SPC International Polo Handicaps

    • SURNAME, GIVEN NAME

      HCP

    • A polo professional and instructor at the Singapore Polo Club, Sattar Khan has represented Singapore at two FIP World Cup Polo Tournaments. He has also played in numerous tournaments around the world. With a 4 goal handicap, Sattar, who is a native of Pakistan enjoys sharing his polo knowledge and experience to his students.  

    • Waqas started riding and playing polo since a very young age. He currently holds a polo handicap of 4 goals. His father, Sattar Khan is a polo pro by profession. Waqas has participated in many local tournaments and has played polo in United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Argentina, and Pakistan.  He has also won the under 14 Potrillos polo tournament in Argentina.

      His love and passion for the game has motivated him to pursue polo professionally in the future.

    • Patrick Furlong is an Argentine Banker and longstanding polo player. Patrick has played extensively in Argentina, England, US and more recently in Asia and has a 3 goal handicap. He has been the captain of the Hong Kong polo team since 2014 and has been based at the Singapore Polo Club since 2015. Patrick is a Senior Banker at Lloyds Bank, responsible for the Financial Institutions business of Lloyds Bank in Asia Pacific. 

    • Shane Boyd started playing polo at the age of 18 at Wiamia Polo Club in New Zealand. He was selected to represent New Zealand at the FIP World Cup and was a member of the Hong Kong snow polo squad in 2013. Polo has taken him all over the world England, Hungary, China, Australia, South Africa and is now working and playing here in Singapore.

    • Alexander de Lisle, aged 33, is from the U.K. and started playing polo aged 11. He played throughout his tenure at Eton; winning the Schools Tournament and Schools Player of the Year Award in 2001. He won British Young Player of the Year Award in 2003. He was honoured to represent Young England and played polo professionally in the U.K. for five years before moving to Singapore in 2009. Now a Partner at St James's Place Wealth Management, a FTSE 100 company managing £80bn assisting private clients with their investments. Married with 2 children, Hugo and Daisy.

    • Polo blood runs deep in Satinder Garcha’s veins, The President of the Singapore Polo Club and son of retired Colonel Kuldeep Singh Garcha, who was captain of India’s national polo team.  With a 2 goal handicap, Satinder has a passion for the sport that has seen him play and garner honours in low, medium and high goal tournaments around the world including captaining the national team of his adopted homeland Singapore to a Silver medal at the Southeast Asian Games in 2007, and more recently in 2014 winning the Copa Presidente in Argentina, the most hotly contested 20 goal tournament in the world, beating out 64 teams to lift the coveted trophy. Over the years, he has also had notable victories in the Indian Open, Barcelona Open, Malaysian Open, Sotogrande Bronze Cup and St. Tropez Masters. 

    • Sanaullah Khan is a polo instructor of the Singapore Polo Club and holds a polo handicap of 2 goal. In addition, he also manages the club horses at the Mount Pleasant Stables.  He has participated in many club tournaments and also in polo tournaments in Asia, Argentina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan.

    • Roon Kai, born and raised in Singapore, was introduced to the sport at an early age by his father, Ang Ban Tong, an avid polo player and a Silver medalist at the 2007 SEA Games. Roon Kai first joined the Riding Section of Singapore Polo Club at the age of 9, before getting his polo handicap at 15.

      Over the past three years, Roon Kai has toured Argentina, Australia, Chile, England and New Zealand to train and compete on young and world-class polo ponies for renowned polo professionals and organizations. He has also competed in other countries, including Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and USA.

      Highlights of Roon Kai's polo career include being the manager and coach of Leadenham Polo Club in England over the summer of 2015, and getting selected for the Singapore national team in the 2007 Southeast Asian Games and once again in 2017.

      Roon Kai aims to win the Gold medal for Singapore in the 2017 SEA Games held in Malaysia this August.

    • Ameer Jumabhoy is the 3rd generation of polo players in the Jumabhoy family. He is also a brand ambassador for Argentine fashion house, La Martina.

      He started playing with the team at 18 years old playing in the medium goal league (6-8 goals) in Malaysia. The next season in 2009, Ameer became a part of the team in the International League Tournaments (12-14 goals) and was part of the team that won the 2010 RSPC International. Since then, Ameer has won the RSPC International in 2014 Royal Pahang Polo Classic in 2015.

      Ameer is also a member of the Singapore National Team and has won the Audemars-Piguet International Gold Cup in Singapore twice.After recently graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School, Ameer is looking forward to representing his country at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. 

    • Asad Jumabhoy started riding at the Singapore Polo Club in 1966. Since then he has participated in both polo and equestrian competitions internationally. He came second in the First Asian Showjumping Championships held at in Tokyo, Japan in 1982 and participated in the Asian Games trials in 1986, Seoul.

      Asad's affair with polo started in 1971 and his experience ensured that he held a handicap of +3 for over two decades. Asad has played in the SEA Games in 1983 and again in 2007 winning the bronze and silver medals respectively as part of Team Singapore. He also bore the Singapore banner at the 2003 Polo World Cup.

      The +1 defensive player is now an Ambassador of the Federation of International Polo and enjoys mixing with polo-loving people from across the globe.

    • Ali Reda is a 1 goal player. He participated in tournaments around the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Argentina and Dubai. Ali, the principal founder of a boutique design firm ar+d caught the "polo bug" when creating the well-known Desert Palm Polo Estate in Dubai, UAE. Ali has been playing for the last 8 years at SPC.

    • Giles Twiss is British and holds a 1 goal handicap. Born in Seattle, but brought up in Singapore from infancy, he attended UWCSEA and as a Singapore PR was enlisted for National Service. He received his Commission from the Singapore Armed Forces and serves his adopted country as a Lieutenant. A total natural, Giles learned to play polo from a young age on his mother’s polo ponies at Singapore Polo Club and has represented Singapore. Giles was awarded Young Polo Player of the Year by the Equestrian Federation of Singapore in 2016. He will be heading to university in autumn to study Geology. 

    • Lynly Fong started riding and playing Polo at the Singapore Polo Club. Her whole family is horse crazy and spend all their free time around Polo with their horses in Singapore and Queenstown, New Zealand where they are currently developing a new Polo Club. Lynly was a member of the Hong Kong Polo Team, winning the Singapore Open 2016.  

    • Jonathan started playing polo in 2009, after watching his wife (and team mate), Lynly, launch back into the sport after moving back to Singapore from Hong Kong. Having previously competed in triathlon and adventure racing, Jono now has fully embraced the Polo life and is busy in Queenstown, NZ developing Queenstown’s first Polo Club.

    • Jeff Hardee has a 0 goal handicap. He started riding at the age of 12 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and began his polo career at the age of 13. He has also participated in amateur horse racing. Jeff stopped playing polo at the age of 15 and then resumed his polo career in Singapore in 1993. He has participated in many tournaments in Singapore and Malaysia, including the Rolex Cup. His favourite horse at the Singapore Polo Club is Tobiana as she is agile, dependable and has a lot of heart. In addition to polo, Jeff enjoys playing squash, running and spends a considerable amount of time running a business software alliance.

    • Formerly the ex- captain for the Swedish national team in 1995 and 1997, Rickard Hogberg was also part of the team which represented Singapore in the 2006 World Cup qualifier. Having played in Australia, Europe, Argentina, South Africa, Brunei and so much more, he is a force to be reckoned with having won the Rolex Cup and other major cups!

    • Isabelle Larenaudie was a member of the winning team at the Singapore International Women’s Polo Tournament from 2007-2009. She has also played women’s international tournaments in Thailand as well as the Queen's Cup Pink Polo; winning in 2010 and being chosen “Most Valuable Player”. She won the Singapore Open 2016 with the Hong Kong Polo Team.

    • Ali Namazie started riding in the late 1960s and began playing polo in his teen years. He has participated in numerous Club tournaments and has also played polo in Malaysia and Thailand. Ali is a Physics Professor by profession.

    • Gary Tiernan started polo in Singapore in 2006. Since then he has played in a number of different countries reaching a +1 handicap. Together with his wife, Melissa, he created the GTM team which played successfully at Thai Polo for a number of years including multiple Thai Open appearances.

    • Stijn Welkers: all about fun, games and enjoying life to the full, Stijn is a polo tourist playing wherever and whenever he can. Playing off 0 goal handicap, he has travelled to many countries during a sabbatical in 2011 and visited polo clubs in South Africa, Argentina, Nicaragua, Wellington Florida, Barbados, New Zealand, Korea, China and Thailand. Stijn’s most memorable polo experience overseas was with the Genghis Khan Polo Club in Mongolia in 2010. Stijn started polo in 2006 and was voted “Most Improved Player” of the Thai Polo League as well as the Singapore Polo Club in 2009. In 2010, Stijn was part of the winning team of the International Pro/Am and the Audemars Piguet International Polo Tournament in Singapore. In 2012, he won his first ever "Most Valuable Player" award in Tang Polo Club in China. Stijn works in the computer games industry and is married to Hema and father of Serafin (2016).

    • Gerry Gan, a former golf addict who one day discovered polo being played next to his home golf course in Shanghai, threw his clubs out of bounds and changed them for polo mallets and has never looked back since. Now playing off 0 goal handicap, Gerry is a partner in WongPartnership LLP, a leading law firm in Singapore.

    • Imran Jumabhoy has been riding since the age of six, and made the jump to polo about five years ago. Since then, he has participated in many tournaments in Singapore, as well as played overseas in India, Argentina, Thailand and the UK, where he currently represents and has been awarded a blue for Cambridge University.  He has been a nationally carded Team Singapore athlete and won Best Young Player of the Year in Singapore in 2009. Imran is currently based in Los Angeles and regularly plays polo there.

    • Iqbal learnt to play polo at the Singapore Polo Club in the 1970s, and comes from a 3 generation polo family, with 5 current players, including his son. He has been fortunate to play all over Asia, ANZ, USA and Argentina over the years. In his teens, he was part of a team of team called the "Rebels", which won almost every trophy in Singapore and Malaysia during its existence and was disbanded in 1978. He hit a handicap of 2 goals at his peak. He has played for Singapore several times and was a member of the 1983 SEA Games team. He is passionate about polo, about the next generation of polo players in Singapore and about polo in Singapore in general. 

    • Lawrence Khong has been playing polo for about twenty years. His work takes him around the world and he has the opportunity to play polo in Palm Beach (USA), Santa Barbara (USA), Hurlingham (Argentina), South Africa and Australia. Besides polo, he spends many weeks each winter snow skiing on the slopes in the United States. He is also a world renowned magician and illusionist.

    • Growing up, Vinod knew that he wanted a career in global business. That dream is in full bloom since he works as the CEO of Tata Communications, which operates in more than 100 countries. If he could go back in time, he would add professional polo players to his childhood wish list! Vinod started riding and playing polo 4 years ago and is consumed by the sport. He enjoys chasing the white ball around on horseback. Luckily, his global travels have enabled him to play and engage with the polo community in Argentina, England, Sotogrande, Thailand and Malaysia, in additional to his home club in Singapore.

    • Anna has been playing polo at the Singapore Polo Club since 2005. She plays off a 0 handicap and has played in the UK, Thailand and Australia. Anna and her husband Graham Cox have 3 children, Thomas 10, Scarlett 8 and Georgia 5, who were all born in Singapore.

    • Melissa has been riding since she was six years old and started playing polo in 2004. Since then she has had success in the Ladies' Tournaments in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, winning the Singapore International Women's Polo Tournament, The Queens Cup Pink Polo Tournament in Thailand and the Malaysian Ladies Polo Championships for two years running. She has also been chosen as 'Most Valuable Player' on several occasions. Her and husband Gary's GTM horses have won several 'Best Playing Pony' awards.

    • Keith is the second son of our polo player, Yeo Kuo Lee and started playing polo at the age of 12 years old.

      He played polo in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Mongolia.  He has participated in tournaments in Malaysia and Mongolia and holds a polo handicap of 0.

      He has won the Royal Selangor Polo Club Merdeka League 2010 as well as the British Polo Day, Pelham Bell Pottinger Cup in 2011.

    • Ban Tong started playing polo in 1991 and has participated in many local and overseas tournaments. His team won the Singapore International Polo Tournament 2011 and he was awarded the Most Valuable Player in the Singapore Open 2012. He has also participated in overseas tournaments held in Australia, Argentina, China, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia.

    • Leon Chu started playing polo at the Singapore Polo Club in 1986.  Leon is a jeweller by profession.  He has two children, Elliott and Carmen, and together with his wife Crystal, are frequent visitors to the Singapore Polo Club.  Leon was Singapore Polo Club president in 2011/2012.  He has played polo in China, Korea, Mongolia, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand, and has also played elephant polo tournaments in Thailand.

    • Olivier Duguet spent his younger years riding in South West of France, and discovered polo in Jamaica in 2004. He received his first handicap from the French Polo Federation in 2006. He has been a member of the Polo Club de Chantilly since 2007. Olivier won the Low Goal French Championship (0-4 goals) in 2010 as well as the Megeve Polo Masters, an International Snow Polo, that same year. Having moved to Singapore with a 0 handicap in 2013, Olivier continues his love for the sport at the Singapore Polo Club.

    • Ronnie Lim, as a boy, had dreams of riding a horse like the cowboys, a dream he realized in his adult years. (Four years on and) Fuelled by his passion for horses riding and polo, he established Paisano Polo Academy in Singapore in 2012. That same year, his team won the inaugural Singapore Open held at the Singapore Polo Club (SPC). A member of SPC, Ronnie plays and trains regularly in Argentina with Canchi Andrada, in Singapore with his professional Nicolas Pieroni, and in Thailand, where his team recently won the King’s Cup. Ronnie currently plays off a 0 handicap and off the field, Ronnie is a dedicated husband and father of five.

    • Kevin Wilkinson has been playing polo in Singapore for over 25 years....and still only 0! He was in his forties when he started, so these days claims 'advancing youth' as an excuse for his many lapses in quality of play and forgetfulness of the rules. He is the MD of licensed financial adviser, Unicorn Financial Solutions. He has served at the Singapore Polo Club as Polo Captain, Secretary and Treasurer amongst other committee posts.

    • Kuo Lee has been playing polo since 1970s. He has participated in many local tournaments and played in many countries such as Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, India, Brunei and Malaysia. His 3 sons, Clifton, Keith and Creighton are all playing polo at the club. Clifton and Keith were awarded the Most Valuable Players in the last British Polo Day tournament.

    • Valerie Boffy, a French-born luxury brand executive, is the CEO and co-founder of Waft Personalised Perfume. Currently based in Singapore, where she lives with her husband and two sons, Valerie is a true adventurer at heart. On May 19th, 2012 she became the 6th French woman in history to summit Mount Everest (8,848 m - 29,029 ft). Upon her return she founded a nonprofit organisation Women on A Mission supporting women to rebuild their lives in countries at war and fighting domestic violence. A keen polo player, she made her debut at the Singapore polo club in 2013.

    • Diane  and her husband Marc started playing  polo in France at the Polo Club de Chantilly. They joined the Singapore Polo Club immediately after relocating to Singapore. Her children Virgile (12), and Heloise (8) also love riding at Singapore Polo Club.Diane is an archaeologist and art historian specializing in Silk Road civilizations. She enjoys doing fieldwork in some of the most amazing landscapes in the world.Diane hasplayed polo in the UK, Argentina, Mongolia and China.

    • Marc started polo and riding together with his wife in 2010.  He has worked in theatre for over twenty years, mainly as playwright, stage director, producer, teacher and consultant.  He has played polo in France, Argentina, England, China and Mongolia.

    • Paul really enjoys his time on the field, especially with the camaraderie among the players.  He spends much of his weekends at the club along with his two daughters who are avid riders.

    • SURNAME, GIVEN NAME

      HCP

    • Ali Jumabhoy is Singaporean polo player. Ali has been playing polo from the age of 14 and is the third generation of polo player in the Jumabhoy family. Ali is currently the Captain of the University of London Polo Club and has competed in tournaments around the world. Aside from polo Ali is currently a law student at King's College London.

    • Melissa Ko started riding at the Singapore Polo Club when she was 10, and made the move from the dressage arena to the polo field 5 years ago. She has 2 ponies, Sandy and Daniela. Besides playing regularly in Singapore, Melissa has also been to Argentina, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines to play. Her other interests include traveling, reading and running.

    • Ian has been a long standing member of the Club.  He is a certified HPA umpire and umpires and referees regularly in the tournaments at the Club. He is an architect and has his own practice in Singapore since 1976.

    • Stephanie has been a member of the Singapore Polo Club since 1978 when her parents Brian and Maureen Miller both started playing polo. She learnt to ride at the Singapore Polo Club and spent most of her time riding polo ponies. It was only in 1998 after returning from Hong Kong that she decided to start playing polo and has played on and off for the last 18 years. Stephanie has been married for 18 years to Paul Masefield and has 2 children, Ryan who is 15 and Zoe who is 13 years old and equally passionate about riding.

    • April learnt to play polo in England and has been playing polo in Singapore since 2007.  She currently plays off -1 handicap.

    • The first time Rajiv Menon sat on a horse was in June 2011 and immediately fell in love with horses and riding. Wanting to progress quickly, he went to Thailand early in 2012 and put himself through polo boot camp over a 5-day stretch. He repeated that twice over the following couple of months, passed the polo test in August 2012 and played his first tournament in Nov 2012. His most memorable tournament was perhaps his first one, where he scored 7 of the winning side’s 8 goals in a well contested match with a final score of 8 to 7 ½.

    • Greg Parkhurst is an Australian who has been living in Singapore for the many years with his family, Samantha, Sophie and Max all of whom are very active riders down at the Club. Greg has been playing Polo for 5+ years and has played in several successful tournaments over the last year, winning the 7 goal SPC Victors Cup and also 4 goal SPC Bronze League and 6 goal MPC Patrons Cup with Team First Aurora.

    • While working in Pakistan in the 1980s Elaine got her first taste of polo when she was invited to ride at Shandur Top, the highest polo field in the world. Unfortunately work kept getting in the way so it was another 20 years before she finally picked up a polo stick.

      The polo bug has now been caught by the rest of her family: son Warwick plays for Loughborough University and her husband Ross has also decided to give it a go. Elaine’s polo has had some inconvenient interruptions over the years but she is forever thankful to her faithful steed Jota for her loyal support!

    • Ranbir Singh learned to play polo at the Singapore Polo Club. It all started when Ranbir attended a corporate function at the club and was so impressed by the game that he bought a membership a few days later and never looked back (notwithstanding a few hiatuses). Ranbir is married with two children all of whom have caught the “polo bug”. Ranbir is currently regional head of legal & compliance at an international bank (but somehow finds time to play!).

    • Tan Hock has been playing polo since 1989 in Argentina, Australia, China, Korea and Malaysia. He has also participated in many tournaments and his most memorable experience was winning the Rolex International Polo tournament in 1999.

    • Yvonne Twiss has been playing polo since 2000. She joined the Singapore Polo Club because she wanted her children to learn to ride. After a short return to show jumping, she decided to switch polo.  Polo has become a great family sport for Yvonne, with both her sons, Alex and Giles playing to a high standard. Yvonne is single and has travelled to many other countries including Australia, USA, India, Malaysia and England to experience the game. Aside from polo, Yvonne has spent her entire career in Singapore spanning some 20 years in the commodities derivatives industry.

    • Clifton is the eldest son of our polo player, Yeo Kuo Lee and started playing polo at the age of 13 years old. He played polo in Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Mongolia.  He has participated in tournaments in Malaysia and Mongolia and holds a polo handicap of -1.

      Clifton has also won the Young Player of 2012 awarded by the Equestrian Federation of Singapore.

    • A lawyer by training and a diplomat by profession, Dominic started learning polo in Australia. He is currently hooked and has been playing since 2010. Apart from Singapore, he has also played in Australia, Thailand, New Zealand and in the USA.