Golf Croquet 3+ Singles played on the 27 & 28 February and 1 March at SACA
The Winner was Helen COOK (Norwood CC) and the Runner-Up was David HAYTER (Holdfast Bay CC)
The Venue Manager was Kate LOGAN (Victor Harbor CC)
In the group photo there is from left to right: Norma GREIG (North Adelaide CC), Helen COOK (Norwood CC), Kevin Le POIDEVIN (North Adelaide CC), David HAYTER (Holdfast Bay CC), Kim MILLHOUSE (Millswood CC) and Barrie WUTTKE (Hyde Park CC). Unavailable for the photograph is Carolyn SHANAHAN (Glenunga CC)
South Aussies provide a great performance at the ACA Presidents Eights
This year four men and three women applied and were accepted to play in the ACA Presidents 8’s trophy held in Cairnlea this February. It is a great competition to compete in and to test your skills against players from interstate.
The players are positioned into four blocks of eight according to their world rankings – the fourth block being only for women.
In block two Barry Haydon came 2nd and Ron McBride came 3rd.
In block three Mick Reidy came 2nd and Barry Jennings came 8th.
In the women’s block Kate Logan came 1st, Shirlene McBride 2nd and Karen Magee 3rd. (this is the 3rd year in a row a SA women has won this plate)
SA Golf Croquet Gold Medal
This event was originally meant to be a 3 day event and have one day of qualifying. All was great, we had plenty of entries and needed to hold the qualifier. Then the weather, work commitments, injury and illness struck. We wound up having a 2 day event with 10 participants. Glenunga superbly managed it and it was supported by Bernie Pfitzner, Barry Haydon and Shirlene McBride as referees. The players thank all of these people and the spectators.
Greg Rowberry from Norwood won, with Ronald McBride from Victor Harbor runner-up and Karen Magee from Brighton in third place.
Note people in the photo
Greg Rowberry (winner), Barrie Wuttke (Glenunga Manager of event), Ronald McBride (runner-up)
GC Presidents Trophy
This event had to be rescheduled and modified due to hot weather. The doubles unfortunately had to be dropped and the singles were played in afternoon to evenings over three cooler midweek days. This rescheduling prevented some of the original entrants from participating and thus adding to their required qualifying events for State Selection.
Brighton Croquet Club managed the event and Referees included Bernie Pfitzner, Graeme Thomas and Robert Weaver.
Barry Haydon from Hyde Park won the event with Ronald McBride of Victor Harbor runner-up and Kate Logan from Victor Harbor in a tight finish for third.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EDWARD WILSON— NEW ZEALAND OPEN CHAMPION
Edward Wilson has become the youngest winner of the NZ Open Champion-ship since 1960 after defeating current world champion Stephen Mulliner (England) in Christchurch NZ on the weekend. It was the first non NZ player final since 2009, and Edward won comfortably 26-7, 26-9. Ned was also
runner up in the doubles event with partner Stephen Mulliner.
What an amazing achievement for a 19 year old player, whose hard work and determination are definitely paying off. Well done Ned on this outstanding achievement.
He’s Our Champion
Croquet SA congratulates Simon Hockey, member of the MacRobertson Shield winning Australian team on his fantastic win at the 2017 Sport SA Awards.
Simon was named as the “Sport SA Country Athlete of the year” for his amazing croquet achievements over the last twelve months at the Gala Dinner held at Adelaide Oval. Simon’s award is well deserved and he is a wonderful ambassador for our sport.
SA GC Croquet Spring Open Women’s Singles
This event needed the last matches to be played to determine the runner-up, three of the players were in contention. Shirlene McBride had first place in the bag but it was down to the final game to get Julie Grindrod second place. Julie, Norma Greig and Anne Woodhouse were all on 2 match wins and it was the net games that separated them. Congratulations to all the competitors and thanks to Norwood for managing the event and the referees of Barry Haydon, Barry Jennings, Robert Weaver and Ron McBride for ensuring fair play.
Photo Left to right. Julie Grindrod (runner-up) Pat Semmens (Norwood Manager) Shirlene McBride (winner)