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On 4 September 2015, Gauteng held their 48th annual Andrew Mentis Golf Day. My thanks go to Randpark Golf Club and all their staff, who assisted in making the day a huge success especially as they had to step in at short notice. A particular mention to the starters and Mellet from Randpark, who got the field away promptly, by the time I arrived at 07h00 the whisky, glasses and milk were all ready for our first tee-off time at a rather cold and windy 08h06.

Both my fundraising days were cold, the Rugby Day especially, so I would like to thank each and every Nomad and their guests who participated on the days and braved the weather. We had many Nomads who, as usual, donated generously with hole sponsorships, prizes and the purchase of raffle tickets for the Golf Day.  The purpose of the day is to raise money for charity and for all players to have an enjoyable day of golf and entertainment. I think we achieved both of these objectives by raising a significant amount of money for PrimVilla Old Age Home.

The golf was well supported with 7 fourballs in the morning field and 32 in the afternoon. The eventual winners of the fourball alliance format were, Mike Fick, Robbie Frank, Vic Hall and Jason De Boer all from Easterns on a score of 102 points.

Thank you to all those who have generously donated your Glenbrynth Whisky and Castle Lite beers after prize-giving during the year. I have been accumulating all these donations, with the assistance of Randpark Club, who are storing them on our behalf. Year to date we have collected 24 cases of Castle Lite and 12 bottles of Glenbrynth  (which was placed on the tables at prize giving).

It appeared that the SAB beer tent was undersupported as there was a lot of Castle Lite left over, this may have been because of the weather or the guys did not know where the tent was, we played the Bushwillow course and the beer tent was on the Firethorn course.

The end result of these donations will be a reduced drinks bill and a more moneys for our beneficiary.

Barry Bruton