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GARY PLAYER: GOLF’S INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR IS STILL WINNING

The man known around the world as the Black Knight, may be in his 80’s, but his passion for life, people, designing golf courses and building bridges between cultures remains strong. And 50 years after his famed U.S. Open victory to complete the career Grand Slam, golf’s global ambassador is at it again, though this time at sea. His victory made him the third man in history to win the Grand Slam joining Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan. Since then only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have joined this elite club of only five. Player recently again astounded the world, this time via a backflip off the side of a boat during a challenge from his grandchildren when on vacation […]
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SUNSHINE TOUR & GARY PLAYER SHARE VISION FOR SOWETO COUNTRY CLUB

Soweto Country Club’s rebirth will be given another major boost when the refurbishment of the golf course begins by the end of the year. The historic course was designed by native South African and the country’s most beloved sportsman, Gary Player. The World Golf Hall of Famer announced at his birthday celebration, held at Soweto Country Club, that he would gladly undertake the golf course redesign at no cost. New fairways, bunkers, tee boxes, greens and an irrigation system are all planned. Officials are currently in the process of vetting possible service providers for the impending project, with the guidance and design approval of Gary Player. Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour, announced at the launch of the […]
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GARY PLAYER, RENEE POWELL, MICKEY WRIGHT, LEWIS WORSHAM LEAD INDUCTEES TO PGA OF AMERICA HALL OF FAME

Gary Player, Renee Powell, Mickey Wright and Lew Worsham, a foursome that impacted American and global golf, lead a class of seven inductees to be enshrined in the PGA of America Hall of Fame. The 2017 class, to be honored Nov. 2, at the PGA’s 101st Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, also features 2012 PGA Golf Professional of the Year Michael Schultz of Tequesta, Florida; Joe Tesori of Dewitt, New York; and the late visionary golf administrator George Henry Schneiter, formerly of Salt Lake City. “The PGA of America takes great pride in welcoming this exceptional class into the PGA Hall of Fame. They represent some of the most significant contributors to our Association and to the game of golf,” […]
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AT 3M CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER, NICKLAUS AND TREVINO SHARE LAUGHS

The dynamic trio of Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino were joined by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate at the 3M Championship in Minnesota earlier in August. The quartet was unrelenting throughout their round, posting 16 birdies and one eagle to shoot 18 under and capture another Greats of Golf title. Shortly before he striped a 200-plus yard drive down the middle of the fairway on the first hole at TPC Twin Cities, Jack Nicklaus lamented his golf game at 77 years old as, “frustrating.” The golfer with more majors than anyone said it’s now trying to play because he’s unable to hit the shots that helped him win 18 majors and 73 PGA tournaments, amassing a resume […]
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THE BLACK KNIGHT’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK IS FILLED WITH WISDOM

A year ago during his debut in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, young South African star Haydn Porteous stood on the driving range at the Lost City Golf Course and did the one thing so many of the country’s professional golfers have done over the years. He asked Gary Player for advice. “Mr Player is a legend of the game and has done more for golf than anybody I know. He’s definitely the most positive person I’ve ever met in my life. To get any sort of advice from him is a treat and hopefully I can just keep learning from him,” Porteous said. Whether it’s phone calls, emails, letters or through social media, Player regularly receives requests […]
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BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL IN NEW YORK WITH ALL-STAR FIELD

Black Knight International and Berenberg announced today that the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational will continue to celebrate the Union of Golf and Giving at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York on October 1 and 2. This U.S. leg of the global series will be held immediately following the 2017 Presidents Cup, which will take place at nearby Liberty National Golf Club. It will mark the U.S. event’s third visit to New York area, after an already successful series of events this year in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The Gary Player designed course at GlenArbor Golf Club will provide a spectacular backdrop for the tournament, which will be followed by a gala dinner and charitable […]
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Great launch of 2018 @JoburgOpen & updates on progress at Soweto CC. Massive cheers when news of @garyplayer course… https://t.co/hW7OSxpa8p

Jasper Stubbs, Louis Dobbelaar & Doug Klein lead their respective age groups at the 2017 @garyplayer classic.Scores… https://t.co/t5dMaVX3HH

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