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Mike got into croquet 20 years ago and of course “one thing led to another”…
Based in Nelson, he makes mallets and handles from scratch in a commercial workshop. He was bursting at the seams so he bought the building next door.
Mike’s great love is finding solutions to challenges and that is evident in the way he has evolved the Terminator range from the early days. That range now includes mallet heads based on timber at the entry level, then Aluminium for mid-range and Carbon Fibre at the top end.
Building from scratch has meant designing machines to do a lot of the day-to-day work, and his computer controlled machines are his “toys”.
However, he says, “My greatest asset are my staff who handle assembly and orders. I just couldn’t do without Sandi and Lorna.”
Quadway hoops became part of Terminator mallets a few years back. About half of the Quadways are used in NZ. Australia Croquet is insisting on Quadways in most States and the Americans are finding that they work well in their sandy soils.
Mike is a regular player in AC and GC, both here and overseas, and is a regular exhibitor at events. He really enjoys having a chat about croquet stuff so when you see him.. Stop and say hello.
Visiting Nelson? Call in to the workshop any weekday morning.

George Wood started making mallets in 1982.  Based in rural Otane, Central Hawkes Bay, the company sells a wide range of croquet sets and equipment and is the world’s largest manufacturer of club level mallets.  The company employs a team of craftsmen who are passionate about quality. Wood Mallets was the overall winner of the Hawkes Bay Business of the year and has won various export awards. Their website woodmallets.com allows customers to choose from an array of different options so that mallets can be custom made at no extra charge. Custom orders are usually shipped within a week. George plays at the Heretaunga club is always willing to offer advice.