Croquet Club Announces Dates For Popular Summer League

The tenth annual Palm Beach County Summer Golf Croquet League will begin on Tuesday, July 10 and run for six weeks.

League play will be split into two divisions, one on Tuesday evenings and one on Wednesday evenings, running for five weeks. Then, on Tuesday, August 14, there will be a final playoff between the division winners from Tuesday and Wednesday. The finals will be followed by a lobster dinner and awards ceremony.

Last year, 88 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.

All teams are required to have a team name. Teams can register 2, 3 or 4 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 and beginner blocks. Special awards for Sportsmanship, Team Spirit, Most Improved Team, Youngest Player and Best New Team Name will also be presented during the awards ceremony on August 14.

The public is welcome to attend any of the 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 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 12, June 19, June 26 and July 3 at the National Croquet Club for anyone interested in entering a team in the league. Strategy sessions will also be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, June 23 and June 30.

For more information, call (561) 478-2300, ext. 3, and ask for Marie.