Golf Croquet 2020 Presentation Day
This event was held at Hyde Park on Saturday 13th February 2021.
Heath Jackson, GC Director conducted the presentations with the help of many people, including Di Helier and Bernie Pfitzner with Pennants, Medals and Certificates. Barry Haydon and a team of people from Hyde Park completing multiple tasks ranging from room set-up, COVID-19 marshaling, beverage stations and post presentation game organisation, and Trevor Lapham from North Adelaide taking photos, which should be on the SACA Website by now. Karen Magee also helped with organising and running the day.
Heath welcomed people, recognized the traditional custodians, and thanked the many volunteers that ensure the smooth running of SACA GC Croquet.
The presentations were distributed, and photos taken. (click here)
The President’s Trophy was held over 4 days with the Singles, Plate and Swiss Singles played on the 25th and 26th January and the Doubles on the 30th and 31st January. This year had the largest number of entrants, 18 in fact, and so some singles were played at Hyde Park on Monday and some of the Swiss singles played at South Terrace. Thank you to these clubs for making their lawns available. The President, Lynn Parnel presented the winner’s trophy to David Wise from Norwood with the runner up also from Norwood, Ansi Baumaris. The Plate was won by Barry Jennings from Hyde Park and runner up Kate Logan from Victor Harbor. Mark Senior from Hyde Park won the Swiss Singles with Helen Cook from Norwood the runner up. The doubles competition was won by Karen Magee from Brighton partnered by Robert Brown from Millswood. The runners up were Norma Greig from North Adelaide and Michael Reidy from Hyde Park.
All games were hotly contested with great sportsmanship. Although Monday afternoon was played in a huge downpour – this did not dampened the spirits of the players.
We were once again fortunate to have Trevor Lapham from North Adelaide present to take photos. Trevor is always very generous with his time and photographic skills.
GC 12+ Singles
The SA Singles12+ was held on the 11/11/2020 on a day that turned out to be perfect for croquet. The tournament was well contested with some stand out performances. Barbara Dietrich, from Holdfast Bay was undefeated all day by displaying a steady standard of stroke and some good tactics. She defeated Lesley Burford from Tea Tree Gulley in the playoff for the title.
It is worth mentioning were the debut performances by Elizabeth Freda from North Adelaide and John Wotherspoon from South Terrace. Look out for them to be mentioned in dispatches in the future.