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The Gary Player Design Company Named Golf Course Designer of the Year at the 2018 World Golf Awards

Gary Player Design was voted ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’ at the 5th annual World Golf Awards held at La Manga Club, Spain earlier this month. Gary Player accepted the award on behalf of the company, saying, “Thank you for voting us as Golf Designer of the Year. It has given our team great pleasure to leave golf courses that people will play in a thousand years’ time.” World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field. Votes are cast by professionals working within the […]
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GARY PLAYER HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT THE 2018 WORLD GOLF AWARDS

Gary Player was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 World Golf Awards held at La Manga Club in Spain earlier this month for his contributions to the golf industry. The World Golf Awards celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world-class courses and golf destinations. Launched in 2014, World Golf Awards aims to drive up standards within the golf tourism industry by rewarding the organizations that are leaders in their field. Player accepted his award and thanked World Golf Awards’ Managing Director Chris Frost for all of his work in organizing the World Golf Awards and “for promoting this game we are all so terribly grateful for.” Gary Player, through his professional career on the course as well […]
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GARY PLAYER DESIGN COURSES HOST CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS AROUND THE GLOBE  

In 2018 Gary Player Design courses around the world hosted several championship events. Most recently the Gary Player Country Club presented the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, which was played on the award-winning course November 8-11. The Nedbank Golf Challenge is also known as Africa’s Major. Its placement in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai draws golf’s top pros from all over the world as part of the prestigious Rolex Series of playoff events. The Nedbank Golf Challenge is just the latest in a year in which Gary Player Design courses hosted events on several major professional tours around the world including the PGA TOUR Champions, European Tour, Sunshine Tour, Ladies European Tour, and PGA Tour China. The […]
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#JUMP4GARY: CELEBRATING THE BLACK KNIGHT’S 83RD BIRTHDAY

Gary Player celebrates his 83rd birthday today, and friends and fans of the Black Knight around the world have been asked to give “Mr Fitness” one birthday present he will love – 83 jumping jacks or “Jumping Garys.” The Grand Slam champion’s fans around the globe have been challenged to complete 83 “Jumping Garys” (or as many as they can at one time) and post it on social media with the hashtag #Jump4Gary and tagging @garyplayer on Twitter or @gary.player on Instagram. The #Jump4Gary birthday challenge follows the 81 sit-ups people were asked to do on his 81st birthday, and the #Plank4Player challenge last year to honor Gary Player’s lifelong commitment to wellness, health and fitness. We hope everyone will join […]
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8 ARTIFACTS FROM THE BLACK KNIGHT ARCHIVES THAT HELP TELL GARY PLAYER’S STORY

Gary Player turns 83 on November 1st. In honor of his birthday, here are 8 items from the Black Knight Archives that help us to preserve his legacy and tell his story. We are constantly adding to the Archives as Player continues to travel the world growing the game and giving back to those who need it. It was very difficult to choose just 8 items when there are so many important photos, documents, and objects that speak to Mr Player’s career, life, and impact. 1. Young Gary’s South African ID card from 1953 when he was only 18 years old. Player was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 1, 1935. His mother died when he was only 8 […]
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DLF CREATES EXCITING GOLF EXPERIENCE FOR LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR IN INDIA

India’s crown jewel of golf courses took center stage recently at the Hero Women’s Indian Open and did not disappoint those enjoying the tournament in person or watching on the international telecast. Most of the professional ladies simply used the phrase – a jaw dropping experience. Not only did the course look in its best shape both in terms of its aesthetic appearance and its tournament readiness, it was a sight to behold. There were splashes of floral color everywhere, symbolic of the area coming out from summer, mixed in with a spectacular display of local birds and migratory flocks that stopped over to rest their weary wings before continuing with their journey. “The course is designed to not only create a fun […]
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