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GOLF AND BUSINESS PREPARE TO CHANGE LIVES AT BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

The worlds of golf and business will combine at the spiritual home of European golf, when the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational takes place at Wentworth on July 22. Major winners, Ryder Cup heroes and European and Ladies European Tour stars will join golf’s most successful Major-winner-turned-businessman, Gary Player, and representatives of Berenberg, the world’s second oldest bank, to raise funds to support underprivileged children and communities globally. The 2019 event marks the 8th year that Berenberg has sponsored the Gary Player Invitational. A successful 2018 event saw legends of the game unite to raise more than $100,000 for various children’s charities including Depaul, whose mission is to empower young people experiencing homelessness, providing emergency accommodation, supported housing and other services […]
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OPERATION RHINO: BEFORE AND AFTER THE TSETSE FLY

For Ian Player, it seemed almost impossible that in the seventy-two thousand acres of the Umfolozi Game Reserve four hundred white rhino found their home. When he first visited the silent, red bush in 1952 he saw nothing but a few solitary animals and miles of grasslands. Yet, he quickly was overcome by the majesty of the white rhino’s presence and would spend years ensuring their existence. The white rhino has not always been the most sought-after animal by poachers. In fact, for a short period of time they were one of the least killed. Between the 1920s and the 1960s wide scale efforts to eradicate the dangerous tsetse fly became a main focus of the Department of Veterinary Services, […]
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EXCITEMENT BUILDS AROUND THE OPEN’S RETURN TO ROYAL PORTRUSH

Three-time Champion Golfer of the Year, Gary Player, talks with Compleat Golfer on The Open Championship’s return to Royal Portrush   What is the appeal for you of Royal Portrush? I first must compliment Northern Ireland. It’s a beautiful part of the world with tremendous history, and the people are simply fantastic. The R&A’s decision to stage The Open here is welcomed by the players and certainly golf fans locally, and ones who will travel to witness this great championship. After 68 years without hosting The Open, all I can say is that it’s about time. Everyone is very excited. What from a links and design perspective makes it, as you described, one of the best links courses in the […]
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LEGENDS OF THE GAME UNITE FOR #GOLFANDGIVING AT BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Grand Slam Champion, Gary Player, will have the company of some of golf’s most recognized names and faces when the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational takes place at Wentworth Club on July 22. Supporting underprivileged children and communities globally, the series has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $64 million, impacting countless lives worldwide. Amongst a total field of 72 professional golfers and business leaders to take on Wentworth’s Player-designed Edinburgh Course will be eight Ryder Cup stars, seven Major winners and 22 PGA Tour, European Tour and Ladies European Tour professionals, setting the stage for an occasion to remember. Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg, the second oldest bank in the world, commented: “We’re delighted to continue our sponsorship […]
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PRO LANDSCAPER INTERVIEWS JEFF LAWRENCE – SENIOR DESIGNER AND VP OF GARY PLAYER DESIGN

Who has been your biggest Role Model / Mentor and why? I have been very fortunate to have worked with three amazing golf course architects; Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio during my design career. They all have been very instrumental in helping me grow as an architect over the last 30 years. I began my design career with Jack Nicklaus where I learned the fundamentals of building and designing quality golf courses. Working with the Nicklaus team and other industry professionals allowed me to fully understand the requirements and details to design and build quality golf courses. It’s these fundamentals that set the standards for furthering my design career. Being a Design Associate for Tom Fazio was a learning […]
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BLACK KNIGHT MANAGEMENT TAPS INDUSTRY INNOVATOR AS NEW PRESIDENT

The Gary Player Group announced today the appointment of Alex Hammill as President of Black Knight Management, the company’s golf course management division. Hammill’s experience stretches across three main segments which include hospitality, hotels and private club operations, with the last eight years spent working for the two largest owner operations of private clubs – ClubCorp and Arcis Golf. In addition, Hammill also founded the company Innovative Club Management (ICM). His expertise encompasses private club management, golf course management, risk management and mitigation, capital project management, and formulating strategic action plans to ensure financial targets are achieved. Hammill has been responsible for revenues totaling more than $90 million per year, operational oversight of multiple golf courses, consistent double-digit yearly earnings, acquisition task force […]
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