#11 - New Court Opening Day Tournament - September 8, 2012
Sep 24, 2012Public
Photo: The new full-size court in foreground with old courts in background.
Photo: Balls stacked with care, await for practice and play to begin.
Photo: Our very level new court.
Photo: New court in foreground, with practice putting green and nearby club house and restaurant in background. Yes, golf is played here also.
Photo: Ready to play croquet.  Get your mallets!
Photo: Ground crew puts finishing touches in preparation for ceremony and play to begin.
Photo: Balloons are distributed; one got away.
Photo: Nancy and Bill after setting up on Opening Day.
Photo: The players begin to gather.
Photo: Grace and Nancy (in foreground) make final preparations.
Photo: Bill Day and Nancy Spalding review the line-up for the tournament.
Photo: The Padwee Cup awaits the first place Golf Croquet tournament winner for the 2012 season.
Photo: Nance Stewart checks the play schedule.
Photo: The members gather for the opening ceremony.
Photo: Ed initiates the opening ceremony by recognizing golf club director John Johnson for welcoming croquet to Sandwich Hollows.
Photo: Bill Day (right) proposes a toast to the grounds crew in recognition the efforts by Dave Polidor (left) and Dave Tilly in preparing the new court for play, and for maintenance of the old courts.
Photo: Bob Spalding acknowledges Debbie Crowell and her company for excavating a briar patch into a beautiful laser-leveled full-size croquet court.
Photo: Debbie prepares to cut the ribbon.
Photo: And the ribbon is cut.
Photo: Bob Spalding annoints the new court with vintage champagne
Photo: Warming up before play.
Photo: Play is about to begin.
Photo: Ready for play - may the fun begin!
Photo: Taking a break for a group photo.