amy Akin (former college golfer and Golf Channel reporter). He has peace in his life. 

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Life support with Amy                        The Moment                                                        Thanks Seve

I watched with friends and could not go to sleep after the tournament and prizegiving were finished. The Masters is a tournament where anything can happen – Charl birdieing the last 4 to win, Lefty birdieing the last two to defeat Ernie, Bubba doing what Bubba did and on and on and on…

Oh, there was another highlight on the way to the finish; the word Kooooooch was chanted at the 16th when he holed out for yet another ace on that hole. Last year it was Louis’ moment when he nudged JB Holmes ball away to find the cup – the perfect in-off! 

Louis  Koooch 

Now we start mentally preparing for the next major, the US Open at Erin Hills! 

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Check out Sergio’s Butler cabin handover of the Green Jacket  http://cbsprt.co/2nYGLaM

Special Notice to all members who want to participate in the 2017 Inter- Estate Challenge

St Francis Links – Oubaai – Mossel Bay – Pinnacle Point – Simola and Pezula 

Join us at the Club after golf on Wednesday, the 19th of April to discuss options for playing and competing in this year’s events. We want all of you to have the opportunity to play. Let’s discuss an inclusive plan to accommodate all of you who have supported the events in the past and also those of you who would like to play this year. Play on the day and stay or come at 17h00. 

We would like to encourage you to take this opportunity to support your fellow members and the Club.

It will consist of a team of 12 members, split into 6 betterball teams. The break down will be as follows:
• 1st – 7points
• 2nd – 6 points
• 3rd – 5 points
• 4th – 4 points
• 5th – 3 points
• 6th – 2 Points
• 7th – 1 Points

The cost for these tournaments will be R400 per person which will include: the greenfee, cart and snacks after golf.

We are doubling up on tournaments this year which means two days of golf at two different courses, this is going to make travelling back and forth a lot easier for everyone.

Below are the dates and venues for 2017:
• May 7 – St Francis Links
• 1st Double Up – June 25 Pezula / June 26 Simola
• 2nd Double Up – July 30 Pinnacle Point / July 31 Oubaai
• August 27 – Goose Valley
• October 22 – Mosselbay

We will be doing the admin from our side, also helping out with accommodation if needed.


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More to remember!

This was our best year to date in almost every way:

  • We finished our 106th home on the estate (57 are permanent residents)
  • 16 homes are under construction 
  • 25 homes are in the planning or application stages
  • We turned 10 in December with nearly R14M in the bank
  • To date, we are 500 rounds UP on budget
  • Our golf rounds were up by more than 3300 rounds – 17 550 in total
  • We moved up in the nation ratings to No. 7 in Golf Digest
  • The UK rates us No. 6 
  • The Swedish press rate us No.4
  • With our members, No. 1


Only 30 of you have booked! Must we start calling…
Ok, no problem…we will! 



The “Open” Division:
Members in good standing may enter the Open division, regardless of handicap. Nominated
members must be handicapped at St Francis Links in order to enter. The winner will be decided
over 36 holes (18 per day), playing an Individual Medal format, off scratch. Men in this division will
play from the “MODIFIED” Gold Championship tees and ladies from the Red Ladies tees.
There will be prizes for the gross winner (the ultimate Club Champ) and for the net winner.
Ties will be broken by playing to a sudden-death-victory over hole 18,
then 18 again and again and again!

The “B” Division:
Current, full handicaps will apply to participants in these divisions. The format
will be Individual Stableford. Men will play from the Club tees (blue) and
ladies from the Ladies tees (Red). Ties will be broken by a count-out.

Entries and Further Information:

St Francis Links by e-mail (golf@stfrancislinks.com).
All entries to reach us by no later than 24 April 2017.
For further information, contact the Golf Shop on tel 042 – 200 4500.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 28 April 2017
Kick off the weekend with a fun Par-3 Practice Round Event (afternoon times) 

Join us at 17h30 on Friday Evening in the Bar for a special start to the Champs. Before the
“Welcome and Local Rules Presentation” at 17h30,
have a fun 9 (or 18!) to get a feel for the course conditions and green speeds.

Saturday, 29 April 2017
First Round of the 11th Annual St Francis Links Club Championship
Tee times from 09h00 – 11h00 off the first tee – 18 holes
followed by the First Round Review and
Announcement of the Draw for Day 2

Sunday, 30 April 2017
Final Round of the 11th Annual St Francis Links Club Championship
Tee times from 08h00 – 09h30 off both tees – 18 holes
with the leaders teeing off last

The 2017 Club Championship Prize giving lunch follows play at ± 15h00
at the St Francis Links Clubhouse.

Plated Main Course
Sunday roast chicken with thyme gravy
Green beans with roast onion butter
Seasonal vegetables
Potato croquets
White rice

Lemon tart with blueberry compote and vanilla ice cream

Entry Fee for the Championship

Entry into Event & Prizes (if you play well!)
Friday evening welcome snacks
Welcome Gift
Sunday’s Prize Giving Lunch

(Non-participating spouses for Friday evening welcome
Snacks and Sunday lunch: R145)

For further enquiries, please call
The Golf Shop on 042 200 4500

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Will be 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, Curry Night follows – stay or take away!

Monday Roll-up!  Pitch up and play (9 holes from 3pm) 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” – Prizegiving and Happy Hour at 17h00

Apr 12                 ITEC Wednesday
Apr 16                 Village Square Super Spar – Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 16                 Easter Sunday Family Carvery
Apr 19                 Asian Night NEW       
Apr 28-30            Club Championships       
Apr 29                 Chef Jono’s Special Steak Night 



Jan 2-3                Men’s Member-MemberSt Francis Bay wins by .18 of a point! Well done! 
Jan 7-8                The Pam Golding Annual, Derek Ryan and Scott Keevy, Champions
Mar 11                 Greensomes over 18 holes (NEW) Sandra Marais/Ingvild Stiansen; Mauro Nettl/Yan Coesens
Apr 28-30            Club Championships
May 18-19            Woodlands’ Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE  
May 27                 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW)
Jun 3                   Ladies’ Invitational 
Jun 10                 Sanlam – Links Qualifier
Jul 2-3                 National Junior Order of Merit
Jul 20-23             Men’s Invitational
Jul 23-25             The Annual “Road Trip”
Aug 6                   Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links 
Aug 8-23             Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 30, Oct 1       Links Cup
Nov 11-12           Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Dec 2                   Ladies’ Member-Member

Dates for Mixed Events, as well as the Knock-outs to follow. 

Every Great shot starts with a SMILE santa



The St Francis Links Team

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