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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 for 2019

The GC Selection Committee has approved the State Golf Croquet Training Program for GC players who wish to improve their performance.
The system consists of three squads and will be managed by Lester Hughes.

Early Development

For players in their first years of playing, typically with a handicap of 7 or higher.
It is planned to run two training programs, each over two weekends.
No invitation required, but registration is requested.
It is planned to run one training weekend at Cairnlea on 25-26 May, 2019.

State Level Development

For State level players and those looking to progress to state level.
Typically a handicap of 6 or lower.
It is planned to run two training programs, each over two weekends.
No invitation required, but registration is requested.
It is planned to run one training weekend at Cairnlea on 16-17 March, 2019.

State Team Squad

This squad consists of players who have already been invited and have agreed to join the Squad. The State Team will mainly be drawn from this group.

It is planned to run one training weekend at Cairnlea on 30-31 March, 2019.

Participants will need to register their intention to attend.

Enquiries and registrations go to Lester Hughes, lester7hughes@gmail.com

The GC Selection Committee is always keen to see players seriously endeavouring to improve.

THE BEST WAY TO IMPRESS THE SELECTORS AND THEREFORE COME TO SELECTORS' ATTENTION 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.

Golf croquet links

Rules

VCA GC Regional Championships

VCA State Team and A Team

State Team 2018-19

Men: Terry Hopkins (Captain), Kevin Beard, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.

Women: Patricia Watts (Vice Captain), Tricia Devlin, Gail Hopkins, Judy Wembridge.

Reserves: Chas Quinn, Anna Miller.

State A-Team 2018-19

Men: Chas Quinn (Vice Captain), Lester Hughes, Jack Williams, Brian Rowe, Ian Petersen, Andre Daniel-Dreyfus.

Women: Anna Miller (Captain), Elaine Coverdale.

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 Coordinator of Under 21 Croquet
Nancy Hatherell
u21coordinator @ croquetvic . asn . au

State Handicapper of Golf Croquet
Maurice Cevaal-Hewitt
0409 362947
handicapsgc @ croquetvic . asn . au

Golf croquet news

2019-06-06

 

Enjoyable Dot Dickson GC Challenge

Cairnlea was the place to be on Thursday 6 June. Over seventy Golf Croquet players from seventeen Victorian clubs met the 2019 Dot Dickson Challenge.

The weather was kind. Some sun and very little wind. Just as well we did not play in the wind and rain from the week before!

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2019-05-23

 

Wow of a Metro Shield GC handicap final

The Melbourne autumn weather was brilliant again today for the Metro Shield Handicap Final.

Well, the weather was fine but there was an 8 car pile-up on the Western Ring Road and the Essendon team we held up for 45 minutes and only just scraped in to start on time. Nerve racking way to start a final.

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2019-05-18

 

Horsham CC Closing Day celebrations

Saturday 18 May we had President's Day, closing day and presentation of our Singles and Doubles Champions.

A beautiful sunny day was enjoyed by 31 players,we played three games and enjoyed finger food for lunch and a yummy afternoon tea before the presentations.

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2019-05-12

 

Hail the Champion - Alison Sharpe

In a most entertaining, close and enthralling contest Alison Sharpe defended her title to win the 2019 Australian Golf Croquet Championship.  

Alison beat Kevin Beard in a contest that took over five hours to get a result.

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