Nomads Magazine - Benoni CC - May 2018

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BENONI COUNTRY CLUB—MAY 2018

Nomads Easterns 40th Anniversay

Game at Benoni Country Club

www.easternsnomads.co.za


Sponsor of the Day

Cargo Motors

Graeme Wood

Cargo Motors

Bedfordview


Captains Report

Benoni Country Club

CAPTAINS REPORT: MAY

After months of preparation and anticipation, our Anniversary weekend finally arrived in the midst of cold and rainy weather!

We collectively held our breath at the anniversary dinner on Friday night, when we heard the rain pelting down on the roof at

Benoni Country Club! Fortunately, the weather gods looked down on us kindly and Saturday turned out to be a perfect winter’s

day for golf!

Eastern’s was able to celebrate their 40 th Anniversary with over 200 guests and fellow Nomads, both at the Anniversary dinner

on Friday night and golf on Saturday. In attendance was the National chairman, along with most of his executive committee

including 11 of the 12 Captains for the 2018/9 playing year.

The celebrations were made memorable by the presence of some of our Founder members- namely Neville Kimber, Robin

Wrighton, Brian Bolton and Brian Mutch who received their 40-year tie.

Master of Ceremonies for the night, Les Floyd, in his eloquent manner, set the tone for the evening with his candour and indepth

knowledge of his fellow Easterns Nomads! The tone was set for what was to be a most enjoyable evening. All previous

Captains were honoured with a mention as well as the presentation of a personalised Taylormade golf bag! Not to be forgotten,

Iris Wrighton, herself a “member” of Nomads for 30 years was also acknowledged for her commitment to Easterns as a

table lady and finally as Match Secretary!

On Saturday, golf took the forefront of the celebrations! With over 200 players to accommodate, Terry had the onerous task

of trying to accommodate nearly 100 special requests for playing partners, tee off times and other unavoidable last-minute

changes! The field had a very early morning sunrise start, with the last fourball of the day coming in just as the sun was setting!

It was a long day, but with the usual Easterns Nomads spirit, many ensured they consumed enough of the sponsor’s

beverages to validate why these sponsorships are so valued by the Nomads! With the help of Jerry Azor, in the beer garden, a

great day was had by all!

A special Thank You to Darren Millington and his well-trained team for assisting us wherever they could, to help make this

Anniversary weekend the success it was. Nothing was left to chance! Thank you also to the members of Benoni Country Club

for accommodating Nomads for the weekend and for giving up your tee-off times on Saturday!

It would be remiss of me not to Thank our local sponsors, who, once again stepped up to the plate with generous contributions,

thereby helping to make the costs involved in organising such a function more affordable! We thank you - Cargo Motors

Graeme Wood, sponsor of the day and Derick Lindsey Dynamic Battery Chargers for the gifts,

Finally, to the Organising Committee under the watchful eye of Derick Lindsay - Thank you for the extreme effort you all went

to in helping make the 40 th Anniversary so memorable! No stone was left unturned and no request ignored!

To my committee having to manage this daunting task as a first up with a number of the committee members in their portfolio’s

for less than a month, well done you can be proud of yourselves.

As the serving Captain during this our 40 th year, along with the committee, we hope to add another memorable year to the

annuls of Easterns Nomads history! Thank you all for your support in making these 40 th year celebrations the success they

were!

Your Captain Mark


We wish to Thank our National Sponsors


Malcolm Sheppard

Director

011 856 5300


Divisional Winners At Benoni Country Club

A Division Winner—Llew Burges Trophy

Sean Ledden—37 Points ( Middle )

B Division Winner—Alan Wilson Trophy

Warren Mitchell—34 Points ( Paid to Go )

C Division Winner—Sys Russel Trophy

Eric Fisher —34 Points ( Left )


Divisional Winners At Benoni Country Club

Runners Up

A Division Runner Up —Mike Lekhuleni ( not in pic )

35 Points

B Division Runner Up —Rob Gordon ( Left )

32 Points

C Division Runner Up—Cyril Ferrar ( Right )

34 Points


GAVIN ADAMS

MANAGING DIRECTOR

011 997 2700


Benoni Country Club

Francis Themane—34 Points

CMC Best of the Rest

(Sponsor BOB AND LYNDA HALL)

Mike Lekhuleni—35 Points

Senior Man of the Match

(Sponsor: Dynamic Battery Chargers -

Derick Lindsay)

BENNETON DUO - Mike Lekhuleni ( not

present ) and Mark Lamb ( middle )

(Sponsor: Benneton - Errol Civin, Ryan

and Jody Schaper)

Sean Ledden

PLAYING CAPTAIN OF THE DAY—

GAUTENG

(PAST OR PRESENT)


Benoni Country Club

Errol Civin

PLAYING CAPTAIN OF THE DAY—

EASTERNS

(PAST OR PRESENT)

Struan King ( left ) collecting on behalf of

Mike Lekhuleni

Andrew Bullen—National Chairman

Thank you for helping with the prize giving

PERSONAL SPONSORSHIP:

Eric “score-cards always balance

“Fisher an accountant by profession

inducted 26-6-1995 and has played

265 games.

Sponsored the Reading game as a

60th Birthday give back to Nomads.


GREG MERVITZ

FRANCHISE DIRECTOR

082 303 2223


Benoni Country Club

TEAM OF 4: PLAYING FOURBALL WINNERS—122 POINTS

Vic Hall ; Fonz Hawkins ; Dave Hoehler ; Eric Fisher

TEAM OF 4: PLAYING FOURBALL RUNNERS UP—121 POINTS

Peter Lombard (PTG) ; Warren Mitchell (PTG) ; Puso Maloka (PTG) ; Marvelous Shangare


Benoni Country Club

WORST PLAYING 4 BALL

(Altar bunnies caps sponsored by Elemental - Robbie Frank)

Giel Van Wyk ; Brett Brannigan ; Mark Reid ; Peter Runkle

HLB BARNETT AND CHOWN NEAREST THE PIN (Sponsor: Peter Chown)

Dave Pickering ; Colin Viljoen ; Johnny Moore (PTG) ; Andrew Bullen


Reading CC

Duff of the Month month : Sean : Brad Ledden Schoeman—white

: Found his golf

bag shoes to be at slightly prize giving on the …. heavy That’s side 20 when bucks he

wanted to leave …… his please unnamed friends decided

to fill his bag with the bunker sand


Benoni Country Club

The Snake Killer

Mark Lamb collects the World famous Snake Killer of 2018

On behalf of

Les “Hisssstory” Coetzee


Kempton Park Golf Club

Stella Artois National Sponsor


Benoni Country Club


Benoni Country Club


Benoni Country Club

Anniversary Dinner

Recognition to the Past 40 years’ Easterns Nomads Captains


Reading CC

A man was addressing the ball when an announcement came over

the loud-speaker: "Will the gentleman on hole number one please

not hit from the Ladies' tee box."

The man backs away, a little distracted, then approaches his ball

again. As he does, the same announcement comes over the loudspeaker:

"Will the gentleman on hole number one please not hit from

the Ladies' tee box."

The man is getting irritated now, and after backing away from his

shot, approaches his ball one more time. This time the announcement

came: "We really need the gentleman on hole number one to

move off of the Ladies' tee box!"

To which the man turns around and yells: "And I really need the announcer

to shut up and let me play my second shot!"


Benoni Country Club

Mercantile Local Sponsor


What a busy time it was leading up to our anniversary

celebrations and game.

I literally spent all day every day at the laptop trying

to organize and re-organize and re-organize!!!!

Trying to accommodate 210 players and all their

requests is no easy task! But we did it!!!! The

day was a great success. With two large fields,

almost 100 visiting Nomads, a beer garden and

muso … it was almost like a mini-nationals!

What a great atmosphere!

Reading CC

A very special thanks goes to Darren Millington

and all his staff for going out of their way to help

make our special celebrations such a success. I

could never have done it without your assistance!

The breakdown of the field of 209 players was as follows:

NOMADS 105

VISITING NOMADS 94

VISITORS 8

PROSPECTIVE 2

The day’s average was 29.3 points

Handicap Adjustments

CUT 7

NO CHANGE 41

GAIN 57

DIVISION AVERAGE A 25.9 B 25.8 C 27.3


Reading CC

The Water Ball

A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong ambition to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

exactly the way the pros do it.

The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the small green that is on a small spit of land.

It was something the golfer had tried hundreds of times without success. His ball had always fallen

short, into the water.

Because of this, he never used a new ball on this particular hole. He always picked out one that had a

cut or a nick, as did many other "average" golfers when negotiating very challenging holes.

Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut

ball as usual, and said a silent prayer.

However, before he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above seemed to be booming out from the

clouds, saying:

"Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."

The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings, despite the fact that this same force seemed to be

implying that he was going to finally achieve his lifelong ambition.

As he stepped up to the tee once more, the voice came down again:

"Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."

So he stepped back and took a practice swing, certain now that this heavenly force was going to make

his dream come true.

The voice boomed out again:

"Take another practice swing."

Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and waited ...

A long silence followed ...

Then the voice again:

"Use the old ball."


Reading CC

Benoni Country Club

Membership Report


Reading CC

Results of Benoni Country Club —May 2018 DAY’S AVG 26.9

Sponsor of the Day—CARGO MOTORS BEDFORDVIEW—GRAEME WOOD

DIVISION WINNERS WINNERS SCORE RUNNERS-UP SCORE

A. LLEW BURGESS TROPHY Sean Ledden 37 Mike Lekhuleni 35

B. ALAN WILSON TROPHY Warren Mitchell 34 Rob Gordon 32

C. SYD RUSSELL TROPHY Eric Fisher 34 Cyril Ferrar 34

CMC BEST OF THE REST ( SPONSOR BOB AND LYNDA HALL )

Francis Themane

34 PTG

SENIOR MAN OF THE MATCH ( SPONSOR DYNAMIC BATTERY CHARGERS—DERICK LINDSAY

Mike Lekhuleni 35

BENNETON DUO ( SPONSOR BENNETON—ERROL CIVIN, RYAN AND JODY SCHAPER )

Mike Lekhuleni Mark Lamb 64

BRANDHOUSE PLAYING CAPTAIN OF THE DAY (PAST OR PRESENT)

Errol Civin ( Easterns ) 33 Sean Ledden ( Gauteng ) 37

TEAM OF 4 : PLAYING FOURBALL

WINNERS 122 RUNNERS UP 121

Vic Hall Peter Lombard ( PTG )

Fonz Hawkins Warren Mitchell ( PTG )

Dave Hoehler Puso Maloka ( PTG )

Eric Fisher

Marvelous Shangare

WORST PLAYING 4 BALL 85

( ALTAR BUNNIES CAPS SPONSORED BY ELEMENTAL—ROBBIE FRANK )

Giel Van Wyk

Brett Brannigan

Mark Reid

Peter Runkle

MR SNAKE KILLER (SPONSOR : COLVIC—VIC HALL )

Les Coetzee 16 Points 13 HCP

VARRIES’S HALLELUJAH (SPONSOR : VARRIE FAMILY) R200

Arthur Horne

VICTOR FORTUNE EAGLE (SPONSOR : ALAN AND DUDLEY MEREDITH)

NOT WON

WUNUNDER (SPONSOR : POLLA DE JONGH )

Mike Lekhuleni

TWO UNDER ON PAR 5’S ( SPONSOR : CLYDESDALE ENGINEERING—ROB GORDON ) NOT WON

NEAREST PIN FOR LEAST ON PAR 5 ( SPONSOR : TSHEBA CONSTRUCTION—DANNY ) Sean Ledden

HLB BARNETT AND CHOWN NEAREST THE PIN ( SPONSOR : PETER CHOWN )

3 Andrew Bullen 12 Johnyy Moore ( PTG )

8 Colin Viljoen 15 Dave Pickering

TRIFECTA POOL Monthly Value R 1010 ; Pool R 0 ; Total R 1010

Not Won

MONTHLY DRAW Mark Smith R 1000

Vaughan Ferreira R 500

Polla de Jongh R 250

EBOTSE GOLF CLUB VOUCHER (SPONSOR : EBOTSE LINKS—VIC LANGKILDE ) Ray Leppan

GLENBRYNTH DRAW

Brian Springorum

Anthony Scribante

Brett Skinner

GOLFER’S CLUB ATTENDANCE DRAW

Brian Hogg

Cargo Motors Bedfordview


Reading CC

Current Competition Standings

2018 Imperial MFC Challenge standings for Easterns : Jan 2018 to Dec 2018


Kempton Park Golf Club

Europcar National Sponsor


Benoni Country Club

Mercedes-Benz Bedfordview—Local Sponsor

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