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THE FUTURE OF THE GARY PLAYER BRAND

Gary Player upholds a legacy not only based on the foundation of his golfing successes but also by the way he has exclusively defined himself over his lifetime. Along with the reputation of being one of the greatest golfers in history, Player is known by many as the Black Knight, Mr. Fitness, the International Ambassador of Golf, and a philanthropist for underprivileged children’s causes. Throughout his career, Player was commonly seen dressed in all black during tournaments. He explained that as a young golfer his father advised that the best way to succeed was to hold his head up high and stand out from others. “My dad said don’t be like the sheep that walk in the fields and have […]
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GLOBAL DESIGN PORTFOLIO

The world-renowned golf course architecture firm, Gary Player Design, has influenced the golf world for decades. Beginning in the early 1980s, the Player Design firm, founded by Marc Player, became a global leader in course design, management, marketing, and real estate planning services. Crafting courses that were oriented around a philosophy of environmental sensitivity, sustainability, and playability for the average golfer. The mission of the Player team is to conduct our business in the same manner in which Gary Player conducted himself as a golfer and gentleman during his more than 60-year professional career. With this mantra in mind, Player Design has since executed a portfolio of over 400 courses in 38 counties on five continents, that all are held […]
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WHAT’S NEXT IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS

Change is the price of survival. In the global uncertainty we are all facing, we need to take the necessary precautions and focus on what matters most.  In response to the accelerated spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic, sport leagues and annual tournaments worldwide are being canceled and postponed minimizing risk and the spread of the virus. The few sports events that have yet to be cancelled now consist of solo matches without the typical thousand body audience. We are all left wondering what is next in the world of sports. The Spring typically holds some of the most prestigious golf tournaments and this year players would also get the opportunity to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics. However, in […]
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GARY PLAYER DESIGN EXCITED TO OPEN NEW KIGALI GOLF COURSE IN RWANDA

Kigali Golf Course (KGC), a Gary Player designed 18-hole course located in Rwanda, in Central Africa is set to open in early Spring 2020 to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Initially an uninspiring 9-hole course limited to local golfers, it is now being extended to a challenging 18-holes that will allow for Kigali to host larger regional professional competitions and crowds that follow these pro golfers. KGC is a club for all golfers and members will find benefit in the added amenities. Apart from the fantastic golf and health club additions, KGC resides in one of the best locations for getting a true Rwandan experience. The Singita Kwitonda Lodge is the perfect vacation hideaway while visiting […]
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WHAT’S IN THE PLAYER DNA

Gary Player is widely recognized as the greatest international golfer of all time. Black Knight International (BKI) has leveraged his success as a golfer on course into a global organization with multiple revenue streams that have expanded beyond traditional pro-athlete endorsement deals off the course. Today, BKI is a privately-owned company that has uniquely grown beyond its existing businesses and extend into a global luxury lifestyle brand rooted in sports, wellness and lifestyle. A courageous style of play fired by a fiercely competitive nature, an always courteous demeanor and a penchant for black attire on the golf course have given rise to the name by which Gary Player is known throughout the world as “The Black Knight.” The Black Knight […]
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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AS THE BLACK KNIGHT SUPPORTS EQUALITY IN GOLF

For the first time, a professional field of exclusively ladies professional golfers will join sporting icon and Grand Slam Champion, Gary Player, in Abu Dhabi’s fifth consecutive Gary Player Invitational (GPI). Part of the world’s leading cause-related golf series, the 2020 event will take place on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8th March, as a call to action for accelerating equality in golf.   Taking place at the award-winning, Gary Player-designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, among the pros confirmed is winner of the inaugural Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, Beth Allen, as well as leading Arab pro Maha Haddoui and regular GPI supporters Carly Booth, Amy Boulden, Olivia Cowan, Camilla Lennarth and Annabel Dimmock. First-time GPI participants include a sparkling blend of […]
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Saw this awesome clip on tv today. Mr @garyplayer what a legend! On your way to your to a 3rd Open Championship, ‘74💪🏼 #proud🇿🇦 you threw ur own punches in that final round!👊🏼

The Cliffs at Mountain Park, a place where the adventuresome mountain spirit finds its full measure

World-class architecture & authentic South African culture is infused into every detail of this two-story masterpiece. An idyllic setting along the Saluda River and the 7th green of The Cliffs at Mountain Park, a Gary Player Signature Design course ➡️https://t.co/exahU9y50h⛳️

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Statement from Chairman Ridley:

"We have identified Nov 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters. We hope the anticipation of staging the Tournament brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and those who love the game."

Full details at https://t.co/rSr9YUhCX2

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