A full field of 24 players from Maitland, Macquarie City, Toronto, Jambaroo, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Young, Deniliquin, Dubbo and Horsham enjoyed four days of golf croquet at Wagga Wagga last weekend.
Players encountered rain on the first day of the doubles, but showed determination to finish all games but one allocated for that day. Fortunately the following three days were bright and sunny and some excellent croquet was played, with many local spectators witnessing the very exciting final.
Carol Hayes from Wollongong had a financially rewarding Carnival winning the doubles with partner Doug Leabeater from Young.
Carol again fronted up to play in the singles final, losing to Graham Innocent from Dubbo, a 1 handicap player, who played first class croquet over the Carnival.
It is hoped that next year the Club will have a third lawn, and will be able to accommodate those visiting players that were not able to play this year because of limited lawn space.
Hertz again assisted with sponsorship this year allowing the Wagga Club to increase prizemoney, which, as a result, attracted some excellent croquet players.