Pam named as Patron



Waiuku’s Pam Reynolds has recently been named Patron of Pukekohe Croquet Club after being a member for close to 19 years.

Pam was surprised to be considered, however, also felt it was an honour. “I picked up my first mallet when my mother in law lent us one, and I decided to see what the fuss was about. I guess you can say the rest is history.”
Pam first joined the club in September 1994 and went on to become a committee member, then Club Captain and later, President. Through that time, she has seen many changes, including the construction of the new pavilion in 2000, which she says was an absolute Godsend to the club.
“I feel very lucky to be a part of the Pukekohe Croquet Club. We have a great bunch of people and fantastic facilities and are quite unique, as we own the land that we are situated on. There is only a small percentage of clubs in New Zealand that still do. The club also has five lawns, with most others only having three or four.”
Pam and her husband, Tony, were avid croquet players, and enjoyed the harder form of the game, which is Association Croquet.
“There is more to it than Golf Croquet, and I enjoyed the competitiveness of the game. It can be quite vicious at times,” laughs Pam.
Pam has since retired from the committee and has had to stop playing, however, she still enjoys attending the regular tournaments held at the club and says that anyone can enjoy a game of croquet.
“I would thoroughly encourage anyone who may be interested to come and try, particularly those who from Waiuku, as there isn’t a club in the township.” The Pukekohe Croquet Club will have a stand at the Positive Aging Expo on Friday, October 2, and also have three open afternoons, on October 11, 18 and 25.

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