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A VOTE FOR PUNTER

Apr 16, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

What is it about cricket that appeals to you? The excitement of facing fast bowlers. Once, in a school match, King Edward, my school, played St John’s. They made 212 all out, and we found ourselves at 80 for 6 when a guy called Ralph Hoffman and… Read More »

LEGEND GARY PLAYER SLAMS MCILROY CRITICS FOR ‘HEIGHT OF IGNORANCE’

Apr 10, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

That the sprightly South African is reaping the benefits of a life devoted to full fitness and good health was clear on the first tee at Augusta National yesterday as he joined Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer to strike the opening shots of the Masters.… Read More »

GARY PLAYER MAKES YOUNG PATRON’S DAY AT MASTERS

Apr 09, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

To put it mildly, it was a decent first Masters Tournament experience for 7-year-old Tabb Hinson. After getting his picture taken at Founders Circle, Hinson had just passed But­ler Cabin when his dad, Michael Hinson, spotted a three-time Masters champion… Read More »

THE STORYLINE GARY PLAYER WANTS TO SEE PLAY OUT AT AUGUSTA THIS WEEK

Apr 07, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Of the five golfers to win the career Grand Slam, Gary Player is the only non-American among the group. But the 79-year-old South African hopes that will change this weekend as Rory McIlroy attempts to make it a sixsome. “It would be just the most… Read More »

GARY PLAYER EXCITED RORY MCILROY COULD BECOME SIXTH PERSON TO WIN CAREER GRAND SLAM

Apr 06, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player will attend his 58th Masters this week fully expecting to welcome a new member to the game’s most exclusive club and salute what he considers would be one of the sport’s finest accomplishments. The great man considers Tiger Woods completing… Read More »

ELDER MADE BOLD PLAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Apr 05, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Lee Elder remembers it clearly, with an obvious sense of pride and satisfaction. He was playing a tournament round of golf and the skies opened up. It began to rain. Outside the ropes, he saw fans who had umbrellas open them. Others weren’t so fortunate,… Read More »

STANCE RELEASES GOLF PERFORMANCE LINE OF SOCKS THAT PAY TRIBUTE TO SOME OF GOLF’S GREATEST

Apr 03, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Stance, the brand that revolutionized the sock market, injects some life into the fairways with its new award-winning Fusion Golf Performance line of golf socks. In addition to sock technology fit for the best pros in the game, Stance introduces its first… Read More »

THE PLAYER FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE WINNIE PALMER AWARD

Mar 27, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The Player Foundation and World Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player will receive the Winnie Palmer Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association at the 64th National Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 9 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York.… Read More »

GOLF ICON GARY PLAYER OPENS HIS FIRST SIGNATURE DESIGNED COURSE FOR DLF IN INDIA

Mar 27, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player hosted an intimate group of guests on March 27 and 28 during the unveiling of his new Signature course at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, India, near New Delhi. The 18-hole Signature course by Gary Player Design will open in the coming… Read More »

PLAYER’S VISIT TO WGHOF IS GRAND SLAM SUCCESS

Mar 26, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum, located at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, opened the “Gary Player: Grand Slam Success” exhibition on February 27, 2015. The Gary Player exhibition features images and memorabilia from Player’s… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S MOUNTAIN PARK COURSE DEBUTS IN BEST 100 MODERN COURSES

Mar 18, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Golfweek’s March issue hit the shelves yesterday honoring The Cliffs at Mountain Park as a Top 100 Modern Course in America. The golf course made the cut into Golfweek’s sought-after Best 100 Modern Courses in America, heralding its most impressive… Read More »

TSHWANE OPEN FINAL WRAP

Mar 18, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

There was no panic, no impatience, just a steely determination to stick to the game plan as George Coetzee chased a birdie on the closing holes to win the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club on Sunday. Fellow South African Jacques Blaauw had earlier… Read More »

GOLF-GOLDEN OLDIES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO NAGLE IN CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

Mar 11, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Organizers will stage a special Champions Challenge on the eve of this year’s British Open at St Andrews as a tribute to late Australian golfer Kel Nagle. Nagle, who won the Centenary Open at the home of Golf in 1960, was the sport’s oldest… Read More »

WESTIN SOMA BAY GOLF RESORT & SPA DUE FOR JULY 2015

Mar 05, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced it will expand its portfolio in Egypt with the new Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa, marking the entry of the Westin brand to the Soma Bay peninsula, Red Sea and the first operating Westin… Read More »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM OPENS “GARY PLAYER: GRAND SLAM SUCCESS” EXHIBITION

Mar 04, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has opened the “Gary Player: Grand Slam Success” exhibition – a display dedicated to the prolific career and achievements of one of the best players who ever lived. Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame… Read More »

Q&A: GARY PLAYER ON HIS NEW HOF EXHIBIT, MICKELSON’S GRAND SLAM CHANCES

Mar 04, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The great Gary Player — nine-time major champion on the PGA Tour and nine-time major champion on the Champions Tour, global jet setter with 165 career wins, one of the Big Three with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer — will turn 80 in November, but… Read More »

GARY PLAYER IS STILL PERFECT FIT FOR GOLF

Feb 25, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

It was well beyond just a good day at Riviera on Thursday, and not just because the weather for the first round of the Northern Trust Open was Southern California perfect. Gary Player was in the house. There is nobody quite like him. Lunch with him is… Read More »

GARY PLAYER AND RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID YARROW PARTNER FOR CHARITY

Feb 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

One of Africa’s favorite sons, Gary Player, has come together with celebrated UK photographer, David Yarrow, to produce a stunning package of African Wildlife fine art photographs. The limited edition collection will be auctioned off at Gary Player… Read More »

THE PLAYER FOUNDATION EYES $100 MILLION GOAL

Feb 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

For more than 30 years, The Player Foundation has worked to make a difference on a global scale. To date, they have raised nearly $60 million to help provide quality education for underprivileged children and strengthen communities plagued by disease… Read More »

DUSI GEARS UP TO HONOUR PLAYER

Feb 20, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Pietermaritzburg - The huge field of paddlers that will converge on Camps Drift on Thursday morning for the start of the 64th Dusi Canoe Marathon will unite in honouring its pioneer, founder and first winner, Dr. Ian Player. Player, who passed away on… Read More »

CHARLES SCHWAB AND PGA TOUR SIGN RECORD 20 YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIP

Feb 18, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The PGA TOUR and Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. today announced a historic 20-year extension of their multifaceted marketing partnership. This represents the longest marketing agreement the PGA TOUR has ever entered. In conjunction with the extension,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S SUZHOU JINJI LAKE COURSE WINS GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Feb 18, 2015 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

Adding to its list of accolades, the Gary Player-designed Suzhou Jinji Lake International Golf Club has been named a winner by the inaugural Global Golf Advisors Institute for Best Practice Excellence Awards. A delegation of 34 representatives will travel… Read More »

THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB ANNOUNCES NEW HONORARY MEMBERS

Feb 10, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Laura Davies, Renée Powell, Belle Robertson MBE, Lally Segard, Annika Sorenstam and Louise Suggs have accepted invitations to become… Read More »

GARY PLAYER REMEMBERS GOOD FRIENDS SIFFORD AND NAGLE

Feb 04, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

GARY PLAYER REMEMBERS CHARLIE SIFFORD “I have such respect for Charlie and what he was able to accomplish in a world that fought against his success. I was extremely honoured to give the induction speech for Charlie when he was inducted into the World… Read More »

CALLAWAY’S INNOVATION CONTINUES TO IMPRESS IN LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP

Jan 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Through a relationship that has spanned over a decade, Gary Player, a proud global ambassador for Callaway, has seen the dramatic progression of technologies that the company founded by Ely Callaway perpetually produces. With its consistent ingenuity,… Read More »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM TO OPEN GARY PLAYER GRAND SLAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Jan 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will officially open the “Gary Player Grand Slam 50th Anniversary Exhibition”, celebrating Player’s historic accomplishment achieved with his victory at the 1965 United States Open held at Bellerive Country… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN SELECTED FOR MILESTONE PROJECT IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Jan 28, 2015 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course Design

One of the world’s most respected sporting icons, Gary Player, will make history as he has been selected as the designer of Golf du Kintélé, the Republic of Congo’s first championship golf course in the capital city of Brazzaville. Among the most… Read More »

THE SOUTH AFRICAN OPEN: A POTTED HISTORY

Jan 06, 2015 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

The second oldest Open competition in golf, the South African Open Championship hosted by the City of Erkurhuleni, returns for its 104th edition this week at Glendower Golf Club. Not only does South Africa’s National Open have a long history, it also… Read More »

HONDURAS’ INDURA RESORT TO DEBUT ON PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA

Dec 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The first Signature Course for Grand Slam champion and golf icon Gary Player in Central America will soon be featured on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica as Indura Beach & Golf Resort signed a three year deal to confirm the Black Knight’s course as the… Read More »

TITLE YEAR FOR GARY PLAYER AWAITS DURING GRAND SLAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Dec 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

If you ask golf icon Gary Player about his victory at the 1965 U.S. Open Championship at Bellerive Country Club, it would be a clear and vivid memory that makes it hardly seem like 50 years ago. While it might seem just like yesterday, 2015 will mark… Read More »

A LOOK BACK AT GARY PLAYER IN THE MEDIA FOR 2014

Dec 22, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

As the “World’s Most Traveled Athlete,” no one in golf travels more promoting the game than Gary Player. He continues to relentlessly endeavor to grow the game at all levels and in all corners of the globe. From junior golf to professional events,… Read More »

BRANDEN GRACE CLAIMS ALFRED DUNHILL CHAMPIONSHIP AT LEOPARD CREEK

Dec 15, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsEvents & Tournaments

South Africa’s Branden Grace kept his nerve while all around him lost theirs to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the Gary Player-designed Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa. Grace showed a steady hand to claim his first European Tour… Read More »

WILLETT TAKES NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE TITLE AT GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB

Dec 07, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

Danny Willett picked up the second European Tour title of his career after carding a final-round six-under-par 66 to convincingly win the Nedbank Golf Challenge staged at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. The Englishman holed six… Read More »

FOR DR IAN PLAYER – THE FATHER OF RHINO CONSERVATION

Dec 05, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

I care not in which God you believe Nor which religion you follow What matters most to the planet upon which we sit Is that you leave this place better than you found it Look at what we have been given – and all for free Day and night, sun and moon,… Read More »

REMEMBERING DR. IAN PLAYER – A CONSERVATION PIONEER & BELOVED BROTHER

Nov 30, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

My beloved brother, Dr. Ian Player, today cast his canoe onto the river of life that will take him across to the other side. Ian has always played an enormous part in my life and was a tremendous influence as an older brother. I will miss him dearly.… Read More »

THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK RECEIVES HIGH PRAISE IN COURSE RANKINGS

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

Only a year after the latest Gary Player Signature Design in the United States opened, The Cliffs at Mountain Park has set itself apart as high praise and honors are aplenty. The links-style course uniquely set among the Blue Ridge Mountains in South… Read More »

GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB TO HOST WORLD’S BEST AT NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Nov 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignEvents & Tournaments

The Nedbank Golf Challenge will once again be the highlight of the South African golf year, with the 2014 tournament to be played on Sun International’s flagship track and golf icon Gary Player’s namesake course, the Gary Player Country Club, at Sun… Read More »

GARY PLAYER WINS AT GOLF AND GIVING

Nov 23, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

It’s a “Union of Golf and Giving”, and Gary Player perfected them both when the golf icon led his team to victory in the Gary Player Invitational (GPI) presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Club on Sunday. Following the rousing success of… Read More »

TEAM HARRINGTON STARTS STRONG IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

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

Padraig Harrington’s role as a European Ryder Cup vice-captain this year was deemed invaluable, and he brought this same passion to the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola as his team claimed the lead in Saturday’s first round. The triple… Read More »

GRAND SLAM GIVING AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL GALA

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

Living up to its billing as the “Union of Golf and Giving”, the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, raised approximately R3.5 million for charity at a star-studded gala dinner and auction held last night at Sun City. The Gary Player… Read More »

STARS RALLY FOR UNION OF GOLF AND GIVING AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 21, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Some of the biggest names in golf, sport, entertainment and business have rallied around the message of hope and the theme of a “Union of Golf and Giving” that underpins this year’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, Africa’s premier… Read More »

MOKOENA, ROOS COMPLETE FIELD FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 17, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena and Sunshine Tour professional Jake Roos will complete the field for this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Club. The two will join an impressive line-up of golfers,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S MODRY LAS COLLECTS TOP HONOURS AT THE WORLD GOLF AWARDS

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

Modry Las Golf Club has reaffirmed its position as one of the top golfing venues in central Europe after being named Poland’s best golf course at the inaugural World Golf Awards. The West Pomerania Gary Player-designed course beat off competition from… Read More »

CRICKETERS MARK BOUCHER AND JACQUES KALLIS TO COMPETE AT 2014 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Nov 17, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Former Proteas wicket keeper Mark Boucher and SA all-rounder Jacques Kallis are the latest celebrity additions to the 2014 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, which will take place at the Lost City Golf Course and The Palace Hotel at Sun… Read More »

HARRINGTON ADDS MAJOR PRESENCE TO GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 11, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Triple Major champion Padraig Harrington has added his name to a professional field for this month’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola that now has a combined 13 Majors and 258 tournament victories worldwide. The 20-23 November tournament,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL BUILDS UPON SUCCESS TO AID CHILDREN ACROSS CHINA

Nov 04, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Golf icon Gary Player and The Player Foundation continue to provide aid and spread hope for a bright future for underprivileged children across China following another successful Gary Player Invitational (GPI) in Shanghai. The event featuring a dazzling… Read More »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BLACK KNIGHT

Oct 31, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

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PLAYER’S BIRTHDAY WISH A MESSAGE OF HOPE

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

Golf icon Gary Player delivered a strong message of hope as he celebrates his 79th birthday tomorrow with enthusiasm and energy befitting someone decades to his junior. Recognised as a global humanitarian for his charity work, the Grand Slam champion… Read More »

MISSION HILLS WORLD CELEBRITY PRO-AM WOWS PLAYER AND STAR-STUDDED FIELD

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

It was a glittering week at Mission Hills Haikou as China’s largest golf resort welcomed a celebrated field of professional golfers, sporting legends, and celebrities for the annual Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am. Golf icon and Grand Slam champion… Read More »

RYDER CUP STARS CONFIRMED FOR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

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

Half of the victorious European Ryder Cup team as well as two Major winners and three former world No 1s are among the first group of players to confirm their place in this December’s Nedbank Golf Challenge. Tournament Director Alastair Roper, in announcing… Read More »

NORTH WEST PARKS AND TOURISM BOARD SIGNS SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

North West Parks and Tourism Board has signed an exclusive partnership deal as the Official Host Province with Africa’s most prestigious charity golf event, the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, which is set to take place at the Lost… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL LOOKS TO MAKE A SPLASH IN SHANGHAI

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

The China leg of the Gary Player Invitational global charity series, staged by Black Knight International to benefit The Player Foundation, will be held on November 3 - 4 at the Shanghai Links, Shanghai. Building upon the momentum set during the European… Read More »

SOCCER LEGEND ANDY COLE TO COMPETE AT THE 2014 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL EVENT PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Oct 27, 2014 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Former Manchester United soccer legend Andy Cole is the latest celebrity to join this year’s field of celebrity participants at Africa’s premier golfing event, the Gary Player Invitational (GPI) event presented by Coca-Cola, taking place from… Read More »

PLAYER THRILLED TO WELCOME CELEBRITIES, GOLFERS, BUSINESS LEADERS TO HEART OF AFRICAN GOLF

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

It is an impossible task for golfing icon Gary Player to single out his favourite golf course amongst the over 370 he has designed in 35 countries across the globe. And it becomes an even harder one when he has to choose his favourite in his beloved South… Read More »

WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM WELCOMES DAVIES, GRAHAM, O’MEARA & TILLINGHAST

Oct 15, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Class will be celebrated at Induction Ceremony on July 13, 2015 at St Andrews Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015.  The Induction Ceremony… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES CHARITY BENEFICIARIES

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

Wildlands Conservation Trust in partnership with Qhubeka and Wings and Wishes to benefit from the 2014 Gary Player Invitational event at Sun City. The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, Africa’s premier charity golf event, looks to continue… Read More »

THE CLIFFS AT MOUNTAIN PARK WORTH THE WAIT

Oct 03, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Only 14 golf courses opened in the United States in 2013, so it was a major accomplishment when Gary Player’s Mountain Park layout was added to The Cliffs’ high-end private portfolio last Fall. Heck . . . opening was the easy part of the process.… Read More »

SIRIUSXM TO AIR TOWN HALL WITH LEGENDARY GOLFER GARY PLAYER

Oct 02, 2014 | Filed Under: General News

Legendary golfer Gary Player will sit down for an exclusive Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on Monday, October 6, as part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall… Read More »

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 20, 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 »