The annual Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League will begin on Tuesday, July 7 and run for six weeks. The competitive matches will be split into two leagues, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings, running for five weeks. Then on Tuesday, Aug. 11, there will be a final playoff between the top teams from each night’s amateur and championship blocks to determine overall winners.
Last year, 74 teams competed from across Palm Beach County in this doubles tournament. They were organized by families, friends or business associates. Many entrants were croquet beginners. 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 for a single fee of $75.
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 recognition certificates will also be awarded after the finals on Aug. 11. The public is welcome to attend all summer league activities.
Golf croquet is the easiest version of croquet to learn and to play. Complimentary teaching and practice sessions will be offered from 1 to 3 pm. on Saturdays, June 13, 20 and 27 at the National Croquet Club for anyone interested in entering a team.
The Croquet Grille & Lounge will be open for drinks and light dinner fare throughout the tournament. For more information, call (561) 478-2300, ext. 3, and ask for Marie.