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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

Grading and Handicaps

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

2019-02-14

 

Excellent GC tournament at Shepparton

The sky was blue and the courts were in great condition. The scene was set for two days of action in the GVCA 2019 Golf Croquet Open Tournament at Shepparton Croquet Club.

On February 13th and 14th, 31 players from 15 clubs participated in three Divisions based on handicaps.

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2019-02-17

 

Close finishes in GC President's Eights

One of the most important events on the ACA Calendar – the Golf Croquet President’s Eights – was held at Cairnlea from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February.  Players from all states and territories where croquet is played gathered to compete.  

The first three eights are arranged by the players’ grade.  There is also a separate eight for women.  The format for play is a round robin event with players playing a best of three match.  As we had only eight lawns available all matches were double banked.  

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2019-01-28

 

Women prevail in Victorian GC titles

The 2017 Croquet Victoria Open GC doubles championship was played over two days, Friday 25 January and Saturday 26 January.

The Friday turned out to be ridiculously hot and only three rounds were played. The adverse playing conditions policy was applied and players went home to keep cool.

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2019-01-23

 

Australia Day celebration competition

The Australia Day GC Tournament at VCC was affected by the shortage of courts. It was advertised as limited entry and the result was slightly fewer entries than in recent years. With the return of all twelve courts soon next year should see the event blossom again.

The players who entered had a great day.  The weather was almost perfect for playing sport...light breezes and sunshine.  The courts were playing well. Cairnlea at its very best.

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