Pam Golding Properties Ladies Open Weekend Rocked St Francis Bay

The overall prize winners for the weekend were Ros Botha and Carol Pitt seen here with Richard Arderne of Pam Golding Properties, St Francis Bay

Great golf, great organisation, great food and great entertainment. That is what 144 lady golfers experienced during the weekend of 11th and 12th November in the Pam Golding Properties Ladies Weekend Open on the courses of St. Francis Links and St. Francis Bay (SFBGC).

This event is the biggest ladies golfing event in the Eastern Cape and attracts ladies from all over South Africa. They represented 28 different clubs as well as two players from the United Kingdom. There were also 10 Ladies Captains in the field!

There were prizes and opportunities galore! Pam Golding Properties in St. Francis Bay was the main sponsor and the ladies also had the opportunity to win hole-in-one prizes.  Bay Union Insurance sponsored a hole-in-one on the Links with Dirk Ellis Volkswagen in Jeffreys Bay putting up a new car. Annemarie’s Boutique in St. Francis Bay sponsored a hole-in-one at SFBGC to the value of R5000!

Thanks also to all the Beauty Boutiques in St Francis who sponsored nearest to the pin prizes.

But they did much more than just playing golf!  They also dressed up for an “Aloha Hawaii” gala dinner with music by Peter Papapanayotou.

There were 18 prizes to be won over these two days. The outstanding golfers who won first prizes on both courses were:


  • Francis Links: Betty Engler and Jenny Elliot (PE golf Club)
  • SFBGC: Sunet Venter and Alix Verrips (Knysna)


  • Francis Links: Ros Botha and Carol Pitt (PE Golf Club)
  • SFBGC: Melissa Palmer and Gillian Whitehead (PE Golf Club)

The overall prize winners for the weekend were Ros Botha and Carol Pitt

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.

Lady golfers having fun at dinner


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