Polo Players Edition

FEB 2019

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 61 Ops to foster practical creativity. "Pyke used to say although Mountbatten believed he had selected him he was wrong. It was the other way around, I chose him because of the way he had devised new tactics for playing polo," notes his Royal Society memoir. Pyke had read Mountbatten's book on polo and was impressed by his hunger for new ideas. The synthesis is apropos. Of all his accomplishments and endeavors, there was nothing about which he was more passionate than the Sport of Kings. As did he in many other areas, Mountbatten left an indelible mark on the game of polo with his force of personality, will to win and thirst for innovation. It was among the pomp and splendor of the Raj, surrounded by caravans of bejeweled elephants, silk and diamonds that Lord Mountbatten was first exposed Above: Mahatma Gandhi enjoys afternoon tea with Lord Mountbatten in Delhi, India, 1947. Below: Prince Charles and his Great Uncle Earl Louis Mountbatten discuss a common passion: polo. The two were especially close and Prince Charles often confided in Mountbatten. PA IMAGES /ALAMY STOCK PHOTO DINODIA PHOTOS/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO

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