The annual AC and GC club competitions swung into life this month with many first round matches being played. Congratulations to all club members who are taking part. Some adventurous souls have also been involving themselves in external events such as the SCF leagues that the club has entered this year as well as improving their game by attending coaching events offered by other clubs. This month, one such external event was the Wessex Shield, a two day AC handicap tournament held at the adjacent clubs of Winchester and Littleton. Three Caversham players entered in a field of twelve. Such was the efficacy of the coaching received at Blewbury just before this event that one of our number walked off with the shield having won all his matches. Apparently there was barely a mention of banditry as the tournament director, suffering defeat in the final match, slashed our protagonist’s handicap from 16 to 10.
The weather has not dampened our spirits and our members have been busy in anticipation of the new season. On 9th April we welcomed Chris Roberts and Roger Goldring who gave our league players valuable advice and revised handicaps in advance of our debut season. You can also see Brian treating the lawn with our new knapsack sprayer and the delightful painting by Judy of one of our children’s events last year.
Croquet promotes health and well-being as we all know and to prove the point the Tuesday & Friday group had a very special celebration to mark the occasion of Blondie’s 90th birthday. Blondie, a sterling member of the group was delighted with the beautiful cake baked for her by Margaret Robinson. Photo by Liz Walker.
Results of the lawn survey showing all the humps and bumps is now available.
Some restrictions on winter play are now in force.
AGM fixed for 24 January 2018.
Keeping the playing surface in tip-top condition. Lawn surveying in progress. Smart new white lines in place.