Ford Fay
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The Perfect Mallet

  There is one mallet on the market that will make you a better straight ball shooter; if you know how to use it. These mallets, with their wishbone handle, are made by the Norwich Croquet Company in…Continue

Started Jun 9

Color or White
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To all my croquet friends:This is the 21st century. It’s definitely time for a dress code change. Let’s put some color in our group photographs. Whites out, Color in.Seriously, look at any group…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dylan Goodwin Jun 3.

Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
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Maybe it had something to do with wearing two hats; a tournament director and player. Then maybe not as both are good players and the best man won.I am a firm believer that wearing two hats is not in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ford Fay Apr 25.

We took the challenge.

Our group of players here in Pomfret CT took on the proposed New Nine Game. We wanted to move the traditional nine wicket game to a new level. We added some new twists to make this a truly…Continue

Started Apr 10

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Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"I have noticed a lot of players who twist their mallet on the follow-through swing. The V stance can help here too, It's okay to have one foot back but keep your feet as close as possible.."
Nov 9
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"okay, a fact according to me, it is true and works for me and I believe anyone else if they try it."
Nov 4
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"An addendum to the above, Fact;the closer your feet are together the straighter your follow-through swing will be."
Nov 4
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"Okay, the ladies are more aware of hitting their ankles and will tell you up front, but the macho guy’s won’t tell you why they take the wide stance until they whack themselves and then you will hear it loud and clear."
Oct 29
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"Dylan, maybe I ask more questions than you do when helping a new player. If I see a player using the “gorilla” stance, I will ask them why they are standing that way. You will be surprised what they will tell you. No one ever told them…"
Oct 28
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"The wide stance has a lot of problems. Just look at the top players. Why are their feet close together? I believe the wider you stand the less accurate your follow through swing will be. The closeness of the legs narrows the path of the mallet…"
Oct 28
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion FAQ: How About A Coaching Forum Category?
"Okay, I’ll start the conversation. I am not an “official” coach but I have noticed a lot of new players taking the side winder position, aka the golf swing. After you explain, to them, the advantage of the center style swing and…"
Oct 26
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Lighter Balls Relative to Wrist Stress
"I played in the Denver 9W Nationals last year. We played with the lighter balls (PROZ BALZ) on long grass. These smooth balls are much faster than the traditional balls on rough turf. Your mallet also has an effect on your wrist. I also have played…"
Oct 26
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Official Croquet Is Everywhere Photo Thread
"If we are on the same wave length, the icon (symbol) looks like a wicket (hoop)"
Sep 16

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At 2:44am on March 1, 2016, The Brass Spot said…
You are more than right. I'm in the process of designing a new one.

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