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SA’S WOMEN WHO ARE TURNING WASTE INTO HOPE

A group of KwaZulu-Natal women are amongst many nationwide who are empowering themselves through a unique waste collection program that is bringing hope to the poor, conserving the environment and helping to educate the children. Known as Waste-preneurs, the women of impoverished communities around South Africa are cleaning up their streets and then trading the waste to be recycled, and for which they are paid. It’s part of a groundbreaking community program launched by Wildlands, which has the support of Coca-Cola and The Player Foundation, as well as being a main charity beneficiary of the South African leg of the global Gary Player Invitational charity golf series. The Player Foundation was inspired by Gary Player’s own childhood poverty and has […]
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STARS OUT IN FORCE AT THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TO RAISE MONEY FOR DEPAUL

Berenberg, the private and investment bank and Black Knight International, united some of the biggest names in golf, business and entertainment under the banner of ‘Golf & Giving’ to raise more than £126,000 for various children’s charities including youth homelessness, Depaul. Alongside 18-time Major winner Gary Player, the annual tournament, staged on the Gary Player-designed Edinburgh Course at Wentworth Club on July 23rd and 24th, featured a number of the game’s iconic figures, including Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer and Sir Bob Charles, the first left-handed golfer to win a Major Championship. However, it was the team led by three time Major Champion Padraig Harrington, who retained his title from last year, and Ladies European Tour star Alex Peters that […]
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GARY PLAYER NAILS AGE-DEFYING BACKFLIP OFF BOAT

81 year old golf legend Gary Player posted a video to his Instagram account of him attempting a backflip off of a boat. Player told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney that it took some coaxing from his grandkids to do it. “That wasn’t on the side of the boat that was on the top of the boat, it was very deceptive, it was very high, I was very nervous but all my…American grandchildren said ‘don’t be chicken,’ so I had to go.” Player discussed his daily exercise regimen as well, which would be a challenge for most at any age. “Yesterday I did 1,300 sit ups and crunches, I ran the treadmill at max and I pushed nearly 300 […]
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GARY PLAYER: “I BECAME A CHAMPION BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO SUFFER”

Hello, Mr Player! Let’s get right down to brass tacks: the Open or the Masters? Without a doubt, I choose the Open. No disrespect to the Masters, which I love, but the Open Championship is the oldest and most historic professional golf tournament in the world. I love links golf courses. You can run the ball up, you can hit it high, you can draw or fade it. That’s why the Open is the most important tournament. By far. It tests your balls!  You won nine majors in all, completing your career grand slam at just 29 in 1965. How did it feel to reach the very top of your sport and become a legend? It was very satisfying because […]
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GARY PLAYER VISITS DEPAUL’S NEW HOMELESSNESS CENTRE IN LONDON

Gary Player, 18-time Major winner and the only international player to win the career Grand Slam, and David Mortlock, Head of Investment Banking at Berenberg, visited Depaul’s new youth homelessness centre to witness first-hand how the charity has utilised the funds raised by the annual Berenberg Gary Player Invitational pro-am charity golf event. Over the past three years, the GPI event, which brings together global golf stars and legends of the game in a union of ‘Golf and Giving’, has raised more than $500,000 (£385,000) for various beneficiaries, including DePaul, helping to fund their move to a new national headquarters, The Endeavour Centre at Sherborne House, in central London. The innovative new space combines help in a crisis with support […]
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GARY PLAYER DESIGN OVERSEES REDESIGN WORK AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

Gary Player Design is leading a series of renovations at the Cougar Point golf course on Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, USA. Jeff Lawrence, senior designer for Gary Player Design, is overseeing design modifications at the course, which was originally designed by Player’s golf course design firm. The focus of the project is to convert fairways, tees and greens from bermuda grass to Paspalum, which is a more sustainable turf variety for this particular type of coastal environment. More design enhancements are also being implemented, including the redesign of three green complexes and the renovation of all the bunkers on the golf course. “We had an opportunity to make meaningful refinements to the bunkers to enhance the playability […]
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