As predicted, Saturday the 4th turned out to be a typical St Francis windy day. FOSTER committee member Paul Nicholson, responsible for organising the golf day, feared a possible cancellation or postponement. However, by 06h45 the first of the 110 golfers of the day were getting ready to tee off and make the most of the day hoping that they would share in some of the great prizes on offer or be rewarded with a lucky draw prize.

As Tim Seaman one of the sponsors (Spec-Savers The Bridge explained) “for a shot that would normally require a 7 iron in today’s wind we were forced to use a 4 or even 3 iron to get hit more  or less the same distance. Then of course we had to compensate for the wind direction”. He then added whilst not always fun it was a great day and to be honest if it was not a FOSTER fund raiser, I would have been tempted to cancel. You guys do great work and its worth supporting.”

This sentiment was heard several times and shows that there is more and more recognition for FOSTERS work in the reserves and the lates addition the shipwreck display at the entrance to Cape St Francis.

An added attraction for playing for playing in the FOSTER Golf Day is of course the amazing prizes that our generous sponsors provide us with without whom such a golf day would never be the success that it was.

A HUGE THANKS to our most generous SPONSORS/DONORS Jendamark Automation, A C Whitcher Pty Ltd, Horak/Cicognini Family, Willows, Family Pam Golding Properties, Calibre/Atlas Security, Silver Lake Marine, Cape St Francis Resort, Allister Robertson, Hogan Family, Marshall-Smith Family, Cheron Kraak, Sotheby’s International, Port Elizabeth Hotel Group, St Francis Links/St Francis Bay Golf Clubs, Lindy & Keith Schlosz-Tranquility, Village Square Spar, Brady Family, Blue Bottle, Store Scents – Nicky Lyle, Hempel Family, Spec-Savers the Bridge, Investec, Sandy Coffee Photography, Never Mind Restaurant, Trade Wind Coffee Shop. St Francis Breweries,  Albert Saunders Attorneys, Printing sponsored by Debbie Nicholson Properties, The St Francis Bay Golf Club for hosting us and lastly  ALL the PLAYERS who supported our FOSTER GOLF DAY




A selection of winners from the FOSTER Golf Day

The first prize was rounds of Golf at our two courses  with a cart and accommodation for a 4 ball and their partners at Tranquil in Cape St Francis which was won by – Johan Potas, Jan Nel, Flip van Niekerk and Gerhard Pretorius with 92 points.

Hot on their heels with 90 points were Graham Allison, Peter Townend, Steve Burgess, and Viv Jones, who received a night’s accommodation at the Hackelwood in PE with a sleeve of Golf balls and a bottle of wine for comfort each.

Winning the Spec – Savers Hamper, The Bridge and a sleeve of golf balls were Mark Tarazi, Warren de Widt, Christo van Loggenberg and Peter Cawood for their 88 points, closely followed by Romeo Kolanski, Petrus Vens, Adrian Coenraad, and George Chrisjans with 86 points which won them an exclusive family photo shoot with renowned photographer Sandy Coffey and a sleeve of Golf Ball.

Finally in 5th place, Ivan Kamte, Charles Coenraad, Fred Sysaar and Chnarne Coenrad with 85 points won a Investic Hamper with a sleeve of Golf balls.

Wining a Castle Light cool box sponsored by our Super Spar for being nearest to the pin on the 8th was won by Chris Marais, Barry Swart on the 14th won a meal voucher from Nevermind and a case of wine courtesy of the Super Spar, and lastly Craig Spalding earned himself a box of Tileist balls sponsored by the Hempels for the 17th.

There were numerous lucky draws including a breakfast voucher at Tradewind, and numerous bottles of wine,  and finally a ladies only draw won by Jay-Lo who received the coveted hamper of Scents products sponsored by Nicky Lyle.

The prize giving was lots of fun ably handled by Matt Gennrich and Paul Nicholson who also sponsored the most welcome hot chips that went down well with the drinks.

FOSTER also received a number of very generous donations from the likes of Jendamark Automation, Allie Robertson, and AC Whitcher etc. and together with the tee and green sponsorships nearly R40 000 was raised