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Golf Croquet is a much simpler and quicker version of the game, but can be just as exciting. it has a completely different set of rules and tactics.

The object is to score hoops in the same order as in Association Croquet. There are no extra turns for going through hoops or hitting other balls although opposing balls can be knocked out of the way. When a player scores a hoop, all play is then to the next hoop.

The first player to score seven hoops wins the game, which usually takes 45-60 minutes.

State Golf Croquet Training Program

The GC Selection Committee is trialling a new system for the development and training of GC players who wish to improve their performance. Any player in the relative handicap range and wishing to improve is welcome to participate.

The new system will consist of three squads.

Squad One - Early Development

For players in their first years of playing, typically with a handicap of 7 or higher.
25-26 March and 1-2 July 2017 at Cairnlea.
No invitation required but you will be asked to register your intention to attend.

Squad Two - State Level Development

For State level players and those looking to progress to state level.
Typically a handicap of 6 or lower.
11-12 March and 8-9 April 2017 at Cairnlea.
No invitation required but you will be asked to register your intention to attend.

Squad Three - Higher Performance Development

This squad will consist of 8 or less members selected primarily from the State Squad.
To help players move from a state level to an international level.
This squad training is by invitation only and will be held later in 2017.

A formal notice to register for the various weekends will be sent to clubs in early 2017. Players wishing to participate will then need to register their intention to attend.

The GC Selection Committee and the GC Coaches are always keen to see players seriously endeavouring to improve.

The best way to impress the selectors and therefore get an invitation onto the state squad is to play and perform well in major tournaments.
For example the Victorian Open, Victorian Women's and Men's, ACA Open, ACA Women's and Men's and other state and international events etc.

Please take advantage of the VCA's coaching system to help you improve and reach your goals.

Golf croquet links

Rules

Grading and Handicaps

VCA Golf Croquet State Team and A Team

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To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.

For resources to help grow your club see Growing Croquet in Victoria.

Please contact the State Coordinator if you have other questions.

State Coordinator of Golf Croquet
Lorraine Gutcher
03 5134 4990
golfcroquet@croquetvic.asn.au

State Handicapper of Golf Croquet
Jim Clement
03 5156 8149
handicapsgc@croquetvic.asn.au

Golf croquet news

2017-05-25

 

Thrilling end to Metro GC Shield season

On 25 May a very exciting Metro Shield Final was played at Cairnlea, with Kew and Mornington neck and neck throughout the day.

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2017-05-14

 

New Australian GC champion

Lester Hughes is the new Australian Golf Croquet champion.   

The weather was typically Autumn in Melbourne - still, cold mornings, lovely sunny days. 

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2017-05-09

 

Close fought ACA Open GC Doubles

Cairnlea hosted the 2017 Australian Golf Croquet Championships. There were fourteen pairs contesting the doubles which started on Saturday 6 May.

We had one block for the qualifying rounds which were spread over the weekend and early Monday morning. At the conclusion of the round robin seven pairings went through to the Final Knockout, while another three pairs were required to play a knockout series to determine the final pair to the finals.

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2017-04-09

 

Successful GC coaching sessions at Cairnlea

This year has seen a trial of open access coaching clinics for GC players at Cairnlea.

So far one weekend has been run for higher handicap players (9 to 12 - the Early Development Squad), and two for lower handicap players (0 to 6 - the State Development Squad). A second weekend for Early Development players will take place on 1/2 July.

Participants have been very positive about both programs.

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