It would seem the Golfing Gods are smiling down on St Francis of late. Three nigh perfect days for the Calamari Classic last week , miserable weather the day after its completion. Two decent days whilst the pro’s warmed up for the Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament on Monday and Tuesday allowing Jean Hugo time to set a St Francis Links course record with a scintillating 65. Sadly the Gods were a little fatigued for the Pro-Am on Wednesday when the weather turned really nasty rather spoiling the aspirations of some amateurs looking forward to showing the Pro’s how to play the game.
Well rested, the Gods again produced perfect weather for the pro-tournament which started bright and early yesterday morning. For a while it looked as though Jean Hugo was on his way to another course record with birdies on the second and seventh and two eagles on the third and sixth and a dropped a shot on the 13th but finished his round with a 5-under round 67. Tied alongside Jean on 5-under are Ulrich van den Bergh who had 6 birdies but dropped a shot on the Par 5, third hole, Alan Mitchell who played flawless golf without a bogey on his card and Jean-Paul Strydom with a dropped shots on 10th and 12th but an eagled the 13th.
Eddie Taylor was looking good on the leaderboard with four holes to play but dropped four shots on the last four holes with a double bogey and two bogeys. Four players, Andrew Curlewis, Divan van den Heever, Pieter Moolman and Charl Coetzee are all a shot back at minus 4 with Trevor Mahoney , Tyrone Ferreira , Zander Lombard and Bryce Bibby a further shot back at minus three.
The weather for the next two days is looking good with a light westerly today changing to an easterly on Saturday, so it looks like we are in for two exciting days of golf. So rub on the sunscreen, don you cap and get to the Links to watch some great golf.
1 J. Hugo -5 67
1 U. van den Berg -5 67
1 A. Michell -5 67
1 J. Strydom -5 67
5 A. Curlewis -4 68
5 D. van den Heever -4 68
5 P. Moolman -4 68
5 C. Coetzee -4 68
9 T. Mahoney -3 69
9 T. Ferreira -3 69
9 Z. Lombard -3 69
9 B. Bibby -3 69
13 R. West -2 70
13 L. Ferreira -2 70
13 D. Gerber -2 70
13 J. du Buisson -2 70
Monday Night Dinner
Monday 5th October – Argentina
R80.00 per person over 65 & R90.00 per person under 65
Optional Starter: Ground ChickenEmpanadas with jalepeno’s & onions
Main Course: Pork Milanese (Schnitzel with creamy caper & lemon sauce, mash and side salad
Flame Grilled Beef Asado with garlic, new potatoes, vegetables and chimmichurri sauce
Dessert: Dulce de Leche Pancakes with reduced evaporated milk and cream
FAMOUS CURRY NIGHTS
Wednesday 7th October
R95.00 per person incuding naan, sambals & poppadums
Club a la carte menu also available
Malaysian Beef Curry
Chicken & Broccoli Thai Curry
Keralan Fish Curry
Avial Vegetable Curry
A year ago Debbi Nevay Hudson took over as the new owner of Kouga Print knowing “very little about running a printing business”. Yesterday she celebrated one year in the business and invited customers and friends to join her to celebrate the occasion.
Debbi is the first to praise her “right hand man” Cathy Williams. Shouldn’t that read “woman”! Running the shop alone whilst Debbi was away in hospital, the ever smiling Cathy certainly is one of the nicest people to do business with and there is no doubt that the Debbi and Cathy make a great team that will grow Kouga Print into the years ahead. We wish Kouga Print a very happy 1st birthday and look forward to sharing your successes in a years’ time with more “bubbly” and if possible, more of that yummy Mango Chutney dip.
More about Debbi and her indomitable spirit in an article sometime in the near future but enough right now to say it was great to see you back on your feet so soon after major neck surgery just a few weeks ago. It seem just days ago that you posted the “under the radar” photo of lying in a hospital bed, on Facebook. Welcome back Debbi , it will be great seeing you back on the beach with Alaska and Biscuit.
Also celebrating an anniversary. Tarry, who assist part time at Kouga Print celebrating her second anniversary after her stage four cancer.
Below is a gallery of photos of some of those who came to celebrate with Debbi and Cathy.