Cowdray Park Polo Club is delighted to announce an affiliation with Singapore Polo Club, believed to be the sport’s second oldest club in the world. The two clubs share heritage and history and, indeed, similar Royal links, Prince Philip having played regularly at both locations.
Reciprocal membership benefits will allow Singapore Polo Club members travelling to Europe during the 2017 polo season, and particularly during the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Polo Championship, all the advantages of Cowdray Park Polo Club membership, with Cowdray Park members being warmly welcomed in a reciprocal arrangement in Singapore.
Whilst Cowdray’s location within the rolling acres of the UK’s stunning South Downs National Park is truly rural, Singapore Polo Club, founded in 1886, is just minutes from Singapore’s bustling commercial and business centre. However, its setting presents an oasis of tropical greenery and its open spaces provide a truly relaxing setting. The charming Clubhouse with its open verandas represents a rustic haven away from the hectic ambience of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Peter Barfoot, Chairman of Cowdray Park Polo Club says: “The partnership between Cowdray Park Polo Club and Singapore Polo Club is set to encourage interaction and travel between the two clubs. I am sure that Cowdray and Singapore Polo Club members will enjoy the reciprocal membership arrangements and we look forward to welcoming SPC members to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup in 2017.”
Matt Petersen, General Manager, says: “My recent visit to Singapore Polo Club has convinced me that taking Cowdray Park Polo Club to a global platform will result in a number of dynamic initiatives, the first of those happening in SIngapore.” Matt’s counterpart at Singapore Polo Club, Satinder Garcha, Club President says: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Cowdray Park Polo Club, one of the premier polo clubs in the world and where the British Open is played, as we see it as a unique opportunity for both our members to benefit from a truly global advantage whereby they have access to the best Clubs located on either side of the globe. In this day and age, with regular international travel becoming a constant, it’s important we’re able to fulfil the needs of our members by offering them quality alternatives to choose from around the world.”
Information supplied by Liz Higgins, Communications Manager, Cowdray Park Polo Club, direct tel: + 44 1730 810717, mobile: + 44 7887 994787 and Marina Mathews, Chrysler Communications, Singapore, +65 96311670.