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CHARITY TRIUMPHS AT THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Jul 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The 2014 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational concluded yet another successful event which saw some of the biggest names in golf, entertainment and business join together with golf icon and Grand Slam champion Gary Player to help raise over $100,000 for… Read More »

BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL LANDS NETJETS OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP

Jul 21, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

NetJets has signed an exclusive partnership with world-leading charity golf event, the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational, to become the Official Private Jet Sponsor. NetJets is supporting the European-leg of the Gary Player Invitational series in a variety… Read More »

LEADING PROFESSIONALS RALLY FOR CHARITY AT THE 2014 BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Jul 14, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

London’s historic Wentworth Club will soon see an impressive rally for charity as the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational welcomes twenty-seven of the world’s top golfing professionals. The golfing stars will join tournament host and Grand Slam champion… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT RETURNS TO HOYLAKE FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ‘74 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

Jun 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

As golf’s oldest major championship heads to Royal Liverpool in a few weeks’ time, nine-time Major Championship winner and golf icon Gary Player will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his 1974 Open Championship victory at Royal Lytham & St Annes… Read More »

BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL GATHERS CHAMPIONS FOR CHARITY AT WENTWORTH

Jun 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Charity will once again take center stage as a spectacular field of professional golfers, celebrities, and businessmen gather for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational to take place at the historic Wentworth Club on July 20-21. As part of the world’s… Read More »

SUPERSTARS HEADING TO CHINA FOR THE MISSION HILLS WORLD CELEBRITY PRO-AM

Jun 10, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Hollywood superstars, sporting legends and golfing greats will converge on China in October for the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am. The guest list for the eagerly-awaited week of golf, glamour and gala events reads like a Who’s Who of global show… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT TO TEE IT UP IN THE BIG CEDAR LODGE LEGENDS OF GOLF

May 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Grand Slam champion Gary Player during the 2013 Legends of Golf When the Legends of Golf tournament heads to Missouri next week, Grand Slam champion Gary Player will once again partner with longtime friend Jack Nicklaus in the tournament played June 2-8.… Read More »

TOP PROFESSIONALS JOIN THE UNION OF GOLF AND GIVING AT BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL 2014

May 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Berenberg Managing Partner Dr. Hans-Walter Peters and Golf icon Gary Player Black Knight International and Berenberg announced today that the 2014 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational, to be played at Wentworth on Monday 21st July, will feature a remarkable… Read More »

THE GREATS OF GOLF RETURNS TO INSPERITY INVITATIONAL

Apr 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino Headline Special Saturday Competition In what is quickly becoming a Saturday tradition at the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare, the Greats of Golf returns on May 3 for the third… Read More »

GOLF ICON GARY PLAYER DAZZLES AND DELIVERS AT THE JUNIOR INVITATIONAL AT SAGE VALLEY

Apr 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Fresh off his recent trip to Augusta, Georgia for The Masters and the first of four Gary Player Invitational events of 2014, golf icon Gary Player ventured back to the area as 54 of the top junior golfers from around the world compete at the Junior Invitational… Read More »

2014 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SERIES KICKS OFF WITH SUCCESSFUL STAR-STUDDED CHARITY EVENT IN AUGUSTA

Apr 16, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Following an exciting Masters Week with Bubba Watson winning his second Green Jacket, Black Knight International kicked off the 2014 Gary Player Invitational (GPI) Series on April 13-14 in Augusta, GA, raising more than $328,000 to fund underprivileged… Read More »

COCA-COLA CHINA EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP OF THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Mar 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Coca-Cola Company, a global leader in the beverage industry, has agreed to continue their giving ways by announcing their renewed sponsorship of the Gary Player Invitational event for a further three years. The Chinese leg of the Gary Player Invitational… Read More »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO PROCESS FOR ENSHRINEMENT

Mar 23, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will introduce a new process for individuals to be inducted beginning with the Class of 2015, in an announcement made today by PGA TOUR Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors… Read More »

IGATE AND FORBES HOST IGATE CEO CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mar 21, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Golfing icon Gary Player arrives to Pinehurst Resort, site of the 2014 iGate CEO Cup iGATE, the NASDAQ-listed leading outsourcing services company, in association with Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, announced today the second… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SERIES POISED FOR FANTASTIC YEAR OF GOLF & GIVING

Feb 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Fresh off of a highly successful 30th anniversary year for The Player Foundation, the global Gary Player Invitational series is looking to make a splash once again in the annual “Union of Golf and Giving” series that spans the globe. Returning to… Read More »

A NEW ERA OF THE NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE IS BJØRN

Dec 09, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

If Thomas Bjørn was looking for confirmation that at the age of 42 he could still compete with the best in the game, then his two-stroke victory in the 2013 Nedbank Golf Challenge gave him 1 250 000 reasons to keep believing. The $1 250 000 cheque he… Read More »

BERENBERG EXPANDS GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SPONSORSHIP

Dec 04, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Berenberg, the second oldest bank in the world, announced today an extended three year title sponsorship of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational event in London. The European leg of the Gary Player Invitational global charity series, staged by Black… Read More »

LEOPARD CREEK & GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB SHINE ON EUROPEAN TOUR

Dec 03, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Country Club welcomes 30 of the world’s elite golfers this week in the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The European Tour continues to strengthen their association with South Africa as eight tournaments are now co-sanctioned with the Sunshine… Read More »

NEDBANK GOLF CHALLNEGE FIELD SET TO SIZZLE AT GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB

Dec 03, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The 30 players that will tee it up in Thursday’s first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge bring with them a collective golfing might that is among the strongest ever seen at the Gary Player Country Club. The expanded field includes players who have… Read More »

RECORD GIVING YEAR FOR THE PLAYER FOUNDATION DURING 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Dec 02, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

It was an extraordinary end to the annual Gary Player Invitational (GPI) global charity series as celebrities, professional golfers, and acclaimed businessmen gathered at South Africa’s Sun City Resort to close out the series in 2013.  Following… Read More »

UPS SUPPORTS THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 20, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

UPS, a global logistics leader, has once again stepped up to pledge its support to the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, South Africa’s premier charity golf event. The four-day event took place from 14th – 17th November at the Lost… Read More »

GOOSEN AND CO. RELY ON 16-HANDICAPPER TO WIN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 17, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The 2013 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola and organized by Black Knight International produced one of the most memorable finishes in the long history of this charity tournament when Retief Goosen led his team to a playoff victory at the… Read More »

FANS OF THE BLACK KNIGHT GIVE GENEROUSLY AT GPI GALA AUCTION

Nov 15, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Wings & Wishes and the Wildlands Conservation Trust in partnership with Qhubeka were the big winners at the glittering Gary Player Invitational (GPI) gala auction which took place at The Palace of the Lost City last night (Friday 15 November) and… Read More »

WOODS DRAWS STRONG TEAM FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 14, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, has drawn a strong fourball on her debut in this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at the Lost City Golf Course. The official draw for Saturday’s first round of this 36-hole charity tournament… Read More »

GIBBS JOINS STAR LINE-UP FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 12, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Former Proteas cricket star Herschelle Gibbs has joined the field for the 2013 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, which will be played at the Lost City Golf Course this week. Gibbs forms part of a strong field of professional golfers, celebrities… Read More »

MAJOR WINNERS, RYDER CUP PLAYERS HEADLINE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL FIELD

Nov 08, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will contain a field of professional golfers with 11 Major victories, Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup appearances, and close to 300 titles between them when the charity tournament is played over the Lost… Read More »

CSI BATTLES LAW & ORDER AT THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 07, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Sun City will host a star-studded battle of the hit crime TV series when Anthony Anderson of Law & Order takes on CSI New York’s Carmine Giovinazzo in order to benefit underprivileged children in the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf… Read More »

COCA-COLA’S DOUG JACKSON COMMITS TO GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 06, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Coca-Cola executive Doug Jackson is one of the high profile businessmen who will tee-up at the Gary Player Invitational (GPI), Africa’s leading charity tournament which takes place at the Lost City Golf Course from November 16-17. South African-born… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PROVIDES BEACON OF HOPE FOR AIDS ORPHANS IN CHINA

Nov 05, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Golf icon Gary Player and The Player Foundation continue to spread hope for a brighter future to AIDS orphans across China following another successful Gary Player Invitational (GPI) in Shanghai. Together with Coca-Cola and other sponsors, the charity… Read More »

GARY PLAYER ADDED AS NEW BREEDERS’ CUP AMBASSADOR

Oct 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

New Group of Ambassadors Join Previously Named Ambassadors Bobby Flay, Bo Derek, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Keith, Jim Rome, Joe Torre, Laura Bell Bundy, Rick Pitino, Rob Dydrek and Wes Welker World Championships to be held in Los Angeles Nov. 1-2 (LOS ANGELES,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER TAKES A MESSAGE OF LOVE AND GIVING TO CHINA

Oct 25, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will make another significant contribution to the Chinese Foundation for the Prevention of STDs and AIDS when the seventh playing of China’s premier charity golf event takes to Shanghai from 4-5 November.… Read More »

HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ANTHONY ANDERSON TO PLAY THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Oct 22, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Anthony Anderson, Hollywood actor and star in the hit television series Law & Order and All about the Andersons, will make his debut at the Gary Player Invitational at Sun City next month, joining Grand Slam champion Gary Player and other prominent… Read More »

CHEYENNE WOODS MAKES DEBUT IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Oct 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

American professional Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, will make her first appearance in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City next month, joining Grand Slam champion Gary Player and other notable golfers, celebrities,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL NAMES CHARITY BENEFICIARIES

Oct 10, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Charity Funds Provide Boost for Wildlands Conservation Trust and Wings and Wishes The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola has announced their selection of Wings and Wishes and the Wildlands Conservation Trust as the beneficiaries of Africa’s… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT RELISHING GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TO BE STAGED AT LOST CITY

Oct 09, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player has called it one of his favorite golf courses that he has ever designed and a course that embodies the spirit of Africa, making the Lost City Golf Course the perfect venue for this year’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola.… Read More »

GOOSEN SUPPORTS PLAYER’S CHARITY DRIVE

Oct 08, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Retief Goosen will be one of the stars supporting the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City from 16-17 November, and which brings together golfers, celebrities, sports stars and business leaders in a joint effort to raise funds for… Read More »

GARY PLAYER EXCITED TO OPEN NEW MOUNTAIN PARK GOLF COURSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Aug 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Mountain Park, a Gary Player Signature design, opening this September is set to be one of only a few golf North American courses to open this year. Gary Player Design is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Mountain Park Golf Course in South Carolina… Read More »

IGATE AND FORBES LAUNCH IGATE CXO CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Aug 21, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

iGATE, the NASDAQ listed leading outsourcing services company, in association with Forbes, the publisher of Forbes magazine and forbes.com, today announced the inaugural iGATE CXO Cup golf tournament.  This first-class championship-style golf tournament… Read More »

IGATE AND FORBES TAKE THE IGATE CEO CUP GLOBAL

Jul 31, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The second iGATE CEO Cup will witness CEOs of Global 2000 companies across the world compete in a first-class championship-style golf tournament on March 21-22, 2014 at the prestigious Pinehurst Golf Resort - Site of the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s… Read More »

CHILDREN WIN AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY BERENBERG

Jul 23, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Golfers, celebrities and businessmen joined icon and Grand Slam champion Gary Player to help raise over $100,000 for children’s charities during the annual Gary Player Invitational at London’s historic Wentworth Club on Monday, 22 July. The European… Read More »

KEATING BACK TO SUPPORT GARY PLAYER’S CHARITY DRIVE

Jul 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

British Lions rugby star Martin Bayfield, along with Irish vocalists Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden are just a few of the well-known celebrities that will be participating in the Gary Player Invitational being held on July 22nd at the Wentworth Golf… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SET TO CONTINUE CHARITABLE GIVING IN EUROPE

Jun 28, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Player Foundation continues celebrations in its 30th anniversary year as the European leg of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI), presented by Berenberg, takes to the historic Wentworth Golf Club outside London on 22 July. In the name of charity, the… Read More »

WIDE PRAISE FOR BULGARIA AND THRACIAN CLIFFS FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

May 20, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Graeme McDowell during his final match against Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee at the Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs [Volvo in Golf] May 20 (Reuters) - Bulgaria, without a player in the world’s top 1,500, has been widely praised after hosting… Read More »

MCDOWELL PRAISES EUROPEAN TOUR AT VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY IN BULGARIA

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Graeme McDowell takes in the Gary Player Signature Course Thracian Cliffs during his match against Englishman Chris Wood. [Volvo in Golf] KAVARNA, Bulgaria—Graeme McDowell hailed the unique nature of the European Tour on the Northern Irishman’s… Read More »

THE EUROPEAN TOUR GOES INSIDE THRACIAN CLIFFS GOLF & BEACH RESORT

May 14, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Ahead of this week’s Volvo World Match Play Championship, The European Tour takes a closer look into the new host venue for this year’s tournament, the spectacular Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Bulgaria. Perched on the soaring rugged… Read More »

NICKLAUS, PALMER, PLAYER BACK TO DEFEND GREATS OF GOLF TITLE

May 03, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are back to defend their 3M Oil & Gas Greats of Golf championship, which Palmer, 82, secured with a dramatic 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th green last year. The three golfing giants make up one of the… Read More »

THE BIG THREE MEMBERS REUNITE FOR SERIES OF COMPETITIONS

Apr 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player tees off with “The Big Three” at the start of the 77th playing of the Masters Tournament EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is not the only place that fans of the legendary “The Big Three” members Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER LOOKS TO PREPARE FUTURE GENERATIONS FOR SUCCESS

Apr 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player lends advice to the 14 year-old golfing sensation Tianlang Guan following his record-setting Masters performance. As the International Ambassador of Golf, Gary Player has traveled the world looking to spread his love for the game of golf. … Read More »

2013 VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES SHAPE AS STARS LOOK FORWARD TO DEBUT IN BULGARIA

Apr 23, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Former Volvo World Match Play Champions Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts join the field of 24 of the world’s best players to compete in the 2013 tournament at Thracian Cliffs. European Ryder Cup heroes, Ian Poulter, the 2011 Volvo World Match Play… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SERIES KICKS OFF 30TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR WITH SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN AUGUSTA, GA

Apr 17, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Posting an impressive 17 under par, the GPI in Augusta winners included Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo, Brad Bylenga, Ron Rasmussen, Rick Erwin, and Rick Phillips. Following a thrilling week at The Masters, the Gary Player Invitational Series continued its… Read More »

GARY PLAYER HOSTS LIVE Q&A WITH FANS

Apr 09, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Golfing icon Gary Player announces today that he will be taking live questions from fans as he hosts a Google Hangout to discuss upcoming projects and living a healthy lifestyle. GoodChime!, a global digital platform for personal health engagement, announced… Read More »

GOLF LEGEND GARY PLAYER ON OLYMPIC MISSION TO BRAZIL

Apr 02, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The man who put South Africa on the golfing map landed in São Paulo today on a mission to do the same for the sport in Brazil. As part of its sponsorship of this week’s Brasil Classic tournament (April 4-7), global golf sponsor HSBC has flown in international… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT GEARS UP FOR HIS 56TH MASTERS & GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Mar 20, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

It will be a busy week for the Black Knight when he arrives in Augusta this April for his 56th Masters Tournament.  As the golf world converges on the American mecca of golf, Gary Player will take on roles of past champion, global spokesman, golfing… Read More »

LIBERTY MUTUAL LEGENDS OF GOLF HIGHLIGHTED BY COMMITMENT OF NICKLAUS AND PLAYER

Mar 20, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Georgia golf fans will have the rare opportunity to watch two of golf’s most decorated icons, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, compete as a team when the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf returns to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort &… Read More »

LAUREUS WORLD SPORT AWARDS TAKE TO RIO DE JANEIRO TO HONOUR WORLD’S TOP ATHLETES

Mar 19, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The world’s top athletes were honoured at the Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Laureus) The 2013 Laureus World Sport Awards, the premier award ceremony on the international… Read More »

BMW GOLF CUP INTERNATIONAL: WORLD FINAL TRIUMPH FOR LOCAL HEROES FROM TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

Mar 12, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player and BMW AG Board Member Ian Robertson present the awards to the victorious golfers at the BMW Golf Cup International. Standing ovations for Gary Player, jubilation for the victorious team from South Africa and huge joy among the Germans for… Read More »

BMW GOLF CUP INTERNATIONAL WORLD FINAL: GARY PLAYER MEETS THE BEST 138 AMATEURS FROM 48 NATIONS

Mar 04, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

138 amateur golfers from 48 nations are counting down the days and hours. And although each of them is already a winner, their nerves will only increase as the greatest moment of their golfing lives approaches. On 4 – 9 March 2013 the best amateur players… Read More »

SPEED-OF-SOUND SKYDIVER FELIX BAUMGARTNER DROPS IN ON LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Feb 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner will be in attendance at the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro on March 11. Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who became the first human to go through the sound barrier when he made the highest ever freefall… Read More »

LEGENDS GIVE BACK AT THE DEVO STRONG PRO-AM

Feb 19, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Golf has long cemented itself as the world’s most charitable sport, but when it comes to supporting their own, golfers really show their enormous hearts. This was the case earlier this month when Champions Tour player Dana Quigley experienced an outpouring… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND HUMANA ANNOUNCE HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

Jan 07, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Golf icon Gary Player and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today a three-year partnership to promote lifelong well-being and healthy living through proper diet and exercise, as well as plans… Read More »

IGATE CEO CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT TO HAVE THE WORLD’S LARGEST GOLD TROPHY

Dec 13, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Befitting an event of its stature, the iGATE CEO Cup has announced that the trophy for the inaugural tournament Jan. 12-13, 2013 on the Stadium Course at TPC® Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., will be the world’s largest gold sports trophy.… Read More »

BLACK KNIGHT THRILLED BY SUPPORT FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SERIES

Nov 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at the Zimbali Coastal Resort from 23-25 November 2012 drew the curtain on one of the most successful seasons in the history of the Gary Player Invitational Series, hosted by South Africa’s legendary… Read More »

VICTORY FOR TEAM CLARK IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 28, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Tim Clark credits the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, for being the start of his professional success. So it was only right that in his first appearance in a South African tournament in two years, Clark should lead his team to glory… Read More »

CELEBS APPLAUD GARY: WHAT A PLAYER!

Nov 27, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Celebrities participating in the Gary Player International, presented by Coca-Cola, at Zimbali Country Club, have heaped praise on the South African golfing legend for his ambitious charity drives. This year the annual charity event have the Wildlands… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RAISES RECORD FUNDS FOR CHARITY

Nov 27, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, charity auction drew an unprecedented response from the golfers, celebrities and business executives taking part this year when a record of over R4 million was raised. This is by far the biggest contribution… Read More »

LITTLE ADDS A LOT TO GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 20, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

South Africa’s only female Major winner, Sally Little, will join a strong line-up of professionals who will compete in the 13th Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at the Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday 22 November… Read More »

CLARK LOOKS TO GARY PLAYER FOR INSPIRATION

Nov 20, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Tim Clark will play his first tournament in South Africa in two years this week when he tees it up in the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at Zimbali Country Club. It’s a significant decision for Clark, who is looking to relaunch his… Read More »

FOOTBALL LEGENDS RALLY FOR CHARITY AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 19, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Football legends Kenny Dalglish and Sir Ian Wright will join in South Africa’s biggest golf charity drive at the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at the Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday 22 November to Sunday 25 November… Read More »

AMERICAN STARS EVERHART, WAGNER JOIN CHARITY DRIVE AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 16, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational South Africa, presented by Coca-Cola, has attracted another glittering lineup of professional golfers, celebrities and top businessmen for this year’s tournament at the Zimbali Coastal Resort in KwaZulu-Natal from 22-25… Read More »

BMW JOINS GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL’S CHARITY DRIVE

Nov 12, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

BMW has increased its already significant presence in golf as a new sponsor of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, which will be played at Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal from 22-25 November in South Africa. “We are delighted… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2012 CHARITY BENEFICIARIES

Nov 09, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational (GPI), South Africa’s premier charity sporting event having raised over R25 million for local charities, has announced that the KwaZulu-Natal based Wildlands Conservation Trust and Wings and Wishes are the two beneficiaries… Read More »

GLITTERING LINE-UP FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT AT THE FAIRMONT ZIMBALI RESORT

Nov 05, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational (GPI) tees off at the Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal for its 13th annual event from Thursday 22 November to Sunday 25 November 2012. Presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by Gary Player, the GPI format pairs major golf… Read More »

AROUND THE WORLD IN 30 DAYS WITH THE WORLD’S MOST TRAVELED ATHLETE

Oct 31, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Turning 77 this week certainly has not slowed down the World’s Most Traveled Athlete.  Gary Player, having logged over 25 million travel kilometers, continues to traverse the globe as one of the world’s premier golf course designers, dedicated… Read More »

GARY PLAYER RECEIVES HIS BIGGEST BIRTHDAY WISH IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

Oct 31, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player celebrated his 77th birthday this week in the only way he knows how – by climbing on a plane, flying halfway around the world, and giving back to charity. The man known as The International Ambassador of Golf was the star attraction in his… Read More »

VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP RELOCATES TO GARY PLAYER-DESIGNED THRACIAN CLIFFS

Oct 26, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Signature course at Thracian Cliffs will take center stage next year as the Volvo World Match Play Championship and the European Tour make their first foray into Bulgaria.  Heralded as one of Gary Player Design’s most dramatic,… Read More »

NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE ATTRACTS STAR-STUDDED FIELD

Oct 18, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Lee Westwood will defend his Nedbank Golf Challenge title against a strong field of Major winners and European Ryder Cup heroes when the prestigious invitation tournament takes place at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City from November 29 to December… Read More »

GARY PLAYER, LAUREUS, MERCEDES WORK TO HELP UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS THROUGH SPORT

Oct 15, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

With a professional golfing career that stretches over five decades, from the 1950s to 1998 when at 62 he became the oldest golfer to make the cut at the Masters, Gary Player could be sitting back at his ranch in South Africa polishing his trophies and… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND CALLAWAY RENEW THEIR LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP

Sep 27, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

As Gary Player stepped up to the first tee during this year’s Masters Tournament in his Honorary Starter role, he was proudly sporting just one club – the new Callaway RAZR Fit Driver that helped him to outdrive fellow “The Big Three” members… Read More »

GARY PLAYER CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS FIRST PGA CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY IN 1962

Jul 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

As golf’s top players tee off at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course for the final Major Championship of the season, nine-time Major Championship winner and golf icon Gary Player will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first PGA Championship… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CONTINUES SUCCESS AT THE WENTWORTH CLUB

Jul 24, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Black Knight International and The Player Foundation announced today that the European leg of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI) global charity series raised in excess of $220,000 USD. Held at the historic Wentworth Club and presented by Berenberg Bank,… Read More »

PLAYER HOSTS ‘BEAT THE BLACK KNIGHT’ CHILDREN’S CLINIC AT BERENBERG BANK MASTERS

Jul 03, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

He may not have competed in last week’s Berenberg Bank Masters, but Gary Player’s role as Tournament Ambassador was an overwhelming success as the legendary South African delighted the crowds at the Golfclub Wörthsee. Player played a starring role… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RETURNS TO WENTWORTH CLUB FOR UNION OF GOLF AND GIVING

Jun 28, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Black Knight International, in conjunction with The Player Foundation, announced today the return of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Berenberg Bank to the historic Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. The event will be played on July 23rd on the… Read More »

Golf Live Provides a Record-Setting Good Time for Pros and Fans Alike

May 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Golf Live is the world’s leading interactive golf show.  Held May 18-20 at the London Golf Club, it set the standard for future golf shows while leaving a lasting impression, and yet another record in the books for the Black Knight.  The event… Read More »

Gary Player Invitational Contest Yields the Experience of a Lifetime

May 11, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

What started as a simple entry into a Facebook contest quickly turned into an experience of a lifetime for Brian Schamber, golf enthusiast and Los Alamos, New Mexico detective.  Schamber was the lucky winner of a gratis spot in the Gary Player Invitational… Read More »

Gary Player Joins Field at Bad Ragaz

Apr 25, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player is set to return to the European Senior Tour as he recently committed to the Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open on July 6-8.  This marks the Black Knight’s first entry into the highly successful Swiss tournament and will be his first tournament… Read More »

Gary Player School For Champions’ Haydn Porteous Wins SA Amateur Stroke Play Title

Feb 10, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

GARY PLAYER SCHOOL FOR CHAMPIONS #1 player, Haydn Porteous, closed out the South African Stroke Play Championship with an even-par 72 in the final round, despite intense pressure from Italy’s Andrea Bolognesi. After leading by 3 with 8 holes to… Read More »

The Nedbank Golf Challenge Enters Its 31st Year

Dec 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

In 1978 Gary Player, South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century, and one of the most revered golfers in the world, sat down with his friend Sol Kerzner, the developer of the Sun City Resort, and proposed launching a new golf tournament that would bring… Read More »

2011 Gary Player Invitational South Africa Scores Big For Charity

Nov 14, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The 2011 Gary Player Invitational in South Africa was a huge success raising over R2 million for underprivileged children in South Africa.  The event now in its 12th year brought together top professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders… Read More »

Cricket Great Pollock Scores Maiden Win In Gary Player Invitational

Nov 14, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Cricket great Shaun Pollock made a significant contribution to his already impressive trophy cabinet when he teamed up with businessman Wessel Witthuhn for a maiden victory in the prestigious Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at the Zimbali… Read More »

Gary Player Country Club Is Still a “Green Monster”

Nov 09, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

As the 31st edition of the Nedbank Challenge looms, the Gary Player CC layout hasn’t lost any of it’s it’s sparkle. The Gary Player Country Club layout at Sun City won’t feature any significant changes for this year’s Nedbank… Read More »

Coetzee Joins Stellar Field For Gary Player Invitational

Nov 07, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Rising star George Coetzee will join a strong cast of international golfers, sports stars and celebrities at the 12th edition of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at the Zimbali Coastal Resort from 11-13 November 2011. The brawny Pretoria… Read More »

Dhupia Brings Bollywood Dazzle To Gary Player Invitational

Nov 04, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

(Zimbali Coastal Resort) - Bollywood diva and model Neha Dhupia will join an all-star line-up of top professional golfers, sports and entertainment celebrities, as well as a host of leading business executives for the 12th edition of the annual Gary Player… Read More »

Gary Player Invitational Raises Over $2 Million For AIDS Orphans In China

Nov 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The 2011 Gary Player Invitational in Shanghai, China was a rousing success raising over $2 million to help benefit children who have been affected by AIDS throughout China.  “It was absolutely fantastic and I could not have dreamed of a better… Read More »

Zimbali Geared For Gary Player Invitational Presented by Coca-Cola

Oct 31, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

There is a definite air of expectancy at the prestigious Zimbali Coastal Resort in KwaZulu-Natal as this premier coastal golfing destination grooms its operations ahead of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola. Following three years at The… Read More »

Legendary Champions Line Up For 12th Gary Player Invitational in South Africa

Oct 28, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The 12th Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will feature one of the strongest Champions Tour line-ups in recent years, with two multiple Major winners and two European Ryder Cup captains in the field at the Zimbali Coastal Resort in KwaZulu-Natal… Read More »

THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL – TWELVE YEARS OF GOLF, FUN AND CARING

Oct 27, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola and hosted by the Black Knight will celebrate 12 years of making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children in South Africa when it tees off at the prestigious Zimbali Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal… Read More »

Volvo to Crown Golf Champion of Champions at The Links at Fancourt in South Africa

Oct 25, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The European Tour’s first-ever true ‘tournament of champions’ event has been confirmed for South Africa’s number-one golf course, The Links at Fancourt, from 19th – 22nd January, with the prospect of the finest field ever assembled for a European… Read More »

South Africa’s Largest Amateur Golf Competition Heads to Gary Player Designed Sun City

Oct 20, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

South Africa’s biggest amateur golf competition heads to Sun City next week when 99 golfers from around the country gather to contest the Sanlam Cancer Challenge National Finals. A total of 37 000 golfers have taken part in 800 club competitions nationwide… Read More »

The 39th Annual Gary Player Classic Continues To Showcase Australia’s Best Young Talent

Oct 04, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Classic, held for the past 39 years at the Pacific Club in Brisbane, has proven to be one of the most significant and successful events for Australian Junior golfers and has brought the PGA Tour into sight for many amateurs under the age… Read More »

Zimbali Welcomes The 2011 Gary Player Invitational South Africa

Oct 04, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

This year’s Gary Player Invitational South Africa Pro-Am charity golf tournament is moving to the stunning Zimbali Coastal Resort on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast.  Situated on a one of the most beautiful coast lines in South Africa, Zimbali… Read More »