Greetings Nomads,

Our last game of the year at the picturesque Southbroom Golf Club and what a game it turned out to be. The weather gods where on our side, the hospitality offered to our members and guests sublime, and the course in the best playing condition it has been in a long time. To Gavin and his staff, a huge thank you from all of us.

As this is the last Shaggy report for the year it would be remiss of me not to thank the following people on behalf of our members.

 Firstly, to our Nomad ladies. Without you one and all, our monthly game would not be possible and during the pandemic you have all made the players feel welcome and safe.

To all the members and staff of our host clubs, thank you for the use of your facilities throughout the year.

And finally, to those members who had the unconscious ability to arm me with ammunition to offer, in jest at times, a tale of misfortune, misadventure or bizarre that continues to bring a grin to the faces of our readers. I thank you.

As you all know our annual competitions have been scrapped for the year, so no Gold Cup and no trophy parade, but here are some hidden facts about our year, admittedly it has been somewhat shortened by the pandemic, but none the less here goes.

Our average field size has been 80 players, we get around 70 members per game and we have 11 guests that join us.

The best supported game has been San Lameer followed by Margate and Sheppies.

The average score for the divisions is as follows, A.Div. 37 B.Div.37 and C.Div.36. So, if like Sheldon Cooper you trust the stats and you want to win your division, these are the numbers to shoot every game.

In A Division the only multiple winner was Simon Lee who won in August and October.

In B Division we had two winners who managed a brace, Andre Cronje and Frans du Preez.

In C Division it was Coenie De Bruin who won in August and November.

Overall, the spoils have been spread far and wide and its pleasing to see that there is no dominate player in any division.

It just leaves me to wish you a peaceful and safe festive season and a prosperous new year. Our first game back in January is at Scottburgh so let us get there in numbers and support the club, for we never know when CR and NDZ are going to up the lockdown levels again. Please remember to sanitize and keep the social distance thing going.

Till next time, keep it on the fairway and stay safe. 

Shaggy