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GOLF’S FINEST JOIN TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF “GOLF AND GIVING” AT THE 2019 BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL IN NEW YORK

Grand Slam Champion and Golfing Icon, Gary Player will play host to some of the golf world’s most popular players when the 2019 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational takes place at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, NY on October 7. Benefiting underprivileged children and communities globally, the event series has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $64 million, impacting countless lives worldwide, making it one of the game’s premiere annual Golf and Giving initiatives. Representing the event’s Title sponsor, Berenberg’s Head of Investment Banking, David Mortlock, emphasized: “We are proud to call Gary Player not only our Brand Ambassador, but also a good friend for many years. He is truly a legend of the sport. This exclusive status must be measured not just […]
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STENSON SEEKS MORE SUCCESS IN SUN CITY

Henrik Stenson will return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player for the first time in three years, when The 2016 Open Champion tees it up in the penultimate Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai from November 14 – 17, 2019. The Swede, who lifted the trophy at Gary Player Country Club in 2008, became the first male Major champion from Scandinavia when he triumphed in The 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon three years ago. He recorded a final round 63 in a thrilling battle with Phil Mickelson, which drew comparisons with the legendary ‘Duel in the Sun’ between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in 1977. Stenson’s last appearance in Sun City came in […]
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FLEETWOOD READY FOR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Tommy Fleetwood has confirmed his participation in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – the seventh Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai – from November 14-17, 2019. The English Ryder Cup star last teed it up in Sun City during a stellar 2017 season, when a top ten finish proved to be crucial as he went on to top the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex for the first time in his career. Fleetwood is once again in contention to be crowned European Number One, currently sitting in fourth position in the Rankings, and with increased Race to Dubai points now available in the penultimate event of the season, his next stop in South […]
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GARY PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

The Gary Player Country Club celebrates its 40th anniversary this year as the iconic venue once again hosts the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player – the penultimate Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai. Ever since the par-72 golf course opened at Sun City in the late Seventies, the Gary Player Country Club has been a timeless test of golf at the highest level and some of the world’s best golfers have walked its fairways. As the course prepares for the Nedbank Golf Challenge from November 14-17, 2019,  tournament host and course designer Gary Player reflects back on his masterpiece. “When Sol Kerzner, the hotel magnate, and I first visited the volcanic crater that is now Sun […]
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THE MERRY MEX AND THE BLACK KNIGHT

Do you remember the first time you encountered Lee Trevino and what was your impression of him? I heard him before I actually saw him on the practice range in Dallas, Texas. He was working the ball left and right at will with ease all while talking to anyone who would listen. He was very impressive indeed and little did I know at the time that we would become firm friends for over half a century. What is it like in your experience to compete with or play in a group with Trevino? I spoke with Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson who only had the warmest recollections, but do you remember any times where Mr. Trevino’s talkativeness made players really […]
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GARY PLAYER DESIGN APPROACHES COMPLETION OF DELHI GOLF CLUB RENOVATION

Gary Player Design is approaching completion of a renovation of the Lodhi course at Delhi Golf Club in New Delhi, India. Delhi Golf Club, one of India’s oldest clubs, is nearing completion of their renovation lead by Gary Player Design. The firm was appointed in January with construction starting in last March. “The redesign at Delhi Golf Club was initially focused on the green complexes,” said Jeff Lawrence, vice president and senior designer of Gary Player Design. “We have implemented new greens designs that will enhance the natural setting while also improving visual aesthetics and strategy.” The design firm hopes that construction will be largely complete by mid-August to allow the course to reopen in late 2019. “The green sizes were increased […]
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