The eighth annual Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League will begin on Tuesday, July 5 and run for six weeks. Team matches will be split into two leagues, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings, running for five weeks. Then on Tuesday, Aug. 9, there will be a final playoff between the top teams from each night’s amateur and championship blocks to determine overall winners.
Last year, 76 teams competed from across Palm Beach County in this doubles tournament. The teams were organized by families, friends and business associates. Many of the entrants were croquet beginners. Instruction and practice sessions are included. This year, registration will be cut-off at 96 teams. All teams are required to have a team name. Teams can register two to four players for the six-week event.
Medals will be awarded to the first and second place finishers in the championship block. Certificates will be awarded for winners and runners up in the amateur block. Special awards for sportsmanship, team spirit, most improved team, youngest player and best new team name will also be presented at the awards dinner on Aug. 9. The public is welcome to attend all summer league activities. The Croquet Grille & Lounge will be open for drinks and light dinner fare throughout the tournament.
Golf croquet is the easiest version of croquet to learn and to play. Complimentary instruction and practice sessions will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 and Saturday, July 2 at the National Croquet Club for anyone interested in entering a team in the league.
For more info., call (561) 478-2300, ext. 3, and ask for Marie.