It’s always refreshing to talk to new Polo Boosters. They inevitably begin displaying the excitement we all share about Polo and about our club. At Polo 101 we encountered 3 such members who took a couple moments to talk with us. We have since seen them at 102 and 103.
Judy Stafford, Nancy Roche, and Geri Carapazza joined the Boosters club just before our 2012 Spring Season Opening Party. Consequently, they were probably not as amazed as we “old pros” were at the size of the gathering for a practice session as the site of our opening party. But they were delighted with the event, the chance to see polo, to have a great meal, to talk with fellow Boosters. Yet, something was missing – their full understanding of the game’s complexities.
They agreed to make attending Polo 101 a top priority so they can follow the play with a better sense of what’s happening on the field. And they were not disappointed. Each one felt Lord Lyall had done an excellent job explaining the
the sport—history, equipment, basic rules, shots, penalties—all with that inevitable “Lordy” sense of humor. His explanations have created an even greater excitement in them and an eagerness to see a match soon.
The threesome had attended some matches last year and were totally intrigued by their introduction to this sport they had not seen before. They decided this was the year they would be more active and more aggressive about learning and following this exciting sport.
They like the comradery of the Booster Club, the opportunities to socialize with fellow Polo enthusiasts, and the classes. Like them, most of our members do not realize our Boosters are unique in offering such classes—all taught by polo players.
The gals have not been Boosters long enough to know that we occasionally have “road” trips like the recent one to Sarasota Polo, but they definitely liked the idea. And the Barbados raffle was especially intriguing. They will be attending matches as often as possible, in spite of their busy Spring schedules.