Nearly every home was occupied...the Clubhouse rocked! The course played smoothly and stayed great!
It started late and ended early (schools in session early) but this holiday was busier on The Links than ever before. We hosted weddings, charity days, played the Annual with St Francis Bay GC, featured music from ABBA and Watershed, a comedy with Gino and Ian, hosted a full house for Christmas lunch and New Year's Day and did it all with one amazing TEAM of employees and great casuals!
By the Numbers
1 30 day - Holiday Period
1 Well-attended and well-received LINKS AGM
2 Successful Charity Days
3 Beautiful Weddings
4 Great shows for nearly 1100 guests - ABBA ruled!!!
4 Point margin (average) in the victory over SFBGC in capturing the Friendship Trophy
7 Hours of non-stop food and beverage service on New Year's Day!
82 Lemons handed out to homeowners in residence on Christmas Eve - "If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade"
128 9-hole rounds of golf played
959 parkrunners (record) on
2100 Cart rounds by guests
3069 18-hole rounds of golf played
4500 Used Balls sold
Food and Beverage
0 Days closed
2 Great Team leaders in Eugenie and Chef Jon
Breakfast at the Club
8 Poached eggs with Avo and bacon for ONE guest
106 Eggs St Francis
155 Eggs Benedict
190 Cafe Lattes
221 Champions Breakfasts
855 variations or extras ordered
1890 Total Breakfasts
4317 Total drinks served at breakfast
7070 Total items and drinks served
1/2 House for 3000+ golfers
212 1/2 way burgers (new item)
469 Chicken Mayo (best seller of the toasties)
572 1/2 way breakfasts
919 Side orders of chips
4880 Total items and drinks served
923 Kiddies meals
1,67M Bounces on the jumping castle
346 Snack platters
6868 Total items served
Drinks (other than coffee and tea)
364 Creme Sodas (I wonder why?)
479 Coke Lights
649 Coke Zero
1080 Shooters (with no NYE)
1176 Whisky (Jamieson No.1)
1383 Brandies (Richelieu 888)
1870 Gins! (up 60% from last year!)
2395 Tonics, sodas and lemonades
51 651 total items and drinks served in the holiday period - with only a few delays, a couple of impatient guests and 1000's of happy customers. Quality food, good service and ONE GREAT TEAM where everyone overlapped and helped each other!
It's a Family Affair
The Bendeman's lead from the front! Ernest and Jordy captured the 2019 Men's Member-Member Partnership. Daughter Kate earned 5 distinctions at Woodridge College with 95% in Accounting and 94% in Mathematics. Nikki, not to be outdone, opened the popular Bruce's Coffee Shop, heading into the holiday season and turned it into the best new meeting place in the Village.
Father's and Son's Dominate the Member-Member
Ernest and Jordy Bendeman set a record for the highest winning score as they combined for 38 points in the final nine holes to out-distance the hard-charging Barry and Ross Henebrey who also charged through the field with 40 points in the combined Stableford. Defending Champions, Chris and Jandre Lessing seized 3rd place with Club Champion, Brent, and Theo Vos coming 4th!
The St Francis Links HOTEL by Mantis
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, sometimes 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