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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 2020

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.
No invitation required, but registration is requested.
It is planned to run one training weekend at Cairnlea on 11-12 April 2020.
Training Cancelled - may be rescheduled for later in the year.

Email lester7hughes@gmail.com with your handicap and club to register.

State Level Development

For State level players and those looking to progress to state level.
Typically a handicap of 6 or lower.
No invitation required, but registration is requested.
It is planned to run one training weekend at Cairnlea on 23-24 May 2020.
Training Cancelled

Email lester7hughes@gmail.com with your handicap and club to register.

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 21-22 March 2020.
Training Cancelled

Enquiries 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

2020 State Team Squad

Women: Elaine Coverdale (Essendon), Gail Hopkins (Essendon), Ruth Duffy, (Corowa Civic), Helen Gammon (Ivanhoe Park), Chris Eiffert (Quarry Hill), Kaye Molyneux (Monash), Julie Beasley (Warragul), Joyce Woods (Brimbank), Jo Bury (Bendigo), Claire Keating (Williamstown).

Men: Kevin Beard (Yarrawonga), Terry Hopkins (Essendon), Owen Dickinson (Essendon), Brian Rowe (Essendon), Darren McLoughlin (Deniliquin), Richard Parks (Monash), John Grieve (Williamstown), Lester Hughes (Williamstown), Jack Williams (Belmont), Chas Quinn (Yarrawonga).

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
golfcroquet @ croquetvic . asn . au

State Coordinator of Under 21 Croquet
Kate Patrick
u21coordinator @ croquetvic . asn . au

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

Golf croquet news

2021-01-31

 

Lester Hughes goes back-to-back in the GC Vic Open Singles

The Victorian 2021 Golf Croquet Open Singles Championship was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea on the weekend of 30 January. 

There were 21 entries. On Saturday, three blocks of seven played a single round robin.  On Sunday, the top 8 played a knockout event for the championship and the remainder went into a Swiss Plate event. The top 8 were the 1st and 2ndplacegetters in each block plus the best two 3rd placegetters on games and net hoops.

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2021-01-29

 

The GC Vic Open Doubles was a wet affair

The Victorian Golf Croquet Open Doubles Championship was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea on 28 and 29 January.  We had 7 pairs competing and played a double round robin with each pair playing 6 games each day.

Joyce Woods and Robert Jurey (Brimbank) excelled on the first day winning all 6 of their games.  Brother and sister team, Shane Downie (Wangaratta) and Julie Beasley (Warragul), also raced out of the blocks and won 5 out of 6.

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2020-02-19

 

Close contests in Wimmera CA Doubles

Wimmera golf croquet doubles championship was played at Kalimna on Wednesday 19 February. Thirty players from our four clubs were involved, playing in three closely contested sections.

Each pair played 4 games in a 13 hoop game (first to 7).

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2020-02-13

 

Strong field at Shepparton for GVCA tournament

Shepparton Croquet Club hosted the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association Annual Golf Croquet Open Singles Tournament on 12 and 13 February.

The weather wasn’t kind.  The temperature was in the mid 30s on both days, and the humidity was high.

Thirty-two players from fourteen clubs around Victoria, NSW and ACT competed.

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