John Hobbs Croquet Mallets

Some pictures of mallets

These are three heads that show the general style. You can see the bottom grip of Duplon, then the black nylon connecter into the head. The head on the right is imbuya wood, with white sightline and pale Tufnol ends. The one in the middle is a 'sandwich' of various woods, made for fun, but not available for sale. The one on the left has kingwood on top, which is an exotic hardwood with a £15 premium.

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This shows the wide range of handle lengths and head lengths I've made. The tallest was 45" and the longest head was 15". The head was too long in use and was replaced by a 13.5". I now use a 13" and manage not to dig in, but get the benefits of the more stable head..


The long handles are useful for people with back problems, who decide to adopt the Solomon style purely for that reason. My shortest handles were 28" for two ladies with Irish grip.


My shortest head was 6" long and 1¼" wide, made for a friend whom I warned was wasting his money. He was, because although it did what he wanted in terms of hitting, it was too prone to twisting and hopelessly inaccurate. It shows the benefit of longer heads.


All the mallets shown have the gap between top and bottom grips, where my signature goes. You can have no gap if you wish.


The mallet with the red band on the handle is one of mine, which is 34" high, but I hold it at 32". It is important always to hold your mallet at the same height when using the standard grip, otherwise your line of aim can deviate.