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2016 Scoring (Avoiding a Shitstorm of Historic Proportions?)

We all have our own reasons for returning to Chez Nous each year. To enjoy nature and time with family. To reconnect with the ghosts of the past. To recharge and plan our goals for the future. Whatever our priorities, … Continue reading

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Mallet Matters

In an earlier post KJB mentioned that he was having new Mallets made to commemorate his purported 2013 win. Though that win has yet to be officially sanctioned, the celebratory offspring have become real. A series of emails to the … Continue reading

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KJB’s Victory Claim: GM 2013

[Editor’s note: what follows is a lightly edited thread of electronic mail dispatches exchanged in the wake of KJB’s claimed 2013 victory which surfaced on 1/28/2014] Ladies and Gentlemen and all Friends of the Golden Mallet: Pursuant to the rules, … Continue reading

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Mallet Memories: Dr. Pye is in Ohio…

There was a sign hanging near the start/finish of the F.O.P. back in my childhood.  It read “Dr. Pye is in Ohio and his mother is much worse”. On it was depicted the foot of a player smashing his own … Continue reading

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F.O.P. is Open: 2013

At the end of a week of more-than-90-degree days at Chez Nous, the daytime temperature has finally dropped into the 70s, which is a perfectly reasonable temperature at which one can play croquet.  The field of play is officially open.

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F.O.P. Is Open: 2011

Golden Mallet winners DJB and MGL opened the field of play this afternoon with a thorough raking.  The course hasn’t looked better in years!

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Marty LeM Gets Shafted

6/14/98 M LeM was sent into the lake by removal of the last two wickets — so game is protested and in the spirit of the Golden Mallet it is deemed a game of no record! I was shafted. See … Continue reading

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TRB Returns to the F.O.P.

6/11/98 – Returning to the field of play after an eight year hiatus, TRB turned in a lackluster score of 12. Interestingly, it is the same score he had when he last played on June 4, 1990.  But it was … Continue reading

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Don and Marty Return to the F.O.P.

On June 9 Don & Marty LeMessurier returned to the Field of Play after an absence of 14 years.  D. LeM. turned in his usual lackluster performance (12), but Martha played with flashes of brilliance and repeated her only 1982 … Continue reading

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1997 Winner

1997 G.M. Winner is DJBII with an average score of 19.  Congrats Dan on your second GM!  Doug Hoadley came in second with a fairly respectable 17.8.  It is to be noted that if he had not played in either … Continue reading

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