Golf Croquet: 2019 courses

All about the new GC Rules for 2019

Saturday 2 March 2019 (pm)

New GC rules come into effect from 1 March 2019, and the seminar leader, Dr Tim King, has been closely involved throughout the revision process. This half-day (afternoon) briefing seminar will make clear the changes for the new season. It should appeal to GC coaches and referees, but also more widely to club committee members and GC players: every club will need to understand the changes and the implications for 2019.

Cost: £12 (CA Premium members £10). Course leader: Tim King

Back to Basics

Saturday 13 April 2019

Getting the basics right can make all the difference to your game. This practical one-day course is designed to help you understand the principles of a good stance and grip, how to play roquets or clearing shots, and how exactly to master hoop running, croquet shots and rushes. The day will be largely outdoors and will offer plenty of opportunity to put principles into practice. Get your technique right and start being a winner!

Cost: £35 (CA Premium members £30). Course leader: Derek Knight

One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones

Friday 19 April, Saturday 20 April or Sunday 21 April 2019

Start the season by booking an hour (or more!) of individual tuition over the Easter weekend with Cliff, one of the foremost croquet coaches in the country, using the time to work on any aspect of croquet technique, mindset or strategy that you choose. This is open to both GC and AC players. Please contact the Course Secretary to discuss timings.

Cost: POA. Coach: Cliff Jones

Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics

Saturday 4 May 2019

This one-day course is for Golf Croquet players who know how to play but want to consolidate their game, want to develop their understanding of the basic tactical moves, and want to know when and how to play them successfully. The day will include the skills required, principles of tactical play, and classic tactical shots, and move towards some of the more advanced aspects of play.

Cost: £35 (CA Premium members £30). Course leader: John Crossland

Golf Croquet skills and tactics in practice

Sunday 5 May 2019

This one-day course is for higher-handicap GC players who are familiar with basic technique and classic tactical moves such as clearing, blocking and promoting, and now would like to develop their understanding of how these and other moves can best be put to work in practice. The day will centre around a series of coached games, with players grouped by handicap and with coaches taking opportunities before, during and after each game for discussion of technique and tactics and for considering other options that may be available.

Cost: £35 (CA Premium members £30). Course leader: John Crossland

Become a CA Club Coach

Sat-Sun 18-19 May 2019

This two-day course is for both AC and GC players aiming to develop their coaching skills and seeking to become qualified CA club coaches. Coaches also find that coaching others can significantly improve their own game. You are expected to have a working knowledge of the Laws of AC or the Rules of GC. A subsidy of £25 per person may be available for CA members – please discuss with the Course Secretary. Some Federations may also be able to offer further support.

Cost: £60 (CA Premium members £50). Course leader: Roger Staples

From GC to AC in one day

Saturday 1 June 2019

Let your Golf Croquet skills give you a head start in Association Croquet! This one-day course covers croquet shots, building a break and other distinctive aspects of the AC game. It offers a full introduction to Association Croquet and aims to help participants play with understanding and pleasure. The day will include a supported game and plenty of opportunity for individual help and guidance.

Cost: £35 (CA Premium members £30). Course leader: John Harris