January 2019 Inductee - Peter Whalley
Peter with his wife, Rene and children.
Peter was born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa, and earned his living in England, France, Germany and now Australia.
Having arrived on Australian shores back in 2002, he initially worked for the Softline Group (Pastel Accounting) but now runs his own software business, developing and distributing Accounting add-on’s, working with Partners in Aus, New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland.
Pete’s decided to start playing golf because the days of playing 045 Div 1 Football (soccer) will undoubtedly come to an end, in the next few years. Golf seemed a better option and a great opportunity to develop new skills. And it’s all thanks to Kevin Rule, who introduced him to Nomads.
With two children, 12 and 14 and wife Rene, life is pretty busy with school, kids sports and social events every dang weekend!
Off the course, Peter enjoys coffee roasting, Japanese knife sharpening and looking at Swedish Supermodels. No particular order.
If you show the same dedication of your sponsor, Kevin Rule, you will undoubtedly become a fine Nomads.
January 2019 Inductee - Craig Vermeulen
Craig moved to Australia a year ago with his wife and 2 daughters. He has a software development background and is working as a Project Manager at OPSI Systems Australia.
He is a keen golfer, having been a member at Randpark in Johannesburg for several years with a regular Sunday morning 4 ball, however, he has never been more than a social golfer handicap wise as it is not his primary sport. His primary sport is target shooting, specialising in the ISSF 50m rifle disciplines. He has his NSW licence now and will start competing again shortly.
He hasn't played much golf since he arrived in Australia, so is very much looking forward to getting back into it and meeting more Nomads members.
Welcome to our Club, Craig, your exciting journey in Nomads is about to begin.
KEVIN RULE - 9th MEMBER TO REACH 100 GAMES
Kevin Rule is only the 9th Nomads Sydney North to play his 100th game and he did that at Mona Vale Golf Club on 20th January 2019.
Here are some interesting info on Kevin's journey at Nomads:
• Started playing golf in the mid 70’s when he was at high school
• While his main focus was cricket and hockey he was a member at Parkview Golf Club in Johannesburg
• He was inducted into Nomads in March 2006 and his proposer was Gordon Hatch
• Kevin has attended 2 Australian National tournaments
• In the 10 years from Jan 2008 since detailed stats were kept:
- His average score is 29.60
- His highest score – 41 points at Long Reef in Mar 15
- His lowest score - 15 points also at Long Reef in Jul 15
(from Rooster to Feather duster in matter of 4 months)
- His starting handicap at Nomads was 8
- His average handicap 9.72 with his lowest being 6 (Jan 16) and his highest handicap 14 (Aug 10)
Well done Kevin on achieving this milestone, you are a great Club member and we look forward to at least another 30 good years with you.
WINNERS PHOTOS - MONA VALE 20 JANUARY 2019
(Click on photo to reveal the prize won)
MONA VALE WINNERS - 20 JANUARY 2019
2019 NOMADS SYDNEY NORTH COMMITTEE
Incoming Captain, Peter Hodge, introduced his new Committee for 2019. There are a couple of new faces on the Committee: Ken Adeline who was elected unanimously as the Junior Vice Captain for 2019, Simon Cresswell and Damon Cornish.
2019 GAME SCHEDULE
This year we play twice at the following courses: Bayview, Long Reef and The Springs and for the 1st time we play 3 times at Riverside Oaks due to the change of venue from Stone Cutters Ridge. The other 3 games are Mona Vale in January, Wakehurst in August and Asquith in September.
In May, we will be hosting the 8th North v South Club Challenge at Riverside Oaks.
Under Johan Landsberg, Tournament Coordinator, our Club will be hosting the 11th Nomads National Tournament and this will be at Magenta Shores 1 to 3 November 2019.