Comin’ Thru: The Golden Age of Women's Polo 1934-1941

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9781945306020: Comin’ Thru: The Golden Age of Women's Polo 1934-1941

Comin' Thru: The Golden Age of Women's Polo, 1934-1941 chronicles the story of a courageous group of women who pioneered the sport of polo and fought to ensure that women today have a place on the polo field. The women organized their own league, which included over one hundred thirty women polo players, mostly on the coast of California from Southern California north to Oakland. They played some ten to twelve tournaments a year, including the first U.S. Open at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco in 1937. Their rules were the same as the men who played polo, except the penalty shots were shortened as women do not hit the ball quite as far as men do. They also established their own handicap system and published their handicap books from 1937 to 1941. The obstacles these women faced were enormous, from the prejudices they met competing as women, to the logistics of having to organize their tournaments by U.S. mail. No wonder they conquered the game of polo! Hardbound, 11 x 8.5 inches, 120 pages.

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