Nomads Golf Club of SA is one of the biggest benefactors of junior golf in South Africa. Since inception we have raised and supported junior golf in excess of R20 million. At this stage we generate and sponsor approxiamately. R2-million per annum, and this funding is raised in three ways.
Nomads has an agreement with the Sunshine Tour to handle all the score control duties for all professional golf tournaments run by them, both local and co-sanctioned European Tour events. Nomads members give up their time voluntarily and we are paid a fee by the Tour and this money is channeled into junior golf.
We have exceptionally strong relationships with some of our sponsors, namely Imperial Auto and MFC (Motor Finance Company) and a large portion of their annual sponsorship is used to fund junior golf with a special emphasis on development golf.
Our 12 South African clubs raise money via the sale of the FoG tickets and this money is allocated to golf development in each club’s area.
Nomads have been entrusted with a large sum of sponsor’s money so it is important that we have all the correct governances in place and we can account for all funding. With this in mind we have decided to partner with four amateur unions and we will only support events that are either arranged by, or supported by one of these unions.
SAGA – Junior Golf – Nomads sponsors all the national age group events as well as the National Order of Merit tournaments
Women’s Golf SA – Nomads sponsors the national girls championship as well as the prestigious Rose Bowl tournament.
SADGB – Disabled Golf – Nomads sponsors the annual coaches workshop that is run over two days and we are also the sponsors of the First Swing Program which sees SADGB take a “roadshow” to schools catering for disabled children and introducing these children to the game of golf.
SAGDB – Development Golf – in 2015 we will be sponsoring a tournament in Johannesburg that will bring the elite squads from the SAGDB together to compete over two days.
At the recent COSAG (Confederation of South African Golf) meeting hosted by Mr. Johann Rupert and attended by representatives from all, professional and amateur, golfing bodies in South Africa it was indeed a proud moment when Rupert made the following statement “Golf in South Africa would not be in the healthy state that it is in without the generous contribution from Nomads.”
As Nomads we have a passion for the game of golf and we are very serious about contributing towards the development of the future South African golfers.
Ken Walker – FoG Coordinator