The first of the 2019 inter district matches was played on 14 April when CCDGA met HRDGA at Kooindah Waters for the Artie Mollett Shield.
A mild day at Kooindah greeted the Hunter lads, many of whom had not seen Kooindah Waters previously.
Play commenced exactly on time at 9.00am and the teams went about their business in a most professional manner and the matches were played in great spirit. Both teams had a number of debutantes and they all acquitted themselves very well.
Mid way through the round there was little between the 2 teams and the result went down to the wire with the number 1s finishing the 18 holes.
At the end of the day Hunter River finishes a touch too strongly and took the match 7 matches to 5 retaining the Shield for another 12 months.
To view the result sheet for individual results click here.
On Sunday 2 June CCDGA travelled to Belmont for the annual clash with Newcastle DGA only to find the course damp in a few places due to torrential rain that fell in the Newcastle area over the course of Saturday afternoon through to Sunday morning dumping in excess of 35 mm of much needed rainfall on the course. Fortunately Belmont is built upon sand and drains exceptionally well but still there were 4 bunkers out of play and puddles of casual water to be found on the lower lying areas of the course.
The golfing gods looked favourably upon us and but for one small shower which didn't even warrant an umbrella play was completed under grey but dry clouds.
Despite the best efforts of the team the Newcastle boys proved strong retaining the Artie Mollett Shield 12 matches to 4. To view the individual results click here.
The triennial match against Illawarra DGA was played at Port Kembla GC over the weekend of 15 / 16 June and Saturday was a perfect day for golf, bright sunshine, little wind and a course in great condition. It was the first time on the course for most of the CCDGA team and all were impressed with the course, not only the condition but also the layout.
Saturday is traditionally played in Foursomes and it proved to be too much for the CCDGA team losing all 8 matches, some close some not so close. Late in the day some very heavy weather blew in from the ocean and it rained heavily all night and into the early morning.
An early tee time meant that most of the players teed off in the rain and it continued that way for much of the round. Most looked like drowned cats making their way from the 9th green to the 10th tee. Needless to say the officials cheered them on from the warm confines of the clubhouse.
Despite giving their best efforts, Port Kembla GC and the boys from the Illawarra again proved too strong and took the single 10 matches to 6. Full scores can be viewed by clicking here.
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