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GARY PLAYER AND DANNY WILLETT ON ZIKA AT RIO 2016

Jul 22, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

16 male golfers have pulled out of the Rio Olympics so far and the string of withdrawals are sure to make it harder to argue the sport should continue in the Games beyond 2020. The idea that golfers regarded the Olympics as something they could do without… Read More »

STAR-STUDDED BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL AT WENTWORTH CLUB RAISES MORE THAN $150,000

Jul 19, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Men and women of professional golf were brought together by Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg, under the banner of a Union of Golf and Giving, for a star-studded event that raised more than $150,000 for charity. Part of the world… Read More »

OLCZYK TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THOROUGHBRED OWNERS CONFERENCE

Jul 11, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Thoroughbred owner and NBC Sports horse racing and hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk will deliver the keynote address at OwnerView’s third Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. OwnerView,… Read More »

A CONVERSATION WITH GARY PLAYER: THE WORLD’S MOST TRAVELED ATHLETE

Jul 06, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player is a student of the world. In his restless pursuit of education,“The World’s Most Traveled Athlete” has flown over 14 million miles in his 80 years. A conversation with him is akin to an interaction with a living encyclopedia — it’s… Read More »

BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL AND THE PLAYER FOUNDATION PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DEPAUL UK

Jun 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

This year’s Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club, will be played in support of Depaul, an organisation nominated by Berenberg and The Player Foundation who helps homeless and vulnerable young people. Part of the world-leading Gary Player… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DOCUMENTARY: “PICTURE THIS” DEBUTS TO GLOBAL AUDIENCE

Jun 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player: Picture This premiered last weekend to much acclaim as the documentary style film chronicles an in-depth look into the life and career of the Black Knight. Presented by Rolex, Player examines his deep rooted past as a poor boy in rural South… Read More »

FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT ARCHIVES: GARY PLAYER AND THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun 29, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

From his 1960 appearance wearing black and white pants in protest of his native South Africa’s apartheid regime to his recent comments supporting the R&A’s removal of Muirfield from The Open Rota, Gary Player’s appearances and achievements at… Read More »

JASON DAY, WORLD’S TOP GOLFER, PULLS OF OUT OLYMPICS OVER ZIKA FEARS

Jun 29, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Jason Day, the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, became the latest player to pull out of the Olympics because of concern over the Zika virus. “The reason for my decision is my concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus and the potential… Read More »

12 THINGS GARY PLAYER CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Jun 28, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Plettenberg Bay Most legendary sports figures have their own special oasis. For Gary Player, Plettenberg Bay on the southern coast of South Africa provides the Black Knight with a home away from home. Gary Player Stud Farm Gary Player calls the Great… Read More »

IN CONVERSATION WITH GARY PLAYER…

Jun 28, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

GolfBusinessNews.com talks exclusively to icon of the game and nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, on the eve of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club… Q: What is the format for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth?… Read More »

GARY PLAYER SAYS HE KNOWS THE FLAW IN JORDAN SPIETH’S SWING

Jun 13, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Jordan Spieth, the defending champion, is heading into this week’s US Open with a glaring fault in his swing, one that Gary Player believes he can fix and give the young American a chance to win more majors than even Jack Nicklaus. Asked which one of… Read More »

GOLF THE MAZAGAN WAY

Jun 13, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The first thing that you notice when you play Mazagan is just how immaculate the tee boxes are. They are perfect. There’s not a divot in sight or a blade of grass out of place, and this is May when the course is coming out of its busy winter period.… Read More »

LIES, DAMN LIES & STATISTICS

Jun 10, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player has branded the research document released by the R&A and USGA into driving distance as ‘laughable.’ The document, released last week, claimed that distance was up only 1 percent on four of the seven main tours, while it had decreased… Read More »

GARY PLAYER: MUIRFIELD WILL WIN BACK THE OPEN WITHIN 10 YEARS

Jun 10, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The South African is among the 14 players to have tasted victory in golf’s oldest major at the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, where members failed to deliver a two-thirds majority last month over a proposal to admit women on the… Read More »

MASTERS CHAMPION DANNY WILLETT HEADLINES A STELLAR FIELD FOR THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

May 31, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

An all-star field has been announced for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club in London on July 18, including 15 Major winners and current Masters Champion, Danny Willett. Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg will… Read More »

FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT ARCHIVES: GARY PLAYER AND THE U.S. OPEN

May 27, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Twenty-nine appearances, nine top 10 finishes, two runner-ups, and one victory - a victory which completed the career Grand Slam and launched Gary Player into golf immortality. Player’s history with the U.S. Open is full of great moments, some of which… Read More »

“FELT LIKE WINNING THE BRITISH OPEN” - GARY PLAYER

May 24, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

“Experiencing the assembly at Grey College felt like winning the British Open.” These were the words of South African and World golfing great, Gary Player, during his visit to the City of Roses on Monday. The nine-time major champion visited the Free… Read More »

WENTWORTH CLUB ANNOUNCES GARY PLAYER DESIGN FOR EDINBURGH COURSE RENOVATION

May 20, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Wentworth Club has announced the appointment of Gary Player Design to carry out the renovation of its famous Edinburgh Course as part of the multi-million pound investment programme being undertaken by the Club and its owners Reignwood Group. Player’s… Read More »

GARY PLAYER SHARES MEMORIES FROM SCOTLAND AND TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

May 18, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player first arrived in Scotland aged 19 in 1955. He had £200 in pocket and slept on the beach at St Andrews before taking part in his first Open Championship. The 80-year-old is worth considerably more now and stays in the finest hotels on his… Read More »

WHY I CRIED AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL

May 18, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Irish pop star Ronan Keating, an ultra-keen golfer, is still on cloud nine following his first-ever visit to the Masters accompanied by his wife Storm. Here’s the full story of one of the best weeks of the Boyzone singer’s life. So much so that he… Read More »

GOLFING GREAT PLAYER IS PITCH PERFECT IN PARADISE

May 17, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Sporting great Gary Player showed class is permanent in Paradise yesterday (Monday) as the 80-year-old handed out a golfing masterclass to Celtic first-team players Stuart Armstrong and Craig Gordon and Hoops legend Tom Boyd. Having won nine majors during… Read More »

TRAVELING WITH GOLF’S ULTIMATE TRAVELER

May 10, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Let’s make it official. Gary Player is The Most Traveled Man in Golf. Having played global golf for over 60 years, he has earned that title. And having recently shared a plane with The Black Knight from Florida to Missouri, it’s clear he’s not stopping… Read More »

PGA TOUR’S HONDURAS OPEN MAKES ANNUAL STOP AT GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S INDURA BEACH & GOLF RESORT

May 05, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The PGA Tour Latinoamérica makes its annual stop this week at the Gary Player-designed Indura Beach and Golf Resort in Honduras from May 5-8, 2016. This is part of a three-year agreement in which Gary Player’s course will host the Honduras Open. “Designing… Read More »

THE 3M GREATS OF GOLF RETURN TO INSPERITY INVITATIONAL

Apr 28, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

A special and popular Saturday tradition returns to the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare when the 3M Greats of Golf gather on May 7 for the fifth consecutive year. Fans will have the rare opportunity to see Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player… Read More »

GARY PLAYER, GOLF AND FITNESS ICON, TO DELIVER KEYNOTE AT CLUB INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Apr 26, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

World Golf Hall of Fame member Gary Player, dubbed “Mr. Fitness” for his lifelong dedication to a healthy lifestyle, will be the keynote speaker this summer at the Club Summit for Golf, Sports and Spa/Fitness Management. The event, organized by… Read More »

INDIA’S DLF GARY PLAYER COURSE AWARDED BEST NEW 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE

Apr 25, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

DLF’s Gary Player course was awarded the best new 18 hole golf course by Indian Golf Industry Association, promoters of The India Golf Expo 2016 which saw participation from over 50 of India’s leading Golf Clubs, Golf coaches, superintendents… Read More »

COOLEST PHOTO SHOT AT 2016 MASTERS AND STORY BEHIND IT

Apr 14, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The ageless Gary Player made his 31st career hole-in-one, acing the 115 yard, seventh hole of the Masters’ Par 3 Contest. There were a record nine aces on April 6. But the shot of the day belonged to renowned wildlife photographer David Yarrow, who… Read More »

PLAYER: LIFETIME OF EXERCISE, HEALTHY EATING, PREPARES HIM FOR NEXT DECADE

Apr 13, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

My first recollection of professional golf was the names of the big three for my era, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player. At that time Palmer was the star, Nicklaus rising quickly on the horizon, and Player, the South African. I can’t tell… Read More »

PLAYER APPRECIATES THE RARE OPPORTUNITY AT THE GREENBRIER IN WEST VIRGINIA, USA

Apr 13, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

“You will never see this happen again,” said legendary professional golfer Gary Player. Player said getting the likes of himself, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino to design a golf course together will be a once in a lifetime event. “We… Read More »

LIFE LESSONS FROM GARY PLAYER

Mar 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

At 80 years old, golf legend Gary Player remains a fitness icon. “I’m 80, but really I beat most of the guys at 40 in the gym,” jokes Gary Player. Except, that’s not a joke. The World Golf Hall of Famer is still practicing what he preaches about… Read More »

GARY PLAYER RETURNS TO BASS PRO SHOPS EVENT AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

Mar 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge is coming in April, and to much fan-fare the event will have $25 tickets across the board for the April 20-24 tournament. Other new things to watch this year includes new big-name players for the competition,… Read More »

GOLF DIGEST PODCAST: GARY PLAYER TALKS ALL THINGS MASTERS

Mar 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

For many casual golf fans, Gary Player likely ranks fourth among players in history most commonly associated with the Masters, behind Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods. It’s a hard triumvirate to crack, but when you consider Player’s career… Read More »

THE WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM NAMES SELECTION COMMISSION CO-CHAIRS FOR 2017 INDUCTION CLASS

Mar 30, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum today announced 18-time Major winner Jack Nicklaus will join fellow Hall of Fame Members Nancy Lopez, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam as Co-Chairs of the Selection Commission for the World Golf Hall of Fame. The… Read More »

TRIPLE GLORY FOR MODRY LAS GOLF CLUB

Mar 24, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player-designed Modry Las Golf Club has been named Poland’s best golf course for the third time at the country’s premier golf awards ceremony. The West Pomerania Gary Player-designed course picked up the top honour at the PGA – Polish Golf… Read More »

THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL’S IMPACT REACHES JAPAN

Mar 23, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Mazda concluded the second leg of its global series in Japan after Tuesday’s charity auction, which raised more than $125,000 for Support Our Kids to benefit the children of the tsunami disaster in Tohoku. Golf… Read More »

GOLF’S GLOBAL AMBASSDOR, GARY PLAYER, VISITS VIETNAM

Mar 17, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Global golf icon Gary Player continues to stake his claim as the World’s Most Traveled Athlete ™ after a visit to Vietnam, which he believes will become a major player in the emerging golf market of Asia. Golf is now more than ever a global sport,… Read More »

IAN PLAYER’S LEGACY CONTINUES TO INSPIRE

Mar 15, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Dr. Ian Player, pioneering conservationist and international environmental diplomat, passed away a little more than a year ago on November 30, 2014; however, his legacy remains through the many accomplishments of his lifetime. Ian was as accomplished… Read More »

THREE-TIME MASTERS WINNER GARY PLAYER IS GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR GOLF

Mar 11, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

It’s fitting that Gary Player was the first international winner of the Masters Tournament. No player has traveled more to promote golf, and no one is a better global ambassador. The South African won his first green coat in 1961 and added victories… Read More »

MASTERS MEMORIES WITH THE BLACK KNIGHT

Feb 29, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament are amongst the most respected golf courses and Major tournaments in world. I have such admiration and reverence for this event that every year the first thing I do when I arrive in Augusta is… Read More »

THE LADIES’ GOLF UNION AND THE R&A TO MERGE

Feb 28, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Ladies’ Golf Union (LGU) and The R&A are to proceed with a merger of the two organisations. Following an extensive consultation exercise, agreement has been reached on the merger of the two St Andrews-based bodies with the process due to be… Read More »

TOP GOLFERS HAIL SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB

Feb 10, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Twenty leading golfers, both male and female, joined one of the game’s legends, Gary Player, to compete in Monday’s 2016 Gary Player Invitational at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Among… Read More »

PLAYER: SPIETH THE GREATEST PUTTER I’VE EVER SEEN

Feb 09, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Nine-time Major winner and Grand Slam Champion Gary Player says World No.1 Jordan Spieth is the best putter he’s ever seen. “Rory McIlroy and Jason Day have the best swings but the best putter is Jordan Spieth,” said the 80-year-old South African… Read More »

2016 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SCORES AN ACE FOR LOCAL CHARITY IN ABU DHABI

Feb 09, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The 2016 Gary Player Invitational was a hugely successful event, not just in terms of a world-class experience and its high-profile Tour Professional participation, but also in raising funds for charity. An all-star cast of golf professionals and celebrities… Read More »

RYDER CUP HEROES, FUTURE STARS & EUROPE’S BEST LADIES TARGET VICTORY AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Feb 08, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Twenty leading golf professionals, male and female, will join sporting icon, Gary Player, to compete in this week’s 2016 Gary Player Invitational at the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council. The unique… Read More »

CHILDREN TO BE THE WINNER AT 2016 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL IN ABU DHABI

Feb 07, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Today, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Black Knight International, and The Player Foundation announced the local beneficiary partner for the 2016 Gary Player Invitational, being staged for the first time this week at Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Beach Golf Club,… Read More »

GARY PLAYER NAMED HOST OF NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Feb 06, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

More than 35 years after he designed the course on which it is played, Gary Player will be the official host of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Dubbed Africa’s Major and hosted by golfing legend Gary Player, the Nedbank Golf Challenge will be played from… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN PRESIDENT SCOTT FERRELL TO ATTEND THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL IN ABU DHABI

Feb 05, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Scott Ferrell, President of Gary Player Design, will attend the Gary Player Invitational UAE at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on February 8, along with a host of professional golfers and celebrities celebrating the Union of Golf and Giving. Ferrell joined… Read More »

TOP GREEN HONORS FOR THE LINKS AT FANCOURT

Jan 29, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

The Links at Fancourt, a prestigious leisure resort course in George, designed by golf legend Gary Player, took top green honors, becoming certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for the third time in five years. The Links 18-hole golf course at… Read More »

GARY PLAYER | PROFESSIONAL GOLFER, PHILANTHROPIST & GOLF COURSE DESIGNER

Jan 26, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player is, quite simply, golfing royalty and in a class of his own. He is one of the most recognizable faces in golf and in the sporting world. Player is also a renowned golf course architect with more than 350 design projects throughout the world.… Read More »

KOŽÍŠKOVÁ LEAVES EUROPEAN WINTER FOR SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA AHEAD OF 2016 FNB DUSI

Jan 25, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

As the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon draws ever closer, ladies favourites Abby Solms and Anna Kožíšková’s are looking forward to reuniting again ahead of the 18-20 February spectacle after having spent much of the recent months training individually,… Read More »

FIELD SET FOR 2016 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL AT SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB

Jan 25, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Abu Dhabi’s stunning, ocean-front Saadiyat Beach Golf Club will host an outstanding field of golf professionals when the 2016 Gary Player Invitational tees off on Monday 8th February. 18 professionals from 12 countries including two of the world’s… Read More »

THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY MAZDA LAUNCHES ITS DEBUT IN JAPAN

Jan 22, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

Black Knight International and Jidaino Souzou Koubou have partnered to celebrate the Union of Golf and Giving by staging the Gary Player Invitational presented by Mazda in Japan on March 19-22, 2016. The Player Foundation, established by Marc Player,… Read More »

QUICK-FIRE QUESTIONS… WITH GARY PLAYER

Jan 15, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

We start this new series with one of the most decorated individuals the game has ever seen, Gary Player. A man who over five decades has won 167 times world-wide, notably including nine Major Championships and nine Senior Majors. He is one of only five… Read More »

GARY PLAYER’S THRACIAN CLIFFS HITS NEW HEIGHTS IN 2015

Jan 06, 2016 | Filed Under: General News

European golfers are continuing to discover the Gary Player-designed Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in their droves as the award-winning Bulgarian resort looks back on another record-breaking golf season for 2015. Latest figures revealed by the… Read More »

STILL FULL OF FIRE

Dec 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player celebrated his recent 80th birthday with a party for 300 guests at the Sun City SuperBowl. The event was the culmination of many celebrations held this past year in his honour, and Gary literally bounced into the arena to a thunderous burst… Read More »

A POEM BY GARY PLAYER

Dec 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

17 turned Pro Hoping to make a little dough My father almost died of fright But ended up in sheer delight For a boy who traveled to school by tram Ended up winning the Grand Slam From a tram to a jet The world famous people I have met Known this girl… Read More »

LEISHMAN WINS NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE AT GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB

Dec 22, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Marc Leishman brought the curtain down on an emotional 2015 with a stunning victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Sunday. The Australian nearly lost his wife in April after she fell seriously ill with toxic shock syndrome, a rare but life-threatening… Read More »

GARY PLAYER’S DESIGN INFLUENCE FELT ACROSS THE WORLD IN 2015

Dec 22, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player shows no signs of slowing down, even after his 80th birthday and celebrating the 50th anniversary of his career Grand Slam. 2015 highlighted a milestone year for the Black Knight, as he continued to impact the golfing world and leave his global… Read More »

EXCITING HEAD-TO-HEAD BATTLES ADD SPICE TO LAUREUS AWARDS

Dec 09, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

An exciting year of sport has thrown up some potentially classic head-to-head battles to win Laureus World Sports Awards. Usain Bolt v Lewis Hamilton; Serena Williams v Katie Ledecky and All Blacks v FC Barcelona are among the contests that we could possibly… Read More »

GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB VOTED AS THE BEST

Dec 08, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The home of admired Nedbank Golf Challenge, Gary Player Country Club, has been voted as South Africa’s best golf course by readers in The Star Newspapers Readers Choice 2015. “The Gary Player Golf Course continues to be rated as one of the worlds… Read More »

GARY PLAYER CC TO CHALLENGE PROS AT 2015 NGC TOURNAMENT IN SUN CITY

Dec 02, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Fireworks will be on display when some of the world’s finest players tee off in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City in South Africa on Thursday. The four-day event, dubbed Africa’s Major, will feature a strong field… Read More »

FIT PLAYER TURNS 80 YEARS YOUNG

Nov 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player said he was too choked with emotion to do justice to his birthday party speech, which turned out pretty well anyway. But when it came to singing and dancing, the octogenarian wowed a packed Superbowl on Wednesday night as he let rip alongside… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN COURSES AROUND THE WORLD SHINE AT ANNUAL AWARDS

Nov 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player Design saw November bring top accolades to many of their courses around the world, displaying the golf course design firm’s vast global portfolio, as well as its strong commitment to a sustainable and environmentally sensitive approach.… Read More »

“GIVNG BACK TO THE WORLD WILL BE MY LEGACY”

Nov 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

As a young man, I made it a point to be the hardest worker possible. This stemmed from my mother dying of cancer when I was 8-years-old, my brother leaving at age 17 to fight in World War II, and my father sacrificing so much to give me everything I needed… Read More »

SAADIYAT BEACH GOLF CLUB RECOGNIZED AT WORLD GOLF AWARDS

Nov 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The Gary Player Designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has been named as the United Arab Emirates Best Golf Course at the second annual World Golf Awards. Voted for by the general golfing public and announced at a glamorous awards ceremony on the Algarve,… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT MAKES GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL HISTORY

Nov 16, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

In a year of great memories, Gary Player added another when he won the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola for a record second consecutive time at the Lost City Golf Club on Sunday. Player led his team of Irish singer Ronan Keating and businessmen… Read More »

PLAYER, KEATING HIT THE HIGH NOTES AND LEAD GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 15, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The Black Knight is well on his way to defending his title in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola after guiding his team including Irish singing sensation Ronan Keating to a one-stroke lead in the first round at The Lost City Golf Club… Read More »

ALL STAR AUCTION RAISES RECORD R6.2 MILLION AT GARY PLAYER’S CHARITY PLAYOFF

Nov 14, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

In an already monumental year for Gary Player, the sporting legend’s charitable tournament of golf and giving, the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, raised more than R6.2 million in donations and during its all-star auction dinner at… Read More »

PLAYER IN TOP FORM AHEAD OF GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 13, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The evergreen Gary Player issued a warning to his fellow competitors in this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola when he came through Friday’s official tournament pro-am at the Lost City Golf Club declaring his game to be in excellent… Read More »

OLYMPIAN SCHOEMAN DIVES IN TO SUPPORT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 12, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Olympic swimming gold medalist, Roland Schoeman, has joined a strong line-up of sports stars, professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders in this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Club. Schoeman… Read More »

GARY PLAYER DESIGN’S MODRY LAS NAMED POLAND’S BEST GOLF COURSE

Nov 10, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Modry Las Golf Club has been named Poland’s best golf course at a prestigious global awards ceremony in Portugal. For the second consecutive year, the West Pomerania Gary Player designed-course picked up Poland’s national prize at the World Golf Awards… Read More »

‘CAPTAIN’ SMITH READY TO LEAD IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 09, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

South Africa’s most successful cricket captain, Graeme Smith, has confirmed his place in a stellar field of pros and celebrities who will tee it up for charity in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at The Lost City Golf Course at Sun… Read More »

AT 80, GARY PLAYER STILL FIT AS EVER

Nov 04, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player might very well be entitled to the last laugh, but that is not his style. The golf Hall of Famer takes more pleasure in knowing that what he long ago believed was the way to live life and approach his career is accepted theory, if not practiced… Read More »

GARY PLAYER CONTINUES HIS 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

Nov 04, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Golfing legend Gary Player, who marked his 80th birthday on Sunday, was in Shanghai yesterday to support the HSBC Golf Business Forum and attend a special dinner to mark HSBC’s 150thAnniversary. Player has won nine Majors and is an inspiration to all… Read More »

GARY PLAYER: “I ACHIEVED EVERYTHING I WANTED TO IN GOLF”

Nov 03, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Golfing legend Gary Player turns 80 on Sunday. In between designing golf courses, raising money for education and working on his ranch, Player spoke with USA TODAY Sports about his life, achievements, and what he thinks of golf today. Q: Even at 80, you… Read More »

WAYNE PLAYER BACK ON FAIRWAYS IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA

Nov 03, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

For the first time in the history of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, host Gary Player will be joined by his son Wayne as part of the glittering array of sports stars, celebrities, professional golfers and business leaders set to take… Read More »

GARY PLAYER IS 80 ON SUNDAY BUT STILL DOES 1300 SIT-UPS A DAY AND NEVER SHOOTS MORE THAN HIS AGE

Oct 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player is 80 on Sunday but still does 1,300 sit-ups a day and never shoots more than his age… No wonder he still gets a kick out of life Player has won nine majors and shows no sign of slowing down as he approaches his ninth decade When at… Read More »

EVERGREEN GARY PLAYER TURNS 80 ON SUNDAY

Oct 30, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player will celebrate his 80th birthday this Sunday amidst what has been a remarkable year and which promises to become even more memorable for the ageless icon of world golf. Player turns 80 in a year in which he has celebrated the 50th anniversary… Read More »

THE BLACK KNIGHT: 80 MILESTONES

Oct 28, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player has won 167 professional golf tournaments worldwide and is one of only five men to capture golf’s coveted career Grand Slam. He won nine Major championships on the PGA Tour and nine Major championships on the Senior Tour and is the only… Read More »

COMPLEAT GOLFER: THE LEGEND TURNS 80

Oct 28, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

For over 60 years, Gary Player has been an icon of South African golf. It’s hard to imagine the sport in this country without him and the foundations he has laid for our current players to follow. Yet there is enough evidence to suggest that the nine-time… Read More »

TEEING OFF Q&A: GOLF LEGEND GARY PLAYER

Oct 27, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Long before Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, golf’s “Big Three” were Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Player, a nine-time major champion on each of the Regular and Senior tours and one of five players to win the… Read More »

GARY PLAYER’S DLF GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB HOSTS PRO TOURNAMENT IN INDIA

Oct 26, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player’s new signature course at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon, India, near New Delhi was the site of this year’s Hero Women’s Indian Open, which is part of the Ladies European Tour. Players from around the world gathered for the LET… Read More »

ALL THE WAY INSIDE THE ROPES WITH ANNIKA, CHI-CHI AND THE BLACK KNIGHT

Oct 22, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

A couple of weeks ago, three friends attended the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational, a two-day charity event, at GlenArbor Golf Club, in Bedford Hills, New York. The course was designed by Player, and it’s awesome: The field for the event was awesome,… Read More »

GOLF GREAT GARY PLAYER HEADLINES GREEN COAT GALA

Oct 21, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The legendary Gary Player, one of only five golfers to win the career Grand Slam, was the featured speaker at the Western Golf Association’s fifth annual Green Coat Gala on Friday, Oct. 16, at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. The event benefitted the… Read More »

GARY PLAYER, JACK NICKLAUS, ARNOLD PALMER AND LEE TREVINO SHARE DINNER WITH NFL’S ARIZONA CARDINALS

Oct 20, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

When nine-time major winner Gary Player met Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald during cocktail hour Thursday night, somebody came to mind. “It’s a funny thing ... I met Fitzgerald yesterday and he reminded me so much of Mandela,” Player… Read More »

PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS IN AWE OF GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB

Oct 19, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

It has thrilled some of the best golfers in the world, from Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros to Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. And South Africa’s professional sportsmen are just as in awe of the Gary Player Country Club. When they teed it up in Monday’s… Read More »

JIM JUSTICE BRINGS TOGETHER FOUR GOLF LEGENDS TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW COURSE AT THE GREENBRIER

Oct 16, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, one of the foremost destination golf resorts in the country and the home to the annual PGA Tour FedEx Cup event, The Greenbrier Classic, has brought together four Hall of Fame golf icons, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer,… Read More »

YOUNG AT HEART

Oct 16, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player was sitting at a coffee shop in Baton Rouge, La., early in his career when fellow PGA Tour pro Doug Sanders proposed a scenario: If he gave Player $250,000, a small fortune in those days, would he retire to a ranch in his native South Africa?… Read More »

PLAYER EXCITED TO RETURN HOME TO LOST CITY GOLF COURSE FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Oct 15, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

In a year which Gary Player has celebrated some emotional moments on a host of memorable golf courses, The Lost City Golf Club at Sun City may just be the most special of them all. Player will arrive at Sun City in November for his Gary Player Invitational… Read More »

SHARING THE WISDOM OF GARY PLAYER

Oct 15, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

For some reason, the most relevant people in sports are millennials. LeBron James can reach 24.4 million followers with a single tweet. He’s got the power to influence an entire generation in the palm of his oversized hand. Can you name a role model… Read More »

GARY PLAYER TO RETURN TO OLYMPICS, 60 YEARS AFTER MEETING JESSE OWENS AT MELBOURNE GAMES

Oct 15, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player plans to be in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics next year as the South Africa golf team captain, and although his sport returns to the Games after a 112-year absence, it won’t be a foreign experience. Player, who turns 80 on Nov. 1, attended… Read More »

THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL HOSTS SUCCESSFUL EVENT AT GLENARBOR GOLF CLUB IN NEW YORK

Oct 13, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational concluded yet another successful event with some of the biggest names in golf, business and entertainment, which celebrated the Union of Golf and Giving with golf icon and Grand Slam champion Gary Player. The 2015… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL LAUNCHES IN ABU DHABI

Oct 05, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Black Knight International and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council announced today that the UAE will host a Gary Player Invitational event at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi on Monday, February 8, 2016. The first of a new five-year cooperation between… Read More »

GARY PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE PRESIDENTS CUP

Oct 02, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player is in an elite group of only five golfers to ever win the illustrious Grand Slam - and the only one from outside of the United States. There is no doubting that this charismatic South African is one of the best players in history of golf.… Read More »

HONG KONG GOLFERS UPSET OVER NEW GOLF CART DRIVER’S LICENSE MANDATE

Oct 01, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Starting Thursday, all golfers in Hong Kong must have a driver’s license to use a golf cart—and that rule includes the city’s only public course. While not unusual in the United States, the rule is especially maddening in Hong Kong—a… Read More »

GARY PLAYER SELECTED FOR FIRST DESIGN PROJECT IN VIETNAM

Sep 29, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Gary Player Design announced today that their growing golf course portfolio will expand for the first time into Vietnam, with the Cau Duong development near Hanoi. The focus of the new course construction in the Far East has shifted to Vietnam, as its… Read More »

REMEMBERING THE GREATEST TIE IN GOLF’S HISTORY

Sep 29, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

In any sport, leading a team of the best players in the world is an unbelievable experience. I was fortunate enough and honored to be selected as Captain of the Presidents Cup for the International Team in 2003, 2005 and 2007. One of my fondest memories… Read More »

GARY PLAYER CLASSIC HOSTS TOP AMATEURS IN AUSTRALIA

Sep 25, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Winning a record seven Australian Open titles, global golf icon Gary Player’s name is entrenched in the land down under. One such example is the Gary Player Classic, which was held this week for its 44th year at Pacific Golf Club in Queensland and is… Read More »

BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CONFIRMS CELEBRITIES, GOLFERS AND ATHLETES FOR NEW YORK EVENT

Sep 23, 2015 | Filed Under: General News

Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg have announced the spectacular line-up celebrating the Union of Golf and Giving at the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational on October 11 and 12, 2015, at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York. The… Read More »