Inductee to the Polo Hall of Fame

Julian Hipwood
Inducted February 12, 2010

Julian Hipwood, an English player who has lived and played in the United States for many years, earned an impressive 9-goal rating.

During his career Julian won the 30-goal World Cup five times from 1981-1984; the USPA Monty Waterbury in 1996; The USPA Heritage Cup in 1996; the Barrantes Memorial Tournament; and played on the winning team of many of Royal Palm Polo Club's 26-goal Sunshine League tournaments. He played on the Southern Hills team that won the 1980 U.S. Open, however, due to an injury, was sidelined for the final.

A player with enornous international success, Julian was the captain of the English National team winning the Coronation Cup six times, and the British Gold and Queen's Cups, and was twice a finalist in the prestigious Argentine Open, receiving a standing ovation in 1978, the only Englishman to ever receive this honor.

After his high-goal playing days were done, Julian became a sought-after coach and was the coach of the Coca Cola team when it won the U.S. Open Championship in 2002.

 

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