An Amazing Race for the Environment

Get your Family or Corporate entry in today for this Amazing Race

 

The Christmas holiday will start with something different at St Francis Links – they call it the Par 3 Amazing Race.    It’s a combination of crazy golf and an environmental treasure hunt, racing round the course in a golf buggy collecting clues and executing some stylish golf shots – you hope.

The Kromme Enviro-Trust is the fiendish designer of this double whammy and the Amazing Race is their main fundraiser. Do you think you could play a Par 3 hole with just a putter, or just a driver? This is the day to find out. Some very nice single malt is on the cards too, if you can land your ball on one or two of the harder greens. You also get a quiz question on the environment on every hole, and here’s where the kids come in, looking for clues to the answers.

This is the second year of the Amazing Race and last year’s entrants are signing up as quickly as they can. Something tasty like pizza or cookies or fish nuggets is served up on every third hole. And there are snacks afterwards so no-one’s going home hungry.

There is only space for 36 teams and entries are pouring in so get your entry in NOW!

It’s on Monday 18th December, teeing off at 8 a.m. Want to enter?  Call St Francis Links 042 200 4500, or enter on-line at www.stfranciskrommetrust.co.za. If you want to know more before you enter, you can call Maggie Langlands on 082 458 8063.

And if you are not into golfing and racing and having an amazing time you can always either support their efforts by becoming a member or donating to the cause

What is the Kromme Enviro Trust?

The St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO reference number 930038246) concerned with environmental issues in the greater St Francis area.

The Trust was established in 1981 by a committee of volunteers headed by Lindy Pagden and 35 years on and the St Francis Kromme Enviro-Trust’s role is just as vital now as when it was formed.

Mission:

to encourage and promote environmental awareness in the Greater St Francis area to preserve and protect the environment and amenities for the benefit of future generations to encourage the preservation of all flora and fauna, shell-fish, sea life and bird life in the area, and the appropriate use of Public Open Space, coastal areas and nature reserves St Francis Bay (SFB) is situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa about an hour and a half’s drive south of Port Elizabeth. Surfers the world over know SFB as the home of the “perfect wave” Bruce’s Beauties.

What makes Greater St Francis unique?

Botanically we fall within the Cape Floral Kingdom, and our unique vegetation in this area is referred to as St Francis Fynbos / Thicket Mosaic.The Cape Floral Kingdom into which we fall is the smallest of the Earth’s six Cape Floral Kingdoms –home to 9000 plant species, 70% of which grow nowhere else in the world. We lie at the mouth of the Kromme River estuary. Tides expose and cover the large sand bank twice a day. St Francis is flanked by the Oyster Bay Dunefield, one of the finest examples in the world of a by-pass headland dune system. The headland dune system contains Late Stone Age middens and Middle Stone Age artefacts. The Sand River flows through the Oyster Bay Dunefield.

For more information and to support the the Kromme Enviro-Trust visit their website or better still become a member  or donate