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SUN CITY READY TO PARTEE AT THE 2018 NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Sun City has announced one of its most comprehensive entertainment line-ups in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, with the acclaimed resort featuring a world of entertainment during the week of ‘Africa’s Major’ from 8-11 November. Under the 2018 theme of ParTee on the Green, Sun City’s tournament entertainment begins as early as 8am on the Monday of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and continues right through and in almost every corner of the resort until midnight on the Sunday of the final round. Whether it’s a marimba band in the Cascades Hotel, drumming in The Palace of the Lost City, live music in the Superbowl or the major restaurants and bars, DJs at the famous […]
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THE AMERICAN LEGENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT DRIVES $56.6 MILLION IN DONATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN MISSION SCHOOL

One legendary day just generated a century’s worth of good. The American Legends for Mountain Mission Kids, an all-star charitable golf tournament held today at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia, raised more than $56.6 million in support of the Mountain Mission School (MMS) endowment fund. The total is the largest single-day charitable gift in PGA Tour history, far surpassing the previous record of $15 million set in 2010 by The Olde Farm’s Big 3 event, which featured Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer. The tournament featured an iconic slate of sporting celebrities, including golf greats Nicklaus, Player, Lee Trevino, Lorena Ochoa, Tim Finchem, Lanny Wadkins and Betsy King; NFL icons Peyton Manning and Dan Marino; and […]
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GARY PLAYER TO HOST ALL STAR GOLF CHARITY INVITATIONAL IN NEW YORK

Black Knight International and Berenberg, the German private and investment bank, today announced that the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational will once again celebrate the Union of Golf and Giving at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York on September 30 and October 1. After successful events this year in London and Abu Dhabi, the series marks another visit to New York. A gathering of professional golfers and athletes, the event at the Gary Player designed course, GlenArbor Golf Club, in Bedford will be followed by a gala dinner and charitable auction. “Each year we look forward to returning to GlenArbor to continue the tradition of celebrating the Union of Golf and Giving at this special event,” said Gary Player. “It’s a super venue that serves […]
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STONE READY TO ROLL IN SUN CITY SHOWPIECE

Brandon Stone will make his third appearance in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player at Sun City from November 8-11, with the young star hoping for another South African victory in the penultimate Rolex Series event on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Stone claimed the third European Tour victory of his career when he won the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open in July with a final round of 60 and in the fifth Rolex Series tournament of the season. He followed this with a finish of tied 12th in the PGA Championship, his best result in a Major. “I’m delighted to be making my third appearance in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player. To play […]
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GOLF LIFE: NEW INVESTORS REVIVE GOLF RESORT IN THE BAJA CAPITAL

When golfers talk about Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the conversation inevitably revolves around Los Cabos, on the peninsula’s southern tip. The corridor connecting the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo is lined with golf courses and resorts, and more of each always seem to be in development. It’s a comfortable destination for Americans and Canadians. Think Scottsdale, but with some really cool beachfront property. Developers have tried, with less success, to develop other parts of Baja. But there are signs that is changing with the surging economy. In La Paz, the capital of Baja, the Mexican real estate investment firm Ascendancy purchased the defunct CostaBaja resort this year and reopened it recently under a new name, Puerta […]
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THE LINKS AT FANCOURT RECOGNIZED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

The Links at Fancourt designed by Gary Player has retained its prestigious designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, cementing its world-class reputation for environmental excellence and sustainability and making it one of only two courses in South Africa and 905 across the world to have achieved this outstanding global benchmark. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses is run by Audubon International, a US-based non-profit organization that facilitates and promotes the sustainable management of land, water, wildlife and other natural resources in all places people live, work and play. It is designed to help golf courses plan, organize, implement and document a comprehensive environmental management program and to recognize outstanding achievements in this respect. The rigorous certification process […]
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