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GOLF SLOWLY RETURNS TO THE NEW NORMAL

Golf is making its slow return to the world, adding more intrigue to the game than ever. As more of the game opens, interest in golf is rising as people are finding the best place to be is outside. It is a place to escape, breathe, play with family and friends, walk and get some exercise. Those who work and participate in the game of golf know first-hand the incredible benefits it provides. “With most sport slowly starting to open up again, many countries are each taking a different approach and golf is in a similar predicament. Confusion as to why you can participate in some sports but not golf has been frustrating given it’s not played in a stadium […]
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THE GARY PLAYER GOLF EXPERIENCE

During lockdown, the World of Golf in South Africa is offering specialized coaching from the comfort of your own home, with the Gary Player Golf Experience Game improvement specialist. This Academy provides golf instruction, on Grand Slam winner Gary Player’s Three-Dimensional Approach to the game focusing on the mental, physical, and skill elements. The Gary Player Golf Experience offers golf tuition and mentorship in all dimensions of game improvement. Technical training, golf-specific fitness, and other guidance in the all-important dimension of the mental game is also provided. Services offered through the Gary Player Golf Experience are the Player Golf Fitness Center, Little Player’s Club, Supersport’s Master Classes and Call for Help sessions, Golf4All, and various dedicated scholar programs. “We are […]
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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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I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions, but I am resolute in my desire to play many more rounds in 2021 because I believe that golf keeps me young and is vital to my longevity! How many rounds do you hope to play this year?

@garyplayer with some New Year's inspiration for you 💬

Happy New Year’s Eve. 2020 has been a very challenging year and one that I'm happy to see the back of. However, I have a lot to be thankful for. My heart is with anyone grappling with the unforeseen difficulties of 2020. May 2021 bring increased peace and prosperity. All my best.

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I love this photo as it reminds me of when I was steadfast in getting stronger as I knew it was the key to being competitive. It also reminds me of a time when world class gyms were not available at every tournament (hotel rooms and stairways saw many of my training sessions).

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