The Nomads Golf Club of South Africa
Nomads Golf Club of Australia
- Nomads NSW (North Sydney)
- Nomads Brisbane (Brisbane)
Interesting tidbits from Mel Clements:
- Nomads Mashonaland (Harare)
- Nomads Matabeleland (Bulawayo)
- Nomads Midlands (Gweru)
Nomads clubs in South Africa have raised in excess of 20 mill rand through their charity days
about 4 mill kiwi. Last year the clubs raised 1.5 mill rand, 280 kiwi. Each club raising an
average of 23k kiwi. With our membership we do extremely well!!!
There have been 42 National tournaments played annually, hosted in South Africa.
The first Nomads club formed was Transvaal, (now Gauteng) 47 years ago. The average membership of
each club in RSA is about 160 members and it is not uncommon for a new applicant to wait up to
2 years on the waiting list to get obtain membership at the larger clubs like Gauteng, Natal and
Western Province. One of the reasons for the formation of Nomads was to get Jewish golfers onto
golf courses as they were denied memberships at some golf courses in JoBurg 47 years ago!!!!
There are probably 3000 Nomad golfers world wide.
3 National tournaments played each year, South Africa, Zimbabwe (currently being played in Harare
this week) and Botswana. The SA t'ment has about 450 players, the Zim one about 200 players and
the Botswana one about 150 players. The SA and Zimbabwe t'ments are played over 4 rounds with the
Botswana event being a 2 round event. The neighbouring provinces compete against each in various
triangulars through the year, constituting 'away games'.
Nomads South Africa run the scoreboards(known as Golferama) for the South African Sunshine tour
including the SA Open and the Sun City Classic and get paid for this service, the funds going to
either Junior Golf or Charity organisations. At the SA Open they needed 56 volunteers per day.
Anyway just a bit of useless info that may be of interest.