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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
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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

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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2020-02-02

 

Players the winners in GC Presidents Eights

The Melbourne weather proved the real hit! And a hit it was - Friday is over-bearing heat, Saturday is pouring rain and Sunday is resplendent Melbourne Summer.  

We had it all and we still managed to finish by mid Sunday afternoon.

And for this I must thank the players.  

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2020-01-27

 

Battle for Victorian GC Singles Championship

The VCA Open Singles Championship for 2020 was held over 26 and 27 January and saw twenty-eight fierce competitors don their croquet armour and storm the battlefield that is the gentle green courts of the Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea.

Some of our players had braved both the Australia Day Tournament and the Doubles in the days previous, so it was really great to see so many people enjoying their croquet for such an extended period. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying the friendship and camaraderie that is forged through meeting each other on the lawns.

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