the results are amazing!
St Francis Links played host to the first-ever, Coastal vs Inland Challenge. The Ryder Cup format, played over three days, featured the country’s best Mid-Amateurs and Senior Amateurs. Their performances on the course were amazing, to say the least.
In one fourball match, the Coastal players won two and one. On the 17th green, they finished on -10 for the day. The Inlanders were -8! In Foursomes play, one team was -5 when they won!
In benign conditions on Day 1, the Inlanders should have relished the calm. But it was the Coastal boys who came out flying, taking 3 1/2 out of 4 in the morning and the same in the afternoon. Ouch! The beat went on in Day 2 play. The Coastal Boys walked over the Inlanders again by score. The matches however were all close. With the overall victory story nearly complete, all the Coastal boys needed was one victory in the Singles. That victory came in the first match of the Day. BUT, it was the story of the day. Clive Palm aced the 17th to win two and one and the Inlanders were off. No one laid down and the matches were played brilliantly again with the Inlanders taking the last seven games.
Final score – Coastals 13, Inlanders 11 – the real winner – GOLF at its best (at the best).
It all came down to a single point and that point allowed Izzy Obray and Debbie McCracken to get their names on the Honours Board. Their 41 points nipped Sally Nienaber and Beth Jaskolski’s 40. Former champions, Kay Sadler and Joan Pratt came third. Pink pins, cups and flags -just for the ladies!
Par-3 Champs this Saturday! | Men’s Medal Champs 22nd and 23rd
Love is in the Air!
When the forecast calls for a chance of rain, we always make a plan. In this case, last weekends wedding was also on the same day as the Coastal vs Inland Challenge and the Ladies’ Member-Member Partnership. The ladies were set up in the bar, the golfers were set up in the restaurant and the wedding was set up on the lawn upstairs and down. In the end, the bride and groom and their friends were treated to an outdoor venue.
This week we hosted the annual SAARP Holiday Luncheon, St Francis Book Club and our Ladies’ Coffee Club were treated properly! Sadly, the newest surge in Covid has forced the cancellation of the Annual Oscars and the Ladies’ Holiday Party.
…in case you missed it!
Golfers of the Week
1 Dec – Wednesday – Medal – Ladies – Lynn Slogrove, Rose Gunton; Stableford – Carol Boonzaier. Medal – Men- Charlie Gilmour, Stableford – Brett Wilson-Jones
4 Dec – Saturday Competition – ALLIANCE – Norman Dyer, Percy Owen, Jannie Olivier and Tony Gunton
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The 2021 Calendar and results
We look forward to our sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpar events.
New events – Ladies’ and Men’s Medal will be played on the 1st Wednesday of every month
7-8 Jan Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Mark Ward and Richard Sharwood, Champions
13 Jan ITEC Open Wednesday, Hein Spangenberg and Yan Coesens, 51pts
27 Jan Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Hein Spangenberg, Yan Coesens, Daryl vd Vyver and David vd Vyver, 92 Points
3 Feb Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen and Lynn Slogrove
10 Feb ITEC Wednesday, Yan Coesens and Hein Spangenberg, 47pts
14 Feb Valentine’s Day Dress-up Golf; Gavin and Jaunita Gobby, 41pts
20 Feb Greensomes, Scott Keevy, and Deon Marais, 41 pts
24 Feb Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Simon Haigh, Yan Coesens, Charl Blaauw, Hein Spangenberg, 86pts
3 Mar Monthly MEDAL, Gross – Fred V Eyssen, Nett – Brett Wilson-Jones, 69, Stableford – Hein Spangenberg, 35pts
5 Mar Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Graham Botha and Geoff Garratt, 24pts
6-7 Mar Pam Golding Annual – SFL vs SFB, SFB, 37.15 ave, SFL, 36.83 ave (.32 difference)
10 Mar ITEC Wednesday, Charlie Gilmore and Neil Jones, 44pts
20 Mar Foursomes, Dave Micklem and Norman Rock, 40 pts
31 Mar Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt, and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts
2 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts
2-4 Apr Easter Weekend
7 Apr Monthly MEDAL, Rita Du Plessis and Malcolm White
9 Apr Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds), Graham Botha
27-28 Apr Ladies Championships, Medal, Lynn Slogrove (G), Rita DuPlessis (N)
1-2 May Stableford Championships (Men and Ladies) Chris V Rensburg (A), Doug Cornish (B), Dave Hart (C), Lynn Slogrove (A), and Alison Bosch (B)
7 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun Ernest and Linda Muller (donated back).
26 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Brett Wilson-Jones, Norman Rock, Nico Van Rensburg and Gavin Gobby, 88pts (85%)
29-30 May Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend, Jaunita Gobby and Lettie La Grange, 86pts (85%)
2 Jun Monthly MEDAL, Chris V Rensburg, Lynn Slogrove, Lesley Fisher and Carol Boonzaier
4 Jun Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun, Lesley Fisher and Gillian Hammond, 22pts c/i
16 Jun Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday, Lesley Fisher and Susan Gray, 45pts c/i
23 Jun Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance Noelie Pearson, Jaunita Gobby, Bimpie Olivier and Sue Gray
26 Jun Windhoek Lager International Pairs, Norman Pretorius and Deon Marais
30-3 Jul Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points) Rescheduled for October
7 Jul Monthly MEDAL, Shaun Viljoen, Lynn Slogrove and Alison Bosch – Gross
18-21 Jul 30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational) Rescheduled for November
21 Jul Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Jaunita Gobby and Bimpie Olivier
28 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Charlie Gilmour, Neil Mulder, Dave Webber and Mike Anderson
6 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun – Norman Pretorius and Graham Botha
14 Aug Greensomes – Scott Keevy and Martin King
15 Aug Nomads Annual Game
16 – 31 Aug Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed)
1 Sep Monthly MEDAL, Izzy Obray, Gillian Hammond, Scott Keevy
7 Sep Colony Challenge – Gillian Hammond and Debbie McCracken
8 Sep Warwick Wealth / Wednesday – Chris van Rensburg and Nic van Rensburg
10 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun – Sally Nienaber and Barry Phillips
15 Sep Easy Life Kitchens/ Wednesday – Steve Emary and John Hanley
17-19 Sep Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest, Tony Gunton and Mark Fensham
25-26 Sep Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits) South Africa 22 1/2 – 19 1/2
2/3 Oct EP Champs, Altin VD Merwe, Medalist, Pieter Zietsman, Matchplay Champion
6-8 Oct Nomads National Order of Merit/ Dimension Data, Daniel Bennett
16 Oct Ladies’ Invitational (postponed)
20 Oct Easy Life Kitchens / Wednesday – Jacques VD Walt and Nic V Rensburg
22 Oct Colony Tastes of Africa – Geoff Garratt and John Joubert; Lynn Slogrove and Sally Nienaber
4-7 Nov The 86th PGA Championship (Sunshine Tour Event), Dean Burmester, Champion -17
16 Nov Colony Tastes of Africa –
28 Nov Links Trophy – Amateur Open
4 Dec Ladies’ Member-Member
11 Dec Par-3 Champs
22-23 Dec Men’s Medal Club Championships