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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 and fairway bunkers, which will add design character and strategic value to the existing design. A new irrigations system will also be installed to help facilitate improved turf conditions on […]
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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 for charities worldwide to date, the funds from the Abu Dhabi event bring The Player Foundation closer to reaching its goal of raising $100 million for charities worldwide by 2025. […]
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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 instead to the lives he has helped to change. The Johannesburg-born sportsman once said the game of golf is a puzzle without an answer – but he has sought to […]
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