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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

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

2018-06-21

 

The Dot Dickson Challenge June 2018

It was perfect weather for 67 Golf Croquet players on Thursday 21 June at Cairnlea for the second Dot Dickson Challenge of 2018.

This fun One Day Challenge was started by Dot Dickson some years ago so any players from clubs around Victoria could get together to play croquet while enjoying the facilities at Cairnlea.

For some, it was their first visit to VCC and maybe the first time they have played outside their own clubs. Great to see all 12 courts played on all day, most double banked.

A great tribute to Dot Dickson who passed away just one week before this special day.

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2018-05-22

 

 

2018 Golf Croquet State Team

The team to represent Victoria in the Golf Croquet Interstate Shield (ISS) was announced recently.

This tournament, which will be held in the Hunter Valley from September 12 to 16, is a major event which will bring together the best golf croquet players from six States in a competition in which each State plays each other in a mix of singles and mixed doubles.

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2018-05-13

 

Australian Golf Croquet Championships - singles and doubles

Cairnlea has been alive the past 10 days to the sound of croquet.  The Australian Golf Croquet Championships were off and running.  The doubles and singles were played in great spirit in a wide range of conditions.  

The enthusiasm of the players was well matched by their dedication in sometimes very inhospitable conditions.

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2018-04-22

 

VCA Golf Croquet Regionals

This event was held over the weekend of 21 and 22 April.

Twelve regions took part with 35 players playing for their regions. Games were all played in great spirit and hotly contested.

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