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HAS TECHNOLOGY MADE IT TOO EASY TO BREAK COURSE RECORDS?

Ross Fisher is still buzzing five days after the round that put him into the record books and reopened a can of worms. Depending on your stance, the Englishman’s 61 at St Andrews was a mesmerising feat of parameter- pushing or proof that golf’s grand old courses are now pushovers. The Royal & Ancient and USGA, the sport’s ruling bodies, published a report in February that suggested big-hitting is not bludgeoning history to death. Fisher says that the reaction to his course record during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been “awesome”, but Gary Player, the nine-times major winner, fears for the future and called the round “a wake-up call”. The only way to save the old courses that host […]
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GOLF LEGEND GARY PLAYER’S SIMPLE FIX FOR SUB-PAR HOTEL GYMS

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks, tips, and off-the-wall experiences. These are the Distinguished Travel Hackers. Gary Player won his first U.S tournament in 1957, a different era in golf. “I won $2,800 in Lexington, Ky.,” he says during an interview on Friday in New York. “Now it’s a million dollars or more each week. Some of these young guys are making more in a week than I made in my entire life on the regular tour. And I won nine majors.” It was a different era […]
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WATCH: BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL’S TONGUE TWISTER CHALLENGE

While most PGA and LPGA participants effortlessly navigated their way around the Gary Player designed GlenArbor Golf Club at the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational on October 2, some found a new level of competition when the Black Knight challenged participants to the event’s first-ever Tongue Twister Challenge. Joining the 18-time Major Champion earlier this week in Bedford Hills, NY for a star-studded session of golf was Presidents Cup player Branden Grace, eight-time Major winner Tom Watson; six-time Major winner Lee Trevino; Masters Champions Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Trevor Immelman, Larry Mize and Mike Weir; and 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Cristie Kerr. Other participants included Morgan Pressel, Bill Haas, Jay Haas, Billy Horschel, Tom Lehman, Jeff Sluman, Juli Inkster, Alison Lee, Hunter […]
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GARY PLAYER IS WORRIED ABOUT AMERICA

The 81-year-old still plays golf and still speaks his mind. Though a believer in the ability of sports to effect social change, he’s not a fan of the anthem protests. “The rest of the world is laughing at you,” Gary Player said, and he was only getting started. The nine-time major champion was sitting on a bench at the driving range at Chelsea Piers, where Manhattan meets the Hudson River, late Thursday afternoon. A few hours earlier, he had sat alongside former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama to watch the opening tee shots of the Presidents Cup. Now, still playing at 81 years old, he was taking a break from hitting balls. But golf was not […]
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THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RAISES RECORD FUNDS IN NEW YORK FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN

 Professional Golfers and Business Personalities Help the Black Knight Raise More Than $300,000 for The Player Foundation. Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg concluded another successful event among top golf professionals and business leaders at the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational. The U.S. leg of the global series celebrated the Union of Golf and Giving on October 1-2 at GlenArbor Golf Club in New York. The annual charity event raised more than $300,000 for The Player Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting underprivileged children, the betterment of impoverished communities and the expansion of educational opportunities across the globe. This year’s all-star participant list featured notable golfers including Grand Slam Champion Gary Player; eight-time Major winner Tom Watson; six-time Major winner Lee Trevino; Masters Champions Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Trevor […]
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GARY PLAYER: GOLF’S INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR IS STILL WINNING

The man known around the world as the Black Knight may be in his 80’s, but his passion for life, people, designing golf courses and building bridges between cultures remains strong. And 50 years after his famed U.S. Open victory to complete the career Grand Slam, golf’s global ambassador is at it again, though this time at sea. His victory made him the third man in history to win the Grand Slam, joining Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan. Since then only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have joined this elite club of only five. Player recently again astounded the world, this time via a backflip off the side of a boat during a challenge from his grandchildren when on vacation […]
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