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SOUTH AFRICAN SPORTS LEGENDS TEAM UP TO SUPPORT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok Steven Kitshoff and an array of South African sports legends will come together this weekend in support of The Player Foundation and its drive to make a difference for charity through the Gary Player Invitational at the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November. Kitshoff and fellow Springboks Bryan Habana, Akona Ndungane, Odwa Ndungane, Butch James, Patrick Lambie and Owen Nkumane as well as former Proteas cricket captain Shaun Pollock, International Boxing Hall of Fame member Brian Mitchell, and former Bafana Bafana stars Mark Williams, Jimmy Tau and Matthew Booth join a field of men and women professional golfers and business leaders in the 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational and to celebrate the over $64 million The […]
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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL STILL A SPONSORSHIP BENCHMARK IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF

Few sportsmen are still signing endorsement contracts at the age of 84. Yet such is the evergreen force of the Gary Player brand that after reaching this significant age milestone on Friday 1 November, the Black Knight can look forward to the upcoming Gary Player Invitational tournament which in its 20-year history has been backed by leading global brands such as The Coca-Cola Company, BMW, Rolex, UPS, SAP, Callaway, Canon, Heineken, Johnny Walker, Lexus, PwC and Sun International. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational in South Africa, which will be played at The Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November. It does so with a strong base of corporate support that has allowed […]
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FOR ONCE, GARY PLAYER GETS TO STAY HOME

Gary Player travels the world as an ambassador for the sport, but for the Nedbank Golf Challenge he plays host in his native country. He did not win as many majors as Jack Nicklaus or win over the masses like Arnold Palmer, but he still has had a lasting impact on the game. Player, 84, of South Africa, won the first of his nine major titles, the 1959 British Open, at the age of 23, and the last, the 1978 Masters Tournament, at 42. He came back from seven shots down on the final day. He also won nine majors as a senior. He has been one of golf’s most revered ambassadors, circling the globe for decades. For the Nedbank Golf Challenge, he gets to play host in his home country at the […]
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AFRICA’S MAJOR: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

This week, the golf world’s focus turns to Sun City as Gary Player will again host the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa. The tournament has come a long way since Sun City was a mere volcanic crater prior to 1978. Sun International founder, Sol Kerzner, came to Gary Player with a vision to build South Africa’s premier resort. “The first helicopter flight with Sol Kerzner into the vast open bushveld was interesting,” said Gary Player. “I thought to myself, there is no way a golf course, let alone a world-class resort, could be built here. But Sol was a visionary who made things happen. “Our team had to move an unbelievable amount […]
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MODRY LAS GOLF RESORT ADDS TO LIST OF ACCOLADES

A stellar year of recognition continued for Poland’s Modry Las Golf Resort. The latest in a line of awards secured by the club since it was officially opened in 2009, the golf destination reclaimed the top spot at the 2019 World Golf Awards in the UAE when it was named Poland’s Best Course at the annual ceremony. The West Pomerania golf resort received praise at the World Golf Awards in Abu Dhabi following a series of exciting new developments. This latest accolade points towards ongoing improvements that have been supported by an internationally recognized design. The 10th anniversary year of Modry Las Golf Resort has been truly special, and now the only Gary Player Design signature course in Poland is […]
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PLAYER TO RECEIVE 2020 OLD TOM MORRIS AWARD FROM GCSAA

Golf legend Gary Player — one of five men to win the career grand slam and namesake of The Player Foundation that has raised millions globally for underprivileged children and education — is the recipient of the 2020 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). Player, 84, is among an elite group of golfers who have won all four majors. The others are Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The winner of nine major championships, Player’s road to the career grand slam started when he won The Open Championship in 1959. He went on to win the Masters in 1961 and the PGA Championship in 1962, and he completed the grand […]
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