Tega Cay Croquet Club
Downton Abbey Party
On October 20, the Tega Cay Croquet Club held a Downton Abbey Party on the Anderson Lawn. Over thirty croquet players attended. Most of the players wore outfits that represented characters in the popular Downton Abbey TV series and Movie.
Croquet games were played with random drawing for partners and High Tea was served in the Gazebo. Best Costume prizes went to Laureen McBreey and Frank Powell.
Pictures of the event below were taken by Terry Hunt and Wendy Hope. Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e.html
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This Club is formed to promote the sport of croquet in this community
Founded in 2008
2019 Anderson Cup Awards Brunch
On November 3, over thirty members of the TCCC attended the Anderson Cup Awards Brunch at the Shore Club Restaurant. Trophies and prizes were presented to the second place team of Betty Anderson and Frank Powell. The first place couple, Sue Offen and Mike Romano received trophies, reserved parking spaces for a year and their names were engraved on the Championship Trophy that is on display in the Clubhouse Lobby. First and second prize trophies were made be George Fiegel.
Pictures from the Brunch taken by Terry Hunt are shown below. Left click on any picture to see enlarged pictures.
Annual Court Maintenance
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, our croquet court was closed from March 29 until May 1, 2020. Since May 1, our members have been playing in their regular groups each week using our Social Distancing Guidelines for Croquet. All Club Tournaments and Social Events have been postponed or cancelled until the Pandemic regulations are removed.
On July 7, the Golf Course Maintenance Crew did the annual heavy maintenance on the court. The crew of about ten men worked on the court for several hours. They did a very aggressive verticutting on the court followed by a fairly heavy top dressing. They were going after grain on the court and trying to firm up the surface of the court as well. The crew was led by Chuck Smith , Superintendent of Golf Course Maintenance, and his assistant, Kyle Matthias
The court was open for play the following day. The court surface was a little rough but it was playable. It will take about two weeks until fully grown in, with some help from Mother Nature. This maintenance will help improve the surface of the Anderson Lawn for quite a while.
Article by Terry Hunt
Pictures of the court maintenance by Terry Hunt are shown below. Left click any pictures to see enlarged pictures.
2019 Anderson Cup Tournament
By: Terry Hunt
The 2019 Anderson Cup Mixed Doubles Golf Croquet Tournament was held October 23 & 24 on the Anderson Lawn. On Wednesday, the first day of the tournament, all twenty-eight players played four games each. Each game was with a different partner and against different opponents. Based on the record from the first day, each player was ranked and assigned to a partner for the second day’s play. The highest ranked man was paired with the highest ranked women and so on down the order of players. The rankings determined where each team was placed in the brackets for the second day. Frank Powell and Betty Anderson were seeded number one and Jerry Misik and Marilyn Pendleton were seeded second. Breakfast treats and coffee were provided by Sue Kost from Miller Realty and the Club provided lunch at Noon.
By: Alan Bensch, Tournament Director
Thursday afternoon saw an exciting finish to another successful Anderson Cup Tournament.
The games were played under perfect weather conditions. Coffee and donuts from Sue Kost Miller Realty got us started and the Club provided lunch at Noon. Twenty-eight players of all experience levels competed and from everything that I observed, had a very good time. The event again lived up to expectations as our summer ending premier event. For the last five years we have played with the current format, and for the fifth time we have players who have not won before.
The semifinalists were Frank Powell and Betty Anderson vs.Maggie Christman and Alan Bensch, and Mike Romano and Sue Offen vs. Cherie Fogerty and Terry Hunt. The semifinal games could not have been more closely contested. Both games were decided by a seventh wicket tie breaker. Frank and Betty moved on to play Mike and Sue in the final match. Mike and Sue got the win in a well-played match over Frank and Betty. Congratulations to the winners and to the runners up.
The awards ceremony will be held at brunch on November 3. Remember to contact Sue Offen if you are planning to attend.
As tournament director, I want to thank everyone who helped organize the Anderson Cup, everyone who played, and all who came out to watch. And very special thanks go to:
Lunches and refreshments organization: Sue Offen (and Alan Offen of course).
Time keeping and game management – Mike Kost (the man with the whistle).
Lawn set up and reconfiguring crews – Jerry Misik, Marvin Bennett, Jack McGuire, and especially Frank for his excellent pre-game lawn repair work.
Key advisors - Mike Kost and John Webb.
My beautiful wife Gloria, who’s help makes it possible for me to actually do this job.
Apologies to anyone I missed calling out by name.
By: Sue Offen. Entertainment Director
I want to thank everyone who helped me with the Anderson cup function. Especially, Sally Bennett, Sue Gulasky, Michele McGuire, Marilyn Pendleton, and all of the guys that helped Alan with the set up of the tables. In addition, thank you to Mike and Sue Kost for the contributions of donuts and coffee. Also, so many of you helped with the cleanup afterwards which was so appreciated. I think we had a terrific event and hope all goes well for the next year.
Pictures of the Tournament below were taken by Terry Hunt. Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e.html