George Wood Cane Polo Mallet

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George Wood POLO Mallets Leading the way in polo mallet technology!

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George Wood Polo Mallets

Manufactured in New Zealand. The world's best polo mallet manufacturer. Hand made with the world's best materials sourced by the world's best polo mallet craftsmen. George has been making mallets for 35 years and, having played the game to a high level, is aware of the trends and requirements of today's polo players. 

A George Wood mallet is a must in every player's arsenal. Once you have tried Polo equipment from George Wood you won't want anything else.

Available in different weights from 160g - 205g in 5g increments.

 

 

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Although few players prefer a whippy mallet and some extra stiff, I firmly believe that a mallet should be stiff at least in the top half to three quarters of the shaft, with a little bit of flex at the tip. A good mallet should feel like an extension of the arm and not feel too heavy to flex from the wrist. With the predominant use of plastic balls, I believe that few mallets or players require heads weighing more than 205 grams. The overall weight is just as important, composite mallets therefore, can easily use heavier head weights than cane mallets whilst maintaining similar overall weights. Recent discussions with several 10 goal players in UK revealed a distinct trend towards lighter mallets with overall weights of no more than 530 grams.

Cane v Composite

The world’s supplies of "good" quality canes available for polo mallet manufacture are rapidly dwindling. The quality of cane polo mallets has noticeably deteriorated over the past few years. Many mallet makers now use an inferior species of cane which don't have the density of manau cane and therefore they tend to break much more readily. I’ve personally selected enough good quality manau canes from Asia for our own use this year, but future supplies are increasingly uncertain.

Although I understand the reluctance to change over to composite shafts for those who have become accustomed to the inconsistencies of canes, I firmly believe that our latest composite mallets have huge benefits over others. They're incredibly powerful and generally last longer than other types of mallets. Despite rough treatment they retain their shape and they never "wring". Perhaps the greatest attraction is the consistency which is not possible with canes. They have an increased sweet spot, minimal vibration and a revolutionary molded handle for comfort, grip and long life. Not surprising that our sales continue to increase year after year. Like tennis racquets, fishing rods and golf clubs, polo mallets can be much better when made with composite materials.

Length and Weight

The most popular length is 52” followed by and 53”. Head weights range from 160 grams up to 205 grams and over. For beginners of medium build I recommend neither extreme, perhaps 185-195 grams balanced on a medium stiff shaft. If you have less than average wrist strength which after all, a large number of players do, there’s no point in going in the field with a mallet that’s too heavy. This is where the advantages of modern technology really come into play. A Fibercane mallet with a light head is by far the lightest option and gives hundreds of players around the world much greater ability than was possible before. If the mallet is too light, shots will become forced rather than timed. Choose a head weight which is not too tiring to use but which can help create the classical pendulum swing. Remember, it’s in the timing, let the mallet do the work!

If using different lengths, I recommend reducing the head weight by at least 5 grams for each extra inch in length to maintain a similar swing weight. For example a 52” with a 195 gram head has a similar swing weight and feel to a 53” with a 190 gram head and a 51” with a 200 gram head.

If the handle’s too small, it’s likely to spin in your hand. A larger handle gives greater control and less strain on the arm. About 60% of players find that the medium size is OK and 30% go for large.

If you don’t know what length mallet is right for you, the best thing to do is get on the horse you’ll be using and sit as if striking the ball with your arm straight down. Use a long stick to measure from the ground to the top of your palm. The measurement in inches will be a pretty good indication as to the most ideal length.

Delivery

Orders will we dispatched within 2-5 days. Subject to product availability.
(For exclusions and more information see our Delivery Information Page). All orders are fully tracked. Please note that in some cases delivery can take up to 5 to 7 working days through busy periods. Please email Customer Services if you have any queries or concerns to onlinesales@tallyhofarm.co.uk.

We use DPD, who will send you both an email and a text SMS message.  You can change the delivery times by replying to these forms of communication

If your order is delayed by a stock issue we will call or email you to inform you when your order will be sent.

    • WEEKEND DELIVERY - Please call Customer Services on 01344 885 373
    • CLICK AND COLLECT - If you are local to our shop in Winkfield, pop in to collect and have a chat

Address - Tally Ho Farm Ltd, Crouch Lane, Winkfield, SL4 4RZ

Opening Hours - Monday to Saturday 0900-1730, Sunday 1000-1600.

For further details please see our delivery information page.
PLEASE NOTE - We aim for delivery of your order within 24 hours, however in some cases for products that are out of stock, delivery may take longer.  In such case, we will inform you via email or telephone. 

Returns

If you find the goods unsuitable or you are not totally satisfied, you can return your item for an exchange or refund within 30 days from receipt of the goods.

The item should be in perfect condition, unsoiled, unused with the original labels and packaging.

For further details please see our Returns Information Page

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