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Golf Croquet Friendly Against Penrith

On a bright and sunny Sunday 10th April, a team of 7 players from Penrith and North Lakes visited for a friendly, but competitive, GC match. Crake started strongly and were ahead at lunch, but Penrith rallied later in the day so that Crake finished ahead only by the narrowest of margins over the 24 games played. The day was enjoyed by all and made a very pleasant start to the season’s activities.

Crake Valley in the USA!

Sandra and David Cornes recently returned from several weeks playing in Sarasota, Florida.

Sandra with Lee Yielding

Both had successful tournaments with Sandra coming runner-up in the Shark Tooth GC tournament – 2nd flight (B level) and David reaching the quarter finals of the Florida GC Open (Championship level).

Sandra won the majority of her games but was beaten by rising star Lee Yielding in the final David played some of USA’s top ranked players (Jim Teal, Rich Dell, David Malouf, Helen Covington and Billy Harper) before losing, under floodlights, to Macey White 5-7, 6-7.

Both also learned how to play American Rules “6-wicket” and have brought a “deadness” board back to the UK helping teach Crake club members on club days during the season.

Winter work on the lawns and surroundings

The lawns had their first cut of 2022 recently and play has been ongoing on half lawns when the weather allows.

Off lawn we had storm damage with a tree falling off the lawn in November. We are grateful to the 9 members who came on Wednesday and Thursday 2nd & 3rd February, to assist Luscombes Plant Hire Ltd for their efficient clearance of the site. The wood from the tree has been broken down into chippings and spread by members upgrading our wooded walkway just off the lawns.