From the 11th to the 15th of September the SA Golf Croquet team competed in the ACA Interstate Shield. I am pleased to say the we came 4th. However, that is just the short answer.
Four days prior to the tournament start Vice Captain Kate Logan withdrew for family reasons. Luckily Norma Greig was available to fill in. Then after playing the doubles against Vic, I had a sudden downturn in my health. The team all stepped up and put in an amazing group performance, not only covering for Kate and myself but producing personal best performances.
We only lost to eventual winners, Victoria, by 12 hoops. A magnificent effort.
Team members were: Mick Reidy, John Arney, Barry Jennings, Heath Jackson, Virginia Arney, Karen Magee, Anne Woodhouse VC, Julianne Jago, Norma Greig, Jim Grindrod.
They did me proud, they did themselves proud and most importantly they did South Australia proud.
Jim Grindrod SA GC Captain
SA Players’ results:
Virginia Arney 2nd in the Women’s Singles
Jim Grindrod 4th in ACA Gold Medal and 16th in the Men’s Singles
Julie Grindrod 11th in the Women’s Singles
John Arney 13th in the Men’s Singles
Heath Jackson won the Men’s Plate
Karen Magee won the Women’s Plate
Barry Jennings runner up in the Men’s Plate
Norma Greig runner up in the Women’s Plate