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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 2019-20

Women: Judy Wembridge (Captain), Tricia Devlin, Wendy Dickson, Gail Hopkins.

Men: Kevin Beard (Vice Captain), John Grieve, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.

Reserve: Chris Eiffert.

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
Position Vacant
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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

2019-10-04

 

Australian 2019 Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles and Singles Championships

This year these Championships were hosted at the Albury Tennis Association tennis courts, 365 Townsend Street, South Albury NSW 2640. Located adjacent to the home of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus these tennis courts are also the home of the Twin City Croquet Club Inc. Ideally located in proximity to motels and eateries and major traffic routes, the venue was able to offer three courts for the Doubles and eight courts for the Singles over the six days from Sunday 29 September to Friday 4 October 2019.

Some of the Doubles entries took advantage of the opportunity to familarise themselves with the venue, register and get in some practice on the Sunday afternoon before a BBQ at 5 pm.

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2019-09-10

 

Australian Men’s and Women’s GC Singles Championships

As a lead up to the Interstate Shield, the Victorian Croquet Centre hosted both the Australian Women’s Singles Championships and the Australian Men’s Singles Championships.

The events ran in parallel over four days, from 7 to 10 September.

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2019-09-15

 

Victoria wins the GC Interstate Shield

The thirteenth annual contest for the World Croquet Federation Shield, the trophy for the Croquet Australia Golf Croquet Interstate Teams competition, was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre 11 to 15 September 2019, with Victoria retaining its title.

Teams representing all six states contested for the shield over the five days in a format which saw each team meet each other team in a round robin.

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2019-09-06

 

Decisive win to Peter Landrebe in Australian GC Gold Medal

Over the three days from 4 to 6 September, Cairnlea has been host to the Australian GC Gold Medal. 

This event is one of the elite Golf Croquet events of the season.  Each state conducts their qualifying event and the six winners compete in a best of three round robin format to determine the Gold Medallist.  The runner up receives a Silver Medal and the other state winners receive an ACA Bronze Medal.

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