SA Golf Croquet Spring Open Men’s Singles
After a tight 3 day competition of 8 competitors, 5 players finished on 4 match wins, the eventual a clear leader with 6 match wins and 10 net games was Jim Grindrod from Aldinga Bay Croquet Club. Barry Haydon from Hyde Park Croquet Club was the runner up with 4 match wins and 4 net games. Barry Jennings of Hyde Park Croquet Club came third with 4 match wins and 3 net games.
Thanks to Hyde Park Croquet for managing the event.
Also thank you to Anne Woodhouse, Shirlene McBride, Karen Magee and Bernie Pfitzner for refereeing.
M.E. Hatwell Gold Medal
The Hatwell Gold Medal (3+) event was completed September 6th. The event ran over four wet and windy days. Eleven players braved the wintry conditions and there were many tight, hard fought games, several being decided after time. The winner of the Gold Medal was Allan Haywood who played extremely well with 9 wins out of 10 games, losing only to Shirley Howlett. Runner-up was Jim Curtis with 6 wins and +40 hoops. However, there were four other players with 6 wins. They were Robert Dignum (+23), Mary Marsland (+11), Shirley Howlett (+6) and Helena Panasewycz (-2).Helena played well considering she has just come back to croquet after a break. Shirley is also one to watch. Full results can be seen on croquetscores.com (here). Many thanks to Hyde Park Croquet Club who rostered members to manage the event. It is a thankless task, especially when the weather is not that great, and their time and effort is truly appreciated.
Players (L to R) – Adrian Bishop, Shirley Howlett, Geoffrey Wheaton,
Mary Marsland, Helena Panasewycz, Allan Haywood, Wayne Peart,
Jim Curtis, Philip Bateman, Robert Dignum, Sally Harper
Golf Croquet Open Doubles
Shirlene and Ronald McBride took out the title of this event played Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th July at Hutt Road. They lead after the initial two day round robin competition and easily consolidated this win in the finals on Thursday. Runner ups were Karen Magee and Barry Jennings. Thanks to all referees, managers and spectators that supported the players in this event.
Winners of these events were Edward Wilson (Millswood), Shirley Howlett (Victor Harbor) and Barry Jennings (Hyde Park) respectively. Results for all these events can be found on www.croquetscores.com