Cool Season FUN!
As we wake up to freasher mornings and earlier sunsets, let's not refer to this time of year as winter! I knew WINTER where the temperatures woul start falling, the rain would freeze and the roads would become ice-skating rinks before the snow would leave a blanket of white on everything. It would be a child winter wonderland and an adult's nightmare! Shortly after the snow stopped the "graders" would hit the main roads and the salt and sand trucks would follow - the salt would melt the ice on a good day and in no time the fluffy white cover would be brown and dirty. Golf was out of the question for months!
Not here! We have new and returning events to fill your golfing calendar! Up first is the return of the Inter-Estate Challenge that is played with members representing the follwing Clubs - Pinnacle Point (defending Champions), Mossel Bay, Oubaai, Goose Valley, Pezula and St Francis Links. Because we are traveling the farthest we are also offering to put together additional golf and accommodation before and after the away events. With this event being played the farthest away in Mossel Bay we have booked times for Saturday at Mossel Bay Golf Club around midday. After the success of last year's competition, the spots for this year's first game are already filled by the members who played before and those who asked for a place early on. Please don't be deterred by that as we will need 12 players every month. Thinus has emailed the players with accommodation options and golf availability before and after. Here is the schedule for the year-
Mossel Bay - May 29 (all Sundays)
Oubaai - June 26
Goose Valley - July 31
Simola - August 21
St Francis Links - September 25
Pezula - October 30
Pinnacle Point - November 27
Next up for the Cool Season Schedule is the Betterball Knockout starting on the 1st of June with Men's and Ladies' Divisions competing with in a double-elimination format - the Cup and the Plate. Ample time will be allowed for the matches to be played - however, extensions will not be permitted. R100 will cover the entry fee and contribute to the Cups and Plates - Let's all get into the FUN!
The next Member's Family Get-togetheris set for Friday, the 10th of June with special activities planned in addition to the Ultimate Par-3 Challenge in the afternoon.
and so much more!
This past weekend he won the at the Royal Swazi Sun in an event that promotes "going for it" as birdies were worth 2 points, eagles were 5 points, pars got you nothing and bogeys cost you a point - As Dougie McGuigan said, "You caould make 18 pars and get 0 points whereas 9 birdies and nine drops would get you 9 points - think about it!
Titch did and he set a record scoring 60 points over the 72 holes played - his rounds were - 68, 66, 64, 64 - that's golfin' your ball!
Proudly Sponsored - ITEC SOLUTIONS and Harcourts will be our sponsors for OPEN Wednesday (2nd Wednesday) and Harcourt’s Wednesday (3rd 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!
March (every Tuesday) - 10am Coffee Break for our lady members
May 11: ITEC Wednesday
May 13-15: Bridge Tournament
May 18: Harcourt's Wednesday
May 26-27: Woodland's Dairy for HOSPICE
May 29: Interestate Challenge at Mossel Bay
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS” AND “SPECIAL EVENTS” FOR 2016
Note the NEW Dates for 2016:
April 9: 1st Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
April 23-24: Club Championships
May 29: Interestate Challenge at Mossel Bay
June 18: 2nd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 9: Sanlam Cancer Challenge – SFL Qualifier
June 26: Inter- Estate Challenge at Oubaai
July 15-17: Men’s Invitational - Special NEW Friday event and Shoot-out
Proud Sponsors of the Ladies OPEN Weekend and the ANNUAL
July 17: 3rd Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 30: 4th Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
July 31: Inter-Estate Challenge at Goose Valley
August 6: Ladies’ Invitational
August 6: 5th Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
August 8-23: Spring Programme – Course and Clubhouse Closed
August 21: Sanlam Cancer Challenge FINALS
August 21: Inter-Estate Challenge Simola
September 24: Final Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
September 25: Inter-Estate Challenge at St Francis Links
September 30, October 1-2: Links Cup
October 30: Inter-Estate Challenge at Pezula
October 30-November 6: Vodacom Origins of Golf FINALS (Sunshine Tour - course Closed)
November 19-20: Pam Golding Ladies OPEN Weekend
November 25-27: Nicklaus Champion of Champions (Serengeti)
November 27: Inter-Estate Challenge FINALS at Pinnacle Point
December 9-11 - 10th Year Anniversary Activities (watch this space)
2016 International Events
US Masters - Augusta National, Georgia - April 7-10 - Danny Willett, Champion
US Open - Oakmont CC, Oakmont, Pennsylvania - June 16-19
Open Championship - Royal Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland - July 14-17
US PGA - Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey - July 28-31
The Ryder Cup - Hazeltine, Minnesota - September 30 to October 2
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE
The St Francis Links Team