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TOP JUNIOR TALENT EMERGES AT GARY PLAYER CLASSIC

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

Daniel Gale, Joshua Taylor and Charles Pilon claimed victory their respective age divisions in last week’s Gary Player Classic Following another exhilarating competition, the Gary Player Classic continues to prove itself as one of the most significant… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND STAR-STUDDED FIELD PREPARE FOR MISSION HILLS WORLD CELEBRITY PRO-AM

Sep 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Golfing icon Gary Player is looking forward to a busy month ahead as he travels to China for golf course design visits and the next stop on the Gary Player Invitational series schedule in Shanghai, but the Black Knight’s first stop will have him competing… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CONTINUES MOMENTUM AS SERIES MOVES TO CHINA & SOUTH AFRICA

Sep 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Building upon the momentum set during the European and American legs of the Gary Player Invitational series, Black Knight International looks to continue its success as the “Union of Golf and Giving” moves to the Far East and golfing icon Gary Player’s… Read More »

BLACK KNIGHT TO DELIVER THOROUGHBRED OWNER CONFERENCE KEYNOTE IN BANNER YEAR FOR GARY PLAYER STUD

Sep 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

On the golf course, Gary Player has solidified his place in the game’s history, but the Black Knight continues to prove his skill away from the course as he has turned his passion for breeding thoroughbred race horses into a widely successful business… Read More »

GARY PLAYER CLASSIC UNDERWAY AT PACIFIC GOLF CLUB

Sep 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player Classic continues to showcase Australia’s top junior talent in one of the longest running junior tournaments in the country. The annual event sponsored by the South African Grand Slam champion is staged at the Pacific Club in Brisbane,… Read More »

PGA TOUR TOGETHER, ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE: GARY PLAYER & CHRISTOPHER DAVIS REUNITE

Sep 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

After giving The First Tee participant Christopher Davis life changing advice five years ago at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Gary Player witnessed first hand how his motivational health advice turned into amazing results during the… Read More »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM TO BRING 2015 INDUCTION CEREMONY TO ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

Sep 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, in conjunction with The Open Championship.  The Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St Andrews,… Read More »

R&A VOTES TO WELCOME WOMEN MEMBERS

Sep 18, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The result of the postal ballot among members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was declared early yesterday evening. The decision to hold a ballot in which all of the Club’s global members had a chance to participate was more than vindicated… Read More »

‘NICO ROSBERG HAS HAD AN AMAZING SEASON, HE COULD WIN A LAUREUS AWARD’ SAYS DAVID COULTHARD

Sep 08, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Nico Rosberg goes into today’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with Laureus Ambassador and former Formula One star David Coulthard predicting that the young German could win a Laureus World Sports Award. Coulthard, who won 13 Grand Prix in a career lasting… Read More »

PLAYER CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF “GIVING GOLF A HEART” THROUGH THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Sep 08, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola will celebrate its 15th anniversary as South Africa’s premier charity golf tournament when professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders gather for this year’s tournament at the Lost City… Read More »

JACK VICKERS RECEIVES PGA TOUR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sep 04, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Jack Vickers, whose vision of bringing PGA TOUR golf to Castle Pines Golf Club outside Denver resulted in one of the most memorable stops on TOUR for more than 20 years, was named the 11th recipient of the PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony… Read More »

YOUTH OLYMPIC GOLF A SUCCESS AT NANJING ZHONGSHAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Aug 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

As the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China came to a close on August 28, the first ever Youth Olympic golf competition can go down in history as a resounding success after an exciting week of competition at the Gary Player-designed… Read More »

GOLF-FOCUSED FITNESS - THE SECRET TO INJURY PREVENTION AND LONGEVITY

Aug 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

As an uncompromising proponent of diet, health, and fitness, Gary Player has been a longtime advocate of fitness in the game of golf. The Grand Slam champion unquestionably counts being fit as one of the most important factors in his success, and his… Read More »

DR. IAN PLAYER ON THE FIGHT FOR RHINO CONSERVATION

Aug 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The number of rhinos that are poached in South Africa continues to be staggering. Over 620 rhinos have been killed in 2014 alone, with more than 3,200 falling victim to poachers since 2007. It is apparent that South Africa, which boasts the world’s… Read More »

NANJING ZHONGSHAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB HOSTS GOLF FOR FIRST APPEARANCE IN YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

Aug 19, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

As top junior athletes from around the globe converge upon Nanjing, China for the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, the Gary Player-designed Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Club will provide the stage for the first ever golf event… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INSPIRES FIRST TEE PARTICIPANT CHRISTOPHER DAVIS ON LIFELONG WELLNESSS

Aug 18, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

In 2009, Gary Player met First Tee participant Chris Davis while on the Pebble Beach putting green when Davis was invited to the First Tee Open. That brief encounter led to a complete life change for Davis when a putting lesson turned to the topic of… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS BESTOWED MEMBERSHIP OF ‘LEADING GOLF COURSES EUROPE’

Aug 04, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The world-class, Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs Resort in Bulgaria has been bestowed membership of the prestigious ‘Leading Golf Courses Europe’ collection following a recent inspection visit by its senior team. The luxury Black Sea venue has… Read More »

GARY PLAYER TO DESIGN BIG CEDAR LODGE’S NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY GOLF COURSE IN THE OZARKS

Jul 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player and Johnny Morris are pleased to announce a partnership to create a world-class, family-friendly golf course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops founder and noted conservationist, and golf icon Gary Player… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT SHOWS STYLE ON AND OFF THE COURSE WITH THE GARY PLAYER COLLECTION

Jul 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

There is no doubt that Gary Player has rightfully earned his nickname of the Black Knight after displaying his penchant for wearing all black clothing for over six decades now. While Player is known for his stylish choices on the course, the golf icon… Read More »

THE BIG THREE COMPETE AT 3M CHAMPIONSHIP

Jul 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

Gary Player will reunite The Big Three on August 2 as he, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer gear up for the 3M Championship’s Greats of Golf competition at TPC-Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota from July 28 – August 3. The Greats of Golf, which began… Read More »

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 »

GARY PLAYER CLOSER TO BIG WINNER AMBITION

Jul 11, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

As he approaches his 79th birthday, there is unfinished business for the legendary golfer Gary Player. He would love to breed a horse capable of winning a big race like the Durban July. Gary Player’s stud has produced a quality racehorse in a yearling… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN TO UPDATE SARASOTA’S LAUREL OAK COUNTRY CLUB

Jul 01, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design will soon embark on a strategic redesign of Laurel Oak Country Club’s East Course. Laurel Oak, located in Sarasota, Florida, has commissioned Player’s design firm to update the club’s original Gary Player Signature Course to preserve… 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 »

SA GOLFERS NEED A SELF-BELIEF SHOT

Jun 23, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Any of the following sound familiar? South African golfers have won more Majors than any other nations besides the US. For a small country, we operate well above our fighting weight on the fairways of the world. Gary Player is the greatest sportsman South… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S DONNAFUGATA MORE POPULAR THAN EVER BEFORE WITH UK GOLFERS

Jun 17, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa’s reputation amongst travelling UK golfers continues to grow at a record rate with the deluxe Sicilian venue having taken more bookings than ever before in a calendar year – with more than six months to go in 2014.… 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 »

HAAS, PRICE NAMED PRESIDENTS CUP CAPTAINS FOR 2015

Jun 05, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Jay Haas and Nick Price will serve as captains of the U.S. and International teams, respectively, for The Presidents Cup 2015 in Songdo IBD, Incheon City, South Korea. PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem made the announcement Wednesday at the inaugural… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN EUROPEAN PROJECTS GAIN MOMENTUM

May 29, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player overlooks the quarry crater that has been filled to make way for the golf course at Limni Golf Resort While Asia has recently taken center stage in golf course development, Gary Player Design continues to build upon its impressive global portfolio… 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 »

GARY PLAYER VISITS ROYAL LIVERPOOL AHEAD OF OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ROLEX

May 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player hits an approach shot into Royal Liverpool’s 18th green Three-time Open Champion Gary Player recently had the chance to preview Royal Liverpool ahead of this year’s The Open Championship as the Black Knight traveled to the UK with… 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 »

GARY PLAYER-DESIGNED MODRY LAS PREMIERS AT NORDEA MASTERS

May 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Modry Las has confirmed it will make its debut at this year’s Nordea Masters; Scandinavia’s flagship tournament. Exhibiting under the banner of Golf in West Pomerania, Poland’s top golf course will make its premiere as it prepares to celebrate its… Read More »

PLAYER PREVIEWS THE U.S. OPEN AT PINEHURST

May 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

One of the most demanding tests in golf, the U.S. Open, consistently offers some special moments in golf’s history. It was the U.S. Open in 1965 where I captured the Grand Slam with a victory at Bellerive Country Club. The U.S. Open is certainly an… Read More »

HSBC GOLF BUSINESS FORUM DRIVES GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Apr 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The global growth of golf and the rise of Asia as a region with major golf potential set the agenda at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Abu Dhabi. More than 260 golf business leaders from 30 countries attended the event at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort… Read More »

GOLF’S ELUSIVE GRAND SLAM & ITS CHAMPIONS

Apr 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Golf has seen its fair share of legends and superstars in the game, but when it comes to the game’s storied Major Championships, only five individuals - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods - have broken through to have… 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 »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN LEADS GOLF DIGEST’S 2014 GOLF COURSE RANKINGS

Apr 25, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The Links at Fancourt Golf Digest has just released its biennial “Top 100 South Africa Courses” list, and Gary Player Design achieved an unprecedented result as five of the top six courses belong to the firm’s portfolio. The Links at Fancourt in… 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 »

GARY PLAYER TO SPEAK AT THOROUGHBRED OWNERS AND BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OWNERS CONFERENCE

Apr 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player, a legend in the golfing world and a longtime Thoroughbred owner, breeder, and advocate of Thoroughbred aftercare, will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and The Jockey Club host… 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 »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN SELECTED FOR TIANZHU GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB PROJECT IN BEIJING

Mar 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Beijing will soon be home to its second Gary Player Signature Design, as Tianzhu Golf & Country Club announced the Black Knight’s firm has been selected to undertake the redesign of their 27-hole course. The announcement was shared at a kick-off… Read More »

WILDSTONE GOLF CLUB SET TO OPEN APRIL 18TH FOR THIRD SEASON IN SPARKLING CONDITION

Mar 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

CRANBROOK, BC – Whether you’re a local teeing it up in one of its signature events or passing through the Kootney Rockies and looking for a great place to play golf, Wildstone GC offers one of the most exceptional golf experiences in the land. It… Read More »

THE GARY PLAYER VIEWERS’ GUIDE TO THE 2014 MASTERS

Mar 26, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Grand Slam champion Gary Player and Black Knight International recently partnered with CW Publishing to bring to life The Gary Player Viewers’ Guide to the 2014 Masters. Prior to his 57th trip to Augusta, the legendary golfer offers insight into golf’s… 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 CHARITY EVENT SET FOR APRIL 13-14 IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

Mar 20, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Black Knight International will stage the US leg of the Gary Player Invitational charity series on April 13-14, 2014 at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The annual event is an intimate gathering of professional athletes, celebrities, and… Read More »

MONAHAN SET TO FOLLOW TRAIL BLAZED BY FINCHEM

Mar 18, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

When he signed a four-year contract extension that would keep him in the role of PGA Tour commissioner until June, 2016 – when he’d be 69 years old and in his 22nd year on the job – Tim Finchem didn’t mix messages regarding his future beyond that… Read More »

INSIDE LOOK AT GARY PLAYER VILLA AT TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL

Mar 18, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Among the many amenities that came from the $250 million spent by Donald Trump at his Trump National Doral Resort are eight deluxe guestroom villas, each one named for one of the most influential golfers in the world: Gary Player, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones,… Read More »

2013 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NOMINATED FOR SPORTS EVENT OF THE YEAR

Mar 18, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships has been nominated in the Sports Event of the Year category for the 2014 Sports Business Awards presented by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily. The 2013 Breeders’ Cup, held… Read More »

PETER DAWSON TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 2014 HSBC GOLF BUSINESS FORUM

Mar 13, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of The R&A, will be presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum taking place at The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi, April 28-30. The award is to recognise… Read More »

GARY PLAYER JOINS PHIT AMERICA AS CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR

Mar 11, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

PHIT America – the non-profit education and advocacy organization designed to combat the nation’s inactivity and obesity crisis – announces Gary Player, one of the greatest players in golf history, as a celebrity ambassador. Winner of 165 tournaments,… Read More »

GOLF CHANNEL EQUIPMENT INSIDER REVIEWS GARY PLAYER: A GAME FOR LIFE

Mar 11, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

There aren’t many golfers out there who couldn’t learn a thing or two from Gary Player. And we’re talking on and off the course. The 78-year-old South African legend has nine major championships to his name and still does 1,000 sit-ups… Read More »

GARY PLAYER PREPARES FOR BUSY TOUR OF ASIAN DESIGN SITES

Feb 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

There is no question that Asia has quickly emerged as one of the brightest spots in the golf course design industry with the increasing globalization of golf in recent years. With a continually growing portfolio of projects spanning the continent, Gary… 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 »

PLAYER HIGHLIGHTS THREE DIMENSIONAL GOLF IN ‘A GAME FOR LIFE’ INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES

Feb 28, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

When it comes to golf instruction, Gary Player has always felt that the best way for any golfer to improve is through a three dimensional approach that addresses the skill, mental, and physical elements of the game. This is the exact philosophy that Player… Read More »

HIGH FIVE FOR POLAND’S TOP GOLF RESORT

Feb 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The 2014 golf season is set to be the most significant yet for Poland’s top golf resort, according to the team at Modry Las Golf Club. Celebrating its fifth anniversary in July, the acclaimed Gary Player-designed course will be joined by a new nine-hole… Read More »

2014 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES REVEALED

Feb 26, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

A glittering collection of the world’s greatest sports stars have been nominated for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media. Among the giants of sport who have been nominated are three-time Laureus winners Usain… Read More »

GOLFING GREAT IS AWED BY CHINA PROGRESS

Feb 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The country needs to import instructors if it wants to climb the world ladder, Gary Player says. The golfer Gary Player, who has designed eight golf courses in China, and with another five in the pipeline, says it is only a matter of time before the country… Read More »

LEGENDS OF SPORT TO ANNOUNCE 2014 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEES

Feb 20, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Three of the greatest sportsmen in the world will be in Malaysia later this month to announce the Nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards. French World Cup winner Marcel Desailly, top football coach André Villas-Boas and five-times world motor… Read More »

GOLF DIGEST RANKS THE LINKS AT FANCOURT & LEOPARD CREEK AMONG WORLD’S 100 GREATEST GOLF COURSES

Jan 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Two Gary Player Design courses made a statement in Golf Digest’s first ever listing of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses. The golfing icon from South Africa designed the only courses from his home country to make the list, as The Links at Fancourt… Read More »

GARY PLAYER VILLA UNVEILED AT TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL

Jan 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

As Trump National Doral prepares for the first World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship since drastic renovations to Doral, Gary Player joined Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump last week to unveil the new Gary Player Villa at the renowned… Read More »

DONNAFUGATA MAKES DEBUT IN LIST OF ITALY’S BEST GOLF COURSES

Jan 24, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The position of Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa in European golf continues to soar after receiving new recognition from one of the continent’s top course-ranking websites. For the first time in its brief history, the five-star Sicilian venue has been… Read More »

GARY PLAYER GOLF SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE GRADUATES LOUIS & EDDIE TAYLOR CHASE PRO DREAMS

Jan 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

If Louis Taylor and his twin brother Eddie both make it through this week’s Sunshine Tour Qualifying School at Bloemfontein Golf Club and Schoeman Park Golf Club, they will be the first South African twins to play professional golf. Louis has already… Read More »

GARY PLAYER HEADLINES 2014 JUNIOR INVITATIONAL AT SAGE VALLEY GOLF CLUB OPENING CEREMONY

Jan 21, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player, the International Ambassador of Golf, has tirelessly considered junior golf the heart of the game and remains active in his travels across the globe in support of the sport’s growth. Player will soon have the exciting opportunity to… Read More »

BUFFALO COMMUNICATIONS SELECTED TO MANAGE PR PROGRAM FOR ‘GARY PLAYER: A GAME FOR LIFE’ SERIES

Jan 16, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Buffalo Communications (Buffalo) has been selected by producers of Gary Player:  A Game For Life to create and manage a public relations program for the new, four-hour instructional video series in which the legendary golfer divulges never-before-seen… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND HUMANA CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP AT 2014 HUMANA CHALLENGE

Jan 03, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Golf legend Gary Player and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today the continuation of their three-year partnership as the Black Knight will once again co-host at the Humana Challenge in… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN LOOKS FORWARD TO GLOBAL OPENINGS IN 2014

Jan 02, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The design firm of the International Ambassador of Golf, Gary Player, features a global portfolio that includes over 325 courses in 35 countries and remains one of the most active firms internationally. Gary Player Design will continue its global expansion… Read More »

SAP EXPERIENCES FARM LIFE WITH THE BLACK KNIGHT

Jan 01, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Grand Slam champion Gary Player makes no secret of his great love of thoroughbred racehorses and his stud farm in the Great Karoo of South Africa.  Guests of longtime corporate partner SAP experienced the magic of Player’s farm in a weekend to… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL HELPS MOBILISE MORE PEOPLE WITH BICYCLES

Dec 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The annual Gary Player Invitational (GPI) Gala Auction took place at The Palace of the Lost City on Friday 15 November and raised over R4 million for Wings & Wishes and Qhubeka, in partnership with its implementation partner, Wildlands Conservation… 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 »

GARY PLAYER REMEMBERS NELSON MANDELA

Dec 05, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of our beloved Madiba, President Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is one of the great heroes in my life and I believe did more for our country than any other person in our history. As a proud South… 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 »

GARY PLAYER NO LONGER TO DESIGN NEW ZIMBALI GOLF COURSE

Nov 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player and Gary Player Design will no longer have any further involvement as the designer of the new Zimbali Lakes Golf Course near Durban, South Africa.  Developer IFA Hotels and Resorts and Black Knight International announced that they would… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS NAMED THE BEST GOLF RESORT IN EUROPE FOR 2014 BY IAGTO

Nov 21, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Only three years after its official opening and a few months after the 50th Anniversary Volvo World Match Play Championship, Thracian Cliffs was awarded as European Golf Resort of the Year 2014. The prestigious award has been voted by the International… 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 »

TEAMS OF GOOSEN, FASTH SHINE IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 16, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

There was very little separating the top teams after Saturday’s first round of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at the Lost City Golf Course. Double US Open champion Retief Goosen and Swedish professional Niclas Fasth both led their… 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 HITS 78 AND IS STILL GOING STRONG

Nov 01, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Today will be a double birthday celebration for South African golf icon Gary Player as he not only turns 78, but also celebrates his 60th anniversary as a professional golfer in 2013. Winner of 9 Majors, 9 Senior Majors, 165 tournaments worldwide, and… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND BERENBERG ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

Oct 31, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Grand Slam golf icon Gary Player and Berenberg, Germany’s oldest bank, announced today a three-year partnership where Player will serve as a global ambassador for the renowned private and investment bank. In the partnership, the Black Knight will represent… 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 BECOMES FIRST ATHLETE TO BE FEATURED IN 21 ICONS SOUTH AFRICA

Oct 27, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

International golf champion, sport ambassador and philanthropist Gary Player shows why he remains an inspiration for millions of people across the world in 21 Icons South Africa. The photographic and short film series celebrates the lives of 21 extraordinary… Read More »

GARY PLAYER UNVEILS NEW COURSE AT DLF GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB IN INDIA

Oct 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Gary Player Design continues to expand upon its ever-growing international portfolio as the renowned design firm opened the first nine holes of its first Gary Player Signature course in India at DLF Golf and Country Club on October 26. The newest design… Read More »