The Heritage of St Francis is vital to one and all as we build our village of the future based on the success and ideas of generations past. While it is vital to look forward it’s also worth while remembering the foundation that helped create the St Francis of today. There is no better time to do this than at some anniversary and in this case we refer to the creation of the original small golf course some 40 years ago. The original 9 holes carved out of the virgin bush has become the highly acclaimed 18 hole Bay Golf Course of today and with the advent of our second golf course, Jack Nicholas designed St Francis Links, the bay now has a deserved nomenclature of being called “the old course” This is a great marketing handle as the only other place that uses this model is the home of golf in St Andrews Scotland.
The object of the Heritage event is also to introduce people from all walks of life to the golf club and to encourage the younger set to take up an interest in the game.
In order to celebrate this anniversary it is intended to create a special day of golf for all, from the serious golfer and those just getting started and those who simply want to participate in the anniversary party. We are calling this event The Heritage and the course will be reconfigured to the original 9 as designed by Maxwell Hullett and built by John Kettlewell. All surplus funds plus green fees will be for the benefit of the bay golf club.
This could become an annual event as this is also an opportunity for other businesses in St Francis to celebrate their Heritage. We need to check the facts but would it not be true that the following could also celebrate their anniversary at the same event.
- First Estate Agency started 45 years by John Cooper snr – now Harcourts
- First Port Fish Processing Plant started 35 years ago – Ballobi
- First Hospitality Bar started some 30 years ago – Legends
- First Super Store some 7 years and growing year on year – Super Spa
In addition the above there are lots of opportunities for business or individuals to get involved by either sponsorship of a hole, green or driving box or by donating prizes on this fun day.
We are happy to explore other innovations such as best dressed 1970’s golfers, best couple, best frock, best hat etc so let’s make this a special fun day and show that club life is a part of the community.
On a separate subject it is intended to start a St Francis Golf business League in February 2016 but more about that later.
Please give us a call to discuss the first Heritage event and attached find our suggested sponsorship options, we will be happy to explore alternative ideas.
Barry Tonkin – o82 602 2604
John Hammond – 072 770 7788
Main Sponsors- Gold
We anticipate no more than 3/4 main sponsors who will have prime spots on all marketing materials, web site, press releases and social media platforms. The actual sponsorship will be agreed after discussions on how best to promote the individual companies. It is anticipated that each main sponsor would also have marketing of a particular hole both t box and green included in the package. Sponsorship funds or indeed a mix of funds and prizes are of interest. Funds raised via sponsorship will be utilised for advertising, promotional items and as a contribution to set up and entertainment activities as well as prizes.
Sponsors marketing material will be applied to both the appropriate area on the course and in both the car park and club house. Please contact Barry or John to discuss your interest and available options.
Sponsors – Silver
T box & Green = R 750
T box = R 500
Green = R 500
Marketing Material may be displayed on nominated area on the course and press releases etc
Sponsor – Bronze
Individuals or companies who sponsor prizes will be included in the awards ceremony, club signage and photographs of winners. All prizes will be greatly appreciated.