Odds and Ends Photos
Call the referee. Jerry Tarner and Marsha Cargill, micro checking if it's a "wire" while playing during our GHCC Club Champion Play-in Tournament, November 12, 2022.
Five GHCC Members participated in the Ponte Vedra Croquet Club (PVCC) Golf Croquet Tournament held November 3rd-6th, 2022 at PVCC. Hidden in the crowd from left to right is Gary Gamble, Dave Paukovich, Edmund Giancola, Dorothy Silliman, and Kathie Gamble.
Grounds and Equipment Committee resetting the wickets at court 1, early before the clinics. Left to right, Dana Silliman, Rich Iulliucci, Paul Szabo and Steve Davidson.
2021 GHCC American 6-Wicket Club Champion, Bill Todd (Right) with TD Joe Zilligen
2021 First Runner-Up, GHCC American 6-Wicket Club Champion Tournament, Gary Gamble (Right) with TD Joe Zilligen
Six GHCC players competed in our 2021 Grand Haven American 6-Wicket Club Champion Tournament held April 8th - 10th, 2022 (Tournament was postponed from December 2021). Pictured left to right, Joe Zilligen, Nancy Crouch, David Paukovich, Marsha Cargill, Gary Gamble, and Bill Todd.
2022 GHCC Golf Croquet Club Champion, David Paukovich (Right) with TD Joe Zilligen
2022 First Runner-Up, GHCC Golf Croquet Club Champion Tournament, Mijai Pagano (Right) with TD Joe Zilligen
Eighteen GHCC players competed in our first Grand Haven Golf Croquet Club Champion Tournament, March 25th-27th, 2022. Pictured left to right (standing), Gary Gamble, Harriett Engle, Dana Silliman, Dorothy Silliman, Jim Hester, Margaret Matuszak, Rich Iliucci, Kathie Gamble, Tom Shelko, Cass Gaisor, Patricia Blinn, Cheryl Adamonis, Jane Stanton, David Paukovich, Edmund Giancola, Joe Zilligen (TD); (sitting) Nancy Crouch, Mijai Pagano, and Addie Szabo.
Dorothy Silliman (L) with Betty Yurk (R) explaining the different skills required during our Golf Croquet Handicap Skills Test on February 13, 2022.
Seven of our club members competed in the January 2022, Jones Invitational at the Sarasota County Croquet Club in Venice, Fl. Pictured left to right, Bill Todd, First Place in the First Flight; Marsha Cargill, First Place in the Second Flight; Margaret Matuszak, Second Place in the Third Flight; and Jim Hester, First Place in the Third Flight. Also competing were Robert Brightman, Nancy Crouch, and Mijai Pagano.
(Left to Right) Dana Silliman, Rich Iuliucci and Dorothy Silliman adjusting the Creekside Full-sized courts and resetting the wickets.
Nine of our club members competed in the December 2021, Sarasota Holiday National at the Sarasota County Croquet Club in Venice, Fl and won six of the eight first and second place trophies. The other three players were, Mijai Pagano, third place Championship Flight B, Margaret Matuszak, third place Second Flight and Kathie Gamble.
Photos courtesy of Nancy Crouch and Nancy Hart
Nancy Crouch, 2021 USCA American 6W National Championship, Singles First Flight Winner.
Mijai Pagano and Nancy Crouch, 2021 USCA American 6W National Championship, First Flight Doubles Winners.
Kathie Gamble, Bald Head Island Golf Croquet Open Championship, October 2021, First Flight Winner.
Robert, Carol, Pat, Marsha and Joe teaching the Fall 2021 New Member Class.
Three Grand Haven Croquet Club Members win 4 of the 6 first and second place awards during the NEFCC American Rules Tournament at The Ponte Vedra Croquet Club, September 25th-26th, 2021. Left to right, Picture 1, Margaret Matuszak on right (w/ Jim Padrazza) wins first place in doubles; Picture 2, Dave Paukovich on left (w/ Jeff Cohen) wins 2nd place in doubles; Picture 3, Marsha Cargill on right (w/ Denys Miller) wins second place in champion flight singles; Picture 4, Margaret Matuszak on left (w/ Bill Simmons) wins first place in first flight singles. Photos courtesy of Bill Simmons.
Nine Grand Haven Croquet Club members win 8 first and second place finishes in 3 different flights at the National Croquet Club 6-Wicket Open Tournament at West Palm Beach, July 16-18, 2021. Pictured left to right (Back row) Jim Hester, First Place flight 3B; Marsha Cargill, First Place flight 2A; Robert Brightman, First Place flight 1A; Bill Todd, First Place flight 2B; Dave Paukovich, Second Place flight 2B. Pictured left to right (Front Row) Mijai Pagano, First Place flight 1B: Nancy Crouch, Second Place flight 1A; and Margaret Matuszak, Second Place flight 3B. Not pictured, Edmund Giancola was edged out of finals by Margaret Matuszak.
Grand Haven Charger Team at First Coast Croquet League (FCCL) Charger Rally, Ponte Vedra FL, April 17, 2021. Pictured left to right (back row) Tom Shelko, Edmund Giancola, Dana Silliman, Rich Iuliucci, Jim Hester. Pictured left to right (front row) Gary Gamble, Kathy Gamble, Margaret Matuszak, Dorothy Silliman, Dave Paukovich.
Johnny Mitchel (L) testing Dave Paukovich at West Palm Beach for both 6-Wicket and Golf Croquet Referee Field Test
The Grand Haven Social Committee Prepping for the 20th Anniversary/Holiday Party, Dec 2019. Pictured left to right, Kathie Gamble, Pat Kaufman, Fran Giancola, Margaret Matuszak, Louise Dycke, Patti Paukovich, and Chris James.
Grand Haven Croquet Club members attending Golf Croquet School at the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach. Pictured left to right (starting third from the left back row) Mark Leo, Edmund Giancola, Ray James, Jim Boyd, Dave Paukovich and Gary Gamble. Bottom row, starting third from the left, Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky, Fran Giancola, Chris James, Kathie Gamble and Patti Paukovich.
National Croquet Center
West Palm Beach
Dave & Patti Paukovich and Edmund Giancola & Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky
At the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach. Gail Barlow, Kathy Reichard-Ellavsky, Fran & Edmund Giancola, Patti & Dave Paukovich, Margaret Matuszak, absent from photo Pam Kennelly
Italian Buffet at the Grand Haven Club after Wine & Wickets
Peeling a ball lesson
EVOLUTION OF MAN
The Rookie celebrates 50th birthday with croquet friends
IT'S ONLY A GAME!!!
Early sports radio broadcast
NEW SEATING AFTER HURRICANE MATHEW
Carol & Rich Burns instructing new members. Pictured left to right, Awilda Hamilton, Hayes Jackson, Jim Boyd, Carol Burns, Harvey Glastein and Rich Burns.
Joe Zilligen explaining scoring a wicket rule.
Edmund Giancola and Dave Paukovich explaining the wrong ball rules in Golf Croquet