Saturday 4th January saw nine members of the club at at Merthyr Mawr to play a five round Swiss competition in Golf croquet.
Kevin and Jay arrived at nine o’clock to line and switch the courts. Later Mike assisted by setting new hoops into lawn 2. With eleven iron hoops and one wire hoop, play got underway at ten o’clock as planned.
We played handicap golf croquet 30. Minute time limit 7 points (first to 4.) With nine participants manager Kevin played Mr Bye in the first round. The random draw for opponents, saw Mike Parry beat Peter Balchin 4-0 inside 15 ninutes. This match proved decisive as at the end both Mike and Peter had four wins. A Swiss completion is decided on who beat whom. So Mike was victorious.
We left at one o’clock to have lunch at the Watermill on the Ogmore road it was a very convivial meal. I think a new tradition has been born.