CCWGA hosted the 2nd annual NewCoast Cup event on 4 & 5 December 2021. The first round of match play foursomes was held at Magenta Shores GC on Saturday & the singles matches at Shelly Beach GC on Sunday.
Players faced extremely strong winds on Saturday around a very challenging course. Both team Captains were pleased to come away with 3 points each. The foursomes pairings of Jenny Thompson/Patsy Fielding, Jill Blenkey/Holly Ibbotson & Stacie McDonald/Lyn Horswood all secured wins and the crucial 3 points. The teams of Tania Hutchins/Jenny Frost, Jennie Bellamy/Carol Knox & Dom Kelly/Katrina Skinner-Oyston suffered close defeats to have the contest all even at the end of the day.
On Sunday at Shelly Beach, there were 12 more points up for grabs in the very tight contest. Players faced overcast & cool, windy conditions but fortunately the rain stayed away for all the matches.
Jenny Thompson, Holly Ibbotson, Katrina Skinner-Oyston & Dom Kelly secured wins while Jill Blenkey, Jennie Bellamy & Stacie McDonald squared their matches to add a half point each. This left the teams tied on 9 points each at the end of regulation play. This prompted a sudden death playoff between the team's lowest markers--Stacie McDonald (NHDLGA) and Yvonne Boardman (CCWGA). It took just one hole for Stacie to secure the win with her birdie on Shelly Beach's par 5 1st hole to lock in the win for the NHDLGA Team. The NewCoast Cup will return to Newcastle in 2022 which we're sure will be hotly contested.
Congratulations to the team of Jennie Bellamy, Jill Blenkey, Patsy Fielding, Jenny Frost, Tania Hutchins, Lyn Horswood, Holly Ibbotson, Dom Kelly, Carol Knox , Stacie McDonald, Katrina Skinner-Oyston, Jenny Thompson and their caddies for an amazing win.
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The NewCoast Cup is a new event on the NHDLGA calendar for 2020. This is an initiative between the NHDLGA & CCWGA (Central Coast Women’s Golf Association) to create an annual top tier competition between the two Districts. The format will be similar to the Solheim Cup/Ryder Cup and will involve 12 players contesting in two sessions: one of Foursomes match play followed by singles match play in the afternoon. A point will be awarded for a match won & a half a point for a match drawn. The team with the most points will be awarded the NewCoast Cup. The event will alternate between the two Districts on a yearly basis with the first match being played at Belmont.