The Nomads are, without doubt, the longest serving members of the Southern African Tour family, providing live scoring to the Tour for over five decades.

Way back in 1963, CNA purchased the patent rights to the name “Golforama”, which described the scoring system used by Nomads that was to be used at professional and amateur golf tournaments. Whereas the original systems have modernised over time, the name is still used and respected for what it represents.

Live scoring is at the heart of every single event and the accuracy of it serves to enrich the viewing experience of the many golf fans across the globe. It also enables the Tour’s online scoring services to remain current and a source of instant information to those who access them.

The value the Tour is able to deliver in staging world-class golf events is in some part attributed to the involvement of Nomads, which in turn enables the Tour to stage a wider variety of professional events that are used by South African professionals, both up-and-coming and already established.

The funds earned through the provision of Golforama services are ploughed directly back into the furtherance of the game though the Nomads Furtherance of Golf initiatives and partnerships within South Africa.

Nomads members countrywide volunteer their services at tournaments hosted in their own areas, with collective teams of members being present at the flagship events such as the Nedbank Challenge and the co-sanctioned European Tour events.

Always far from the limelight, this dedicated band of members is known throughout the golfing world for their selfless professionalism, all in the name of the furtherance of the game we love so much.

Golforama assists with the scoring for most Professional Golf Tournaments in South Africa, mainly the Sunshine Tour events which run form late November to early March each year.  The tournaments are orchestrated by the S.A. TOUR who in turn pays Golforama for its services.


  • Golforama is paid a fee, for its services, to be expended primarily on projects for the furtherance of golf.
  • The Golforama Body is a non-profit organization, generating income from using volunteers to provide a score information service to the game of golf.
  • The very existence of Golforama is based on the fact that the basic commitment of every Nomad includes Golforama duties.
  • Golforama in return provides huge exposure for the Nomad Golf Club which deservedly enhances the image and reputation of this great club for the benefit of all its members.
  • Provides an opportunity for all Nomads to offer their services at the prestigious tournaments around the country during which they may see some of the best professional and amateur golfers in action. e.g. SA open
  • Promote and encourage existing camaraderie and good fellowship amongst Nomads in a friendly and enjoyable environment.
  • Offer and maintain a professional service at each event with a cohesive group of volunteers committed to their duties.
  • Compensation for volunteer’s real “out of packet” expenses incurred whilst performing their duties.


* Non Order of Merit Tournament Update on the previous schedule released 26 April

** Inside Tournament Pro-Am Venue confirmed for the Gary & Vivienne Player Challenge in August

+ DP World Tour Co-Sanctioned Tournament Venue change for the Vodacom Origins of Golf in Western Cape in September

++ Challenge Tour Co-Sanctioned Tournament Venue confirmed for the Vodacom Origins of Golf in Kwazulu-Natal in October

Note 1 - Prize fund includes R200 000 worth of daily prizes



  • The purpose of the on-course leaderboards is to give information to the players (critical in the closing stages of the  Tournaments) as well as providing the spectators with an uptodate picture of who is leading and after how many holes.  Accuracy is vital – players sometimes use this information to decide on their strategy of play.
  • Boards are normally located quite close to greens, so please be mindful of your activity as you may be disturbing a players concentration.


  • When you get to your position, open the BLUE box which will contain all the numerals and letters that you will need.
  • It is common practice to lay out the letter in alphabetic sequence next to the board. Numbers can also be taken out and laid out in sequence. (Leaving both numbers and letters in the blue box is just as easy to retrieve them as the numbers do not change that frequently.  This adds to the tidiness of the area around the Leader Boards).
  • Keep the black on white numbers together – used for hole numbers • The other numbers are for the standing to PAR – Red depicts under Par and on the flip side the green numbers are over Par.
  • There is also a “Weather warning” sign in the blue box.  This sign is placed on the Leader Board to alert the public of impending inclement weather situations. The sign is only displayed or taken down upon instruction from Control.


  • Use your hand held to retrieve scores. It is automatically updated so you should not have to refresh – however, if in doubt, click on RELOAD
  • Insert the HOLE number for every entry on the board – BLACK ON WHITE numbers
  • Every day the hole number starts from 1 – in other words we NEVER put up any hole number greater than 18
  • At the start of a day, all the hole numbers should be blank
  • PLEASE ensure the name is spelt as you see it on the hand held.  In the event that the player’s name is too long to be detailed fully on the handheld you can check on the correct full spelling of the name by reference to either the Draw Sheet or via CONTROL. In the case of there being more than one person with the same surname playing in the field CONTROL will notify you of this. Under these circumstances – put the player’s initial AFTER the name
  • RED numbers depict under par. GREEN numbers depict over par. A WHITE “L” on a BLACK background indicates a level par score
  • The sequence of the names MUST be in the same sequence as the hand held device shows. SEE “TIPS” below.  There are only 9 lines so if there are more players than you can fit on the board leave out the last “tied” scores and names and put “x TIED AT y” where ”x” is the number of players tied at the “y” score.  This is very important.


  • If the player’s name is truncated on the hand held, refer to the sheets or daily Tournament Draw that you will be given for the correct spelling.
  • If there is NO wind do NOT “clip” the numbers or letters into the grooves – rather ‘rest’ them in the bottom groove of that particular line – this makes it quicker and quieter to change.
  • When taking off a name from the board, take it from the end of the name, stacking the other letters on top until you end up with the ‘pile’ of letters (the start of the surname will then is on the top of the pile).  Keep these ‘names’ to one side as it is quite likely they will come back onto the board.
  • If you run short of letters or numerals, start by using any that may be in a ‘pile’ – if you are still short, contact CONTROL, who will try to locate spares and get the ROVER to bring them to you.
  • When the last match has gone through, contacts CONTROL to verify if you can leave the names on the board or take everything off and packed away in the Blue Box.
  • If you are asked to “strip” the board, please make sure you put the letters and numerals back in the box in alphabetic and numeric sequence.