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  • Name: Gary Player
  • Height: 5’ 7”
  • Weight: 150 lbs or 68 kgs
  • Birth Date: November 1, 1935
  • Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Residence: Gary Player Stud Farm, Colesberg, South Africa
  • Club Affiliation: Blair Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Family: Wife - Vivienne Children (6) - Jennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa and Amanda. Grandchildren (22)


  • Golf Courses: Cypress Point (USA), Blair Atholl (South Africa), Pine Valley (USA) & Turnberry (Scotland)
  • Movies: Magnificent Seven, Dances with Wolves, Lonesome Dove
  • TV Shows: The O’Reilly Factor, CSI Miami
  • Actors: Kevin Spacey, John Malkovich
  • Books: The Holy Bible, The Power of Positive Thinking, China Study
  • Foods: Fruit, vegetables, and raw almonds
  • Entertainers: Pavarotti and Cirque du Soleil
  • Athletes: Roger Federer and Lorena Ochoa
  • Best Friends in Golf: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Lee Trevino
  • Honors Received in Other Sports: Rugby, Cricket, Track & Field, Boxing, Diving