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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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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.

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

2017-09-10

 

Brighton Croquet Club Open Tournament

Brighton Croquet Club ran its Open Association Croquet Tournament over the first two weekends in September.

The club was pleased to welcome players from as far afield as Sale, Ballarat/Alexandra, Ringwood as well as many local metropolitan clubs. We were also pleased to see players from the newly formed Briars Heritage Croquet Club.

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2017-09-10

 

ISS Day 5: WA beats Victoria and wins the Shield

John van der Touw writes:

Western Australia are the champions. We got off to a good start at Wynnum today, with a 2 – 0 lead after the doubles, and held on to that two match lead with a 3 – 3 result for the first round of the singles.

However, WA stormed home to win four matches to one in the final round to win the test 6 – 5. As an indication of how close it was, the final hoop score was 128 – 128.

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2017-09-09

 

ISS Day 4: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Back at McIlwraith today for the test against NSW.

As usual, games were played in very good spirits and, as you can see from the photo, even the team mascots were getting on well.

We got off to a good start with a 2 – 0 lead after the doubles, and managed to increase the lead in each round: 5 – 2 after the first singles and 10 – 4 at the end of the day.

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2017-09-08

 

ISS Day 3: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Today Victoria played Queensland at McIlwraith.

The courts at McIlwraith were slower than the other courts. The photo possibly explains why. Bear in mind that the McIlwraith clubhouse is a two-storey building.

The courts are just around the corner from where the team is staying, which meant we could sleep in until 5:45 am.

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