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The club is located at:
35 Brewster, (Cnr Nicholson St) Essendon
Post: PO Box 104 ESSENDON 3040
Tel.(Clubhouse): (03) 9370 1775

Melways ref: Map 28 H3

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Competition and Social Association Croquet and Golf Croquet are played regularly and Gateball monthly with scheduled court reservations for each type of play. Unallocated court time is available for practice, coaching and individual reservations for play by members. Visiting players are welcome 3 times per annum.

Club Social Association Croquet is played:-
Saturday 1pm-4pm
Association Games 12pm-4pm Monday & 9am-4pm Wednesday

Club Social Golf Croquet is played:-
Tuesday 9am-12.30pm
Wednesday 7pm-10pm
Thursday 9am-12.30pm
Saturday 9am-12.30pm

Social Gateball (open to members of other clubs)is played on the third Sunday afternoon of the month 2pm-4:30pm.
For details contact Elaine Coverdale Tel: 0414 306 433

Frequent Friday Evenings 5pm-10pm during daylight saving hours:
Social Golf Croquet play with BBQ or other meal

Occasionally the above events do not occur when club tournaments or special club social events are scheduled for these times.

Spring & Autumn Club teams play in metropolitan tournaments as follows:-
Metro Association Pennant on Wednesdays
Metro Golf Croquet Shield on Thursdays
Golf Croquet Doubles on Monday evenings

Contact us

Club President
Terry Hopkins
0478 085 480

Club Secretary
Kenneth Amoore
(03) 9354 9661

Club Treasurer
Suzanne Pyke
(03) 9379 9241

Club Contact
Kenneth Amoore
(03) 9354 9661

Coaching Contact
Shirley Hallinan
(03) 9370 8748

Full Members List

Postal Address
PO BOX 104, ESSENDON, 3040

Clubhouse Phone
(03) 9370 1775

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The 2017-2018 office bearers are:

President: Terry Hopkins
Secretary: Ken Amoore
Treasurer: Sue Pyke

Ordinary Committee Members
Helen Amoore
Margaret Dowsett
Annette Murnane
Marie Welham


The club facilities include:
Two excellent full sized "Santa Ana" Grass Courts
A practice court
Flood lights available for night play on both courts until 10.30pm.
The Clubrooms include a modern kitchen, sunroom and general purpose dining room

The Club offers members Social functions during the year as well as a variety of croquet events and competitions.


Potential new members are welcome to visit the club during a social Golf Croquet session and have a no-obligation game on the courts.

Casual clothes are the norm on social days and flat heeled shoes are necessary to protect our courts. All other necessary playing equipment is provided.


The club hires the courts to outside groups wishing to play Golf Croquet with instruction for groups of up to 16 people or to club members.

However the club is currently not hiring our facilities to outside groups for functions or parties such as birthdays, bucks/hen's nights, wakes, end of year functions etc.

The club will provide instructors and all necessary equipment for your group to have a Golf Croquet session. All players must wear flat soled shoes or have bare feet. If play is after dark, the court flood lights may be used, but must be turned off by 10.30pm.

Tournament information

Information is displayed here for club tournaments from the current and previous seasons.

Association tournament info

Open Tournament 2019

Tournament Notice not available.

(11.0 to 20.0) Dates 15 Mar 19 - 17 Mar 19

Contact - David Wren

Open Tournament 2019

Tournament Notice not available.

(-3.0 to 10.0) Dates 08 Mar 19 - 11 Mar 19

Contact - Kevin Beard 041 757 2232

Essendon Open Div 3 & 4 2018

Winner (range 11.0 to 16.0)
Thomas Kudelka (MCC)

Runner-up: John Harris (MCC)

Winner (range 16.0 to 20.0)
Gail Plunkett (MCC)

Runner-up: Kate Patrick (Brunswick)

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Essendon Open Div 1 & 2 2018

Winner (range -3.0 to 5.0)
Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga)

Runner-up: Terry Hopkins (Essendon)

Winner (range 6.0 to 10.0)
Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga )

Runner-up: Paul Lund (Williamstown)

Contact -

Golf tournament info

Recent member successes

Elaine Coverdale
Women's Championships 2018
Range -3.0 to 20.0

Owen Dickinson
Open Tournament 2018
Range -6.0 to 5.0

Brian Rowe
MVCA @ Charlton 2018
Range -3.0 to 5.0

David Wren
Handicap Tournament @ Charlton 2018
Range -3.0 to 20.0

David Wren
Swan Hill 2018
Range -3.0 to 6.0

Albert Willaton
Dot Dickson One Day Challenge 2018
Range -6.0 to 20.0

Terry Hopkins
Essendon Open Div 1 & 2 2018
Range -3.0 to 5.0

Brian Rowe & Deirdre Lebbon (Sale)
Sale Doubles 2018
Range 3.0 to 11.0

Roger Priestley
Essendon Open Div 3 & 4 2018
Range 16.0 to 20.0

Jan Gunzburg
Rich River ANZAC Classic 2018
Range 14.0 to 9.0

Kenneth Amoore & Helen Amoore
Sorrento Challenge 2018
Range -3.0 to 20.0

Brian Rowe
Monash 2018
Range -6.0 to 5.0

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