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The second game of the year and by my account some very difficult but enjoyable greens at Bryanston Country Club.  On a cold and blustery day the scores were not of the Silver Salver variety. Bryanston Country Club certainly has spent a lot of money on their Clubhouse and surrounds and it looks great, but it is an expensive venue and so may not be on the Calendar for next year’s games, as we need to reign in the costs of a game of golf.

The Andrew Mentis Rugby Day is to be held at Ellis Park on the 25th of July and is a sell- out. We are trying to organise more tickets for those Johnny-come-lately’s who still want to attend. The day should be as good as previous years although it may be colder than last year, so bring warm clothing. We have an Eastern’s and Northern’s contingent joining us as they did last year, so lots of fun to be had by all.

The Andrew Mentis fund raising is going well and the chosen beneficiary of the initiative is Prim Villa, a home for the elderly specialising in the treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia. We will be adding onto their therapeutic, tactile room. For those of you that are interested you can visit their website on

I realise that the Andrew Mentis committee asks a lot of the membership with regard to the fund raising efforts, and we really appreciate all the draws the Nomads do support, but I would like to ask for a final push with regards to the Lotto Draw. There are just a few tickets left so please speak to Mossie if you would like to support this draw and maybe win a cash prize of 3000 good South African Rands. Both the last 2 draws were won with numbers that weren’t sold!

Finally – the last two games have intentionally been raffle free, however, this is soon to change. We will be doing another Taylor Made draw, to be drawn at the Andrew Mentis Golf Day at Modderfontein on 4 September.

Barry Bruton