New Golf Croquet Rules

The Croquet Association has announced that the 5th Edition of the Rules of Golf Croquet will become effective in England from 1 March 2019.

It should be emphasised that the 5th Edition is not intended to make any noticeable change to the way Golf Croquet is played. Its three purposes are:

(1) to make the Rules easier to use by improving the organisation and quality of the text;
(2) to provide direction in situations which previous editions did not address; and
(3) to remove some unnecessary inconveniences and complications in the Rules.

Links to the 5th Edition itself and explanatory documents are available in the GC Rules section of the CA website.

One noticeable difference however is the Wrong Ball Rule, which eliminates many of what were previously errors.