Vic AC Singles Day Four - Fletcher vs Fletcher
The play in the final between Robert and Malcolm Fletcher highlighted the demands on players at this level. A critical miss can easily see a game slip away from a player.
The final was played as a best of 5.
Robert took the first game with Malcolm hitting back hard in the second. The small band of spectators were thrilled to see such long and accurate hitting. The ball placement of both players was superb. The result really got down to which brother could hit more long lift shots.
Vic AC Singles Day Three - Moving Day
Today was moving day - from the round robin to the knockout stage, the Y competition, and the start of the Plate event.
The four quarter finals were best of three, but they were all decided after two games.
Malcolm Fletcher beat Callum Hyland, Kevin Beard won over Dwayne McCormick, Robert Fletcher beat his brother Greg and Simon Hockey beat Edward Wilson.
These results set up intriguing semi-finals, with Robert playing Simon and Malcolm matched against Kevin.
News Date: 2018-01-26
Posted by: Lorraine Gutcher
Posted on: 2018-01-29
News Type: Golf
Australia Day GC singles 2018
Players from a variety of clubs as far afield as Orbost, Numurkah, Deniliquin and various other clubs played in sultry conditions.
Games were played in three handicap sections, each with two blocks, and were keenly contested throughout the day.
In Section 1, the final was played between John van der Touw (Monash) and Darren McLoughlin (Deniliquin) with John van der Touw being the victor and carrying away the Australia Day perpetual cup.
In Section 2, Val Saunders (Belmont) and Ellen Reed (Numurkah) played a tight final with Val Saunders the winner.
In Section 3 Pat Smith (Ballarat Alexandra) and Geoff Harding (Belmont) played off with Pat Smith the winner.
All results are on Croquetscores.
L to R: Darren McLoughlin, Geoff Harding, John van der Touw, Pat Smith, Val Saunders, Ellen Reed.
Pic: Kate Patrick
Congratulations to all finalists.
Thank you to John Grieve, Chas Quinn and Kevin Beard for their help setting up for the weekend.
Class doubles competition
A class field of players took to courts to decide the Victorian Golf Croquet Open Doubles title on Saturday 27 January.
The original plan to play in two blocks was changed to three blocks, to reduce the number of rounds to be played in view of the extreme weather conditions which were expected. It did turn out to be extremely hot...
Challenging GC Open Singles
The Victorian GC Open Singles was played at Cairnlea over the Australia Day weekend - searing heat, strong winds, heavy lawns - all contributed to making the event a real challenge for all the competitors.
The event was played in four blocks with the two leading players in each block to progress to a final series. The results provided a couple of surprises with some new players coming through and playing well to advance to the final stages.