April 2018 Inductee - Justin Amos
A bit of background on our newest member:
As a well travelled Yorkshireman and a big Sheffield United fan, Justin moved to Sydney in 2016 from London with his wife Jean and now 4 year old daughter, Aria.
Justin played many sports as a younger man and having been a half-decent amateur footballer and tennis player he really didn't have much opportunity to play golf. As time and gravity took its toll, he finally made the decision and took up the beautiful game of golf in 2004 (mainly as a replacement for football) as he was missing the camaraderie of team sports and it's been a journey of his (self) discovery ever since.
Thankfully, he has not yet broken a club in rage yet, but he has taken on a few small shrubs with a sand wedge....
His working life has been in capital markets (JP Morgan): for the last decade in FinTech start-up land and more recently in Blockchain and Crypto Assets. Justin is a director at PwC advising in these exciting fields.
Justin's favorite type of golf course is a Links course because of the scenic beauty, challenging weather conditions and fast greens - that and the fact that he spray it off the tee, he can still get it back...
Welcome to Nomads, Justin, and remember you'll get out of Nomads what you put in!
ASQUITH PRIZE WINNERS - 15 APRIL 2018
WINNERS PHOTOS - ASQUITH 15 APRIL 2018
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LONG REEF PRIZE WINNERS - 11 MARCH 2018
WINNERS PHOTOS - LONG REEF 11 MARCH 2018
(Hover on photo to reveal the prize won)
BAYVIEW PRIZE WINNERS - 18 FEBRUARY 2018
4 NOMADS CLUB MEMBERS AT MONA VALE
We had a rather unique situation at the last game where 4 out of our 5 Australian Clubs had a member present at our monthly game at Mona Vale.
From left to right: Sydney North Captain, Michael Hodge, Brisbane's David Hodge, National President Mark Howard-Browne, Perth's past Captain Ken Lloyd and Sydney South's Fabian Baird
WINNERS PHOTOS - MONA VALE 21 JANUARY 2018
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MONA VALE WINNERS - 21 JANUARY 2018
2018 NOMADS GOLF CLUB (SYDNEY NORTH) COMMITTEE
2018 GAME SCHEDULE
In similar vein to 2017, in 2018 we play twice at the following courses: Mona Vale, Long Reef, Riverside Oaks, The Springs and Asquith. The other 2 games are Bayview in February and Wakehurst in August.
In May, Souths will be hosting the North v South Club Challenge and hopefully we can deliver a resounding victory like Captain DJ Carrick did in 2017.
Nomads Sunshine Coast will be organising the 10th Nomads National Tournament and this will be at Noosa Springs from 12 to 14 October 2018
2017 PETER THOMPSON KNOCK OUT
2017 GOLD CUP WINNERS - RIVERSIDE OAKS 17 DEC 2017
RIVERSIDE OAKS WINNERS - 17th DECEMBER 2017
WINNERS PHOTOS - RIVERSIDE OAKS DECEMBER 2017
(Click on photo to reveal the prize won)
13th ALLAN GRAY CHARITY GOLF DAY RAISES $35,500
Well done to Vice Captain, Michael Hodge, and his Charity Day Committee in raising $35,500 at the 13th Nomads Sydney North Allan Gray Charity Day.
Here Michael presents a cheque for $26,585 (finalised at $27,000) to the Cancer Council NSW COO Greg Bisset. In the pic is Community Engagement Manager (Fundraising) – Metro Sydney, Costeen Sekhas and their Regional Manager, Jess Green.
After the final reconciliation, the $42,569 raised was allocated as follows:
- $27,000 - Cancer Council NSW
- $8,500 - Jack Newton Junior Golf
Well done to all involved in raising this terrific amount.
The 2017 Allan Gray Charity Golf Day Photo Album
MONA VALE WINNERS - NOVEMBER 2017
MONA VALE PHOTOS - NOVEMBER 2017
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WINNERS FROM THE SPRINGS - OCT 17
THE SPRINGS PICS
MARK HOWARD-BROWNE - NEW NATIONAL NOMADS PRESIDENT
ASQUITH WINNERS SUMMARY
ASQUITH PHOTOS - 17th September 2017
WAKEHURST WINNERS SUMMARY
WAKEHURST PHOTOS - AUGUST 2017
LONG REEF WINNERS SUMMARY
LONG REEF PHOTOS - JULY 2017
PETER THOMPSON KNOCK OUT UPDATE
7 of the 1st Round matches in the 2017 Peter Thompson Knock Out took place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at The Springs Golf Course at Peats Ridge.
Most of the games were tight with only Rudi van der Walt accounting for Kevin Loggenberg 31-23. That wasn't quite the birthday present that Kevin would have hoped for with his birthday a few days later.
2 of the games were tied on points with the golfer with the lower handicap going through. Hence, Kevin Rule beat Hennie Laubscher with their scores level on 26.
Barry Schutte and Jo Landsberg fought tooth-and-nail to the end with Barry scoring 3 points in the last 4 holes to Jo's 2 points. According to Barry, Jo didn't "win" he "advanced" to the next round. Which ever way you look at it Barry, you're in the Plate...
The losers play in the Plate Competition which starts in August.
THE SPRINGS WINNERS PAGE
THE SPRINGS PHOTOS - JUNE 2017
FUTHERANCE OF GOLF
Nomads Australia National President, Chris Fichardt, hands over a cheque for $8,000 to Jack Newton Junior Golf, Peter van Wegen as a contribution to the costs of sending 4 juniors to the Curros South African International.
Dave Twycross, who looks after the Furtherance of Golf Portfolio on the National Executive, accompanied the 4 juniors and their chaperone, Tanya Smith, to South Africa where they played at Durbanville Golf Club in Cape Town.
SYDNEY ANNUAL CHALLENGE - MAY 2017
David "DJ" Carrick (left) accepts the Sydney Interclub Challenge Shield from Nomads Australia National President. Chris Fichardt. His team, Sydney North overwhelmed Sydney South 11-2 and thereby put the wins at 3 a-piece. Looking on is Sydney Souths Captain, Tony Gooding.
RIVERSIDE OAKS PHOTOS - MAY 2017
RIVERSIDE OAKS WINNERS - 21 MAY 2017
ASQUITH PHOTOS - APRIL 2017
ASQUITH WINNERS - 23 APRIL 2017
LONG REEF PHOTOS - MARCH 2017
LONG REEF - WINNERS - 19 MARCH 2017
AUSTRALIAN NOMADS WIN 5 NATIONS COMPETITION
The victorious Nomads Australia golfers winning the 5 Nations tournament beating Zambia into 2nd place, followed by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
From left (back): Iain Ross (Brisbane), John Erasmus (Sydney North), Ken Walker (Perth), Barry Schutte (Sydney North), B Anderson (Perth), Mark Howard-Browne.
(front): Derrick Jones (Sydney North), President Chris Fichardt (Sydney North) and Anthony Cichonski (Sydney South).
THE JOCK NATIONALS - 11-17 MARCH 2017 - NELSPRUIT
STONECUTTERS PHOTOS - 19 FEBRUARY 2017
STONECUTTERS RIDGE - WINNERS - FEBRUARY 2017
MYLES CRAYE REACHES 100 GAME MILESTONE
Myles Craye (left) received his 100th Game badge from Sydney North Captain, David Carrick at Mona Vale GC on 22nd January 2017.
Myles started playing at the age of 17 in Marandellas, Rhodesia (now called Marondera in Zimbabawe) on sand and oil "greens". His 1st golf lesson was with Gary Player at a corporate golf day at Enkledoorn Golf Club where he played 4 holes with him. Incidentally, Gary Player would not let him out of the bunker until he got it correct. Some might think that he never got out!
Myles was a member of Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town with his last handicap being 16 and lowest 8.
He joined Nomads Australia in 2004 after being proposed by Reg Bohler and Nigel Adams (both no longer members).
In 2006 he joined the Sydney North Committee serving mainly as the Secretary and was the Captain in 2012.
Myles also served on the Australian National Executive from 2006 for 9 years as the National Secretary.
He helped Wayne Richardson and Paul McIlroy start Nomads Brisbane in 2008 and served on their committee for 6 months. In 2010, Myles assisted Johan Landsberg and Tony Gooding to start a 2nd Club in Sydney - Sydney South - and also served on their committee as secretary for 6 months. He is now an advisor on the new committee for 2017.
In the 9 years from Jan 2008 since detailed stats were kept, his:
o Average score is 29.79
o Highest score – 42 points at Camden Lakeside (Nov 12) - also 40 at Asquith (Aug 10) and Bayview (Feb 07)
o Lowest score - 21 points at St Michaels in Mar 13
o Average handicap is 17.43
o Lowest handicap 13 (Sep 10)
o Highest handicap 21 (Sep 12)
Another worry stat is his uncanny ability to win the monthly cash draw… perhaps he should be prohibited from entering.
Myles hasn’t won a Crying Towel at his home Club but had his first with Souths in December 2016.
Well done Myles, your contribution to our Club and Nomads Australia has been nothing short of fantastic.
MONA VALE WINNERS - JANUARY 2017
MONA VALE PHOTOS - 22 JANUARY 2017
2017 NOMADS GOLF CLUB (SYDNEY NORTH) COMMITTEE
Craig Bernhardt was elected unanimously as the Junior Vice Captain for 2017. However, due to his work plans changing significantly in early 2017, Craig has withdrawn his acceptance. We are now looking for a new JVC.
Incoming Captain, David "DJ" Carrick, appealed to all members to seriously consider their involvement and as such each member should serve on the committee through the Nomads journey.
DJ has the "old guard" still supporting him and while some of them are getting long-in-the-tooth, they will nevertheless continue to provide valuable contributions.
2017 GAME SCHEDULE
In 2017 we play twice at the following courses: Mona Vale, Long Reef, Riverside Oaks, The Springs and Asquith. The other 2 games are at Stonecutters Ridge in February and Wakehurst in August.
In May we host the North v South Club Challenge and DJ Carrick has his work cut out as Captain to wrest the Shield away from Souths who have won it 3 years in a row.
Sydney South will be organising the 9th Nomads National Tournament and this will be at Kooindah Waters from 20 to 22 October 2017.
Justin Amos - April Inductee
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Asquith Winners Pics - Apr 18
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2018 Committee Revealed
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Aussies win SA Nomads
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Myles Craye reaches 100 Games
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Souths beat Norths in annual comp
51st National Tournament
National President Chris Fichardt
Wayne Fourie remarkable on par 3s
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