Association - Chronological Summary

A history of the Hunter River District Golf Association, associated clubs and other relevant information.

COMPILED by ARTHUR WILLIAM FRAME, Hon. Secretary/ Treasurer 2003.

SOURCES of INFORMATION: 

Mr Darrell Fazio, Publicity Officer, NSWGA, IN 1986
Old Minute Books.

Various Club Officials and Employees and assistance from my friends Jan and Les Williams.

1908
An Association, known as the Northern Golf Association, was formed. It comprised all Clubs between Newcastle and the Queensland Border.
1908
1908
A new Association, known as the Newcastle and Hunter River Golf Association was formed. The Clubs in this Association were: – Newcastle, Waratah, Branxton, Cessnock, Denman, Maitland, Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Scone and Singleton.
1908
1925
The Hunter River Clubs withdrew from this Association and formed the Hunter River District Association embracing Branxton, Cessnock, Denman, Maitland, Merriwa, Muswellbrook, Scone and Singleton Clubs.
1925
1927
Dungog and Gloucester affiliated. Denman Golf Club withdrew.
1927
1928
Denman Golf Club affiliated.
1928
1929
Gresford Golf Club affiliated.
1929
1931
Kurri Kurri Golf Club affiliated.
1931
1932
Aberdeen, Murrurundi and Raymond Terrace Clubs affiliated. Gresford Golf Club withdrew.
1932
1933
Raymond Terrace Golf Club withdrew.
1933
1933
Raymond Terrace Golf Club withdrew.
1933
1934
Morpeth Golf Club affiliated.
1934
1935
Aberdeen, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, and Scone Golf Clubs withdrew.
1935
1937
Raymond Terrace Golf Club affiliated. Upper Hunter Sub-District Golf Association affiliated, comprising the six Clubs that withdrew in 1935
1937
1939
Stroud Golf Club affiliated.
1939
1940
Paterson Golf Club affiliated.
1940
1941
Raymond Terrace Golf Club withdrew.
1941
1945
Gloucester and Paterson withdrew.
1945
1947
Upper Hunter Sub-District Golf Association withdrew and was disbanded. Aberdeen, Denman, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, and Scone Golf Clubs affiliated.
1947
1950
Morpeth Golf Club withdrew.
1950
1953
Denman Golf Club withdrew. Gloucester Golf Club affiliated.
1953
1956
Gloucester Golf Club withdrew.
1956
1977
Denman Golf Club affiliated.
1977
1989
Westside Golf Club affiliated.
1989
1994
Cypress Lakes Golf Club affiliated 8th August 1994 the Association was granted Incorporation. The Clubs affiliated at the date of Incorporation were: – Aberdeen, Branxton, Cessnock, Cypress Lakes, Denman, Dungog, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Muswellbrook, Scone, Singleton and Westside. Cessnock name changed to “The Oaks”
1994
1998
Paterson Golf Club affiliated (January)
1998
2002
The Vintage Golf Club affiliated. Maitland amalgamated with East Maitland Bowling Club.
2002
2007
Westside was sold and their Golf Club dissolved.
2007
2010
Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club (formerly Polkolbin CC & Portefino) affiliated as the Association’s first Club under the new category of “Resort Membership”. The Oaks closed temporarily for reconstruction.
2010
2012
Hunter Valley G & CC transferred from Resort Membership to a Full Member. The Oaks re-opened in May, 2012 and changed its name to Stonebridge.
2012
2013
Hunter Valley G & CC became incorporated and changed their name to Hunter Valley Golf Inc.
2013
2014
Lady Members from 11 Hunter Clubs resign from NHLDGA and are welcomed to the Hunter River DGA. Initial clubs were Branxton, Cypress Lakes, Dungog, Hunter Valley, Muswellbrook, Paterson, Singleton, Stonebridge, Stroud & The Vintage. Shortly after Aberdeen, Denman, Merriwa & Scone also transferred. The Constitution was amended to allow for the lady members to have a voice on the Committee, by securing two positions thereon.
2014
2016
Stonebridge reverted to their original name of Cessnock Golf Club.
2016
2019
Unfortunately due to extreme circumstance Cessnock Golf Club closed.
2019
The Association’s District covers Murrurundi Shire, Merriwa Shire, Scone Shire, Muswellbrook Shire,Singleton Shire, Dungog Shire, Part of Great Lakes Shire, City of Maitland and City of Cessnock.