From the Club Captain
At the club
Good to see so many people playing over the winter and some intrepid winter warriors battling the elements on some days. There has been treatment for worm casts recently, and fertiliser applied. The moss will be treated shortly. Updates on other items at the Players’ Meeting.
Sometimes when results are not as one would wish there can be a temptation to try and do clever shots. However, going back to basics may be a better option. See link below for some tips on technique: pre-shot routine, stance and swing.
For tips on thinking through the sequence of shots in GC see five shot thinking link below – your next shot, the following three shots, then your shot.
The 2022 Golf Croquet World Championships will be held at Sussex County Croquet Club, from 30 July to 7 August 2022. New Zealand will be represented by two players, Jenny Clarke (Canterbury) and Nelson Morrow (Auckland).
The MacRobertson Shield will be held in Australia in November. This is an international team’s event contested by NZ, Australia (the current holders), England and the USA. It began in the 1920’s as a contest between Australia and England. The NZ team, captained by Greg Bryant, includes Paddy Chapman, a former AC World Champion who won his title on our Lawn 1 in 2018, and two former U21 GC World Champions. Four of the NZ squad were part of the victorious 2014 team when the event was held in NZ.
You will have a rare chance to see the NZ team in action as they will be using some of our lawns in early October for a practice weekend.
The 2023 Women’s AC World Championship will be held in Canterbury in January 2023. Four Kelburn players are intending to play in it.