ABOUT US

  HALL OF FAMERS

  DICK KADIS AWARD

  OTHER HONORS

  BANQUET INFO

  PAST BANQUETS

  PLAQUE DIRECTORY

  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  RANDOM INDUCTEE

  WEBSITE CREDITS

  SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Bob Watterson

Polo ∙ Darlington

 

 

 

 

Polo does not receive the notoriety of football, baseball, basketball, and other sports in the Beaver County area, but it has been on the local scene for some 55 years. One of the original players was Glenn Robert Watterson. Bob's interest in polo was piqued in the mid 1930s when he attended matches in Zelienople. When a friend discovered a lost ball, Bob and others began playing on their own, using broom sticks as mallets. From that beginning, Bob helped form the Darlington Polo Club, which is recognized as one of the strongest in the Middle States district. He starred on one team that was ranked second in the East. Bob has not only excelled on the field, which can see horses traveling some 35 to 40 mph, but also as an administrator. One of Bobís biggest thrills was playing matches for charity, and three or four were played every season for the DT Watson Home.