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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 »

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 »

GOLFING LEGEND TO LEAD JURY FOR INDIA GOLF AWARDS

Oct 24, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Grand Slam champion and the world’s most successful international golfer, Gary Player is set to lead the acclaimed Jury for the TAKE SOLUTIONS INDIA GOLF AWARDS powered by http://www.golfingindian.com. The country’s first golf award ceremony… 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 »

DONNAFUGATA DOUBLE BOOST IN NEW EUROPEAN GOLF LIST

Oct 15, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa’s position in European golf has risen to new prominence after both its courses received recognition in a leading industry poll for the first time in its short history. The deluxe five-star venue only opened in 2010 but,… 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 DESIGN DEBUTS TWO SIGNATURE COURSES THIS FALL

Sep 30, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The global portfolio of Gary Player Design continues to expand in 2013 with two new course designs debuting in the span of one month. Gary Player was on hand for the September 27 opening of the Mountain Park Golf Couse in South Carolina, one of the few… Read More »

THE GARY PLAYER CLASSIC CONTINUES TO SHOWCASE AUSTRALIA’S TOP JUNIOR TALENT

Sep 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player Classic continues to showcase Australia’s top junior talent in the prestigious tournament that has run for the past 42 years. The annual event sponsored by the South African Grand Slam champion is staged at the Pacific Club in Brisbane,… Read More »

SUN CITY TO STAGE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL 2013 - NEW HOME FOR AFRICA’S PREMIER CHARITY GOLF EVENT

Sep 19, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player, Therese Gearhart of Coca-Cola and Graeme Stephens of Sun International at the Gary Player Invitational Media Launch in Johannesburg Sun International has announced a three year deal with Black Knight International to stage Africa’s premier… Read More »

INDURA BEACH & GOLF RESORT SET FOR EARLY 2014 OPENING IN HONDURAS

Sep 18, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Plunge into an unrivaled experience with nature at Indura Resort & Spa, Central America’s new luxury resort featuring an 18-hole Gary Player Signature course situated along the Caribbean Sea on the northern coastline of Honduras. The first design… Read More »

COCA-COLA VOTED SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP BRAND FOR COMMUNITY UPLIFTMENT

Aug 30, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Coca-Cola South Africa was announced the overall top brand in the 15th annual Sunday Times Top Brands Survey. In addition to the overall top brand honours, Coca-Cola was awarded top honours for the brand that has done the most to uplift the community… Read More »

GARY PLAYER STUD FINDS GREAT SUCCESS AT NATIONAL TWO YEAR OLD SALE

Aug 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player Stud team celebrate their achievements following the Emperors Palace National Two Year Old Sale. Gary Player makes no secret of his long time love and passion for thoroughbred horse breeding. Since acquiring his Colesberg, South Africa… 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 »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM RE-LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED WORLDGOLFHALLOFFAME.ORG

Aug 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

A full library of multimedia, increased functionality and interactivity are all part of the redesigned World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum website. The new site, which launched today, offers viewers a unique look into all 146 Hall of Fame members, every… 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 »

TIGER WOODS WINS 8TH GARY PLAYER CUP AT WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Aug 05, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Tiger Woods clinched his 8th Gary Player Cup during the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday. (Getty) As Tiger Woods lifted the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Gary Player Cup for the eighth time in his career, it was a convincing win for the 37-year-old.… Read More »

IAN PLAYER’S LIFE AND EXPLOITS AN OPEN BOOK

Jul 31, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Veteran conservationist Ian Player, 86, was in Durban on July 30 for the launch of his biography, Into the River of Life, written by Graham Linscott. The packed launch, at Exclusive Books in The Pavilion shopping mall in Westville, was attended by many… Read More »

REVOLUTION GOLF LAUNCHES GARY PLAYER: A GAME FOR LIFE INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES

Jul 31, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

If your golfing mates have seen their handicap improve drastically since July 15, it’s likely that they are one of Revolution Golf’s million members who have been watching Gary Player’s recently released instructional golf media series, Gary… 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 »

PLAYER HOPING FOR THE GREATEST MUIRFIELD MEMORY

Jul 17, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

With 10 South Africans in the field of this week’s Open Championship at Muirfield, and the first round set to be played on an emotional 95th birthday for the ailing Nelson Mandela, Gary Player knows exactly what he is wishing for. “It would be such… 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 »

GOLF’S ECOLABEL RECOGNIZED BY ISEAL

Jul 12, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

In a significant milestone for the golf industry, the Golf Environment Organization (GEO) has been accepted as an ISEAL Alliance associate member, following a rigorous formal evaluation by ISEAL, the global leader in defining credibility in sustainability… Read More »

GOLF LEGEND GARY PLAYER SHOWS ESPN THE MAG WHAT’S BEHIND HIS SWING

Jul 09, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

  Why did you decide to pose? GP: Very few people do what I’m doing at my age. I want to show the world how fit you can be at this age and not just accept being old. I still work on my ranch, I represent a lot of companies, I do golf course… 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 »

LEGENDARY GOLFER GARY PLAYER TO APPEAR IN ESPN THE MAGAZINE’S FIFTH ANNUAL “BODY ISSUE”

Jun 26, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

ESPN The Magazine announced yesterday that legendary golfer Gary Player will be featured in the lineup of athletes for their annual “Body Issue.” At age 77, Player, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in sports fitness and Golf’s Global Ambassador,… Read More »

GOLF VISIONARIES CHRONICLED IN ONE-HOUR CBS SPORTS SPECIAL

Jun 25, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

While golf remains steeped in rich history and tradition, it also has been adapted to modern influences through the foresight and creativity of the game’s leading innovators. PGA TOUR 2013: Visionaries presented by Visionworks, a one-hour CBS Sports… Read More »

NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE TO BECOME PART OF RACE TO DUBAI

Jun 24, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

The European Tour has further strengthened its association with South Africa following the announcement that the Nedbank Golf Challenge will be co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour on The 2014 Race to Dubai. In an exciting restructuring of the former… Read More »

IAN PLAYER’S PLAN TO SAVE THE SOUTH AFRICAN RHINO

Jun 12, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Five years ago, just before the rhino poaching crisis exploded, conservationist Ian Player, brother of golfing legend Gary Player, had a dream that still haunts him. Player, now 86, has reached the point in life where he should be taking things easy after… Read More »

LA LIGA LEGEND LUIS FIGO APPOINTED AS NEW LAUREUS AMBASSADOR

Jun 06, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Luis Figo with Gabriel Masfurroll, President of the Spanish Laureus Foundation. Luis Figo, the Portuguese football legend, has become the newest Laureus Ambassador. The prestigious football player played at some of the world’s greatest football… Read More »

PLAYER AND IFONLY COME TOGETHER TO BUILD ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCES FOR CHARITY

May 30, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Golfing legend Gary Player and The Player Foundation have joined forces with the innovative luxury experience e-commerce site IfOnly aiming to connect people with their luminary heroes and in the name of charity to help those less fortunate. Player joins… Read More »

PLAYER PREVIEWS THE U.S. OPEN: SURPRISING CHALLENGE AWAITS AT MERION GOLF CLUB

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player as he clinched the Grand Slam with his 1965 U.S. Open victory I often think back to 1965 when I captured the Grand Slam with a victory at the U.S. Open at Bellerive Country Club. Until that point, the U.S. Open was the elusive Major in my… Read More »

GO AWAY WITH… GARY PLAYER

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under: General News

Before he turned 30, golf legend Gary Player became the third person to win the Grand Slam. In 1974, after winning 165 tournaments, Player was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Player and his wife, Vivienne,… Read More »

GLENARBOR GOLF CLUB CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COURSE DESIGNER GARY PLAYER

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

GlenArbor Golf Club hosted a celebration to commemorate the ten year anniversary of the formal clubhouse opening. In attendance were golf legend, Gary Player, the golf course architect, many special guests who were instrumental in fulfilling the vision… Read More »

THRACIAN CLIFFS TAKES CENTER STAGE AT 50TH VOLVO WORLD MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

The stunning Thracian Cliffs, a Gary Player Signature Design, during this year’s Volvo World Match Play Championship [Volvo in Golf] As the European Tour hosted its first tournament in Bulgaria, the historic Volvo World Match Play Championship found… 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 »