Golforama is a patent purchased by CNA in 1963 for the exclusive use of Nomads. It is the name of the scoring system cleverly devised by Nomads to facilitate "real-time" scoring at professional and other events in Southern Africa sanctioned by the South African Golf Association, Sunshine Tour and European Tour Events.
The system relies on volunteers from Nomads giving up their time to assist at tournaments by operating electronic equipment supplied by the Sunshine Tour organisers to record player's scores at each of the 18 holes. These electronically recorded scores are transmitted to a central control point operated by Nomads and in turn disseminated to the main scoreboard as well as various scoreboards around the course for "live" spectator updates. In addition to the manpower in the control room, scoreboard operators and greenside recorders the club also provides roving reporters who follow the leading 10 groups recording statistics and scores for television viewers assisting with the promotion of golf as a spectator sport. Although as Nomads we volunteer our time to ensure the success of Golforama, Nomads South Africa is compensated for the service and the proceeds of the money is expended on projects for the furtherance of golf.
Golforama Report June 2018
We at Southern Natal Nomads have been awarded 2 Sunshine Tour Events this year being
The Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge and The Vodacom Origins of Golf.
The first tournament being held is at the Wild Coast Sun Resort on the 22nd -23rd and finishes on the 24 th August 2018 and is The Sun Coast Wild Coast Challenge and preparations are almost complete for our team of volunteers ,accommodation for 8 people is being made available to us who have to travel.
The second tournament being held is at the Selborne Golf Estate on the 30th -31st August and finishes on 1st September 2018 and is the Vodacom Origins of Golf and as above our preparations are almost complete for our team of volunteers , l am still waiting for the Sunshine Tour to confirm the accommodation.
In closing I would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for there continued support but I would still like to see more people put there name forward to help out it would be great to have a list of reserves.
Yours in Nomads
Golforama News 2017
Southern Natal Nomads were awarded only one tournament this year being the Sun Wild Coast Sun which was held on 23rd to 25th August. The tournament ran quite smoothly for which we were complimented on by the Sunshine Tournament officials. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all volunteers for giving up their time to help make this tournament a success.
Yours in Nomads
Bob Hall Golforama Coordinator
Nomads with the winner Oliver Bekker.
There have been changes in the Sun Shine Tour schedule for 2017 and the unfortunate news for the Southern Natal Nomads is that we have only been allocated one (1) tournament this year. The Vodacom Origins of Golf has been moved to Zimbali Golf Course and Natal Nomads will be hosting them. We still have the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge at the Wild Coast Golf Course in August 2017.