Jon Diamond in Southport
Southport Croquet club is close to the sea, which is wonderful but does mean that the lawns are sometimes below high tide. Given the wet winter we had this led to their 5 main lawns being under water much of the time, leaving no time for the regular maintenance. Sadly this left them in a poor and bumpy condition.
Most players struggled during their recent Handicap event, including Jon, as he couldn’t hit balls at his usual distance. Nevertheless, although he lost in the semi-final, he did well enough to bring his AC handicap down to 0.5.
It’s a lovely location, especially for those with caravans or Motorhomes as the campsite is next door! Recommended for next year…