POLO PLAYER OF THE WEEK- LYNLY FONG
Since she was seven, Lynly Fong’s life has revolved around horses, and very much around the Singapore Polo Club.
Since she was seven, Lynly Fong’s life has revolved around horses, and very much around the Singapore Polo Club. She started riding when she was just seven years old at the Singapore Polo Club, but only started playing polo at the age of 20. Having lived in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, Fong has always found a way to incorporate horses into her life — whether as a show jumper or as a polo player.
Now back in Singapore after spending a few years in Hong Kong setting up a business, Fong plays regularly at the Polo Club as well as for the Hong Kong Polo team. The newly started Hong Kong team plays around the world and has already racked up some big wins — despite not having a polo field of their own (yet).
The Hong Kong Polo Team comprises various kinds of people. The Equestrian Federation of Singapore Polo Player of the Year from 2012 to 2015, Lynly Fong, is the only woman, but her singularity matters little to her.
Lynly has a 0 goal handicap and at present holds the highest handicap for women in Asia. Lynly had a great year in the 2012 season where she was awarded MVP (Most valuable Player) 3 times; the Singapore Invitational Pro/Am, the Jaegar-LeCoultre Malaysian Ladies International and the Singapore Ladies International. She also went on to win the EFS Polo Player of the year 2012. Fong, who is one of Asia’s top female polo players, also led a team as the captain in the Melbourne Cup at the Singapore Polo Club.
Her whole family is horse crazy. Husband Jonathan plays Polo and her 2 children Tia and Jed ride every week. Their holidays normally include Polo and a yearly trip to Argentina