A Tsunami of Golf in St Francis


St Francis Links – venue for the Vodacom Origins of Golf final being played from 1st to 3rd October 2015

No sooner have the amateur golfers competing in the Calamari Classic packed away their clubs, their professional counterparts competing in on the Sunshine Circuit arrive for the Samsung sponsored, Vodacom Origins of Golf Tournament to be played over 56 holes on St Francis Links from 1st to 3rd October. The Vodacom Origins of Golf series celebrates its 10th anniversary on the Sunshine Tour with a return to St Francis Links for this year’s final.

Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th are set aside for qualifying with a Pro-Am being played on Wednesday to Friday where he amateur winners of the previous five tournaments around South Africa will join the country’s leading professionals .

Thursday sees  the tournament proper tee off and could be your chance to see a future Ernie, Louis or Brandon in action.
Some of South Africa’s top young talent will be competing with Jacques Blaauw who won the first two tournament at Simola and Selborne Park, Jean Hugo with his seven-stroke win at Langebaan and George professional Heinrich Bruiners became the second maiden winner when he beat a strong field and equally challenging golf course to win at Euphoria Golf Estate.

The last time the Vodacom Origins of Golf final was played at St Francis Links, Jaco van Zyl won with a two under par score having shot a 76 in the final round. Only two other golfers finished that year with under par scores so we are in for a challenging few days of golf.

And that’s not the end of the Tsunami of golf being played out in St Francis as there is some really exciting Ladies golf coming up soon. Watch these pages for more on these tournaments.

So much on in St Francis this weekend

photo courtesy St Francis Bay Golf Club

St Francis Bay Golf Club in immaculate condition for the annual Calamari Classic

18 years on and more popular than ever, the Calamari Classic golf tees off tomorrow with a full field of players. Played over three days, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the weather looks to be great, well for the first two days, with some rain forecast for Saturday. Come rain or wind it promises to be another successful event with players from all over the Eastern Cape and further afield competing.

And it is not only the golfers who will be in action for across the road the St Francis Bay Bowing Club will be hosting the 16th Bowls Calamari Classic.

But there is more sport down at Cape St Francis with the Billabong Junior Series Finals set to take place at Seal Point on September 25 – 27. This annual event sees young up and coming future champions vying for the various titles that are up for grabs.

Then on Sunday there is the weekly Park Run at St Francis Links and on Monday, the 5 km Full Moon Beach Run & Walk from Cape St Francis Resort.

For those not into golf, bowls, surfing, running or walking there is the Nomvula’s Knit Fest taking place, also over Thursday, Friday and Saturday and of course it is the end of the month so the Morning market on Saturday will allow you to load up with favourite “market goodies”!

All this action over one weekend – St Francis “rocks”!