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Golf Croquet

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

Dates for the development and training of GC players who wish to improve their performance have been determined. Any player in the relative handicap range and wishing to improve is welcome to participate.

Squad One - Early Development

For players in their first years of playing, typically with a handicap of 7 or higher.
Training dates are 14/15 April and 6/7October both to be held 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.
Training dates are 17/18 March and 26/27 May both to be held at Cairnlea.
No invitation required but you will be asked to register your intention to attend.


Players who wish to attend the above listed training weekends should register their intention to attend as soon as possible. You should advise your name, your club, your handicap and the weekend or weekends for which you are registering.

Registrations should be sent to Lester Hughes at

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Grading and Handicaps

VCA State Team and A Team

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.

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

State Handicapper of Golf Croquet
Jim Clement
03 5156 8149

Golf croquet news



New WCF Golf Croquet Rules

The World Croquet Federation is releasing a new set of Golf Croquet rules later this year.

All Golf Croquet players are being given the opportunity to comment on the draft version.




Successful GC Croquet Doubles comp at Wimmera

Horsham Croquet Club hosted the annual Wimmera CA Golf Croquet Doubles competition on 21 February 2018.

Horsham, Donald, Warracknabeal and Dimboola were represented among the placegetters.




Close results in Goulburn Valley GC Singles

The annual GVCA open GC singles tournament was hosted by the Rich River Croquet Club on 14 and 15 February.

Twenty-nine players from eleven clubs competed on Day One in very trying, windy conditions.

Day Two weather was almost perfect.

Overall we saw some great croquet in all divisions, with some very close results.




Women star in President's Eights

VCC was recently host to the 2018 ACA Golf Croquet President’s Eights. This prestigious event is played in four groups of eight. The first three eights are selected by world rankings. Players make an expression of interest to compete, and the top 24 Australian ranked players fill the top three eights. A fourth eight is the next eight ranked and available women players.

Fleur Brockway (WA) won the First Eight - the first woman to win it since these events have been held - and Judy Wembridge (Vic) won the Second Eight.


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