Kevin Ham reports from Cheltenham;
The first A Series golf completion of the year, was won by Lionel Tibble, with David Trimmer runner up. A capacity 32 players gathered over the weekend to play on eight of the lawns at Cheltenham. There were four blocks of eight with two going through to a best of three knockout.
Cheltenham members were out before eight o'clock to put the final touches on the fine lawns and to firm up the hoops. It came as no surprise that Tim King, Lionel Tibble, and Mark Suter, all achieved seven wins out of seven games in their blocks. However, the star of the day must be Wendy Wu who is a six handicap and scored four wins, including the scalp of a minus one player.
Saturday was a lovely day to play Croquet. Sunday was not. It started overcast and progressed with April showers. Of those in the knockout, David Trimmer (-1 at AC), was the most inexperienced; so new to Golf Croquet he did not have a handicap, other than -1, using the conversion table. In the final Lionel's experience showed through and he won 7-4, 7-5. The other maters to report are that Peter Balchin won the plate, Wendy is now a four handicap, and there are still two places left for the Cheltenham GC Championship (English National Singles Championship) in June.
Kevin Ham, Manager