Ladies Golf weekend in St Francis Bay
Pam Golding Properties Ladies Golf Open Weekend Rocked St Francis
Jeff Clause, Director of Golf and Operations at St. Francis Links has the saying “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a GOOD time”. That is exactly what happened over the weekend of 22nd and 22rd November when 164 ladies gathered in St. Francis Bay to participate in the Pam Golding Properties Ladies Golf Open Weekend. This tournament gives the ladies the opportunity to play one round of golf at St. Francis Links and one round at St. Francis Bay Golf Club.
Golfing ladies came together from all over the Eastern Cape, Western & Southern Cape and Gauteng. From Pretoria to Paarl! The boundaries of this tournament extend every year and soon will not only be the biggest ladies tournament in the Eastern Cape, but also in South Africa.
In spite of the cancellation of the first round of golf on Saturday due to heavy rain, the ladies made up for the disappointment with joyful celebrations during the dinner and dance that evening. The theme was “Blue and Bling” and costumes varied from denims to hats with flashing lights!
Better weather on Sunday made for excellent scoring on both courses. After a tasty lunch and prize giving most ladies have indicated that they will again participate in 2016!
The highlight of the tournament was the possibility that a lady could win a Hole-in-One prize. On the 17th hole at the St. Francis Links Crawford Dougall and Dirk Ellis VW sponsored a VW UP as prize and on the 10th hole at St. Francis Bay Golf Club, Annemarie de Raay from Annemarie’s Boutique sponsored a R5000 shopping voucher! Two ladies came close to win these prizes.
There were 14 prizes to be won with the first and second prize winners on both courses as:
- Francis Links:
- First: Ingrid Krige and Jenny Paola from Pretoria Country Club
- Second: Hilda Hofmeyer and Venessa Cloete form Knysna Golf Club
- Francis Bay Golf Club:
- First: Jean Jynn and Heilie Uys from STFBGC
- Second: Liz Keller and Bev Strain from Knysna Golf Club
This tournament brings not only lady golfers together, but gives the local businesses the opportunity to participate as sponsors. The Main sponsor was Pam Golding Properties who had been involved with St. Francis ladies tournaments since 2006. Other sponsors were:
- Aqua Spa & Skin Clinic
- Prestige Beauty & Body Boutique
- Glo Beauty Studio
- Hibiscus Health & Beauty Studio
- Village Square Super Spar
- Francis Point Vineyard
This tournament is an example of putting skills, endurance, enthusiasm and cooperation from two golf clubs together to ensure not only the success of the tournament but also promoting ladies golf in the Eastern Cape. The publicity this event has engineered is going far past the Village borders.
STFBGC Ladies Captain
Tel: 042 298 0014 / Cell: 082 465 0935 / E-mail: email@example.com