And We Have A Winner! The Club’s First GC Advantage Play Competition!

Advantage GC winner 2023 Rod Ellis pictured with runner-up Jackie Guy

Broadwas Croquet Club’s first foray into Advantage Golf Croquet has produced a winner. 

Organised by Club Captain John Guy, the Advantage Golf Croquet Open Championship has been won by Rod Ellis.

Twenty four members took part in the knockout competition using the Advantage system, which eliminates the use of marbles as used in the traditional handicap system.  Players with low handicaps could find themselves having to start the game with a negative score if playing opponents with higher handicaps. Players still aimed to achieve a score of +7.

The final was a tightly contested match between Rod and Jackie Guy at a blustery Stoney Ley.  

Jackie started each game with a 1-0 advantage due to her handicap being nine and Rod’s being six.

The first game ended 7-6 to Rod but Jackie fought back to win the second game 7-5.

Rod again won the third game 7-6 to become the champion for 2023.

Congratulations to Rod Ellis but well done to Jackie Guy too – a worthy runner up.