Golf Croquet: 2021 courses

Strokes and strategy: take your GC to the next level
Tuesday 20 April 2021

Is your play stuck in a rut?  This one-day Golf Croquet course is for players with handicaps from GC 3 to 12 who now want to improve their strategic understanding and technical accuracy.  The day will include developing a range of tactical strategies by thinking ahead, and getting consisent results from a given shot.  Experienced players outside the 3-12 handicap range may also be considered on merit.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33).  Course code SS. Course leader: Cliff

One-to-one coaching with Cliff Jones
Wednesday 21 April and Thursday 22 April 2021

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 GC and AC players. Please contact the Course Secretary to discuss timings and costs.
Cost: POA. Course code C1 (21 April) or C2 (22 April).  Coach: Cliff Jones

Back to Basics
Tuesday 4 May 2021

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! The day is for both GC and AC players and for players of all abilities.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code BB.  Course leader: Derek Knight

Become a CA Club-Level Coach
Sat-Sun 8-9 May 2021

This two-day course 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 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 offer further support.
Cost: £70 (CA Premium members £60). Course code CC.  Course leader: Roger Staples

It’s all in the head: getting into the right mindset
Tuesday 11 May 2021

Many very successful croquet players maintain that a good mindset is just as important as tactics and technique in helping you play to the best of your ability. This one-day course will explore blocks to a good mindset, how to overcome them, and how to set yourself up positively for successful and satisfying croquet. The day is for both GC and AC players and for players of all abilities.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Course code AH.  Course leader: Derek Knight

Learn Short Croquet in one day
Wednesday 12 May 2021

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 the skills of AC can be easily learned, 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

Classic Golf Croquet skills and tactics
Saturday 22 May 2021

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, 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 skills and tactics in practice
Sunday 23 May 2021

This one-day course is for higher-handicap GC players (handicap 10 and above) 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 otions tht may be available.
Cost: £38 (CA Premium members £33). Coure code SP.  Course leader: John Crossland