Colourful ladies’ contingent enjoy learning new skills

Busselton Dunsborough Times
The Red Hat Ladies tried their hand at croquet.
Camera IconThe Red Hat Ladies tried their hand at croquet.

The Busselton Red Hat Ladies pushed their luck on Friday the 13th when they invaded Busselton Croquet Club to try their hand at this ancient game.

Club president John Boucher welcomed the Red Hat Ladies and regular club members, who helped with instruction and gave an introduction to Golf Croquet — the most popular form of the game.

The ladies made a colourful picture as they played in doubles teams on the manicured lawns and enjoyed morning tea in the old clubhouse. This may be one of the last events to be held in the old 1970s clubroom, which is due to be demolished to make way for a third green when the club moves in to its new premises on the same site in Churchill Park.

Building work progressed around them as the ladies played on and enjoyed their new skills.

Several ladies indicated their intention to continue to play the game and possibly join the club, which is now the third-biggest in the State and the fastest-growing.

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Inquiries and new members are welcome, especially from groups wishing to try croquet for the first time.

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