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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

Dates for the development and training of GC players who wish to improve their performance have been determined. Any player in the relative handicap range and wishing to improve is welcome to participate.

Squad One - Early Development

For players in their first years of playing, typically with a handicap of 7 or higher.
Training dates are 14/15 April and 6/7October both to be held at Cairnlea.
No invitation required but you will be asked to register your intention to attend.

Squad Two - State Level Development

For State level players and those looking to progress to state level.
Typically a handicap of 6 or lower.
Training dates are 17/18 March and 26/27 May both to be held at Cairnlea.
No invitation required but you will be asked to register your intention to attend.

Registration

Players who wish to attend the above listed training weekends should register their intention to attend as soon as possible. You should advise your name, your club, your handicap and the weekend or weekends for which you are registering.

Registrations should be sent to Lester Hughes at hooprunning@gmail.com

Golf croquet links

Rules

Grading and Handicaps

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

2018-11-26

 

Wimmera GC Pennant final

The grand final of the Wimmera GC Pennant was played on 26 November at Kalimna Park Croquet Club, between Horsham Banksia and Dimboola Green.

Horsham Banksia 10 games 87 hoops defeated Dimboola Green 4 games 72 hoops.

 

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2018-11-17

 

 

Brunswick hosts Invitation GC tournament

It was a great day on 17 November 2018 at Brunswick Mallet Sports Club when the club hosted its inaugural Invitation Golf Croquet Tournament.

Ten players with handicaps of 3 or less participated under the level play format in two round robin blocks, with the top two players from each block progressing to the semi-finals, and establishing the finalists.

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2018-11-15

 

Tightly contested GC Metro Shield final

This was a most exciting final between Ivanhoe Park Burgundy and Brimbank.

These teams had dominated their respective blocks throughout the home and away season and it was no surprise to have such a competitive day.

Sometimes tough games can result in highly contested hoops, and the last game of the day, which decided the day's outcome, had a first hoop which took 35 minutes to resolve.

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2018-10-15

 

Strong play at Rich River GC Classic

Rich River Croquet Club hosted its annual Golf Croquet Classic tournament on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 13 to 15 October.

In all, 41 competitors from 14 clubs in NSW and Victoria played a total of 107 games and spectators were entertained with some very strong play.

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