The manager wins at last!
A lovely sunny Saturday showed Tunbridge Wells at its best - the lawns were green, reasonably fast and flat and the Open Level Play Golf Croquet Singles was complete with 12 players on the three lawns.
Sadly, the chilly wind caused a bit of discomfort, but the players seemed happy with 7 rounds of play (2 blocks of 6 followed by a semi-final and final) and no game went to time.
Three Tunbridge Wells players qualified for the semi-finals: Mike Gentry beat Derek Crocombe and Jon Diamond beat Richard Brooks from Sussex County, leaving an all Tunbridge Wells final. So for the first time since the cup was presented a Tunbridge Wells player graced the trophy, with Jon Diamond the overall winner beating Mike Gentry 7-4 in the final, despite having dropped a game during the block play.
Both Derek Crocombe and Derek Heath played well enough to have their handicaps reduced.