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MAJOR BOOST FOR LOCAL PROS IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Gary Player’s passion for developing South African golf talent has seen the Black Knight invite four Sunshine Tour professionals to play in the pro-am of his Gary Player Invitational tournament presented by Coca-Cola, two of whom are part of the country’s new professional development squad. Lindani Ndwandwe, Makhetha Mazibuko, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Louis de Jager will play in the pro-am of Player’s prestigious charity series at Sun City’s Lost City Golf Course on Friday 24 November. The main event will be played on the weekend of 25 and 26 November, and with a field including Grand Slam champion Player, former European Ryder Cup captain and 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke, multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone, legendary women’s golfer and […]
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TOP PROS AND SPORTS STARS TO PLAY IN GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CHARITY TOURNAMENT

The Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola has attracted a host of top professionals, businessmen and sporting greats for the 23-26 November 2017 tournament at Sun City’s Lost City Golf Course. Former European Ryder Cup captain and 2011 Open champion Darren Clarke, multiple European Tour winner Brandon Stone and legendary women’s golfer and four-time Major champion Laura Davies are amongst the professional field that will join host Gary Player in his annual charity tournament. “I’m delighted to be returning to the Gary Player Invitational. It continually astounds me how much money Mr Player and The Player Foundation have already raised for underprivileged communities, and I am always humbled to be able to play a role in supporting this important work,” […]
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THE LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR GOES BACK TO BACK AT GARY PLAYER DESIGNED COURSES

For the second consecutive week, the Ladies European Tour will be playing their event at a Gary Player Design course. The first week in November saw the LET host the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. The Gary Player Signature course in the UAE is considered one of the best in the entire Middle East, and has received numerous accolades since opening in 2011 including the Middle East’s Best Course at the annual World Golf Awards. “We take pride in creating layouts that are playable for amateurs but also capable host venues for professional events,” said Grand Slam Champion and course designer Gary Player. “It’s the best way to showcase our global portfolio to […]
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#PLANK4PLAYER: CELEBRATE GARY PLAYER’S 82ND BIRTHDAY

Today is Gary Player’s 82nd birthday! We would like to honor “Mr. Fitness” in the most appropriate way possible. Last year we asked everyone to do 81 sit-ups (or as many as possible) to honor his life-long commitment to diet, health and fitness. This year we kindly ask you to participate in our social media campaign, #PLANK4PLAYER. From his family and friends, to other professional athletes, to his favorite media outlets, we hope you will consider taking a few minutes out of your day to plank for 82 seconds or as many as you can do at one time. Once you finish, please post a picture of yourself in the plank position using the hashtag #PLANK4PLAYER and mention @garyplayer (or […]
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HAT-TRICK AS 3 FOOTBALL STARS JOIN GARY PLAYER’S CHARITY DRIVE

Renowned footballers Ruud Gullit, Robbie Fowler and Matthew Booth will team up with the Black Knight in his quest to reach $100 million raised for charity when they play in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at the Lost City Golf Course. The three footballers are amongst the first wave of sports stars to confirm their participation in the 23-26 November tournament, where they will join a field of professional golfers, celebrities and business leaders in the South African leg of the global Gary Player Invitational series. To date the global six-tournament Gary Player Invitational series – which begins with the first tournament in the United Arab Emirates in February and then travels to Japan, the United Kingdom, the […]
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GARY PLAYER CC COURSE NEARING PEAK CONDITION FOR NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

With just over one week to go until the start of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player, the Gary Player Country Club golf course is on track to reach its peak condition for “Africa’s Major.” “I’m very happy with where the course is at the moment,” said Sun City Golf Director, Ken Payet, as his team prepares to host the $7.5 million tournament on the European Tour’s elite Rolex Series from 9-12 November. “We had a visit from the European Tour agronomist who met with our head course superintendent and they are very happy. We’ve had some early rains which has helped the rough. We don’t want the course too tough but it must be challenging for the […]
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