The Links Cup rocked!

sponsored in part by our member, Colin Higgins, who has provided the medals forever,  was played once again with great spirit, good competitive matches and lots of stories and laughs. It all started with the newly appointed Captains, Hein Spangenberg, leading Germany and The World Team and Tim Elliott for South Africa, introducing their respective teams. They pulled out all of the stops by uniting their players with legends of the game. I was sitting in the airport in Ljabljana, Slovenia when Liezl forward a picture the the bar decorated with the world's flags filled with participants, Then I received a video from Charl when Hein was introducing Sir Nick Faldo aka Charles Laird, who stood up as proudly as if he was the legend himself.  Then another video came with Tim extolling the golfing virtues provided by Ernie Els aka Dr Danie Cronje! The members loved it and I did too!. The videos kept coming along with the spirit of the night. I was a great vibe. 

Then came the tradition of singing the anthems, One by one they came up, from the Greek anthem to the Scottish anthem to the German anthem that Hein and his dad hummed beautifully, claiming they struggled with the words in English; the Coesens and the Defossaz' teamed up for Belgium and then the South Africans filled the room in song. 

From my chair in Slovenia, I could see we were off to the best start. The golf that followed on Saturday and Sunday was played with the same energy. The World team jumped out to a fast start leading comfortably after the foursomes play and holding a 3 point lead after the fourball matches in the afternoon. 12 1/2 to 9 1/2 with 22 singles matched to played on Sunday. 

The Captains regrouped and put forward some matches as interesting as they were in Paris. South Africa came out flying and the lead was flipped with half the field to come in. Then they see-sawed back and forth until the end. with everything hinging on the last groups out. The roar came after I called Hein to speak first; then the winning Captain, Tim. It was a two-point victory for SA! Cheers all around. 

Four members were undefeated on the weekend including Avril Laird who played in her first (and last) Links Cup...she said the pressure to too much after winning all three!

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Unlike Paul Azinger who only captained one US team to victory, you may both be asked back! 

Hat's off to Eugenie, Chef, Charl and Thinus and you respective teams for orchestrating a great weekend for the members!
Alison met me on arrival Sunday morning and made me feel special and proud when she said, 

"We missed you while you were away (thanks)...but we didn't need you this weekend as your team was fantastic (proud)! 
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Links Cup 20 - 21 October 

The response for this years event has been very positive.  We currently have 38 players and would like more Members to join us for this special event. Call us to book your spot, it is going to be loads of fun. South Africa, Rest of the World... it doesn't matter. "We are not here for a long time, we are here for a good time"

Links Majors, Special Events and Results for 2018

Jan 2-3        The Pam Golding Annual (St Francis Bay wins – the overall is tied 6 games each)
Jan 5-6        Men’s Member/Member PartnershipChris and Jandré Lessing, Champions
Jan 20         Windhoek Lager International Pairs (3rd Qualifying), Percy Owen and Norman Dyer
Jan 27-28    EP Champs (course closed)  Altin VD Merwe, Strokeplay Medalist (74-68=142)
Feb 3-4       EP Champs (semi-finals and finals) Naldo Claassens, Champion; Hugo Maritz, Plate Winner
Feb 14        Couples/Mixed Golf – Valentine’s Dinner Ronnie and Sally Nienaber, best members 
Mar 10        Greensomes over 18 holes Pete Maskew and John Wilson, Champions on 39pts 
Apr 22-26   National Senior Inter-Provincials Central Gauteng, Senior Champions; Southern Cape, Super-Senior Champions
May 5-6      Club Championships, Lynn Slogrove and Brent Vos, Champions 
May 13-16  Senior Women’s Nationals (SFL and SFBGC) , Free State wins the team title, Maggie Minnie (Boland), gross champion. 
May 18-20  St Francis Bridge Invitational Everyone was a winner! 
May 20       Nomads Monthly Game (11am Shotgun) 66 in the field
May 24-25  Woodland’s Golf Days 96 players on Thursday and 112 on Friday! HOSPICE wins
May 26       Foursomes over 18 holes Johann Spangenberg and Tom Grimsley; Lynn Slogrove and Margot McGregor
June 2        Ladies’ Invitational, Sandra Marais and Sonette Korff, Champions 
June 16      Quarterly Couples/Mixed – US Open - re-scheduled 
June 17      Father’s Day Golf and Lunch 
June 21      EP Seniors 
June 25-26 Nomads Coastal NOoM, Barend Botha over Aiden Senger, playoff 143 gross 
July 7          The Inaugural Muirfield Day (foursomes and four balls) everyone was a winner! 
July 20-22   Men’s Invitational, Hein Spangenberg and Eddie Nel, 98 points 
Aug 20 to
Sept 4        Spring Programme (Club Closed) 
Sep 23-29   Vodacom Origins of Golf (regional Finals) Alex Haindl - 12 Under Par
Oct 20-21   Links Cup
Nov 10-11   Pam Golding Ladies’ Open Weekend 
Dec 1         Ladies’ Member- Member Partnership
Dec 8         Par-3 Championships 
Dec 14-15 Pam Golding Annual (SFBGC host) 
Dec 17      Kromme Trust Amazing Race
Dec 20      Food and Wine Festival
Dec 22     Year-end Couples/Mixed – Pro Shop Sale
Jan 3-4    Men’s Member-Member Partnership

More to Come! 


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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, 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 with a SMILE! 

Santa and the Links TEAM

Registered Contractors & Service Providers

The following contractors and service providers are approved and registered to work at St Francis Links.


Principal Contractors


Arthur Joubert Construction
Arthur Joubert
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Coastal Building Solutions
Justin Ackerman
0422941335  ·  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dace Construction
Tanton Dace
083 564 2563  ·  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Full Circle Construction    
Francois Du Plessis
083 229 5454    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James Witbooi Builders
    
Keith Brooker
082 7701 728    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jean Hugo Construction
  
Jean Hugo
042 294 0197    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lyons Construction
    
Vincent Lyons
042 294 1966    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rudi Alberts Coonstruction
    
Rudi Alberts
041 367 1111    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Timber Concepts   
Graeme Rodgers
083 449 6528   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vista Construction    
Grant Marais
082 573 0947    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


General Maintenance Contractors


Surveyors

Allen Nicholson
Allen Nicholson
0834594655    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deon Lategan
Deon Lategan
084 513 9700    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Plumbers

Anderson Plumbing
Ross Anderson
084 512 8140    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nicky Fortuin Plumbers
Nicky Fortuin    0836170365

Landscapers, Pool and Garden Services

Aloe Garden Services
Eve
079 180 7723    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Martinique Pool & Garden
Caroline
083 651 7388    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greenspace Landscaping
Ian Horne
082 659 0521   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Elliot Landscaping
John Elliott
082 855 5573    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Electricians

De Groot Electrical
Meindert
082 893 6830    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Electranet
Hendrik Laufs
082 659 1691     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JC Electrical

Marinus Peltenberg
083 326 2939    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Doms Electrical
Peter Doms
082 440 2880    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Miscellaneous

African Stone
Jan
073 354 5405    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alufix   
Marcus Chandler   
078 856 7456    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alugutter   
Belinda   
041 486 2782    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aluminium Advance
Braam
072 625 6781    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aluminium Purpose   
Dewald Gouws   
082 300 4772    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Aluvision
Rudie van Jaarsveldt
082 856 3652    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Austin Day Construction
Dave
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Bay Construction
Gregg Darling
084 522 1056   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bay Fire Prevention
Keith Donaldson
079 981 6088   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Brentwood
Brent    
082 788 9918    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ChemDry Carpet Cleaners
Neil
042 294 1530   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cinema Synergy
Harry Vernout
082 413 0734   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cupboards and Kitchens    
Cobus    
042 293 1417    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Custom Construction    
Greg West    
042 294  0414    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Designer Blinds
Mari
042 293 1118    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  
Designer Living  
Tjaart van der Walt    
072 766 9584    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elroy TV & Satellite
Bred
083 208 5643    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fibrecraft Pools    
Amanda Rudman  
083 447 3964    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

French & Country
Sharon
083 277 2724    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grant Botten Designs    
Grant    
084 653 3926    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gridline
Candy
041 581 0420    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gutter Flow Solutions    
Andre    
071 877 6363    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hal Fennel Gas Supplier
Joan
042 287 0712    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi Tech Doors
Alison
041 365 3996    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jbay Window Cleaners
George Fourie
079 211 3390    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liefeldt Design    
Karen    
042 293 2121    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Louis Handyman Services
Louis
082 572 5371     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Meikles Locksmith and Gas    
Bob Meikle    
042 294 0527    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Metrolek
Billy
083 471 4869   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nolans Floors and Blinds
Sandra Louw
042 2940 089    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nolans Plant and Tool Hire
Arnold
042 293 3225    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pelican Pools
Kate
041 581 6453    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pro Glass & Aluminium
Francisca
082 301 2904    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Radio & TV Electronics

Martia
042 295 2547    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Schultz Flooring
Steven
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Scribbels Interiors
Hantie
042 294 0027    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SFB Pest Control
Rob
083 269 1545    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seal Point Projects    
Duncan Kotze    
042 294 0156    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SFB Pest Control
Rob
042 294 0271    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shell Irrigation
Vicky
041 581 8117    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

SFB Waterproofing and Painting  
Stephen du Plessis    
072 337 7407    www.stfrancisbaywaterproofing.co.za
 
St Francis Brick and Plant    
John Hanley    
042 294 0435    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

St Francis Irrigation
Warren Jones 
083 26 14820    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

StoneLogic
Wimpie
082 492 4895    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Super Kwik Slabs
Cornel Wolmarans
082 576 2006    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Pavers
Pieter
073 600 8400   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tip Vervoer (Langkloof)
Deon    
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Top Carpets
Mari
042 293 1118    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trellidor
Morné
042 293 2613    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ubuntu
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UpAClass
Wessie
082 826 7711    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vuka Steel

Morné
041 486 2866    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

082 573 0947    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wattle and Daub
Chris
042 294 0080    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pending Registrations (Not yet compliant)


Decks by Design
FlemEden
Keulemans Pools


For information and registration criteria on registering for access and work at St Francis Links, please contact:
Liezl Clause | 083 285 7166 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.