Will You Please Stomp My Divot? By Teal Gray

By Teal Gray

Believe me you want to! Polo is not only a fun sport to watch, but occasionally spectators with champagne or a beverage of their choice in hand are allowed on the field to participate in a long standing half time social tradition of “stomping the divots”. Divots are small patches of dirt and grass torn up from the playing field by the racing polo ponies. Where can you participate? Prestonwood Polo & Country Club near Denton in Oak Point, Texas!

I spent a relaxing Saturday afternoon there, greeted by two of the most charming and welcoming ladies, Judith Aronson and Founder and president of the Ladies Polo Auxiliary of Texas, Dena Miller. Dena’s son Vaughn Sebastian and husband Vaughn Miller Prestonwood Polo Club President, who has even played with the Prince of Wales, were already on the field for the two hour match.

I have been to a number of polo matches but not in a more relaxing setting than Prestonwood.
I can see why it is host to weddings and special occasions year round.
But don’t wait for a special occasion to visit, general admission to most games is only $10 a car!
Yes, this just became my best tip for a budget and family friendly destination.
It is BYOB, so bring a lunch, beverage of your choosing and explore a new place to bring your family or
unique place to take a date.

One of their largest attendance days is the Polo Match and Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 20th
1:00-4:00pm. Polo on the Lawn Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday May 3rd at 3:00pm will be their charity event benefiting Project Transformation  http://projecttransformation.org ).
This event is circled in my planner! A day spent watching polo in a beautiful location while getting to wear my big Derby Day hat, all benefitting this wonderfully worthwhile charity!
Check their calendar for details and ticket pricing. I know where I will be for Kentucky Derby Day! Their website is http://oakpointpolo.com .

Put on your best divot stompers and head out there.  You won’t regret it!

Teal Gray

 

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