The eighth annual Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League will begin on Tuesday, July 5 and run for six weeks. Registration is now underway.
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. Team entry fees are as follows:
• Teams of two players are $40 per player.
• Teams of three players are $30 per player.
• Teams of four players are $25 per player.
Entry fees should be made payable to the Croquet Foundation of America.
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 any 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 Saturdays, June 11, June 18, June 25 and July 2 at the National Croquet Club for anyone interested in entering a team in the league.
The National Croquet Center is located at 700 Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach.
For more information, call (561) 478-2300, ext. 3, and ask for Marie.