Low Goal Recreational Polo League Coming to International Polo Club in March 2018
Emma Oakley for IPCSet to get underway later this month, The Polo School at International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) will be offering a low goal recreational coaching league for polo enthusiasts and fans during the week at the venue. In an effort to create greater opportunities for individuals interested in playing polo or getting started in the sport, the league will now host the next step in game progression, combining chukkers and allowing for students to experience team play. The league will aim to cater to amateur players who are looking for a safe, and fun way to play in a group setting. Games will begin in March and continue through April.
Students of The Polo School at IPC contest a friendly match to experience real game play and speed.
Teams will consist of three amateurs and one professional player. Professionals will not be allowed to score or take any penalty shots at the sixty-yard line or closer. Each team entered in league competition will play each other once with a final match for the two teams with the best records in round robin play, as well as a subsidiary final. Awards for Best Playing Pony, Most Valuable Player, Best Tournament Performance, and Best Tournament Goal will be awarded at the end of each tournament. Following both final matches of each tournament there will be an Asado field-side for players to celebrate. Students and players taking lessons at other clubs in the area are welcome to join the league and can enter by contacting Gates Gridley at firstname.lastname@example.org."It's been very rewarding to see the growth of The Polo School at IPC in just a few short months since we started giving lessons. This league will offer players the next step in their progression as they continue to learn the game and become more comfortable with a faster pace of play," said Gridley. "Polo is an incredible industry in Wellington and we're very excited to launch a platform that will allow more people to get involved at a playing level and have the ability to learn the game."
The Polo School at IPC will begin low goal matches in March of 2018 at IPC.