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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!”


Croquet SA – AC State Team Raffle

To be drawn 19th February, 2017 at Croquet SA, Hutt St Headquarters

$2 Per Ticket or 3 for $5 – 1,000 tickets printed.


1st PrizeWeekend Package – Coobowie- Yorke Peninsula

  • 2 Nights Deluxe Cabin accommodation for two – Coobowie Caravan Park Value $330
    –Donated by Coobowie Progress Association

Conditions – Subject to availability – Please Book in Advance – Voucher valid until 19/2/2018

  • Dinner for two to the value of $50 – Coobowie Hotel – Conditions – Voucher valid until 19/2/2018


  • Coffee & Cake for two – DINA-A-BITE – CoobowieConditions – Voucher valid until 19/2/2018 
  • Devonshire Tea for two – Blooms n Bakes – Coobowie Conditions – Voucher valid until 6/12/2017

2nd Prize – Pencil Portrait of winner or nominated person – Artist M Baum  (member Norwood Croquet Club)

Conditions – A drawing in pencil on paper mounted in approx 10” x 5” frame.  (Refer sample only sketch) The subject of the portrait will be required for a one hour sitting at the artists studio in Walkerville for sketches and photographs.  Portrait available for collection within 4 weeks of the sitting.  Voucher valid until 31/5/2017 – donated by Murray Baum – Est. Value $200

3rd Prize   Domestic Carpet Cleaning – 2 Rooms  –  Murray Lands Cleaning Service – donated by A Haywood (member Coromandel Valley CC)                                                            

Conditions – Travelling included, but restricted to within a 100  Kilometre radius of Murray Bridge SA. Voucher valid until 31/10/2017 – Est. Value $120

4th Prize   2 Bottles Saltram’s Winemaker’s Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2014 – donated by G Rowberry (member Norwood Croquet Club)  Est. Value $76 Cellar Master Red Wine of the Year – Has been described as “a big fruity, ballsy shiraz … … Plums, cherry and mocha with a big palate…..” 

5th Prize
   Basket of Sea Shells – donated by A Bishop (member Moonta Croquet Club)    Retail Value $75                            

6th Prize
$25 Gift Card – Woolworths & associated stores – $25 Value

The majority of the prizes for the raffle have been donated by the AC Squad members themselves, showcasing their individual talents and especially their support of each other and those that will be chosen to represent us in Tasmania in the Eire Cup in March 2017.  They have been very generous and put together a diverse and interesting array of prizes and we hope that you will appreciate this and show your support by purchasing tickets.  To those that are successful in winning prizes, congratulations in advance and thank you from the current squad, the 2017 team and to the positive message your support will send to encourage our SA players of the future.