16th Annual CRI Croquet Classic goes to the Wilsons

by Michael Rumbin · 05/06/2015

Right to left: First Place Competition- Paul Wilson and Anne Wilson. First Place Recreational-Denise Steele and Jeremy Garlington. All played with WoodRanch Egyptian Style Golf croquet mallets. Photo by Generic Staff Writer

On May 2nd The Croquet Classic tournament held in Shreveport at the LSUS campus. This event is a fund raiser for Community Renewal International. Community Renewal International is a faith-based, non-profit organization that brings together caring partners to restore the foundation of safe and caring communities. It has been put on annually for the past 16 years, and follows the standard backyard 9 wicket rules.

First place trophies on display with a winning HORUS mallet from WoodRanch Custom Shop. Photo by Generic Staff Writer

This year Dr. Paul Wilson and Anne Wilson took first place in the Competitive division of our annual croquet tournament. Paul played with his new WoodRanch HORUS mallet and his mother with her WoodRanch ISIS mallet. Denise Steele and Jeremy Garlington took first place in the Recreational division both playing with a WoodRanch HORUS mallet.

After their win Denise commented for Jeremy and herself saying, “This Horus mallet made all the difference in a winning shot compared to the mallets we played with last year.”

“I bought the first Horus and fell in love with it”, said Paul Wilson. “My game improved considerably from day one. The weight of the mallet head and the balance have revolutionized my game. The days of shanking the ball are all but over.”

WoodRanch Custom Shop has developed a light weight Egyptian-style mallet that is based on design specifications of golf croquet mallets used in Egypt. These mallets are lighter overall and therefore easer to swing, and swing fast if required. They have excellent shot characteristics and are ideal for playing backyard croquet with lighter balls and tall grass.

Louisiana State University at Shreveport, LA Photo by Generic Staff Writer

Since opening its classrooms to students in 1967, LSUS has become the regional urban comprehensive university in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Anchored along the picturesque Red River in southeast Shreveport, the beautifully landscaped LSUS campus serves as home to more than 4,500 students.