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MI CASA TO MAKE DEBUT GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PERFORMANCE ALONGSIDE BRIAN MCFADDEN

Longstanding supporter of the Gary Player Invitational (GPI) series, Brian McFadden, will be joined by the award winning South African house band, Mi Casa, for the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City next month. Mi Casa’s Dr Duda, Mo-T, and J’Something will make their debut ‘Golf and Giving’ appearance while joining McFadden at Sun City in November along with some of the best names in golf, sport, and entertainment who also will be in attendance to show their support of Gary Player’s quest to raise $100 million for charity by 2025. Mirroring the success South African legends such as Gary Player himself, Mi Casa rose to international stardom with thousands of people around the world now gathering […]
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BJORN BACK FOR MORE IN SUN CITY

Thomas Bjørn will return to the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player from November 8-11, 2018, with Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup captain joining a world-class field at the penultimate Rolex Series event on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. The Dane, who clinched the last of his 15 European Tour titles at Gary Player Country Club at the start of the 2014 season, is returning to South Africa for the first time since he captained Europe to a 17.5 – 10.5 victory over the United States in Paris in September. “We are thrilled Thomas will return to Sun City after a brilliant captaincy of the European Team in France,” said Gary Player. “He has always been super supportive of […]
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THE BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL RAISES FUNDS IN NEW YORK FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES

Professional Golfers and Business Leaders Help the Black Knight Raise Almost $130 000.00 for The Player Foundation Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg concluded another successful event among top golf professionals and business leaders at the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational. The U.S. leg of the global series celebrated the Union of Golf and Giving on October 1 at GlenArbor Golf Club in New York. The annual charity event raised $129,000 for The Player Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting underprivileged children, the betterment of impoverished communities, and the expansion of educational opportunities across the globe. This year’s stellar field included silver screen star, Michael Douglas, former U.S. Ryder Cup Captains, Tom Watson and Lee Trevino; former European Ryder […]
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HOW A GOLF COURSE CAN TRANSFORM A COMMUNITY

The rehabilitation of Soweto Country Club will not only define itself as an historic project for South African golf, but it could well emerge as a blueprint for all of South Africa as to how a golf course can uplift a once struggling community. Herman Mashaba, the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, has long told residents around the Soweto Country Club that once the golf course is fully operational, they will see its real benefits in the corresponding rise of their house prices. The golf course rehabilitation is now at an advanced stage, with all of the tees ready for grassing and irrigation having been installed on all of the holes. The growing medium has been installed on […]
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SUN CITY READY TO PARTEE AT THE 2018 NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

Sun City has announced one of its most comprehensive entertainment line-ups in the history of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, with the acclaimed resort featuring a world of entertainment during the week of ‘Africa’s Major’ from 8-11 November. Under the 2018 theme of ParTee on the Green, Sun City’s tournament entertainment begins as early as 8am on the Monday of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and continues right through and in almost every corner of the resort until midnight on the Sunday of the final round. Whether it’s a marimba band in the Cascades Hotel, drumming in The Palace of the Lost City, live music in the Superbowl or the major restaurants and bars, DJs at the famous […]
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THE AMERICAN LEGENDS GOLF TOURNAMENT DRIVES $56.6 MILLION IN DONATIONS FOR MOUNTAIN MISSION SCHOOL

One legendary day just generated a century’s worth of good. The American Legends for Mountain Mission Kids, an all-star charitable golf tournament held today at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia, raised more than $56.6 million in support of the Mountain Mission School (MMS) endowment fund. The total is the largest single-day charitable gift in PGA Tour history, far surpassing the previous record of $15 million set in 2010 by The Olde Farm’s Big 3 event, which featured Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and the late Arnold Palmer. The tournament featured an iconic slate of sporting celebrities, including golf greats Nicklaus, Player, Lee Trevino, Lorena Ochoa, Tim Finchem, Lanny Wadkins and Betsy King; NFL icons Peyton Manning and Dan Marino; and […]
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