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Ron McBride (right) won the 2017
South Australian Golf Croquet Gold Medal
and Jim Grindrod was runner-up

SA Gold Medal Sun Smart
Referee 2017 Shirlene McBride


World Croquet Federation Golf Croquet Under 21 World Championship

Congratulations and well done to Edward Wilson (Millswood club), third place and the Bronze medal in the World Croquet Federation Golf Croquet Under 21 World Championship contested in Victoria.

Congratulations to John Arney (Norwood), Ron McBride (Hyde Park), Greg Fletcher (Hyde Park), Barry Haydon (Hyde Park) and Edward Wilson (Millswood) competing in the main event of the Golf Croquet World Championships at Cairnlea and other Victorian venues this week. There are around 70 players competing in the event. Good luck to all the SA competitors. Follow the scores on


AC State Team Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, bought tickets and sold tickets – the joint effort raised $1,683, which was well above our expectations.

A special mention has to be made to Malcolm Algie, who sold 11 of the 40 books of tickets. Huge effort and really appreciated.

The raffle was drawn on the 19th February at team practice by our president – Eileen Ferguson.

First Prize – Weekend Package Coobowie – Claire Royal (Forestville) (Bought her ticket at the Millswood Club – new member I believe) When I rang her she was thrilled – said she had never won anything in her life and she is now 70. – Very happy prize winner.

Second Prize – Pencil Portrait by Murray Baum – Peter Wood – Dwayne McCormick’s boss.

Third Prize – Domestic Carpet Cleaning (Allan Haywood) – Sonia Twartz (Yorketown) Sonia has family in Adelaide who will reap the benefit of this prize.

Fourth Prize – 2 Bottles Saltram’s Shiraz – Mary Marsland (Norwood Club)

Fifth Prize – Basket of Sea Shells – Sue Hart (Edithburgh)

Sixth Prize – $25 gift Card Woolworths – David Taylor (Our Treasurer)

Thanks again to everyone for your support.
Kind regards Mary Bishop


  2016 Presentation Day Photos
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Golf Croquet – ACA President’s Invitational Eights

Shirlene Shines

South Australia had eight entrants in the President’s Eights: Barry Haydon, Ron McBride, Virginia Arney, John Arney, David Wise, Shirlene McBride, Kate Logan and Karen Magee. The tournament was held in Cairnlea, Melbourne 3rd – 5th February.

Shirlene McBride won the Women’s Eight Tray with 6 match wins, 1 match loss and 28+ hoops which was a wonderful achievement, she was ranked third going into the event.

The men also proved themselves to be very competitive with Ron McBride coming second in the Second Eights and David Wise coming second in the Third Eights.


2017 Golf Croquet Presidents Trophy

Entrants in the event representing 8 clubs


Winner of each Block – Graeme Thomas (Hyde Park) 
Block A and Jim Grindrod Block B (Aldinga Bay)


Winners of Doubles  – Shirley Howlett (Victor Harbor)
and Ronald McBride ( Hyde Park)



“Croquet SA congratulates Kay Seeary (North Adelaide) on her award as the City of Prospect’s “Citizen of the Year 2017”.

Kay received this prestigious award in recognition of her contributions to croquet and her local community.  Well done, Kay, a great achievement!”