Sport

Getting into the swing of croquet

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November 01, 2017

Players enjoying a game of golf croquet.

A social game of golf croquet is enjoyed by all.

A successful social day of golf croquet was held at Corowa Civic Croquet Club Inc. on Saturday, October 28.

There were 38 players, made up from 11 out of the 12 NEDCA region, who were in attendance for a day of skill, tactics, learning and friendship.

The Players Handicaps’ ranged from 14-3, which makes for interesting play and a steep learning curve for many.

Corowa Civic Croquet Club President Ruth Duffy said they liked to mix up their social day with the Hi-Lo pairing for two of the four games so that the skilled players can share knowledge of the game with the less experienced players in a buddy system.

The players benefited from the steps made by Focus Engineering Corowa, which the club recently purchased thanks to the small community grant from Federation Council Corowa.

Winners of the day were Bruce Blay (Benalla) winning first place, four games and +16 aggregate points and Lynette Evans (Beechworth) in coming second, winning four games and +8 aggregate points.

Ruth said holding these events benefits Corowa by bringing in a number of visitors to the town and region for the day.

The committee would like to thank all the club members for the commitment to putting these events together.

The club would also like to thank Craig and his staff at IGA Corowa for his support and help.

The new steps made by Focus Engineering Corowa gained praise from the players in their design and aesthetics.

Croquet is a great sport for any age and the club loves to welcome new members.

Members can be seen playing on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am and Wednesdays from 12.30pm.

Watch out for twilight times as the days warm up.

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