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The new playing year got o to a very wet start with oMike Headur
May game being washed out at State Mines. Thank you
very much to the Captain, Jan Delport and the
management of State Mines, who agreed to allow us to
replay the game on 24 June at no extra charge and even
moving one of their scheduled annual competitions that
was to take place on the day. We sadly heard on the day
that Mike Tarr, a 35 year Honorary Nomad and past Captain had passed on earlier that
morning after a long illness. Our condolences go out to his family as well as fellow
Nomad Joe Gumede’s families, who’s wife also left us two days later.
Congratulations to our Junior Vice Captain Hector King as well as all the Springs Nomads
for making the Memorial Day such a success. Despite only 32 Nomads supporting this
day +/- R16000.00 was raised for Hospice. Springs golf course is in fantastic condition
and I urge all you skeptics to go and see for yourself.
Our Kempton Park game was a total contrast, with perfect weather and on behalf of
Easterns I would like to thank the management and staff at Kempton Park golf club for
hosting us, as well as our starters for the day and in particular our lovely Ladies Terry and
Cathy, without whom we would be chasing our tails.
I had the pleasure and honour of playing with Geoff Fairhurst (Chairman KPGC), Ian
Griffiths (Captain KPGC) and Philip Michaux (Imperial CEO) and in true Imperial spirit, Phil
and I sponsored them.
Peter Retief, the sales and marketing manager of Tempest car hire not only sponsored
our June golf day, for which we are greatfull, he also handed the overall prize that
We wish to thank our Natinal Sponsors
Tempest also sponsors for the Tempest national IKO swindle of a 4 Night stay at a
Southern Sun Hotel , 2 x Return air tickets and 4 days car hire over and above the
R3200.00 cash to Neville Saunders (Easterns). – Thank you TEMPEST and let me remind
you that the only way we can show our gratitude to such loyal sponsors, is to support
their brand wherever and whenever possible.
After such a successful day and even winning the rugby, we awoke to the very sad and
shocking news that Clive Muller, a 8 year Easterns Nomad, had passed away in his sleep
earlier that morning, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family – RIP friend.
Upcoming events
• Diamond Challenge 8/9 July Sun City
• Highveld Trophy July 12 Ruimsig
Mike Fick

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