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Golf croquet

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.

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Rules

Grading and Handicaps

VCA State Team and A Team

Update - 2 August 2017 - Due to a chronic elbow injury, Lester Hughes has had to withdraw from the Team to play the InterState Shield in Brisbane in September 2017

State Team 2017-18

Men: Terry Hopkins (Captain), Darren McLoughlin, Jim Saunders, John van der Touw.

Women: Trish Watts (Vice Captain), Gail Hopkins, Anna Miller, Judy Wembridge.

Reserves: Chas Quinn, John Grieve, Wilma Freeman.

The Team has been preparing enthusiastically and will represent Victoria to the absolute best of its ability.

State A-Team 2017-18

Men: Kevin Beard (Captain), John Grieve, Eric Miller, Ian Petersen, Chas Quinn, Jack Williams.

Women: Elaine Coverdale, Wilma Freeman.

State Squad 2017-18

Get more information

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

2017-12-12

 

Bairnsdale and Leongatha vie for Gippsland Pennant

Well, the 2017/18 pennant season is over for another year.

First I would like to thank the Traralgon Croquet Club for allowing us to use their facilities to hold the final. The greens looked lovely and the ladies working in the kitchen were great.

Also a big big thank you to Lorraine who acted as referee this year.

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2017-12-07

 

Deni teams fight out close final

Two teams from Deniliquin contested the Grand Final of the 2017 Goulburn Valley GC Pennant Season, which was played at Shepparton on Thursday 7th December in near perfect conditions.

The Deniliquin Diamonds had been Ladder leaders all season in the 9 team handicap play, Double Round Robin Competition.

Their opponents in the Final were the Deniliquin Gems, who had beaten the Diamonds in both home-and-away rounds this season and also in the first Semi Final.

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2017-11-23

 

Close struggle in Northern District GC Pennant finals

The Northern District Croquet Association 2017 Pennant Finals were held on Thursday November 23.

The finals provided a fitting end to the pennant season. Although it doesn't show in the final game scores, each hoop was closely contested. The audience were entertained with some excellent matches.

The weather was challenging for the players with heat in the morning and a storm brewing in the afternoon.

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2017-12-02

 

Handicap players defy elements

Players in the Victorian Golf Croquet Handicap championships over the weekend persisted in the face of challenging weather.

VCA HANDICAP DOUBLES, Friday 1 December

Many thanks to the players who braved the weather. Play started a little late owing to the expected heavy rain. We had a couple of showers in the morning and one very heavy downpour in the afternoon.

Play was stopped after everyone had completed four games, because all players and referees were like drowned rats.

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