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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

CHARITY TRIUMPHS AT THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL LANDS NETJETS OFFICIAL SPONSORSHIP

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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 »

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

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

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

COCA-COLA CHINA EXTENDS SPONSORSHIP OF THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

RECORD GIVING YEAR FOR THE PLAYER FOUNDATION DURING 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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

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

UPS SUPPORTS THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

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

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

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

FANS OF THE BLACK KNIGHT GIVE GENEROUSLY AT GPI GALA AUCTION

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

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

WOODS DRAWS STRONG TEAM FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

GIBBS JOINS STAR LINE-UP FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

MAJOR WINNERS, RYDER CUP PLAYERS HEADLINE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL FIELD

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

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

CSI BATTLES LAW & ORDER AT THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GARY PLAYER 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 »

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 »

CHILDREN WIN AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY BERENBERG

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

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

KEATING BACK TO SUPPORT GARY PLAYER’S CHARITY DRIVE

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

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

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SET TO CONTINUE CHARITABLE GIVING IN EUROPE

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

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

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 »

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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE PLAYER FOUNDATION REACHES 30 YEAR MILESTONE

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

Gary Player credits the ability to give back to those who are less fortunate as the greatest benefit of his 60 year golfing career.  The Player Foundation reached its 30th anniversary in 2013, and the successes of the golfing icon’s philanthropic… Read More »

BLACK KNIGHT THRILLED BY SUPPORT FOR GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL SERIES

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

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

VICTORY FOR TEAM CLARK IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

CELEBS APPLAUD GARY: WHAT A PLAYER!

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

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

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RAISES RECORD FUNDS FOR CHARITY

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

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

GARY PLAYER VISITS OSINDISWENI TO APPLAUD THE EXCEPTIONAL WORK OF WILDLANDS’ GREEN-PRENEURS

Nov 26, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Golfing great Gary Player, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and singer Brian McFadden visited the impoverished Osindisweni community in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday, to reward the efforts of community Green-preneurs. Green-preneurs are community members that… Read More »

LITTLE ADDS A LOT TO GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

CLARK LOOKS TO GARY PLAYER FOR INSPIRATION

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

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

FOOTBALL LEGENDS RALLY FOR CHARITY AT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

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

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

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

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

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

BMW JOINS GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL’S CHARITY DRIVE

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

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

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2012 CHARITY BENEFICIARIES

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

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

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

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

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

GARY PLAYER RECEIVES HIS BIGGEST BIRTHDAY WISH IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

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

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

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TO TEE OFF IN SHANGHAI FOR ITS 6TH YEAR OF GIVING IN CHINA

Oct 25, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Gary Player Invitational series, “A Union of Golf and Giving,” will take to Shanghai next week for its annual event in China on October 29 – 30.  Proven to be one of China’s premier charity events, the Chinese Gary Player Invitational… Read More »

A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE, SPORT, AND PHILANTHROPY DEFINE ROLEX

Aug 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Rolex has long been a name synonymous with excellence, and their unwavering commitment is distinctly evident by the caliber of stars the Swiss watchmaker is associated with as brand ambassadors.  Ranging from tennis great Roger Federer, British royal… Read More »

GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CONTINUES SUCCESS AT THE WENTWORTH CLUB

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

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

GARY PLAYER SET TO PRESENT NEW LORD’S TAVERNERS MINIBUS TO DISABLED STOURBRIDGE YOUNGSTERS

Jul 19, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Nine time golf major championship winner, Gary Player will be on hand at Wentworth Golf Club to present a new specially adapted wheelchair minibus to Glasshouse College from Stourbridge on Monday 23 July. Glasshouse College is an independent specialist… Read More »

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

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

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

Gary Player Invitational Contest Yields the Experience of a Lifetime

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

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

The Gary Player Invitational at Augusta—An Excellent Start to Global Charity Series

Apr 30, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

It was hole-in-one number 28 for the Black Knight that stole the show on the golf course during the U.S. leg of the global Gary Player Invitational series, but it was the spirit of giving off the course that will leave a lasting impact.  Following… Read More »

The Gary Player Invitational at Augusta Continues Its Success

Apr 11, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Gary Player Invitational Series of global charity golf tournaments continued its success in the USA by raising nearly $300,000 to help fund underprivileged children’s education.  The event was held at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta,… Read More »

Blair Atholl Community School visits the World of Golf

Jan 11, 2012 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Blair Atholl Community school was built by the Gary Player Foundation in 1983 with the aim of not only providing quality education to disadvantaged children from the region but also to take their experience beyond the walls of the classroom by providing… Read More »

Wildlands Conservation Trust Receives R1 Million Donation From Gary Player Invitational

Dec 21, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Golfing legend Gary Player and Coca-Cola, the presenting sponsor of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI), recently visited the impoverished Buffelsdraai community in KwaZulu-Natal to announce an estimated R1 million donation to assist with the work of the… Read More »

What Is The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation?

Nov 30, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” Nelson… Read More »

Two Weeks, Two Events, 20 Million For Charity

Nov 30, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

In the span of two short weeks the Gary Player Invitational charity golf tournaments in Shanghai, China and Durban, South Africa bucked the global economic downturn, raising nearly R20 million for at-risk children across the globe and pushing the total… Read More »

2011 Gary Player Invitational South Africa Scores Big For Charity

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

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

Cricket Great Pollock Scores Maiden Win In Gary Player Invitational

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

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

South Africa’s Sports Minister Praises Gary Player

Nov 11, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

South Africa’s Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has praised Gary Player as the country’s greatest sportsman and one of its finest ambassadors who “belongs in a league of his own”. Mbalula was due to address the assembled golfers,… Read More »

KZN Wildlands Conservation Trust Gets Boost From Coca-Cola and Gary Player Invitational

Nov 10, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Golfing legend Gary Player was on hand today when Coca-Cola, the presenting sponsor of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI), visited the impoverished Buffelsdraai community in KwaZulu-Natal to announce an estimated R1 million donation to boost the work… Read More »

Coetzee Joins Stellar Field For Gary Player Invitational

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

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

Dhupia Brings Bollywood Dazzle To Gary Player Invitational

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

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

Golf Meets Glamour at 2011 Gary Player Invitational

Nov 02, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Four leggy fairway blondes will flank Gary Player when South Africa’s Grand Slam champion hosts the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola from 10-13 November 2009. European Tour winners Lee-Anne Pace and Diana Luna, rising European Ladies… Read More »

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

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

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

Zimbali Geared For Gary Player Invitational Presented by Coca-Cola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zimbali Welcomes The 2011 Gary Player Invitational South Africa

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

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

David Toms Named PGA Tour’s Payne Stewart Award Winner

Sep 21, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

On Tuesday the PGA Tour presented David Toms with the 2011 Payne Stewart Award, in honor of the three-time major champion who died in a plane crash on his way to the Tour Championship in 1999. The award is for a player who shares Stewart’s respect… Read More »

Emirates Announced as Title Sponsor of the Australian Open

Sep 14, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Australian Open has secured another key sponsor with the announcement that Emirates will partner with the championship as the new naming rights sponsor for the next three years. The sponsorship further solidifies Emirates’ commitment to taking a… Read More »

Gary Player Pledges To Help Black Golfers In South Africa

Aug 25, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

South African golfing great Gary Player has committed himself to helping the country’s black professional golfers do well globally.  The legendary Player has formed a partnership with Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula to assist… Read More »

The Gary Player Invitational UK Continues Its Success

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

The Gary Player Invitational charity golf tournament held at historic Wentworth Golf Club outside of London continued its success in raising funds for underprivileged children.  Monies raised from this year’s event benefitted The Player Foundation… Read More »

The World’s Most Traveled Athlete and The World’s Most Traveled Man Meet At GPI UK

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

Grand Slam Winner, 18-Time Major Champion golfer and the World’s Most Traveled Athlete®, Gary Player will meet with Fred Finn, The World’s Most Traveled Man for the first time during the Gary Player Invitational charity golf tournament being held… Read More »

The Player Foundation and Golf Club Images Form Alliance

Jul 01, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Player Foundation and Golf Club Images (GCI) have joined forces to establish a program to give all of Gary Player Design’s golf course and real estate clients around the world an opportunity to update and improve their golf course photography. … Read More »

The Gary Player Invitational at Augusta - A Quiet Success

May 02, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The U.S. leg of the Gary Player Invitational Series of charity golf tournaments held on April 10-11, 2011 at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia was a quiet success raising over $100,000 for at risk children in the USA.  This year’s… Read More »

Gary Player Invitational Charity Golf Tournament Set For 10-11 April in Augusta, Georgia

Mar 18, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Black Knight International, in conjunction with The Player Foundation, will host the US leg of the Gary Player Invitational Series of charity golf tournaments from 10-11 April, 2011 at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.  This year’s… Read More »

Rugby Star Hugo Porta Wins Laureus Golf Challenge Hosted By Gary Player

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

Hugo Porta, the Argentina rugby union player regarded as one of the best fly-halves ever to have played the game, proved he is as expert at wielding a golf club as he was catching and passing the oval ball when his team won the inaugural Laureus Golf… Read More »

Saadiyat Beach Classic Hosted By Gary Player Raises Dh 2 Million To Help Children

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

The second annual Saadiyat Beach Classic hosted by Gary Player was a resounding success raising just under Dh 2 million ($ 545,000) for children in need and besting last year’s total of Dh 1.2 million ($327,000).  The monies raised go directly… Read More »

Students Benefit From Saadiyat Beach Classic Tournament Hosted By Gary Player

Jan 17, 2011 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

ABU DHABI // Sahdia Khurshid stands in front of the blackboard, her full attention on the dozen students seated around the table in her sunny classroom in Abu Dhabi Gate City. But this is no ordinary classroom, and these are no ordinary students.… Read More »

The Player Foundation raises over $20 million for charity in 2010

Dec 21, 2010 | Filed Under: The Player Foundation

During the course of 2010, we are proud to have raised over $20 million dollars worldwide though our various events and activities. Below are some of the Player Foundation events from around the globe. Events hosted to raise money for charity in 2010:… Read More »

Gary Player Invitational Continues Its Success

Aug 04, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

Charitable giving has slowed down over the past few years due to the global economic downturn, but the support for the Gary Player Invitational Series of charitable golf tournaments remains strong.  Anchored by lead supporter Verizon Business this… Read More »

Gary Player Raises Significant Funds For Southern Alberta Institute of Urology

Jun 25, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Continuing with his torrid pace of travel Gary Player visited Calgary Canada on 21 June to help raise funds for The Southern Alberta Institute of Urology at the inaugural Kinnear Classic.  The event, formerly know as the Rockyview Invitational, was… Read More »

The Big Three Raise More Than $15 Million For Children In Need

Jun 09, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation | Comments: 1

BRISTOL, Va. — Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player individually remain big draws. Together they’re a mesmerizing trio on a golf course. The trio also knows how to harness that star power to raise money. They combined Tuesday to raise… Read More »

The Player Foundation Raises R 1 Million At The Berenberg Masters

May 04, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

On 26-28 of March The Links at Fancourt in George, South Africa played host to the first ever European Senior Tour sanctioned event, The Berenberg Masters.  Gary Player was the tournament’s official host and the field sported some of Europe and… Read More »

Coca-Cola China Wins Top Honors

Mar 10, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation | Comments: 1

Each year Coca-Cola recognizes one of its business units as the top performing unit in the world by awarding the company’s highest honor, the Woodruff Cup.  The 2009 prize went to the China Business Unit and President, Doug Jackson. Chairman and… Read More »

The Big Three Reunite To Help Chidren In Need

Feb 12, 2010 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL – Historic Mountain Mission School in Grundy, VA, which has sheltered and educated an estimated 20,000 needy children over its 87 years, will receive substantial support this year from a fundraising event featuring three of golf’s… Read More »

The Player Foundation makes a difference in 2009

Dec 22, 2009 | Filed Under: The Player Foundation

Although 2009 has been a tough economic year for just about everyone the spirit of helping needy children has not been diminished.  Over the course of 2009 The Player Foundation raised more than R 17.5 million and helped thousands of children across… Read More »

Gary Player Raises R 17.5 million for Underprivileged Children Around the World

Dec 02, 2009 | Filed Under: The Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Gary Player Invitational series of charity golf tournaments held each year in Europe, China, South Africa and the United States have proven that even during a slow economy helping underprivileged children remains a priority. Proof positive of this… Read More »

Gary Player Sends Message of Support for the National Golf Club Challenge

Nov 18, 2009 | Filed Under: The Player Foundation

Gary Player is the latest high profile golfer to lend his support to the challenge and joins a host of players which include the likes of Ian Poulter, Oli Fisher, Nick Dougherty, Sam Torrance, Simon Dyson and Christie O Connor Jnr.  The National… Read More »

Gary Player Receives First Ever Asia Pacific Golf Humanitarian Accolade

Nov 04, 2009 | Filed Under: General NewsGolf Course DesignThe Player Foundation

On the closing evening of the most successful Asia Pacific Golf Summit, Gary Player became the first recipient of the Asia Pacific Golf Humanitarian Award in recognition for his decades of service and tireless efforts to provide education to underprivileged… Read More »

Artist Patrick Mavros Expands Partnership with The Player Foundation and Black Knight Shop

Nov 02, 2009 | Filed Under: General NewsThe Player Foundation

The Player Foundation and the Black Knight Shop are pleased to announce a new partnership with celebrated artist Patrick Mavros.  Mr. Mavros, a native Zimbabwean, is world renowned for hand-sculpting truly unique African themed jewelry, sculptures… Read More »

SAP Aligns with Player for the 2009 Gary Player Invitational

Oct 29, 2009 | Filed Under: The Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

Market and technology leader in business software solutions, SAP, will be a partner sponsor at the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, in South Africa later this year. The sponsorship reinforces the brand’s alignment with golfing legend… Read More »

The Player Group Hosts The First Tee

Oct 22, 2009 | Filed Under: The Player Foundation | Comments: 1

Upon arrival the children were greeted by Design Divisional President Scott Ferrell and taken on a tour of the African inspired office.  With the myriad of trophies, memorabilia and photos, it wasn’t much of a challenge for the group to learn about… Read More »

The Links Upgrade Under Player’s Guidance Complete in Time for the 2009 Gary Player Invitational

Sep 03, 2009 | Filed Under: Golf Course DesignThe Player FoundationEvents & Tournaments

The Links golf course at Fancourt has completed its highly successful upgrade and enhancements as the famed layout prepares to host the 2009 Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, in November. The South African tournament of this global charity… Read More »