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SOUTH AFRICA: SA GOLF’S 2017 FAIRY TALE

Jacquin Hess’s victory in the Big Easy Tour Championship this week to clinch the Order of Merit should go down as the most remarkable fairy tale triumph of South African golf this season. The Gary Player Class of 2017-18 is the Sunshine Tour’s main development squad for historically disadvantaged professionals and which benefits from the considerable support of the SAGDB, which was founded in 1999 as the official body for golf development in South Africa. “There is no doubt an unbelievable amount of untapped talent in the golf community throughout South Africa,” said Gary Player. “Finding and cultivating that talent as soon as possible is essential in creating the next generation of South African golfers. Our development tours are the key ingredient to make this happen and I am simply delighted for Jacquin.” Hess’s rise from a young golfer who was a product of the South African Golf Development Board […]
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SUN CITY TO STAGE INDUCTION OF GARY PLAYER INTO THE SOUTH AFRICAN HALL OF FAME

Sun City’s iconic Super Bowl will provide the stage for the induction of golfing legend Gary Player, who designed both championship golf courses at the resort, into the South African Hall of Fame powered by Samsung this November. The induction ceremony dubbed Knight of Hope on 6 November 2017 will be attended by representatives from the government and business world, as well as members of the local and international sports community Located at Sun City’s world class entertainment and convention hub, Sun Central, the South African Hall of Fame Powered by Samsung opened in November 2016, providing an interactive exhibition hub where young and old are able to celebrate the country’s most memorable achievers. A legacy project, it is the first of its kind in South Africa to acknowledge and celebrate South Africans who have achieved greatness across fields such as sport, arts, culture, the performing arts, science and technology. […]
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VICE IMPACT: GRAND SLAM GOLFER FULFILLS LIFELONG PROMISE TO ‘HELP PEOPLE THAT STRUGGLE’

Catching up with golf legend Gary Player to talk about his philanthropic work in South Africa through The Player Foundation. The South African-born Gary Player rose from humble beginnings to be one of the most successful individuals in a highly exclusive sport. Player grew up in a poor and single-family household in Johannesburg, South Africa and by the age of 29 had won all of the four Major golf tournaments, known as the career Grand Slam. After 18 Major Championships (9 on the Regular Tour – 9 on the Senior Tour), solidifying his hall of fame status, Player now pursues a range of philanthropic and business interests. The Player Foundation, which Player Family started in 1983, aims to support partner schools with resources to provide less fortunate kids with quality education, medical care and social development. Social entrepreneur and self-described empathy enthusiast Chris Schembra recently caught up with Player about […]
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