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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 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

VCA GC Regional Championships

VCA State Team and A Team

State Team 2019-20

Women: Judy Wembridge (Captain), Tricia Devlin, Wendy Dickson, Gail Hopkins.

Men: Kevin Beard (Vice Captain), John Grieve, Darren McLoughlin, John van der Touw.

Reserve: Chris Eiffert.

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 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

2019-08-14

 

Sunny day for Wimmera CA season opening

On Wednesday 14 August President Lyn Creasey welcomed 24 players from three different clubs in the Wimmera to play Golf Croquet at the Horsham Croquet Club for the opening of Wimmera’s 2019-2020 season.

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2019-08-11

 

Victorian Men’s and Women’s Championships

This popular annual event was held over the weekend of 10/11 August at Cairnlea. Conditions were less than ideal with cold, wind, heavy rain and generally miserable conditions prevailing. It was most pleasing that several players had travelled from interstate to participate.

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2019-07-07

 

Foggy start for Morwell GC Doubles

The croquet gods finally smiled on Morwell Croquet Club for its annual Golf Croquet Doubles Tournament held over the weekend of 6 and 7 July. Players from clubs across Gippsland as well as some from Drysdale and Melbourne took to the Morwell courts for a big weekend of croquet.

After the wild and wet weather endured by players and referees during last year's tournament, Saturday started with some early morning fog followed by a very pleasant day for croquet. Sunday was slightly chillier, but not a drop of rain in sight. Got to be happy with that.

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2019-06-16

 

Inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles

The Rich River croquet courts were busy on 15 and 16 June when the Club hosted 40 players from 11 Victorian and NSW clubs competing in the inaugural Rich River Golf Croquet Handicap Doubles Tournament.

Over the two days 91 games were played in two round robin blocks, with the winners of the blocks meeting in a final.

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