Black Knight International and Berenberg announced today that the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational will continue to celebrate the Union of Golf and Giving at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York on October 1 and 2.
This U.S. leg of the global series will be held immediately following the 2017 Presidents Cup, which will take place at nearby Liberty National Golf Club. It will mark the U.S. event’s third visit to New York area, after an already successful series of events this year in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Gary Player designed course at GlenArbor Golf Club will provide a spectacular backdrop for the tournament, which will be followed by a gala dinner and charitable auction.
“It’s a thrill to be returning to New York and GlenArbor for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational,” said Gary Player. “We have had a tremendous year of fundraising at our 2017 Invitational series and we continue to work toward the ultimate goal of $100 million. There will certainly be a buzz in the New York area with The Presidents Cup being played prior to our event and I can’t wait!”
“As the second oldest bank in the world with a fast-growing US business, it’s a pleasure for us to continue our strong partnership with Gary Player and to meet our other brand ambassadors like Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Watson at GlenArbor,” said Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg, the private and investment bank that was founded 1590 in Hamburg.
The New York event of the global series returns to GlenArbor Golf Club after an enormously successful tournament last year. Some of the biggest names in golf and business came together, raising more than $100,000 for The Player Foundation.
Once again, this year’s event will bring together an all-star field including Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Mike Weir, Trevor Immelman, Branden Grace, Jim Furyk, Mark O’Meara, Jay Haas, Tony Finau, Tom Lehman, Billy Horschel, Paige Spirinac, Nicole Hage, Mallory Blackwelder, Victoria Elizabeth, Victoria Lovelady, Brianna Mao, Ginger Howard, Gerina Piller, Alison Lee, and Blair O’Neal.
“It’s an honor to again stage the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational,” said Grant Gregory, Chairman of GlenArbor Golf Club. “It’s going to be another successful time of fundraising with some of the biggest names in golf and entertainment, not to mention a little friendly competition, which will make things interesting.”
The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational forms part of the world-leading charity golf series, which has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $63 million for charities worldwide. The Player Foundation’s goal is to donate $100 million by 2025 in the support of children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities, and the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the world.
The series will continue later this year in China and South Africa.