Brian comes out on top!
Brian Wessels played great golf to take the PGA "Road Trip" and "Pards Cup"
Bri Bri kept it together down the stretch on Day 3 of the PGA Road Trip held here every year, defeating well-known players, Ben Fouchee and Algy Kietzman in the process. Brian shot level par in the Par-3 Competition, then teamed up with Dietrick Uys from Irene CC to capture the team Shoot-out. On day two, he finished with a 4-over 76 in windy conditions and followed with a level-par 72 on the last day. The count out procedure gave the individual title to Brian; however, a playoff sounded so much better. He then returned to 18, bashed a big drive, hit the green and rolled a 40-footer to inches from the hole. Par was enough!
Brian also won the Pards Cup which adds all of your results for the event together - your three individual scores, half of the betterball scores each day and a quarter of the alliance scores each day!
I want to thank WBHO for once again sponsoring the players' purse, Langley Perrins and Global Golf (AHEAD) for the welcome shirts, jackets and caps (they were really well received), Quayside (and Graeme Hall), Brisan on the Canals and Cape St Francis Resort for supplying their boats and drivers for the canal cruise, Quayside, again, for hosting the away night out and all the PGA Professionals who made their way here. At the final, I had only one request, "Send your members to St Francis Links for THEIR next Road Trip - we'll take great care of them!"
Great gifts from Ahead
More from Xover
Defending Champion and Ironman, Raynard Tissink wins the Shoot-out and a trip to Mauritius
The entire Xover team were all very complimentary of their host CLUB - the tweets that followed made that clear!
More to remember!
This was our best year to date in almost every way:
- We finished our 114th home on the estate (55 are permanent residents)
- Four more homes will be underway in the next two weeks
- 12 homes are under construction
- 26 homes are in the planning or application stages
- We are financially sound with great lifestyle choices for the entire family
- Our golf rounds featured golfers from more than 20 different countries - from Wisconsin to New South Wales
- 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
Don't stop yet! New Events are listed below!
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 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" - Prizegiving and Happy Hour at 17h00
Aug 6 Sanlam Cancer Finals HERE
Aug 9-25 Club and Course Closed for Springe Programme
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS” AND “SPECIAL EVENTS” FOR 2017
Jan 2-3 Men’s Member-Member, St 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 - Ralph Richardson and Helen Bridges, Champions
May 7 Inter-Estate Challange (St Francis Links)
May 18-19 Woodlands' Dairy Golf Days for HOSPICE R400 000-00 raised for Hospice
May 20 Stulting School Day R280 000-00 raised on the day
May 27 Foursomes over 18 holes (NEW) Margot McGregor and Dr Lynn Slogrove, Champions
Jun 3 Ladies' Invitational Dr Lynn Slogrove and Noeline de Ridder, Champions
Jun 10 Sanlam – Links Qualifier
Jul 2-3 National Junior Order of Merit Wilco Nienaber, Champion (ranked No. 3 in SA)
Jul 20-23 Men’s Invitational Derek Ryan and Pieter Jerling, Champions
Jul 23-25 The Annual "Road Trip" Brian Wessels, Individual and Pards Cup Champion
Aug 6 Sanlam Cancer FINALS at St Francis Links
Aug 8-23 Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
Sep 30, Oct 1 Links Cup
October 5 Els for Autism at St Francis Links (finals at Highland Gate)
Nov 11-12 Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
Dec 2 Ladies' Member-Member
Seasonal packages are now on offer
It's also the time of year for golf travel. We join others in advertising our course countrywide. The are are a couple of subtle differences between what you pay and what you receive in a golf package. We pride ourselves on over-delivering with personal services, additional opportunities, special events, shoot-outs and so much more. We'll supply the braai or what you need to do it yourselves; we'll serve your meals here or recommend the area establishments who will exceed your expectations (and of course, we'll do the booking for you). Why? Because we can and we want to!
Why not sign up for the special events coming up in the future and expand them into a few days of play! Play in the Inter-Estate Challenge, enter the Ernie Els for Autism in June, start planning for the Invitationals - ladies and men; Invite your friends in for the best golf in SA (and beyond).
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE