AC Clinic draws record crowd

Posted 7 March 2007 to Clinics, NC District by Jeff Soo
John Knott (2nd from r) takes the point from instructor Bob Cherry (r), while Bob Whitmore, Marie Haas, and Tony Reaves look on. March 2007 Association Croquet Clinic at Pinehurst. Photo by Tommy Harrington

Forty-one students and six top-ranked instructors met at Pinehurst over the March 3–4 weekend for NC District’s latest Association Croquet clinics.

Ron Lloyd, Pinehurst croquet pro, led a group of junior players from Bill Hartmann’s Gamewell Middle School program. After a day of instruction, Lloyd organized an informal mini-tournament for the group, complete with trophies.

Danny Huneycutt’s class included several players from a new club on Daniel Island in South Carolina. They weren’t the only players to travel from out of state. David Lyon, an up-and-coming player, drove all the way from Pennsylvania to attend the clinic.

Jeff Soo, Andy Short, Paul Scott, and Bob Cherry led their groups through intensive sessions on tactics, rules, and break organization.