Dear Members of the Golf Croquet Community,
I am writing to inform you that the CA Council has selected Stephen Mulliner, Dick Stover, John Spiers and me to serve on the Golf Croquet Selection Committee. Furthermore, they have entrusted me to be the Chair of this Committee.
Firstly, I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Bill Arliss, who has worked tirelessly to establish a vibrant Golf Croquet tournament scene that a large community of players is actively supporting. Unfortunately, by coincidence and in quick succession, we have lost the participation in the Committee of John Moore, Derek Old and Chris Sheen, all of whom provided clear insight into the relative merits of players under consideration for selection. All four of these individuals have contributed to producing selections of the highest quality for several years.
I welcome John and Dick as new members of the Committee. They have both been strong supporters of the GC tournament scene in recent years. I have great faith in their judgement and I am confident that they will provide wise and objective insight when considering the performances and talents of their peers.
The immediate major priority of the Committee is to produce a comprehensive selection policy. The Committee will liaise with the Association Croquet Selection Committee to ensure that the two committees have consistent fundamental principles for their policies. Once approved and published publicly, the policy will provide transparency to the selection process and ensure that all players will understand what they have to do to earn a place through selection.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me or my fellow Committee members with any questions or comments. We are here to serve you.
With best wishes,
Tim King, CA GC Selection Committee, 2008-01-22