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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 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 Handicapper of Golf Croquet
Jim Clement
03 5156 8149
handicapsgc@croquetvic.asn.au

Golf croquet news

2019-04-14

 

NEDCA win the Lefel Shield!

The Golf Croquet Regional competition for the Lefel Shield was held at Cairnlea over the weekend 13-14 March. Twelve regions entered teams of three players across three handicap divisions.

At the end of this competition, the winning region is the one that amasses the most hoops. This year, for the first time in the history of the Lefel Shield, victory went to the North East District Croquet Association.

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2019-04-07

 

 

ACA Golf Croquet Bronze Medal - Victoria

A most enthralling event was held at Cairnlea on the weekend of 5 - 7 April.

The eight most highly ranked available players were selected to compete for the honour of representing Victoria in the ACA GC Gold Medal. This will be played at Cairnlea in September as part of the Interstate Shield programme.

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2019-04-07

 

GC Selectors’ Invitation, 6-7 April

This event is a highlight of the VCA Calendar each year. Held concurrently with the Bronze Medal, it is an event used by state selectors to evaluate the performances of State Team Squad members and monitor the improvement of players from around the state who show commitment and development in their game.

The event was divided into three sections and pitted players against each other according to their current ranking. It was unfortunate that the Section 3 events had only 6 players competing. However the results indicate the closeness of each event. All sections were played as a round robin, best of 19 hoop format.

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2019-04-04

 

Talented players at Goulburn Valley Championships

The Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Championships were held at Rich River on 4 April and the member clubs’ Champions competed across three divisions for the Champion of Champions title and the opportunity to represent the GVCA at the Regional Championships at Cairnlea.

The 17 entrants kept the crowd of spectators entertained with some talented croquet.

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