Golf Croquet: 2022 courses

One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones
Friday 1 April or Saturday 2 April 2022

Start the season by booking an hour (or more!) of individual tuition with Cliff, one of the foremost croquet coaches in the country. Use the time to work on any aspect or aspects of croquet technique, mindset or strategy that you choose. This is open to both AC and GC players. Please contact the Course Secretary to discuss timings and costs.
Cost: POA.
Course code C1. Coach: Cliff Jones


Perfecting basic stroke play
Sunday 3 April 2022

Good technique is fundamental to accurate and successful play, and this practical one-day course offers a full explanation of how to get it right. The day is suitable for both GC and AC players and is for players of all abilities. It first looks in detail at core elements such as stance, striking the ball and hoop running, before moving on to consider other basic moves (AC or GC as appropriate) and exactly how best to play them to be consistently successful and accurate. There will be good time on the lawn to put what has been covered into practice. A PDF of a comprehensive Handbook by Cliff is included; printed copies will be available to purchase on the day at cost price.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33).
Course code PS. Coach: Cliff Jones


One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones
Tuesday 5 April 2022

A further chance to book an hour (or more!) of individual tuition with Cliff, one of the foremost croquet coaches in the country. Use the time to work on any aspect or aspects of croquet technique, mindset or strategy that you choose. This is open to both AC and GC players. Please contact the Course Secretary to discuss timings and costs.
Cost: POA.
Course code C2. Coach: Cliff Jones


Become a CA Club-Level Coach
Saturday-Sunday 9-10 April 2022

This two-day course, led by the author of ‘Complete Croquet’, is for both AC and GC players aiming to develop their coaching skills and seeking CA accreditation to coach within their own club. Coaches also find that coaching others can help them significantly develop 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 offer further support.
Cost: £70 (CA Premium members £60).
Course code CC. Course leader: James Hawkins


Back to Basics
Wednesday 4 May 2022

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. AC and GC players will then be coached separately in shots specific to each game. The day will be largely outdoors and will offer plenty of opportunity to put principles into practice. The day is for both AC and GC players and for players of all abilities. Get your technique right and start being a winner!
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code BB. Course leader: Alan Locket


Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics
Saturday 7 May 2022

This one-day course is for Golf Croquet players who know how to play but now 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, while also moving towards some of the more advanced aspects of play. Handicap range GC 10 and above.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code CS. Course leader: John Crossland


Golf Croquet strategy
Sunday 8 May 2022

This one-day course is for more accomplished Golf Croquet players who are confident about when and how to play basic moves such as blocking, promoting and clearing shots, but now want to develop their strategic skills and include more advanced tactics and decision-making in their thinking and their play. The day will also include when and how to make best use of extra turns in handicap games.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code GS. Course leaders: John Crossland


Learn Short Croquet in one day
Wednesday 8 June 2022

This one-day course is open to players of both codes, but should appeal particularly to GC players who want their skills to give them a head start in Association Croquet. It is also for coaches looking for a straightforward way of introducing this accessible version of AC into their own clubs. The day covers distinctive aspects of the AC game including croquet shots and building a break; it offers a full introduction to Association Croquet and aims to help participants play with understanding and pleasure. The day will include guidance on how best to learn the skills of AC, a supported game, and plenty of opportunity for individual help and guidance.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code SC. Course leaders: John Harris and Dave Hudson