Good golf, good weather and good fun at Pam Golding Ladies open

Golf is a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.

That is what 128 lady golfers did the weekend of 19th & 20th November in the Pam Golding Properties Ladies Weekend Open on the courses of St. Francis Links and St. Francis Bay (SFBGC). Ladies from as far as Jagersfonteir, 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-in- one 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:


  • Francis Links: Amanda Cloete (Simola) & Sunet Venter (Knysna)
  • SFBGC: Janine van der Merwe (SFBGC) & Melinda McCay (Uitenhage)


  • 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

Pam Golding Properties in St. Francis Bay, and especially Richard Arderne, has been involved as the main sponsor for this tournament since inception. The two Clubs and all the Ladies deeply appreciate their involvement in supporting and developing ladies golf.

Thanks also to all the other prize sponsors:

  • Aqua Spa & Skin Clinic
  • Bard’au & Co
  • Carol Horlock – Accommodation prize on Links
  • Glo Beauty & Body Boutique
  • Hibiscus Health & Beauty Studio
  • Prestige Beauty & Body Boutique
  • Francis Point Vineyard

 Looking after the fluid supplement for the ladies were Village Square Super Spar, Distell, SAB and 19th hole Wines.

Winners of Pam Golding Ladies Open

Ladies in red at Pam Golding Ladies Open

The after event party at Pam Golding Ladies Open


Article and photographs by Heili Uys