The Noosa Croquet Club Golf Croquet teams have had mixed results in the last series of inter-club events.
The Pennant game against Coolum in late July was extremely close. Down by one game after the singles, Noosa came back and won both doubles games to level the game results at 5 all. Unfortunately, a countback on hoops included an error not picked up at the time, and showed that Coolum had run one more hoop thus being declared winners. Unfortunate, but that’s part of the game. Stewart McConnell and Susan Powley had good days, it was a pity they had to record an overall loss.
On 5 August the Shield team (higher handicaps) played Coolum and went down 7 games to 3. Not a good day for them. Julie Terry, Ed Boyd and Cher Boyd all had wins in the singles, but overall the team did not do as well.
The Pennant game against the leaders Headland-Buderim on August 12 showed why Headland are currently leading the Pennant competition. Noosa went down 7 games to 3 on the day. Niven Gugich and John Olsen held up their end, winning one of their singles each, and then winning a very close doubles game 10 – 9. Unfortunately the rest of the team did not fare as well.
Anyone wishing to find out more about croquet and wow it is played, please remember that our Come and Try Days are held on the first Sunday of each month, from about 9.30 am. The next will be on Sunday 1 September, or just call into the Club’s attractive grounds in Noosa Waters any time.