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#JUMP4GARY: CELEBRATING THE BLACK KNIGHT’S 83RD BIRTHDAY

Gary Player celebrates his 83rd birthday today, and friends and fans of the Black Knight around the world have been asked to give “Mr Fitness” one birthday present he will love – 83 jumping jacks or “Jumping Garys.” The Grand Slam champion’s fans around the globe have been challenged to complete 83 “Jumping Garys” (or as many as they can at one time) and post it on social media with the hashtag #Jump4Gary and tagging @garyplayer on Twitter or @gary.player on Instagram. The #Jump4Gary birthday challenge follows the 81 sit-ups people were asked to do on his 81st birthday, and the #Plank4Player challenge last year to honor Gary Player’s lifelong commitment to wellness, health and fitness. We hope everyone will join […]
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8 ARTIFACTS FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT ARCHIVES THAT HELP TELL GARY PLAYER’S STORY

Gary Player turns 83 on November 1st. In honor of his birthday, here are 8 items from the Black Knight Archives that help us to preserve his legacy and tell his story. We are constantly adding to the Archives as Player continues to travel the world growing the game and giving back to those who need it. It was very difficult to choose just 8 items when there are so many important photos, documents, and objects that speak to Mr Player’s career, life, and impact. 1. Young Gary’s South African ID card from 1953 when he was only 18 years old. Player was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 1, 1935. His mother died when he was only 8 […]
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DLF CREATES EXCITING GOLF EXPERIENCE FOR LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR IN INDIA

India’s crown jewel of golf courses took center stage recently at the Hero Women’s Indian Open and did not disappoint those enjoying the tournament in person or watching on the international telecast. Most of the professional ladies simply used the phrase – a jaw dropping experience. Not only did the course look in its best shape both in terms of its aesthetic appearance and its tournament readiness, it was a sight to behold. There were splashes of floral color everywhere, symbolic of the area coming out from summer, mixed in with a spectacular display of local birds and migratory flocks that stopped over to rest their weary wings before continuing with their journey. “The course is designed to not only create a fun […]
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INSPIRING WOMEN JOIN GARY PLAYER’S “GOLF AND GIVING” DRIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA

The power of women to inspire change in society will be showcased as legendary golfer, Hall of Famer, businesswoman and full-time mother, Annika Sorenstam, leads a strong group of women joining the “Golf and Giving” drive in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City from 22-25 November. Sorenstam will be joined at Sun City by Henni Zuël, a former tour professional and now internationally-recognized on-course golf reporter for Sky Sports. Ladies European Tour professional Carly Booth, and fellow professional Joanna Klatten also are set to participate as a powerhouse of leading women who embody the empowerment drive of Coca-Cola through this event. One of the two beneficiaries of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola is Wildlands, […]
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TRIO OF MASTERS CHAMPIONS HEADED TO THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL AT SUN CITY

The Lost City Golf Course will host a trio of Masters champions when Gary Player, Ian Woosnam and Trevor Immelman come together with other stars in golf, business and sport at the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City from 22-25 November. The three men have a combined five Masters titles between them, with Grand Slam champion Player donning the coveted green jacket three times in 1961, 1974 and 1978, Woosnam winning at Augusta National Golf Club in 1991, and Immelman claiming his Masters title in 2008. And with World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam also in the field, this year’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola has one of its strongest representations of Major champions in its history. […]
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ABU DHABI REALIGNS GOLF PORTFOLIO WITH UPDATES TO 2019 CALENDAR

Abu Dhabi Sports Council is announcing a number of innovative new changes to its 2019 golf calendar aimed at strengthening the emirate’s golf portfolio as well as its wider sports calendar. Among the changes is a new date and new format for Abu Dhabi’s third hosting of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBM Ladies Open), the first ever women’s professional golf tournament staged in the emirate.  Held over from its traditional November date, the event will now take place from Thursday-Saturday, 10th-12th January 2019 opening both the 2019 Ladies European Tour (LET) calendar as well as Abu Dhabi’s 2019 golf season. The event will also benefit from a new grand finale – the fourth hosting of the Gary Player […]
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