Palm City Polo Club Announces 2019 Season Schedule

Boynton Beach, Fla. - Oct. 4, 2018 - Joey Casey’s Palm City Polo Club (PCPC) announces its robust season schedule for 2019. Action-packed weekends include 8-12 and 4-6 Goal tournament leagues. This year, PCPC introduces its new 1-Goal tournament league for players looking to gain grass polo experience in a tournament format as well as an arena league, both debuting in November of 2018. With a wide variety of tournament levels, PCPC offers polo for everyone and promotes an environment where novice to high-goal players compete in a relaxed atmosphere with all the amenities of a safe full-service polo training facility.

NOVEMBER (2018)
Fall Classic – 11/1 – 11/30 – 4-8 Goal
GPL Annual Thanksgiving Polo Clinic - 11/20 – 11/22
1-Goal League – 11/1 – 11/30
Arena League – 11/1 – 11/30

DECEMBER (2018)
USPA Kay Colee Memorial – 12/7 – 12/30 – 6-10 Goal
1-Goal League – 12/7 – 12/30
Arena League – 12/7 – 12/30

JANUARY (2019)
8-12 Goal Challenge Cup 1/4 – 1/27
4-6 Goal Challenge Cup – 1/4 - 1/27
1-Goal League – 1/4 - 1/27
Arena League – 1/4 - 1/27

FEBRUARY (2019)
8-12 Goal Gold Coast Classic – 2/1 – 2/24
4-6 Goal Gold Coast Classic – 2/1 – 2/24
1-Goal League – 2/1 – 2/24
Arena League – 2/1 – 2/24

MARCH (2019)
8-12 Goal Trust Cup – 3/1 – 3/24
4-6 Goal Trust Cup – 3/1 – 3/24
1-Goal League – 3/1 – 3/24
Arena League – 3/1 – 3/24

APRIL (2019)
8-12 Primavera Cup – 4/5 – 4/28
4-6 Primavera Cup – 4/5 – 4/28
1-Goal League – 4/5 – 4/28
Arena League – 4/5 – 4/28

MAY (2019)
6-10 Goal Sun Cup – 5/3 – 5/26

The 4-8 Goal Fall Classic will kick off the season while the always popular annual GPL Clinic & Friendsgiving will return to PCPC during Thanksgiving week of 2018. The 6-10 Goal USPA Kay Colee Memorial and the 6-10 Goal Sun Cup will bookend the year–first presenting the USPA Kay Colee Memorial 6-10 Goal in December of 2018 and the Sun Cup 6-10 Goal in May of 2019.

In addition to the traditional polo leagues, PCPC will offer a weekly 1-Goal league and arena polo league. These tournaments give up-and-coming players room to grow and the opportunity to learn and compete every weekend with a variety of teammates and professionals.

Not ready to compete? PCPC’s qualified instructors can take you from the custom-built hitting cage to the saddle in a safe and friendly environment. Improve your polo game or take your first steps in the saddle at the Polo School. They offer instruction at all levels from beginners to seasoned players, an individualized approach using proven training strategies and, most importantly, the ability to learn to play on a string of quality polo ponies.

Palm City Polo Club is an inclusive and welcoming club for everyone interested in polo. Whether you want to compete, take lessons, or experience polo from the sidelines, Palm City Polo welcomes you. For more information, visit palmcitypolo.com or call Joey Casey at (561) 289-9099.

Polo at Any Age: John Maroussas Talks Starting Polo, Patsy Cline, and Gay Polo League

When John Maroussas attended the Annual International Gay Polo League (GPL) Polo Tournament, 5 years ago, he knew very little about the sport. Today, at age 71, John now plays polo regularly with his trustworthy polo pony, Patsy Cline. The two don’t let their ages stop them from enjoying all aspects of the exciting sport.

“Watching GPL got me started in polo for sure. It was the event that switched this all on for me”, John says. “When I was at the game during the April tournament the people playing seemed to really be having a good time. I watched what was going on and I thought that I could do this too!”

Shortly after attending GPL, John decided it was time to break his 40-year hiatus from riding horses and signed up for lessons at Palm City Polo Club, the home club for GPL. Although he had to start from the beginning again, he was soon out on the field playing polo. Two years later, he decided to purchase his own polo pony.

John’s pro, Joey Casey, found the perfect pony for him. Patsy Cline is a seasoned, older, fast mare with a wonderful temperament. John purchased her knowing that she was older and says, “At 71 years old I can’t expect to be playing in 20 years and neither can she. Because of her age she is very experienced at polo and knows the game. She is a willing horse, and she’s very safe.”

John and Patsy are proof that you don’t need to start polo at a young age to enjoy the game. As many know, the sport of polo is often rough and at times dangerous. Knowing that, John claims, “at my age there is a fear factor and I’m a little less inclined to let everything go and that’s probably the major challenge I have in this game. That being said, I play at my level and I’m very comfortable and very happy there.”

While polo is a sport that many start at a young age due to family ties, the story doesn’t always have to play out that way. With the right horse, like Patsy Cline, and the right teammates, like the Gay Polo League offers, polo is a sport that can be started and enjoyed at any age, regardless of skill level.