Author Archives: Jon Diamond

Escape to the Perfect Town

Filming of this BBC1 programme about a property hunt in Tunbridge Wells took place in July. The programme aired on Monday 14th October and features quite a good four minute segment about croquet at our club (starting at about 37 minutes … Continue reading

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Simon Manwaring wins our GC New Members Tournament

A bit belated to report: Simon Manwaring won our initial tournament on 28th September in good weather with three straight wins. Trevor Houghton-Berry won two games and Dave Grimshaw won one, with Philip Osman, despite playing some very good shots, … Continue reading

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Finals Day success

We managed to complete seven finals in splendid weather on Finals Day with only the Golf High Bisquers. Golf New Players and Miriam Reader Association Doubles outstanding. See our 2019 Competitions page for full competition details. Thanks, as usual, to … Continue reading

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Andy Dibben retains Honeygrove Cup

Just short of a full house of 11 players entered our annual Advanced Tournament, the Honeygrove Cup, with most of the usual suspects. Our lawns were delightful and the fastest they’ve ever been.  The weather was a little cool with … Continue reading

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Barney Lewis almost wins!

Barney came second in the Area Final for the CA All England handicap event held at Surbiton last weekend, so qualifies for the Final being held at Hunstanton this weekend. John Knight from Reigate was the winner. Unfortunately this means … Continue reading

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SECF A league v Sussex County – lost 3:4

A decent match at last! We were on average one handicap weaker than them, but came out of the morning session 2:1 up. This is the first time this has happened in an A league match for a long time … Continue reading

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SECF Golf Level League v Merton – lost 0:7

A bad day at the office, the only saving grace being that we were on average one handicap difference worse off…

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Kent comes 4th in the Golf Intercounties

Having come 2nd last year the addition of Jon Diamond didn’t improve the results and we came 4th! (Not surprisingly, since Notts had a team of four players with handicaps of -4.) As can be seen from the results board … Continue reading

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SECF Golf Croquet Teams Day

Not our best performance, but not too badly either! 13th and 17th out of 22 in the Doubles, with 3 wins, 4 losses and one halved. 6th and 20th in the Singles with 9 wins, 12 losses and 3 halved. … Continue reading

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Introduction Courses update

We’ve now run four one day Introduction to Croquet Courses this year, with 32 people attending. Thanks to John Greenwood, Alex  Jardine and Barney Lewis for helping me on one or more of these. The new member count isn’t in … Continue reading

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