Golf Croquet for Tournament Players

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Ian Burridge is an International golf croquet player and a previous winner of the the English National Singles, English First Eight, Welsh Championship and New Zealand Doubles titles.

Golf Croquet  for Tournament Players is a manual aimed at taking players through the development journey of a competitive player. At every level of play sound decision making is a vital component in being successful and winning games. The book aims to ensure that the reader is armed with the necessary understanding to confidently make the right decision in whatever situation they face.

A series of Golden Rules set out the basics for those just beginning their journey, these are backed up with more detailed explanations as experience and understanding increases. Once the basics have been mastered the book advances into the more detailed elements of strategy that permeate the sport, as the standard of play increases, providing the reader with the insight they need to make the most of their own ability and to counteract their opponent’s.

Here’s Raouf Allim’s review:

This is the book which will help you transition into comfortably playing in Golf Croquet tournaments, all the way up to A class. International player Ian Burridge has written a thorough and accomplished account of the tactics and strategy of the game. So sit comfortably, with your favourite beverage at hand, put your feet up, and get stuck in.

Players of all levels will benefit from the coverage of skill-sets and common tactical scenarios in the first two sections. Good players will find this a useful fine-tuning of ideas. Developing players will already be into study mode.

Following this the author offers his unique insights into the strategy of the game, on literally a hoop-by-hoop basis, and after this comes ‘Part 4:The Battle’. This is the meat of the book and these sections are not intended to be read in one sitting. Rather, they are a study guide to be returned to as your game develops. If you’ve ever been disturbed by how often you go two hoops down at the beginning of the game, or puzzled over how best to play hoop 5 against a strong hitter, then you will be dipping into those sections straightaway!

The highlight for me was the masterly account of how to counteract the various game strategies – the power players, the positional gurus, the irritating(for me) mid-paced clearers, jawsers and hoopers etc, etc. There’s a lifetime of tournament knowledge in this section alone.

I once heard the author comment to an opponent after a game “I had all the luck and you still won.”  Ian has a generous spirit, and this book is the true gift of his knowledge. Buy it.

Author Ian Burridge

123 pages – paperback, with coloured photographs and diagrams
Page size 15 x 23cm
ISBN 978-1-914424-57-1

36 reviews for Golf Croquet for Tournament Players

  1. Carol C

    Excellent book well written and clear

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    On first impression this book is lovely, but could be more user friendly, in that it is not easy to read if you need reading glasses. The pages are shiny and reflect the light, there is gold writing on beige/yellow backgrounds that is not easy to distinguish, the font is not a clear font, with poor contrast, and the font size by the diagrams is miniscule. I need a magnifying glass by me when reading this book. I am impressed by the content and look forward to my game improving after practicing the guidance given.

  3. Linda (verified owner)

    Happy, easy ordering, super-fast delivery. Looking forward to reading it!

  4. Patricia Mulcahy (verified owner)

    Ordered. Received next day. Amazing.

  5. Izzy (verified owner)

    Really pleased with prompt and efficient service. Thank you.

  6. Mark Scruton (verified owner)

    Still processing. Not received yet.

  7. Neal Henderson (verified owner)

    Content of the book, excellent. Type size a little small and the illustrations need to be bigger and clearer.

  8. Robert (verified owner)

    At the moment I can only rate the order and delivery of this item

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  10. John G. (verified owner)

    Excellent service

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  12. Graham B. (verified owner)

    Only dipped in but what I’ve ready is very helpful.

  13. Cheryl B. (verified owner)

    Fantastic! My package arrived relatively quickly for international mail and I immediately cracked open my new croquet book! Cheers!

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  16. Robert Honey (verified owner)

    Excellent book for my needs.

  17. Andy D. (verified owner)

    I have to echo a previous review. Content is excellent but the choice of some font colours is very poor. Diagram text and graphics too small. Best read in sunlight.

  18. Alan Clark (verified owner)

    Amazing quick delivery. Excellent book.

  19. Anthony Turner (verified owner)

    Clear and interesting guide. Down to earth. Lots of good tips

  20. Kim D. (verified owner)

    Seriously useful book for all GC players

  21. Alan Brusey (verified owner)

    Excellant book

  22. Raymond Ore (verified owner)

    Fast service product almost arrives before you’ve ordered.

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  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good and informative

  25. Alex (verified owner)

    Starts reasonably simple, but soon moves into strategy and gets really complex. A superb book to dip into as you move into intermediate grades but definitely not for beginners!

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  28. Chris O. (verified owner)

    Ordered on 9/9 and received it, across the other side of the world on 11/9. Great work thank you.

  29. Chris Wood (verified owner)

    Only just started reading so it’s a bit early but it looks good on an initial view

  30. Peter H. (verified owner)

    Very useful!

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  33. Nigel M. (verified owner)

    All good – easy to order, prompt delivery and a great read!

  34. Patricia Barnard (verified owner)

    I think this book will be a dip in to learn a bit more, there is so much information, that i cannot absorb it all at once. It made me realise that I also needed a book of rules for GC, which you have since kindly sent me and is very useful.

  35. John Richardson (verified owner)

    Efficient ordering and delivery. Book is a bit pricey but a good read (so far).

  36. Roger S. (verified owner)

    Thanks for processing my order promptly. Website easy to navigate and use and delivery arrived next day!

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