NATAL NOMADS Golf Club Monthly issue Newsletter Amanzimtoti Golf Club Volume 2 Issue | Page 2

P AGE 2 MARCH 2019 Special Presentation: Greg Graham, Captain 2018 Tel: 031 566 1349 Cell: 083 647 5715 [email protected] Captains Report Greeting Nomads. raham, Captain – Natal Nomads 2018 I can’t believe this is one of the last times I get to write to you as your Captain…the old adage of time flying when you are having fun certainly Tel: 031 566 1349 applies! Cell: 083 647 5715 th Amanzimtoti Country Club hosted our monthly game on the 19 of March 2019 and thankfully the weather was way better than the last time we played there. To my 4 ball on the day Colin Scorer, Captain of Toti, Lungi email: Majola and Trevor Lauderdale, thank you very much for a [email protected] wonderful round. Colin, congratulations to you and your team, you can be proud of your course and the level of consistency it has maintained over the years. Judging by the scores on the day our Nomads certainly enjoyed the course. Phil Hodgson and Derek Browne thank you for your assistance in starting the field. Joining us as Guests on the day were Craig Askew with Ross Alleson, Jason Moriaty and Bruce Whiting with Mike Graham and Ricky Stopforth with Terry Young. Visiting Nomads all from Southern Natal were Simon Lee, Ryan Keys and Bob Hall. Sean Phillips and Sean Lenz were the prospective members in the field and hopefully they will be inducted at our next game at Zimbali. Thank you to all of you for joining us and we hope that you had a great time and will join us again in the near future. With the threat of Load shedding hanging over our heads prize giving commenced at just after 5.30. Congratulations to all the winners and in particular Shaun Barker. Chicken Joe decided to make his receipt of his 10 Year Tie even more special by scoring 41 Points an d winning B division. Retirement has certainly been good to our A Division winner, Gavin Bissict on 38 Points. ‘Bionic’ Blake Shepherd with 35 Points won the C Division. Well done, not only to our Divisional winners, but all the winners on the day. I was also privileged enough t o award the following Ties and Badges: 35 year tie 15 year tie 10 year tie 400 Game Badges - - - - 300 Game Badge – Jay van Rensburg 550 Game Badge to be handed to JOHN WINTON INDUCTIONS: Theo van Rensburg Brandon Barnes Sean Phillips Transfer request received: Silvio Beretta to Gauteng New Applications: Alex Crockart Graham ‘Blackie’ Blackburn Chris Meyiwa Shaun Barker Garth Enslin and Fred Stopforth We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Brandon Barnes to Natal Nomads. Brandon is the Owner of On The Inside (Pty) Ltd, a Construction and Interior Design Company and a member at Royal Durban GC. Congratulations on your induction and I am sure you will have many enjoyable years at Natal Nomads. Daryl Francois 2 nd nd Guy Armstrong 2 At this juncture I would like to thank Tom Barff, VC extraordinaire. We certainly have had our challenges in terms of prize-givings this year and we can now add load-shedding as another one that we have conquered. It kicked in half way through our prize-giving and resulted in us doing the non-skills portion as well as the Super 10 draw in the dark. Well done Tom, despite this we still managed to complete everything by 18:20. David Buxton 8 th Greg Graham 11 th Firethorn Nationals has come and gone and our Contingent of 25 Players fared relatively well on an extremely tough course. We managed to th nd get to 8 in the Bert Hunt Standings, not exactly the result we were hoping for but respectable considering we were 2 in terms of the Coastal Sides. Kudos must go to Gauteng and in particular Graham Bishop and his team on an exceptional National Event. You have once again raised the bar to new heights. I would also like to encourage all Natal Nomads to try and attend away tours and Nationals wher e possible, the camaraderie and friendship fostered at these events certainly contributes massively to our Nomadic Journey. Dean Hodgson 11 th Marc Fehe’r 16 th In closing it is with an extremely heavy heart that I convey the passing of Gauteng Nomad, Darren Holm, The Sheriff of the Cowboy Bar! Those of you who crossed paths with this wonderful gentleman will know that as sad as his passing is, he would want us to celebrate his life. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Samantha, his family and friends………………And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee. th th Our AGM will be held on the 15 of April 2019 and on Thursday the 18 of April 2019 Zimbali Country Club will host our next game. I hope to see you all there. Yours in Nomads Pat Smythe 17 th th Frans Kemper 19 th John Mclure 24 th Grant Harris 24 th Craig Smythe 25 th John Veasey 30 Alan Gooderson 30 th