Pam Golding Ladies Golf

Hole in One prize

Hole-in-ONE prize for the Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend

Once again, The Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend is attracting ladies from all over South Africa to compete over two rounds played at St Francis Bay Golf Club and St Francis Links. On November 11 and 12, Bay Union Insurers will be offering a brand-new VW UP, presented by Dirk Ellis Motors, for the 1st Hole-in-ONE made on the 17th at The Links. The UP valued at R190 000-00, represents the 2nd car on offer in as many years.

The Pam Golding Ladies Golf Open Weekend is also sponsored by Annamarie with a great voucher for a Hole-in-ONE at St Francis Bay GC and several other local businesses. The ladies, representing 28 different Clubs, are in for another great golfing treat!

Canals Winter Challenge

Pam Golding Properties Canals Winter Challenge

Pam Golding Canal winter challenge

Pam Golding Canal Challenge TrophyThe 11th annual holding of this popular paddling race on the St Francis Canals will be on Sunday 23rd July at 10am.

For the last year two years the race was won by the top doubles combination in the Eastern Cape, national paddler Greg Louw together with paddling legend Rob Welsh. Will they make it three in a row? Or will locals Phil Smith and Graydon Mitchley, pip them?

The start and finish will again be at Quaysyde Restaurant, Seaglades Drive, St Francis Canals, where breakfast, coffee and lunch can be enjoyed while watching the paddling. The entry fee is R100 per paddler. The race has been sponsored since inception by Pam Golding Properties, who have become synonymous with paddling in St Francis.

Because the race is held on the sheltered canals, it will go ahead in any weather conditions, and compliments the other paddling races hosted by St Francis Paddling Club during the year, namely the Pam Golding Properties King of the Kromme, held at Easter each year, and numerous surfski races we hold on the sea, most notably the Investec Sporty Anderson Surfski Challenge, held each year on 28 December.

Canal residents are asked to encourage paddlers coming past their houses, and if on their boats, to give way to the racing paddlers. Lifejackets are not required, and beginners are welcome to enter the shorter 10km course. Even if they don’t finish, it might be the start of a long love affair with paddling!

It is a doubles race, with the prizes only for doubles, but singles are very welcome, as are K3’s. As usual, Carbonology, the PE-based surfski manufacturer have sponsored a lucky draw, a Carbonology split paddle and cover, with a retail value of R2500.

The main event is the 20km long course, with a prizes as follows: 1st 2 x R750 plus trophy, 2nd R500 x 2, 3rd R250 x 2. The balance of the prizes are a bottle of very fine Pam Golding wine for each paddler for both the 20km and 10km race: 1st mixed double, 1st ladies double, 1st local double, 1st over 50’s double, 1st U18 double.

  • Quaysyde, Seaglades Drive, St Francis Canals – 10am Sunday 23 July 2017
  • Prizes only for doubles, singles very welcome. 20km or 10km
  • SUP (5km) and Guppie races (medals)
  • R100 pp includes coffee on arrival, coolie, beer and lunch after.
  • Lifejackets optional
  • For more info contact Richard Arderne 083 284 0168.

Pam Golding Canal winter challenge Podium 2016


Jeff thanks Richard

Pam Golding Ladies Open - St FrancisDear Richard

On behalf of all the 128 ladies who participated in the Pam Golding Properties Ladies Open Weekend the St. Francis Bay Golf Club, the Ladies Section of SFBGC and Jeff Clause and Team at the St. Francis Links, would like to thank you sincerely for your sponsorship that ensured the success of this event. Thanks also to Emily Obray who presented the prizes with such grace and friendliness in your

Ladies from as far as Jagersfontein, East London, Pretoria, George, Mossel Bay, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Paarl and Cape Town joined ladies from Port Elizabeth and the Kouga region to participate in the biggest ladies event in the Eastern Cape.

But they did much more than just playing golf! They also experienced a “Lady in Red” gala dinner with music by Peter Papapanayotou, lovely lunch and prize giving and the possibility to win hole-inone prizes from Dirk Ellis Volkswagen in Jeffreys Bay (VW Polo) and a R5000 voucher from Annemarie’s Boutique in St. Francis Bay. There were 18 prizes to be won over these two days. The outstanding golfers who won first prizes on both courses were:
– St. Francis Links: Amanda Cloete (Simola) & Sunet Venter (Knysna)
– SFBGC: Janine van der Merwe (SFBGC) & Melinda McCay (Uitenhage)
– St. Francis Links: Jill Simmonds & Melanie Bray (Knysna)
– SFBGC: Gloria Greyvenstein & Gail Botha (Mosselbay

The overall prize winners for the weekend were Jill Simmonds & Melanie Bray (Knysna)

To share in the excitement of the weekend we invite you to visit the Facebook page and website of St. Francis Bay Golf Club to see all the photos. Extra coverage was also achieved through social media as well as local and regional printed media. May we take this opportunity of wishing you and your team at Pam Golding Properties a blessed and profitable Christmas Season.


Organising Team Links and Bay


A Teddy Bear and a smile for Christmas

The Pam Golding Properties St Francis Bay sponsored a Teddy Bear Christmas party for kids at Balobi Disney Creche was a huge success on Friday. One of the classrooms was beautifully decorated by Colleen Mutch and Pam Donnelly who also put together all the shoe-boxes with an assortment of small gifts including a toothbrush, toothpaste, a tee shirt and sweets. Thanks to all those who generously donated Teddy Bears for each and every child received a Teddy for Christmas thanks to your generosity and Jennie Manser of Pam Golding had her hands full allocating a teddy to each shoe-box. Well done to all three ladies for ensuring the gift giving went off without a hitch.

All the kids were kept away from  where the gifts were to given to them until the last moment and the looks on their faces as they entered the classroom was enough to bring a tear to the eye. Wide-eyed wonderment, bewilderment!   There is little doubt that principal, Charlotte Visagie, her daughter Natasha and Charlotte’s helpers at the crèche have taught these little one’s well for they so well behaved as they quietly took their places in front of the Christmas tree and piles of gifts.

They must have been chomping at the bit to get their tiny hands on all that adorned the room but they waited patiently and then enthusiastically joined in the singing orchestrated initially by Charlotte and then by Colleen. After a short speech by Pam Golding St Francis Bay’s Richard Arderne and Charlotte repeating that they were not to open their shoe-boxes until after everyone had been given their gifts it was finally gift time. Amazingly, and appreciate these are kids between the ages of two and five, not a single child opened their shoe-box until the end.

There is no need to write further on how the gifts were received for the photo gallery below tells it’s very own story.

After the gift giving the children were treated to cakes generously donated by Calibre Security. A lovely morning and a big thank you to all of who donated Teddy Bears, and other goodies, to make this such a successful day  in bringing joy to these little ones. St Francis is truly a caring community!