Kloof Country Club was the venue for our November monthly meeting and we were hosted by their Club Captain and fellow Nomad Ken Elms. Ken, in his message to the Natal members, spoke of the strong relationship between our two clubs and this was evident in the way we were made to feel welcome throughout the day. I have to say that the Kloof pub has one of the better atmospheres of all the clubs that we visit and this goes a long way to keeping the Natal members at the club a little longer on the day. Ken and I were up against past captain of Southern Cape, Mark Ward Able and the ‘Big Guy’ Gustav Kriese. Well, once again we took the cash thanks to a whole pile of shots we got on the day.
Other visitors on the day were Chris Brooks from Southern Natal as well as Brian Breedts an ex Natal Nomad. We were also joined by regulars Dieter Kriese and Graham Biffen.
I had the pleasure of awarding Ian Crafford his 100 game badge on the evening as well as past Captains Phil Hodgson and Maurice Chelin who both received their 15 year ties.
We inducted three new nomads into the ranks, namely Ian Pace who has rejoined us after an extended break, James Buzzard and Hylton ‘Kesh’ Aylward. Gentlemen, welcome to Nomads and I would encourage all of you to get involved where you can which will make your nomadic career a lot more rewarding.
Congratulations to all our winners on the day, especially the divisional winners who qualify for next month’s Gold Cup;
Grant Cornwall with home club advantage shot a personal Best and 1st time 40 pointer to win the ‘A’ Division, and the Best score on the day and the most points scored and playing 4 ball and the playing pair and nearest the pin and … Phew !!.
Guido Wiegmink scooped the ‘B’ Division with 35 points with a host of players on his tail with this low score I’m sure and Des Rhode the ‘C’ Division with 37 points.
Home course advantage clearly evident on the day also saw Keith Gillespie ace the 180 m, Par 3, 6 Th hole with a fine 7 iron. What a great feeling to do this especially on your home turf. Well done Gutter.
Our last game of 2010 will be Gold Cup day at Durban Country Club, Beachwood course on the 3rd December. To all those who have qualified for the Gold Cup good luck on the day.
2010 has been a great year for me and it has truly been an honour and a privilege to serve you as Captain of the Natal Nomads Club. When I accepted this position, I promised to serve you as best as possible and trust that I have met with your expectations. In this regards I would like to thank each and every one of you for your generous support.
To my committee, thank you all for accepting to serve with me this past year and I thank you for the hard work and dedication that you have put in to help make this past year the success that it has been.
To Richard Agar and his committee, 2011 will be a great year for you and in parting offer you this advice; deal with all matters Nomadic timeously and remember that the year will fly by so take the time to enjoy and savour every moment. Good luck.
Signing off for the last time, over and out.
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