Club President Colonel Kuldeep Singh Garcha has had a long and glorious history with polo. A retired army officer, he has been one of India’s foremost players with a handicap of five goals and has captained the Indian polo team on a number of occasions. A recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award, India’s highest national award for outstanding sportsmen, he was previously the National Coach for the Indian polo team.
Colonel Garcha’s love affair with polo started when he joined the Indian Military Academy in Dehradoon. It was there that he started playing polo and became a captain for both the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy.
In 1966 June, Colonel Garcha was made 2nd Lt Colonel and was commissioned into the 61st Cavalry, which is the most elite regiment in the Indian Army and the only mounted cavalry in the world.
Colonel Garcha has played in more than 20 countries, including Australia, England, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Canada, Mexico, and Malta.