I would like to start a fun and friendly discussion of “Aunt Emma.” So, who is this legendary character?
Anyone who has been playing croquet for a while has met her. If you suspect you might be an Aunt Emma, please do not take offence at any of the quotes here. We all know she can win games.
Aunt Emma has been described as: “boring,” “frustrating,” “haunting,” “using cowardly tactics,” “silly” and “excruciatingly dull and can often paralyze the opponent into ineffectiveness resulting in her victory by anaesthesia.” As one coach said “if you apply some of his principles, Aunt Emma will finally be laid to rest.” Another coach, not so fondly said, “She must be stamped out.”
I’m hoping members of this site will share some fond or not so fond memories playing with an Aunt Emma.