Imperial Auto / MFC Nomads Challenge


nomadsThe Imperial Auto/MFC Nomads Challenge was held  at Fancourt from the May 29 – 31. This was attended by the winners from the 12 South African clubs who qualified by virtue of  the Imperial Auto/MFC competition which was run throughout the year. The Nomads and sponsors were joined by guests from boys and girls Junior Golf as well as from the SAGDB and Disabled Golf.

Gary Rodwell , newly appointed National  Chairman 2015/6.
Gary Rodwell , newly appointed National Chairman 2015/6.

The first round was played at the Links which was in itself a first time experience for many participating and was a highlight for everyone who played with the second round being played at the beautiful Outeniqua Course at Fancourt.

The Nomads winner over the two rounds was Glen Wienand from Northerns on a count out from Gavin Brown from KZN. The winner of the invited guests section was local man Richard Plumb with Natasha Carlsson finishing a very credible second place—Natasha is definitely a name to watch in the future.

If I look at the quality of the junior golfers who participated, I believe golf in South Africa is in a healthy state and we as Nomads are proud to play our part in supporting golf development. Here are some names to keep an eye on in the future—Kyle McClatchie, Dylan Naidoo, Elsune’ Roode, Wilco Nienaber, Sarah Bouch, Fanele Hlope, Willie Olivier and Riaan Grootboom.


It was great to see how competitive and skilful Eugene Vorster, Iglin Grobbelaar, Nico Wentzel and Jenny Frost were in representing Disabled Golf – something which we as golfers all admire.

Congratulations to Grant Hepburn from SAGDB on his appointment as CEO of Golf RSA.

We at Nomads would like to thank Imperial Auto and MFC for their continued support of Nomads and Golf in South Africa.

Gary Rodwell
Nomads National Chairman 2015/16