In late 2020, the Laws Committee begin the enormous task of creating a new qualification for Golf Croquet, Senior GC Referee. This qualification has been designed for experienced referees who have demonstrated the ability to handle complex situations.
Thanks to the work of the Laws Committee, and a sub-committee specifically put together for the purpose of writing the Senior GC Referee Exam, we are now able to announce the introduction of this qualification from 1st January 2022.
To ensure the ability to examine individuals, the Laws Committee have confirmed the initial group of Senior GC Referees who will also be the Examining Referees. This list includes:
Alex Begg (Counties-Manukau)
Geoff Young (Thames Valley)
Gretchen Benvie (Bay of Plenty)
John Wall (Manawatu-Wanganui)
Michael Hardman (Manawatu-Wanganui)
Brian Boutel (Wellington)
Way Gair (Wellington)
Cathy Lythe (Wellington)
Chris Clarke (Canterbury)
Jenny Clarke (Canterbury)
Sue Cleveland (South Canterbury)
Nairn Smith (Otago)
Those individuals that are interested in sitting the Senior GC Referee exam are encouraged to contact their club for more details.