Newport Oaks 7-11 ENFIELD WEST - EACF GC Handicap - 21 August Report here
ENFIELD 5-1 Wrest Park – Beds & Herts AC League 7 August
ENFIELD 14-4 Leighton Linslade - EACF GC Level Play 5 August
DAVID FROST & DES TAYLOR in ALL ENGLAND GC HANDICAP FINALS
Golf Croquet All England Handicap 2015 - 4 August
The area finals were held on the lovely but exceedingly fast lawns at Surbiton on Tuesday 4th August where we had two representatives. Des Taylor was one and the other was David Frost, who came in as reserve for the holidaying David Minihane.
There were 7 qualification places for the final at
Colchester in September up for grabs, and we are very pleased to
Des Taylor managed to secure the seventh spot and so earned a place at
the Final. David did even better by winning all his matches and secured
his place in the finals by securing first place in the area finals.
David Frost had to play his games off his National Handicap of 2 effective 0 which made life somewhat more difficult for David but he managed to win all his matches and so he qualified for the final in first place. Quite a remarkable achievement.
The good news / bad news for David – depending how you look at it is that when playing at GC Level play matches his handicap has gone down to 0 which means his National handicap is now 1 effective -2. This effectively means he now gives away a further 2 extra turns. This may possibly reduce his chances in the finals but at the end of the day it will all be about how David and Des cope on the day.
Good luck to them both.ENFIELD 7-11 Watford - EACF GC Level Play 3 August
ENFIELD 3-15 Letchworth - EACF GC Level Play 31 July
CONGRATULATIONS TO ENFIELD EAST who beat Newport Oaks 11-7 to win the Central Division of the EACF GC Handicap League - 29th July Report here
ENFIELD WEST 15-3 Newport Elms - EACF GC Handicap 24 JulyLetchworth Blues 11-7 ENFIELD WEST - EACF GC Handicap 21 July
St Albans 2-2 ENFIELD - Beds & Herts AC League 18 July 2015
Chelmsford 3-15 ENFIELD - EACF GC Level Play 17 July 2015
Letchworth Reds 9-9 ENFIELD EAST - EACF GC Handicap 13 July 2015 Report here
ENFIELD WEST 14-4 Letchworth Reds - EACF GC Handicap 3 July 2015 Report here
Newport Elms 5-13 ENFIELD EAST - EACF GC Handicap 26 June 2015
ENFIELD 4-2 Watford - Beds & Herts AC League 17 June 2015
Hurlingham 5-2 ENFIELD - Longman Cup AC 13 June 2015 Report here
ENFIELD 4.5-2.5 Hunstanton - GC Murphy Inter-Club Shield Report here
31st May 2015
The final turned out to be an excellent match, with both players making good breaks and not too many mistakes, and an exciting finish when Jordan had a chance to run his final hoop from about 5 feet at a slight angle to draw level. However, his ball finished in the jaws of the hoop, giving Tony a victory 23-22 on time. Both Jordan and Tony achieved reductions of their handicaps to 7.
NELSON MORROW TRAY
Doubles win for John and David G F at SurbitonFor the second year running, John Street and David Frost entered the Association Croquet Speed Doubles competition at Surbiton and were hoping to improve on the one out of five wins last year. Having learned from last year, they won 3 full 26 point games before lunch, beating Clare Benson (10) and Nelson Morrow (-0.5), George Noble (-1) and Alice Williams (3.5), Christine Ormond (5) and Ian Plummer (-0.5).
I have it on very good authority that John and David will shortly be serving champagne on the lawns to celebrate this fine victory but they are currently keeping rather quiet as to when this will be - Ed.
ENFIELD WEST 6 - 12 ENFIELD EAST in the EACF GC Handicap League played 29 April in the pouring rain for much of the match. Report will appear on our Inter-Club GC page
NORTHAMPTON 2-4 ENFIELD at Northampton in the Herts & Beds League 0n 23 April. Report will appear in our Inter-Club AC page
LETCHWORTH 1-5 ENFIELD at Northampton in the Herts & Beds League on 6 May. Report will appear in our Inter-Club AC Page
The photos below show just some of those who took part in our Introductory Croquet Course throughout this April. Looking again at the pictures I can spot about 9 of those features who have since become members.
Photos taken on Wednesday 8th April
Photos below are all taken on sunnier days from previous INTRODUCTORY CROQUET SESSIONS in previous years.
Ken Pickett (Chairman), Brian Dawes (Secretary), Valerie Zaater (Treasurer), Sheila Rudling
SAT. 5th JULY 2014 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND DAY at FORTY HALL
Where Enfield Croquet Club members held a demonstration of croquet which entertained numerous children and quite a few adults for a very hectic couple of hours.
I'm advised that our Club's efforts were very much appreciated.
Enfield's Association croquet match reports can be found here
SPOTTED ON THE LAWNS
This Peacock butterfly (Nymphalis io) was spotted on the lawns by our resident lepidopterist Tony and photographed by Brian D whilst we were waiting to play in the Association Doubles on a Monday. Tony advises that he's seen Peacocks on the lawns previously and in exactly the same place.
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