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FINAL FIELD ANNOUNCED: 2018 BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Major Champions join Gary Player for a ‘Union of Golf and Giving’ at Wentworth A host of the game’s greatest golfers will come together for the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club, London, on 23 July, as the final field is officially confirmed. The charitable event, forming part of the Gary Player Invitational global series, will take place the day after The Open concludes at Carnoustie, Scotland, and will be played on the Edinburgh Course, designed by the legendary South African golfer. This year’s invitee list, led by Berenberg golf ambassador Gary Player includes Tom Watson, Martin Kaymer, Branden Grace, Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, Ernie Els, Thomas Björn, Padraig Harrington, Charl Schwartzel, Trevor Immelman, Tom Lehman, Hale Irwin, […]
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JOCKEY CLUB KAU SAI CHAU PUBLIC GOLF COURSE JOINS ASIAN GOLF INDUSTRY FEDERATION

Hong Kong: The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, one of the region’s foremost public golfing establishments, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF). Created as a community project between the Hong Kong Government and The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the 54-hole facility was built to meet the growing demand for golf in the region. Cameron Halliday, the club’s General Manager, said: “Since its opening almost 23 years ago, the mission at Kau Sai Chau has been to promote golf to the people of Hong Kong, and the growth of the game locally is testament to the success of the project.” Located along the rugged coastline of Kau Sai Chau within the scenic port shelter area, the […]
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IMPROMPTU SPEECH BY GARY PLAYER MADE IT A CARNOUSTIE DAY TO REMEMBER FOR JUNIORS

We held an event yesterday on the Championship Course, Carnoustie to give Juniors at each club in Angus, with a PGA Professional, a chance to play prior to the Open. The course is in magnificent condition and with grandstands and leaderboards surrounding every tee, fairway and green, it was hopefully an experience every junior will never forget. Three Juniors and PGA Professional were invited to play in a handicap team Stableford competition. Ballumbie Castle, led by Stuart Milne, were the winners of the event with 48pts. In second place were the Carnoustie Links team with 47pts. In total, 10 teams competed, in what was a fantastic night and celebration of golf. The evening was capped off with dinner in the amazing new Rookery […]
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A TRIUMPH FOR SOUTH AFRICAN GOLF

Gary Player Design continues to make progress in updating Soweto Country Club. The course has many new key additions such as a short, drivable par-4 along with brand new, exciting par-3s, and revamped par-5s. The new redesigned course has a wide variety of holes that will not only be challenging but also extremely entertaining and visually stunning as well. “The golf course was originally designed on land that has a pleasing slope from one side, providing good drainage and interesting holes,” said Phil Jacobs, who is leader of the golf course construction team of Southern Turf Management (STM) on behalf of the original designer Gary Player. Along with the Black Knight, Jeff Lawrence from Gary Player Design is leading Player’s […]
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OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVIL

I’m going to tell you a story. But I’m going to warn you right up front: It’s a whopper. The first time you hear it, you’re probably not going to believe it. Not a word of it. You’re going to shake your head and laugh and wave your hand and think, Doggone it, that boy’s just pulling my leg. But is sure was a good story. But here’s the thing: It’s a true story. Every last word of it. It’s a story about a man named Johnny Morris who grew up in the Ozarks fishing and hunting with his folks. He loved the outdoors so much that he set up a little stand, no bigger than a kitchen table, in […]
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RORY MCILROY CONFIRMED FOR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE HOSTED BY GARY PLAYER

Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player with the four-time Major winner set to headline a world-class field at the penultimate Rolex Series event on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai from November 8-11, 2018. The former World Number One will tee it up in Sun City, alongside 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia, for the first time since 2009 after a strong start to he European Tour season with consecutive top three finishes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, a tied fifth result at the Masters Tournament, and second place at the BMW PGA Championship in May. The Northern Irishman has unfinished business in South Africa following his runner up finish to Graeme […]
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