Grant Leversha - showcasing St Francis Links
The link above is the perfect view of what has moulded and inspired Grant Leversha. I have known Grant for many years and have supported and benefitted from his photographic genius. A number of great photographers have shot the courses I represented - Alain Prost, Evan Schiller, Jamie Thom and Juan Espi to name a few. Locals, Christopher Scott, Martin Barbour and Simon Edwards have all spent time here at St Francis Links capturing the special balance between man and nature. No one has spent more time here than Grant Leversha - waiting for the sunrise or sunset, looking for an "angry sky" or simply seeking the light that best shows what we see every day with the naked eye.
Grant produced the single greatest tribute to South African golf when he released the world-acclaimed "Within an African Eden". The tome on display here at the Club features most of SA's best courses with great editorial about each one.
Many of you have homes on the estate (or have a favourite hole) and may like to enhance a room with one of Grant's amazing shots of our course. He can produce any of the 18 holes on high-quality photographic paper or canvas to almost any size as his work is done in ulta hi-res.
Check out our 18 holes (in low-res) through Grant's lens.
Grant has just returned from a month in Israel (his latest project). I am sure it will be amazing.
Hole 1 - Milkwood Hole 2 - Which Way
Hole 3 - Perfect Fit Hole 4 - Double Vision
Hole 5 - Braveheart Hole 6 - Checkmate
Hole 7 - Wetland Hole 8 - Eye of the Needle
Hole 9 - Pure Links Hole 10 - Up and Down
Hole 11 - EISH! Hole 12 - Illusion
Hole 13 - Bear Claws (tee) Hole 13 - Bear Claws (midway)
Hole 14 - Get UP! Hole 15 - Top Shelf
Hole 16 - Split Image Hole 17 - St Francis Bay
Hole 18 Homeward Bound (from the tee) Hole 18 - Homeward Bound (Clubhouse)
More to remember!
This was our best year to date in almost every way:
- We finished our 105th home on the estate (51 are permanent residents)
- 14 homes are under construction (2 more handovers coming soon!)
- 26 homes are in the planning or application stages
- We turned 10 with nearly R14M in the bank
- 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
The perfect sippin' Whiskey after a great game!
Greensomes - A new EVENT!
Ask another member or a friend to join you for this inaugural event. We will salute Men's winners and Ladies' winners who lead the way in this special event.
Greensomes by format, allows both players to tee off. We will play this 18-hole event with Stableford points to keep the friendships in place!
Which Golfer Hits the Second Shot?
After the best drive is chosen, which of the two team members plays the second stroke? The golfer whose drive was not used always plays the second shot. If Player B hit the best drive, then Player A hits the second shot, and vice-versa.
Handicaps in Greensomes
As noted above, Greensomes can be played as stroke play (which will be the case in a tournament setting) or as match play. (A group of four golfers playing Greensomes as a betting game can take its pick.) But how do you use handicaps when playing this format?
There are no official rules for that, but here are two suggestions (the first one is most common in Greensomes):
Take 60-percent of the lower-handicapped golfer's handicap and add it to 40-percent of the higher-handicapped golfer's handicap. The sum is the side's handicap.
Snacks and Prizegiving will follow play!
Show some SPIRIT and sign up now!
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
Feb 22 Member Get-together
Feb 25 Chef Jono's Special Steak Night
Mar 8 ITEC Wednesday - R230 includes green fees, Comp fees and Snacks after the game!
Mar 11 Greensomes (NEW) Member and Member/Guest event (men's and ladies divisions)
Mar 17 St Patrick's Day Golf and Member Get-together - SPECIAL EVENT
Mar 25 Chef Jono's Special Steak Night
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)
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.