The most talked about and anticipated tournament in golf!
In 2012, Liezl and I had a dream trip to Augusta with our friend, Gideon DuPlessis and his boys. We stayed in a private home near the course and enjoyed the VIP treatment as part of a group that included Louis, Charl, Lee and Darren Clarke. There were 12 hour days at the course and world-class nights back in the neighbourhood!
Last night (Monday) I had the great opportunity to be on a podcast with Dale Hayes, Tony Johnstone, Brandon Stone, recent Sunshine Tour winner, Jaco Prinsloo and Mike Tindall (England Rugby). We all had stories about Augusta and the Masters. Dale played in three championships, Tony played in one. For Brandon, it’s the only Major waiting for him. for Mike it was a 40th birthday treat and a near ace at 16. For me, it was the fact that I have been watching The Masters 15 years longer than SA had TV! I won’t bore you with the link but it was 1hr and 30 minutes of memories.
This year’s Masters may be as wide open as in recent year’s! Jon Rahm is a new Dad; Brysan has a driver just for Augusta; Jordan has tasted victory again; Dustin knows how to win and win again (especially after his Champion’s Dinner finished off with peach cobbler). I like Collin Morikawa, Rory, Lee Westwood and Dylan Frittelli for the @golfchamps pool.
Go to www.golfchamps.net to enter. In addition, join the St Francis Links pool as well – A free fourball at the Majestic St Francis Links awaits the winner of their pool – enter the code 43787743
There were two forms of Easter Egg fun with the local Scots participating in the egg roll and the Kids greeting the Easter bunny. It was good fun for all.
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Players of the Week
Pam Golding/Super Spar – Alliance, Norman Rock, Tim Elliott, Michael Barratt and Ronnie Nienaber, 81pts
Selective Lighting/ The Fireworks – Betterball, Debbie McCracken and Michael McGahey, 24pts
Saturday Competition – Betterball, Michael and Kent Biggs, 42pts C/I
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Team member of the Week:
My name is Aaron Haldane, I am on Kevern’s estate maintenance team and have been working at The Links for just under two years now. My work duties include operating the water purification plant, installing and upgrading Wi-Fi systems as well as sewerage and fence maintenance. It’s difficult to say what I love most about my job especially since I am involved in so many fields however picking my brain with a good Wi-Fi fault is always looked forward to.
I was born in Uitenhage here in the Eastern Cape in 1997 and moved around a lot, including abroad for a few years with my family (consisting of my mother, father and older sister) but since I moved to Cape St Francis in 2016 I have never looked back. I am now engaged to Chantelle Van Vuuren from the clubhouse and we have a beautiful son who is turning 2 in July this year.
I’d like to end off with my favourite bible verse which was also my Dad’s favourite.
Psalm91: I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely He will save you from the Fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
Thank you all for caring about your course – #leading the way
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,
2 Apr Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
2-4 Apr Easter Weekend
7 Apr Monthly MEDAL
9 Apr Masters Par-3, shotgun at 15h00 (sponsored by Fitch and Leeds)
28 Apr Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
1-2 May Stableford Club Championships (Men and Ladies)
7 May Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 15h00 shotgun
12 May ITEC Wednesday
26 May Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
20-21 May Woodlands Dairy Days for HOSPICE
29-30 May Pam Golding Ladies’ OPEN Weekend
2 Jun Monthly MEDAL
4 Jun Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun
9 Jun ITEC Wednesday
23 Jun Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance
30-3 Jul Nomads National Order of Merit (International Points)
7 Jul Monthly MEDAL
16-18 Jul Men’s 15th Invitational Member/Guest
18-21 Jul 30th Road Trip (PGA Invitational)
28 Jul Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
6 Aug Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun (postponed)
11 Aug ITEC Wednesday –
14 Aug Greensomes –
26 Aug Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,
1 Sep Monthly MEDAL
3 Sep Selective Lighting / The Fireworks – 14h00 shotgun
8 Sep ITEC Open Wednesday
12 Sep Foursomes
25-26 Sep Links Cup (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits)
27-11 Oct Hollow-tining Spring Programme (Course Closed – Provisional)