LOOKING BACK: Old-school croquet on the beachfront.
LOOKING BACK: Old-school croquet on the beachfront.

Dedication is the secret to club’s success over two decades

TWO decades after Woolgoolga's Croquet Club was formed, its founding members came together to celebrate.

Last Saturday, the club celebrated its 20th anniversary with a full day of fun and activities.

The club's inception came when Pat Hurry had played at Sawtell and decided to try to establish a club at Woolgoolga.

She met with several other people and they had their first meeting in October 1994. Equipment was bought from the Gosford club initially and members began play on the beach reserve.

Each week they paced the green out, mowed the green and set up the equipment which was carried down in the boot of Pat's car.

"Pat and a few other founding members were able to attend the celebration and the members are grateful for the work these early members did," secretary Jenny Burgess said.

"It was never an easy task raising money and lobbying council and politicians for the land for greens."

Woolgoolga Croquet Club will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday at 11am at C.ex Woolgoolga.

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every second month and all members are invited to attend.

Then on December 10 the club will be holding its Christmas lunch at Woolgoolga RSL.

The meeting is at noon and all members, families and former members are welcome.

Interested?

  •  For more information about the club and becoming a member, email Jenny Burgess or phone 0407 940 294.


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