Nomads Golf Club: through golf, the remembrance of others 1960 - 2010
Nomads Golf Club: through golf, the remembrance of others 1960 – 2010. Compiled and edited by Moira Richards
Published by Nomads Golf Club of South Africa, 2010. ISBN 978-0-620-46165-8
The Nomads Golf Club was founded in Johannesburg in 1960 by Michael Florance, a man who had a dream of giving back some of his own good fortune to those around him, and of creating a club of like-minded people. The club began with 106 members and now has membership of around 2 000. It thrives in five countries and has 12 clubs in South Africa
Nomads celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010 and to recognise this achievement, the club published a commemorative book which will not only record its history, but serve as a showpiece for the future.
The book is a high quality coffee-table style book, with text and colour pictures throughout. It comprises 192 pages printed on glossy paper, standard A4 size, with a full-colour hard board cover. This coffee-table book is available for purchase by all members, and it will also make an ideal gift for host clubs, visiting guests, sponsors and the recipients of the Nomads fundraising efforts. It includes
* The history and growth of the Nomads Club
* 24 pages spotlighting the national sponsors and partner organisations that make up the ‘Nomads Brand’
* 14 pages showcasing the NNAMEF and Golforama contributions made by Nomads over the half-century
* a 60-page celebration of the uniquely individual Nomads member clubs
* pages offering a tip ‘o the cap to Founder Members, Honorary Life Members, members of the 400-, 500- etc Game Badge clubs, and to the support teams (Pink Ladies, Green Machine etc)
* a 52-page year-by-year trip through the history and highlights of the club
* the annual Nomads National Tournaments – the men who make them happen, the trophies and of course, all the winners since 1966.
The book includes literally hundreds of scanned or photographed images of material in the Nomads Archive housed at the Germiston GC (more about the Archive in this book too). It has been designed to convey the extent and importance of the impact that the members of the Nomads Golf Club have made (with little if any fanfare) not only on the game of golf in South Africa, but on the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.