Parker wins the Fuller Buckley

The first competition concluded on Finals Weekend 2019 was the Fuller Buckley, a Handicap Association competition, contested by Simon Ling & Chris Parker. In the Block Stage, Simon and Chris were both unbeaten, although in Chris’ case that only involved winning a single game (although that’s one more than in a block last year!) With freshly set hoops, and newly… Read more →

2019 Finals Timetable

The qualifiers have (nearly all!) been played, and the finalists confirmed, so here’s when the finals will be taking place.  As always, spectators are very much encouraged to join for any or all of the games. Congratulations to all the finalists, and good luck! You can see all the results that led people to the finals in our Competitions section.… Read more →

John K saves the Day!

The SECF golf teams’ day is, apparently, the biggest croquet event in the world! With 22 competing teams, and 11 lawns fully occupied all day, in many cases double banked, well over 80 players take part in an all-day competition which lasts from 9.30 am until 7pm at night. On 11 August Reigate were due to field two teams, with… Read more →

Remembering Roger Mackinnon

Members of the club stood alongside croquet players of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in a short period of silence to recognise and reflect upon Roger Mackinnon’s past influence on croquet in both clubs. The occasion was the lunch break during the annual match between the clubs, this year held at Wimbledon on 1st August. Roger’s enthusiasm for the… Read more →

Reigate Ladies do it again!

Reigate Ladies again won the golf croquet team’s shield, after an exciting day’s croquet, with the result being decided only in the very last minute of play. Reigate and Guildford & Godalming were neck and neck right up until the final moment, both having won 6/6 matches against other clubs, but the overall winners were Reigate claiming their last game 7… Read more →

B-League v Ember

Sadly, the B league team lost to Ember by one match to two. The day started badly when a serious accident at Cobham services closed the M25 at junction 9, and as a result the doubles partnership of Frank and Mike B did not arrive at Ember until about 10:40. They were obviously so unsettled(!) that they lost a shortened… Read more →

S-League v Cheam

The Single Lawn league team remain unbeaten by virtue of a tense draw against Cheam on Friday 28 June. Our morning doubles pair of John K and Simon were easily outplayed, but Lucy in the single put up a good fight with a close finish involving reference to the rule book as to the exact time a turn finishes when… Read more →

R-League v Canterbury

The Golf Croquet R-League team brought back a 5-2 win from the picturesque new lawns at Canterbury, now maturing well in their third season. Most of the matches were close, requiring all three games to resolve, and only one of our team won nothing! Canterbury entertained us well and we enjoyed the day despite the long journey.   Read more →

Grass Roots Tournament

On June 15th 2019 we held our Annual Golf Croquet tournament for players with handicaps of 8 or above.  With only 6 players entering, it was played as one block, with the top two going through to the final in July. Congratulations to Alan and Lorna for triumphing – with only 1 hoop separating them in their block game, the… Read more →

Handicap Golf Doubles

Our Annual Handicap Golf Croquet Doubles was played over 22-23 June, with 20 players paired together in approximate high/low handicap order. Thanks to Geoff’s stellar organising, everyone was very clear on when they were (and weren’t!) needed, and all questions had already been answered before the event, which meant everything ran very smoothly indeed! Great weather throughout the weekend, and… Read more →