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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

2021 State Team

2021 Golf Croquet Interstate Team announcement.

2021 Golf Croquet A Team announcement.

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

State Coordinator of Coaching
Ruth Duffy
0418 415368
coaching @ croquetvic . asn . au

Golf croquet news

2021-10-10

 

The Owen Edwards Golf Croquet Challenge – a challenging event

The Owen Edwards Golf Croquet Challenge was held at the Victorian Croquet Centre on 9-10 October 2021 and was televised as a ‘Freebie’ on Kayo.  It is a new annual event on the Croquet Victoria calendar. 

It was run this year under strict government-approved COVID-safe conditions.  The participants were required to be high-performance players (have played in National and/or International croquet events), and as such were designated Authorised Workers.  This enabled them to travel beyond the 15 km limit for practice and the event itself.  The COVID-safe protocols included players and officials travelling directly to and from the venue without interacting with anyone, no spectators, and the now familiar distancing, mask wearing and cleaning procedures.

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2021-08-19

 

Horsham Croquet Club’s Opening Day

On Thursday 19th August Horsham Croquet Club held their Opening Day for the Season of 2021-22.

Members were welcomed to enjoy their games of croquet while they are still able and allowed to do so.....

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2021-07-18

 

Spreading the message in schools: Kyneton's story

Graham Smith of Kyneton writes:

'We need to get croquet into the schools' we were told by Croquet Victoria. Always keen to carry out the directions of the state body, Kyneton Croquet Club swung into action. Both local secondary colleges were contacted. In mid-March, back came the reply from Kyneton Secondary College, 'We would love to give students the opportunity to give croquet a go.'

With term 1 almost over, it was decided to start on 10 May; it would last for one week, there were to be four classes of Year 10 students who would all come for one session. That then got put back to start on 26 May.

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2021-06-06

 

 

Victoria's Golf Croquet Interstate Shield team announced

Croquet Victoria's Golf Croquet Selection Committee has announced the Victorian team which will compete in the Interstate Shield in Launceston, Tasmania, from 8 to 12 September 2021.

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2021-08-12

 

Croquet Victoria Website Overhaul

We are planning a major upgrade to this website to modernise it and make it easier to use.

We are working out everything that needs to be done. 

If you have any comments about any aspect of the website that you think could be improved or should be changed, please email them to website-feedback@croquetvic.asn.au

 

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