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April / May Issue

Quote of the month-" it’s a sad state of the country when the best RAPPER in the country is white and the best Golfer in the country in black." Former NBA All Star Charles Barkley, One day after Emniem won the Best Rapper Grammy Award.

Up Coming Tournaments

The 2nd Annual Tincup Challenge - A Ryder Cup style outing contesting golfers from the Hulmeville Inn against the Happy Hour Tavern. This year outing will be played at the Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood, Pa. Tommy Boyce will once again captain the Happy Hour squad. Last years challenge was a one sided affair, with the Hulmeville Inn winning 6 matches to 1.The outing was contested at the Iron Valley Golf Club in Cornwall, PA. Everyone went back to the Hulmeville Inn after the outing for drinks, a buffet and prizes. The exact date for this outing is yet to be announced, but it should be sometime in late April or May. If your interested in this year’s event, let Tom know of your desire to play early, because spots will be limited to between 12-16 golfers per team.

SOLSTICE SURVIVAL -At The Links at Gettysburg. Tuesday, June 19th. Call 202-636-3372 for limited availability.

Visit WWW.WASHINGTONGOLFMONTHLY.COM for more details.

Winter Golf Outings- Our hopes of golfing every month of the year will have to wait for next year. February was a bust. First the wind and cold, the next week it was snow. Finally March came, and out came the clubs. We had un-official Nomads outing. Saturday March 3rd, two of our members braved the 52-degree elements, with the wind gusting at 5-10 mph and played a round at Blue Heron Pines near Atlantic City. For the most part, the course was in GREAT shape. The greens were a little dormant. But smooth as they could possibly be for March. The cost was ONLY $55.00.Considering in the spring and summer months the price would jump to $105.00. Finally we opened the N.G.A. At Scotland Run G.C. in Williamstown, New Jersey on March 18th. Sixteen Nomads battled the elements; temperatures didn’t rise much higher than 47 degrees. But the wind was the killer of any errant shot. 15-20 mph winds played havoc on most shots that went higher than a putted ball. But finally we were golfing. The course was in great shape for March. Bent grass from tee to green was the order for the day. Greens were smooth and fast. One could only wander how fast the greens would be by June. The only problem the membership had was those two temps. greens. Hopefully as the weather warms up, so will the turn out to our monthly outings. As a couple of the members found out this winter. Sign up early for the outings so you don’t get shut out!

SHOT OF THE MONTH- Doug Heller had a rare experience at the March 18th outing at Scotland Run GC. After playing 6-8 rounds at Scotland Run the past year he knew which club to use on the par-4 dogleg right 3rd-hole. From 100-yards in the rough

against a 20-mph wind, he holed his second shot using a pitching-wedge. Unfortunately for Doug, he holed it in the hole

without the flagstick. Well done Doug! An almost-eagle! Witnessing the shot was Tim Zemo, Curt Regitgo and Terry Heller.

Closest to the Pin Winners- Tom Bennett grabbed the first official prize money for the Nomads Golf Association nailing his tee shot 11 feet 4 inches from the pin on the 4th hole at Scotland Run. The 9th hole winner was Tony Bono, hitting his tee shot 22 feet to the pin. On the 13th hole, a 165-yard forced carry over a lake; Curt Regitgo came up the winner with a tee shot finishing 18 feet for his birdie putt. Then Tony Bono struck again, this time nailing his shot 20 feet 4 inches from the hole. All of the holes were worth $16.00 each.

Nomads Golf Association / Spring Schedule

Date Course Rain Date Back-up Course_

April 13th Fox Chase GC no rain date (Good Friday) No back-up course.

April 22nd Chisel Creek GC April 29th Cape May National GC

May 13th High Bridge GC May 20th Royal Oaks GC

To reserve you’re spot in any outings above. - Inform the club organizer on which outing you are reserving, and how many guest(s) (if any) you will be bringing ten (10) days prior to the outing.

Nomads’ Golf Association Club Championships- we are looking for a date in October to play our 1st annual championships. As for where we will be playing, Were looking at Fox Case GC, Town & Country Golf Links, Pilgrims Oaks GC., Honeybrook GC, Iron Valley GC or Old Homestead GC. All of these courses are around an hour and 1/2 drive from I-95 & Rt.#1. One suggestion is that we have a 36-hole championship. On a Saturday play the first round at Royal Oaks G.C. in Lebanon, Pa. stay a night out in Lancaster County, then play the final round at Iron Valley G.C. Remember, To be eligible to for one of the three (3) flights club championships, you must play in a minimum of two (2) outings prior to the final round of the championships in October.

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GOLF TRIPS to Pinehurst N.C.- Our 5th annual three- (3) day / three (3) night golf weekend trip to the golf Mecca of "Pinehurst" is now in the making. August 17th, 18th and 19th. Once again we will be staying at the INNKEEPER. The cost $220.00 includes /carts, tax, 3 nights accommodations and 1 round per day. For more information or to sign up, check our web site under GOLF TRIPS. We will be golfing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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http://tim_zeee.tripod.com/nomads.htm

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Welcome - Charter Members

Terry Heller (Outing Organizer/Treasurer) Tommy Boyce (President) Fred Freer Mike Gossner

Dave Munday Doug Heller Lester Heller Jim Walsh Brian O’Donnell

Harvey Taylor Bill Gaillard Tom Bennett Tim Zemo (Vice President & Web Site Designer)

Dennis Hegerty John Schailey Curt Regitgo John Madden Gene Porter

Bob Simpson Kevin McCormick Rick Foley Alan Jones Roger Morrell

Paul Schmitt Mike Settino Tim Holmes Bob Butts Tom Jones

Clay Kaufelds Bill McCarty Jake Taurino Tony Bono

Classified

Place your ad here for free of charge / call 215-547-2778 for details!

"Titlest DTR" Irons for sale-Cavity back irons, W/new Golf Pride grips3 -iron thru, 9-iron. $150.00

Lynx / "Boom-Boom" 3 wood- 16 degree (stiff flex) lynx PT graphite shaft. W/new Golf Pride Grips. $30.00 or best offer.

Call Terry Heller @ 215-547-2778 after 3:30pm to arrange a test-drive on any of these clubs.

Golf Bag with auto stand - See or call Tom Boyce at 215-757-7728

Course Review - Sea Oaks Golf Club

Located on Rt.#539 east of the Garden St. Expressway. 15 minutes south of Rt#72. Opened May 2000 Designed by Raymond Hearn. Bent grass tee to green. Great shape for a new course. Parkland styles course. (Mostly wooded) And lots of elevation changes for a shore course. Don’t hit far off of the fairways, or take your punishment, and chip out! Water comes into play on no less than 6 holes. The front nine runs thru the southern Jersey pines, with the par3 7th hole a forced carry tee shot over a large sand waste area that reminds the membership of Pine Valley. From the back tee, the 7th is only 168 yards. But intimidation is the key word for this tee shot. You have a bail out area to the front right of the green, but if you go long on the tee shot, you’ll be hitting your second from a deep bunker, if your lucky. Or chipping out of the woods if you miss the bunker. Going right at the center of the green is the play here. With a deep 44-yard green, just don’t be right, left, or short. The back seems a little different than the front, with all of the water on the course residing there. The signature hole on the back is the Par-5 16th. Measuring 540 yards from the tips, the tee shot has a blind landing area. At about 235 yards out the fairway bends slightly to the right. Driving your tee shot too straight and long will have you ending up in a sand trap that continues down the left of the fairway to a lake that fronts a peninsula green. With our membership, a bogey is a good score here. A special feature on this course is the 45,000 square foot double green at the 13th & 15th holes.

Getting to Sea Oats GC is fairly simple, Head east on Rt.#72 like your going to Long Beach Island, at Rt.#539 make a right. Then continue on Rt.# 539 for 14 miles. The course entrance is on the left, 1/2 of a mile after the Wawa.

Golf True’isms

The best wood in most amateurs’ bags is a pencil!

Tee your ball high; air offers less resistance than dirt.

A "gimme" can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers that neither of whom can putt well.

Golf’s three ugliest words: "still your shot."

Golf is like marriage: if you take yourself too seriously it won’t work, and both are too expensive!

He who has the fastest cart never has a bad lie!

An interesting thing about golf is that no mater how badly you played; it’s always possible to get worse!

The trees taunt you; the sand mocks you; the water calls your name...and they say golf is a quiet game.

Next Nomads Golf Association Meeting-

Tuesday, May 8th @ Nevada Bob’s Golf Shop 7:30 pm