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ON A SCALE OF 1 TO GARY PLAYER: HOW FIT ARE RAFA CABRERA-BELLO, LUCAS BJERREGAARD, HAYDN PORTEOUS AND AHMED ALMUSHARAKH?

With wins at 168 golf tournaments, the coveted career Grand Slam on the Regular and Senior Tours, more than $64 million raised for charities worldwide, more than 400 golf course designs to his name, 28 million air kilometers traveled and 82 years behind him, golf legend Gary Player still finds time to make fitness a priority. It was that fitness, along with the signature philanthropy that has made the Gary Player Invitational the world’s leading charity golf series, that was on display at the first event of the 2018 global series, held recently in Abu Dhabi at the award-winning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. Held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan […]
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RENOVATION PROJECT COMMENCES AT SOWETO COUNTRY CLUB IN SOUTH AFRICA

A project to enhance the golf course at Soweto Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, is now underway. Gary Player Design is leading the project. Player is the original architect of the course, which opened back in 1972. Jeff Lawrence, vice president and senior designer at Gary Player Design, spoke to GCA about a project close to the Black Knight’s heart. “Gary Player Design has been asked to provide design services to Soweto CC, as well as recommend technical improvements to this historic club,” Lawrence said. “The routing of the golf holes will remain intact, with a few refinements to add length and increase par to 72. The main focus of the design improvements will concentrate on green complexes, tees […]
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GOLF AND GIVING: FIRST EVENT OF THE 2018 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL GLOBAL SERIES SETS BAR HIGH

The first leg of the 2018 Gary Player Invitational global series proved that they not only excel in golf, but also generosity as Abu Dhabi’s third union of golf and giving has raised more than 238,733 AED for local event beneficiary, the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs. Held in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and taking place at the award-winning Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on Monday, 29 January, the 2018 Gary Player Invitational saw golf champions, celebrities and business leaders join tournament host and sport icon Gary Player for the annual event in the Middle East. With more than $64 million raised […]
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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RETURNS TO THE UAE

The word legend can be tossed around all too easily these days – but for golfing great Gary Player the lofty status fits just fine. The South African superstar blazed a trail for generations of golfers – scooping nine Major championships (including being part of an elite group to claim a Grand Slam of all four prestigious titles) as well as more than 165 other tournaments on all corners of the globe – during an incredible career spanning several decades. But ask the genial 82-year-old about what his legacy will be – and he will not point to the amount of shiny trophies he has put on his mantelpiece or the amount of dollars accumulated in his bank account but […]
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DRIVIN’ ROUND THE MOUNTAIN

Gary Player Mountain Top Course at Big Cedar Lodge: The Mountain Top Course moniker of Gary Player’s new short course is justified, as the 13-hole layout plays over and around a bluff that provides dramatic views of the nearby Tom Fazio-designed Buffalo Ridge Springs course, as well as Ozark National and Payne’s Valley, two 18-hole championship courses currently under construction and designed by Coore & Crenshaw and Tiger Woods, respectively. “The routing of this course is what makes it special,” Player explains. “You can play all 13, but if you want a quick one-hour game with your children, it’s simple to play a few holes and then go enjoy the rest of your day.” The 13 par-3 holes play as […]
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DLF GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB NAMED “BEST COURSE IN INDIA”

DLF Golf and Country Club, Gurugram bagged the prestigious ‘Best Course in India’ award for the sixth time at the Asian Golf Awards organized by Asia Pacific Golf Group. The award ceremony took place in Vietnam. “I am delighted to hear DLF continues to receive accolades, and to yet again be voted the Best Course in India is absolutely fantastic,” said Grand Slam Champion and Course Designer Gary Player.“ “India is really just beginning to scratch the surface in golf, and building more courses in one of the most populated countries in the world will be essential for the game to grow not only in India, but this also will make an impact on the game globally. We are proud […]
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