Pam Golding Ladies Open Weekend!
The Ladies Weekend was a huge success!
With Mother Nature in her worst mood over the last two months, it was a breath of fresh air this past weekend when she simply kept our guests cool!
The third Annual Pam Golding Ladies Open Weekend was again well supported with ladies from all over South Africa! Former Ladies President, Erica Lefson, was joined by Easter Province President, Melissa Palmer and Club Captains from 10 of the represented Clubs in the event! Humewood stole the honours this years as the best represented club with 24 players! Ammamarie sponsored a R5000 Hole-in-One at The Bay and Bay Union insurers teamed up with Dirk Ellis Motors in providing a new VW Polo for a Hole-in-One on the 17th at St Francis Bay! Unfortunately, there were no winners - just excited "participants" Pete, the Greek, played the night away at The Links as the ladies captured the theme of the evening properly. Our local Super Spar and our local Spas and Skin Care Clinics were all involved, Richard Arderne covered the prize fund, flowers were arranged, wines and olives came from Jean Fynn and we organized a weekend for 2 with Carol Horlock at The Golf House. The Ladies experienced great course with great weather, food, drink, dancing and song! I am sure the tournament will remain on their caelndars and be add on so-many more.
Special thanks to Bev for coming and posting pics from the prizegiving - this is from her post...
Knysna lady golfers win the Ladies Open trophy in St Francis Bay! Jill Simmonds And Melanie Bray from Knysna Golf Club were the overall winners in the Ladies Open Golf Day with their scores of 44 and 46 on two days (totalling 90 points). , Sponsored by Pam Golding Properties, St Francis Bay, this annual event is played at both courses - at St Francis Bay Golf Club and at St Francis Links.
Representing Pam Golding at prize giving was Emily O'Bray. Pam Golding was thanked for its continued sponsorship of this event.
Plus all the organisers and the captains of the various teams were also thanked - seen in photos here, taken by Bev Mortimer. .
Last night the ladies who came from far and wide across South Africa celebrated in great style and with lots of fun and laughter at St Francis Links.
The theme was 'Lady in Red' …
Hi Olivia and Carol
I would like to thank you and your team of organisers for an absolutely fabulous weekend at St Francis.
The weather was perfect and the organisation superb.
New golf friends were made and it was simply brilliant.
Look forward to joining you again in 2017.
The Belmont Golf Club
It's time to book! More Events!
Holiday golf times from 6h40 - 9h00 and 12h00 to 14h20
The 10th Anniversary events and holiday functions are fast approaching. As the golfing members should know, we will reserve all of the morning play in the holiday season for members and your guests. Please make your bookings for play in advance of 48 hours out. If, within two days of play, the morning times have not been booked, they will be released for open play. Members may book now with their players names now! People who will be here for the holidays and are wishing to play, may reserve times in the afternoon now. The Clubhouse will be a hive of activity during the holiday period with food and beverage (new menu items) from breakfast through dinner. In addition to our special events, we will be open for a la carte throughout the holiday period. Come as you are (beach town comfortable with footwear) and enjoy comfortable drinking and dining with easy free parking, easy access and great service. Christmas Lunch is already filling up fast with more than 250 booked and paid. New Year's Eve under the roof will once again be a real winner with live music and endless food and drink! We kick off the holiday season with a charity event for the Kromme Enviro Trust on the 18th; this fun event will be played over the Ultimate Par-3 course with a fun "Amazing Race" twist. Sponsorships are needed and encouraged. Our annual golfing fundraiser for the NSRI frollows on the 21st. Stock up for the holidays with wines from SA's best wine farms as we host the Food and Wine Festival on the 19th! The Pam Golding Annual will be played on Jan 2nd and 3rd with our Men's Member-Member scheduled for Friday and Saturday, the 6th and 7th of January. Laugh with "The Puppet Man" as Conrad Koch as he and his friends keep it (un)real! Please enter these events early so that we may plan accordingly.
December Golf and Functions
7 Wednesday Sharp Classic with special after-golf talk with Bob Skinstad and friends
8 Thursday 10th Anniversary - Night FUN - Shoot-out and Spit Braai
9 Friday 10th Anniversary - 1st Annual Ultimate Par-3 Course Club Championship, Men's and Ladies' Champions
9 Friday 10th Anniversary Gala with Loyiso
10 Saturday 10th Anniversary Tournament
11 Sunday 10th Anniversary Family Fun Day - welcoming the entire community.
18 Sunday Kromme Enviro Trust Golf Day
19 Monday Food and Wine Festival (do your holiday shopping)
21 Wednesday The Station 21 - NSRI Golf Day!
24 Saturday Morning times only - Club Closed for dinner
25 Sunday Course open for member and estate guest play
23 Sunday Christmas Lunch - Waiting List only
19 - 31 Daily Competitions
31 Saturday Final Day Event - morning times only
January Golf and Functions
2-3 Mon-Tue Pam Golding Annual - Friendly between SFL and SFBGC
4 Wednesday AGM - 9am
5 Thursday Conrad Koch - yes, the Puppet Guy!
6-7 Fri-Sat Men's Member-Member Partnership
The most fun on a golf course - ever!
It's a treasure hunt and a test of golf skills you never knew you had.
Every hole is a new experience. Can you hit your tee shot left handed? Can you hit the green with a putter from 100 meters?
Can you spot what's around you while you zip along in a golf cart? Are you bush savvy enough to pick up clues in your environment?
Have you got a kid with sharp eyes and lots of energy, a kid to run and pick up those clues while you tee your ball up? The whole family can take part, whether they play golf or not.
Challenge your golf buddy - your family against his - and see who's best. There's so much enjoyment in beating a good friend. And there's plenty of opportunity for laughing at each other's mis-hits and mistakes in this amazing race!
Lots of second chances along the way, good things to eat and drink, great prizes, and lots of fun.
18 December, 8 a.m. tee off, shotgun start. Entries on line @stfranciskrommetrust.co.za.
The Golf Shop is filled with new items for spring and summer!
...and there's more!
We continue to introduce the great mermbers of our St Francis Links Team. This week we are featuring members of the Golf Operations department and the Food and Beverage Department.
Golf Operations - Golf Shop
Sharon Kapang – Pro Shop Assistant
Sharon started with us 4 years ago, she started off as a waitress and joined our pro shop team in March 2016.
Sharon is the mother of two beautiful children and lives in St Francis Bay. Since March she has developed quite a love for the retail and golf industry. Her warm personality and welcoming smile is endless.
Her ability to make members and guests leave with a smile on their face is one of her best traits.
In the words of Mr Clause…. Thanks for all you do, Sharon.
Proudly Sponsored - ITEC SOLUTIONS 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!
(every Tuesday) - 10am Coffee Break for our lady members
November 27: Inter-Estate Challenge at Pinnacle Point
December 7: SHARP Classic with Seartec - Special day, guests welcome
Bob Skinstad and friends to speak afterwards
December 8: 10th Anniversary Event - Night Golf Shoot-out and Spitbraai
December 9: 10th Anniversary Event - Ultimate Par-3 Championships (Men's and Ladies' Champions)
December 9: 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner with special entertainment
December 10: 10th Anniversary Event - Anniversary Tournament - Winner from every tee!
December 11: Family Day for the entire community - live entertainment
December 18: Kromme Enviro Trust Golf Day (visitors most welcome)
ST FRANCIS LINKS “MAJORS” AND “SPECIAL EVENTS” FOR 2016
Note the Date Changes for 2016:
April 9: 1st Qualifier for the Nicklaus Champion of Champions
April 23-24: Club Championships, Sean Botha and Janine VD Merwe, repeat Champions
May 29: Interestate Challenge at Mossel Bay (4th from 7)
June 4: Ladies 10th Annual Invitational - Helen Bridges and Jean Fynn, Champions
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 - Leslie Krause and Hermanus Potgieter, Champions
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 St Francis Links
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 30, October 1-2: Links Cup - South Africa are again the Champions
October 2: Inter-Estate Challenge at Pezula - St Francis Links were the winners!
October 30: Inter-Estate Challenge at Goose Valley NEW DATE
October 31: Inter-Estate Challenge at Pezula NEW DATE
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 - Dustin Johnson, Champion
Open Championship - Royal Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland - July 14-17 - Henrik Stenson, Champion
US PGA - Baltusrol (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey - July 28-31 - Jimmy Walker, Champion
The Ryder Cup - Hazeltine, Minnesota - September 30 to October 2 - USA USA USA
Every Great shot starts with a SMILE