Players

Jeff Blake

Vital Statistics

  • Resides:  Wellington, FL
  • Height:  6’ 1”
  • Born: June 6, 1977
  • Hometown:  Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Biography:

Jeff Blake was selected Young Player of the Year in 1998 before going on to play on the winning Gold Cup team.  One of the quietest players on the field, and a consummate professional, Jeff takes his blue-collar work ethics to the field every day.

One of the biggest assets Jeff brings to the field is his ability to play a disciplined position.  Whether he is being asked to ride an opposing player out of the way, pass the ball to a streaking teammate or score himself, Jeff will get it done and will get it done without noise or fanfare.  When he’s not playing polo Jeff can be found on the beach or riding the waves.

Career Highlights

  • Winner of the National 20-goal 2011
  • Winner of the Pacific Coast Open 2011
  • Winner of the Brookshire Cup 2009, 2010
  • Winner of the Hall of Fame Cup 2009, 2011
  • Multi-time winner of the Joe Barry Memorial (2010, 2009, 2008)
  • Winner of the Silver Cup 2006, 2009
  • Pacific Coast Open MVP 2009
  • Winner of the US Open Polo Championship 2008
  • US Open Polo Championship MVP 2008
  • Texas Open MVP 2008
  • Robert Skene MVP of the season award 1996, 2004
  • Has played every major tournament in the U.S.

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Sugar Erskine

Vital Statistics

  • Born: Pietermaritzburg, SA
  • Hometown: Hempstead, TX
  • Resides: Wellington, FL
  • Height: 5’ 9”

Biography:

Born into the sport Sugar started riding at the age of six. At nine years old he was playing polo. He competed in his first tournament at the age of 12 alongside his father, Andrew who was the highest rated South African player and Captain of the South African team at the time.

Sugar made his way to United States in 1993 under the guidance of polo Hall of Famer Tommy Wayman. Since then he has become a favorite on the polo circuit in the United States. His sense of the ball and intuitive team play makes him an important ingredient to any team. When not on the polo field, Sugar can be found on the driving range.

Career Highlights

  • Winner US Open Polo Championship in 1998 & 2004
  • Argentine Open finals Runner Up in 2002
  • Winner Camara in 2003
  • Played Argentine Open in 2004 and 2006
  • Winner Pacific Coast Open in 2008 & 2009
  • Winner Joe Barry Cup in 2011
  • Winner Butler Cup in 2011
  • Captain of South African team during International Weekend at International Polo Club