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'On demand' AC & SC courses for Small Groups - 1-day courses Apr-Oct

Date: TBA
Venue: South West Croquet Academy
c/o Budleigh Salterton CC, Westfield Close, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6ST Tel: 01395 442548
Open to: All
Lunch: Lunch: No Not Available

toggle Course Details
Type: Course
Lead Coach: Roger Mills
Secretary: The Secretary (Club Tournament Secretary)
(Maureen Smith) SWCA, c/o Budleigh Salterton CC, Westfield Close, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6ST Tel. 07821 458447
Entry Dates: Entries accepted in receipt order more on dates
Entries: See conditions for how to enter.
Club Notes:
All events at this club
  1. Looking for more information on any course? Then please visit our website or contact the SWCA Secretary, Maureen Smith, email: You can also call 07821 458447 to speak to one of the SWCA team. We are here to help!
  2. Enrolling on a course is a simple exercise using the online entry system on our website. This provides you with secure payment arrangements using a debit or credit card via PayPal.
  3. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee will be available each day, but please bring your own packed lunch.
  4. If you need to cancel a course, the course fee will be refunded if you give us at least 10 days' notice. Refunds may be available after that date if your place on the course is filled. An administration fee of £5.00 will be made for all refunds.

Special Conditions:
For this course
These 1-day courses are for small groups of between 2 and 4 players, and can be booked throughout the season from 1st April - 31st October for any day that suits the players and the coach. Please call Roger on 01395 512250 if you are interested, and he will make up groups of players to suit.
There are three courses available this year:

Short Croquet - Skills, Tactics, Bisques & Breaks

Open to all players with handicaps 16-24 (AC) or 6-10 (SC), as well as GC players wishing to give Short Croquet a try. There are fresh challenges for all AC players, and it's also an easy route into AC for a GC player as it rewards straight hitting.
Roger will show you how to play Short Croquet the 'Easy Way'. The course will first of all focus on improving your shot-making skills, and how you can make your shots consistent and successful, avoiding missing those short roquets and blobbing hoops (as sometimes happens!). Then the focus will move on to tactics: how to play the right opening; when to use your bisques; and how to use them to maximum effect to set up and maintain a break.

Start Peeling

This course is for players who have achieved an AC handicap of 12 or lower. You will have a good knowledge of 4-ball breaks, and be adventurous by nature, wanting to add peeling tactics to your armoury - perhaps to win your games even quicker, and in style!
We are not talking triples here - that's for the A-class players - we are talking about peeling just the last 2 hoops, rover and penult. This course will show you the tactics and skills needed to make these peels confidently. You will also find these peeling skills and tactics have a wider benefit in helping improve other aspects of your game and tactical play, and you will receive a copy of Roger's 25-page Start Peeling booklet with detailed diagrams and explanations of every peel.
So, if you're feeling adventurous, join Roger Mills and Start Peeling.

Gold Course - Winning your AC Gold Badge!

To earn your Gold Badge you need to complete a triple peel. Some B-class players think this is a bridge too far, but it is not as tough as you might think. The reward for achieving your first TP goes far beyond the Gold Badge you can proudly wear - you will find the course greatly benefits your overall game in many ways. You will receive a copy of Roger's 30-page Go for Gold! booklet with detailed diagrams and explanations of every peel. To ensure you get personal attention on this 1-day course, it runs on a 1-to-1 basis or for a small group (max. 4 players). Handicap 6 and below.
Fixtures Book Contact: Roger Mills (Club Fixtures Book Contact)

Event Type: CO: Other Coaching [AC] [GC] [Course] More
Format: Open to all AC and Short Croquet players - 1-day courses by arrangement (see details below).
Number of Places: -
Entries Type: Individual
Entry Fee: -
Entry Fee Comment: Groups by arrangement.



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