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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.


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

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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

State Handicapper of Golf Croquet
Jim Clement
03 5156 8149

Golf croquet news



Victorian Teachers’ Games 2018

Ballarat Alexandra Croquet Club was the venue for an action packed day for the visiting teachers' teams.

Over 136 players played Golf Croquet doubles, four rounds each of two sessions, one morning and one afternoon on eight B courts. With so many participants, the fixture included a few byes (we nearly ran out of mallets)! Instant scoring was required and was a challenge.




Victorians victorious in GC ISS

A narrow win against Western Australia on the final day of competition saw Victoria retrieve the GC Interstate Shield.

The competition was very tight. Matches were best-of-two, and in all the tests there were many 1:1 draws - overall, more than a third of the matches were drawn (119 out of 300).





Selectors Invitation Wrap-up.

The Second Selectors Invitation Tournament was recently held at Cairnlea.

It was run over two days with 31 players competing in four round robin blocks followed by finals. Entry was by way of invitation and these were issued to a range of established and rapidly developing players. It was really pleasing to have two players under the age of 21 in the field.




Horsham Season Opening hits the press

A very successful day with 32 players attending from different clubs in the Wimmera.

An excellent time was had by all.


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