The club held its annual end of season Christine Long golf croquet handicap tournament on Sunday, 24 September. This year there were 12 contestants with handicaps ranging from minus 1 to 12, which proved to be a challenge in the new “Advantage system” for handicap games, given the wide range of handicaps and the need to apply time limits to the games.
Following quite a soggy week the weather was kind, some exciting play took place and good fun was had. The results were close, with Doreen Curtis narrowly winning Group A ahead of Jude Wise and Roger Brooks, and three players on equal points in Group B requiring a calculation of “net hoops” to establish a group winner between Ian Meadows, Liz Griffiths and Rick Davies, with Ian scraping ahead by just one hoop. The overall final was enjoyed by all participants with Ian Meadows lifting the cup and Doreen Curtis securing the runner-up position. Congratulations to all the participants and to the winner and runner-up.