The idea came to head a few months ago when a police station, seeking to train mounted officers, reached out and asked for heavy duty mallets. I suspect they want to practice their balance and movements. Polo is one game that takes some time to learn and master. At the time I didn't have any so I thought a hardy "club mallet" would be beneficial for clubs and other heavy use activities.
Advantages of a "Club mallet: Lasts longer, needs less replacement, and stands up to some pain. A little heavier but still very functionable.
Disadvantaged of "Club Mallet": Because of the increased diameter of the shaft there is less bend and whip. The handle is a little thicker and is not as comfortable as I would like.
Suggestion: Because this is a new mallet that is untested in a natural setting its performance quality is relatively unknown. It will function for practice and perhaps for play. A fully functioning heavy duty mallet would cost more but it is being offered in exchange for a promise to provide feedback on what you like an don't like.
If your interested you can contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you can go directly to Ebay and make a purchase. Just make sure that you send us your feedback so we know what to improve and what not to improve. https://www.ebay.com/itm/174768934059