On September 1, Gloucester Golf Croquet Club welcomed a pleasant spring day for its annual Gala Day along with 39 players from nine clubs: Toronto, Manly, Newcastle National Park, Mt Sugarloaf, Forster, Macquarie City, Myall Park, Maitland and Nelson Bay.
Lyn Stewart from Gloucester Club was called in late on Friday night owing to a last minute withdrawal. Margaret-Rose Thompson from Nelson Bay once again acted as chief referee with assistance from Janine Crellin and Jan Sage from Taree and Penny Judy and Tom Adams from Forster.
Some players also assisted. Players were divided into four blocks of ten players of similar handicap, each pair playing four games over the day. Games were forty minutes timed/13 points. Elaine Leech, Vice President, welcomed the visitors then handed over to Margaret-Rose to explain the format for the day.
The day concluded with the drawing of numerous prizes then a presentation to the winners of each block. Lyn Stewart and her partner, from Myall Park, won two of their four games. The courts were in top condition thanks to Ken Garland and Al Minis. Many comments were very favourable, and very fast. Gloucester cooks again produced their best soups, dampers, scones, pikelets and slices. Our visitors said how well they were looked after and that they will be back again next year.
Our next big event on the calendar will be hosting of the Mid North Coast Championships on October 5. Visiting clubs will be Taree, Forster and Port Macquarie when all four clubs compete.
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