Monash beats the weather
The Monash Open singles was held on Friday 7 April followed by the doubles on Saturday 8 April.
Beautiful sunshine – until the final game on Saturday - competitive play and a friendly atmosphere along with two fantastic lunches all contributed to a very successful tournament enjoyed by the participants from Corowa Civic, Ballarat Western, Sale, Ivanhoe Park, Sandringham, MCC, Brunswick, Ringwood along with a few from Monash.
Golf Croquet Handicaps have changed
Australia adopted a new system for Golf Croquet handicapping on 3 April 2017.
Every Victorian player has been given a new GC handicap and index. They can be seen on the website in membership listings and player profiles.
Clubs have been issued with handicap cards showing the new trigger points. You can pick up a new card from your Club Handicapper showing your updated handicap and index.
News Date: 2017-04-13
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2017-04-15
News Type: Association
MacRobertson Shield players leave for Los Angeles
Today the eight-person team representing Australia in the MacRobertson Shield are on their way to Los Angeles. Included in the team are Victoria's Stephen Forster (Belmont) and Robert and Malcolm Fletcher (Lismore).
They arrive on Thursday morning US time and are to go to Palm Desert where they will play against teams from England, New Zealand and the US in three five day tests.
Pic below shows the squad at their last practice at Belmont before leaving for Los Angeles.
Play starts on Tuesday 18 April, with Australia playing England and NZ playing the US.
For more information about the players go to http://www.2017macrobertsonshield.com/
Watch Croquetscores for live updates.
Team manager Pete Landrebe will also be providing regular reports via the ACA website.
Victorian Country Regional AC Championships 2017
This year Ballarat District Croquet Association hosted this prestigious annual competition between the 9 country regional associations from 10 - 12 April.
As well as being a very competitive event showcasing high quality croquet, it has a strong social context with a welcoming BBQ and a formal dinner to mark the occasion.
Successful GC coaching sessions at Cairnlea
This year has seen a trial of open access coaching clinics for GC players at Cairnlea.
So far one weekend has been run for higher handicap players (9 to 12 - the Early Development Squad), and two for lower handicap players (0 to 6 - the State Development Squad). A second weekend for Early Development players will take place on 1/2 July.
Participants have been very positive about both programs.
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