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LEGENDS OF THE GAME UNITE FOR #GOLFANDGIVING AT BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Grand Slam Champion, Gary Player, will have the company of some of golf’s most recognized names and faces when the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational takes place at Wentworth Club on July 22. Supporting underprivileged children and communities globally, the series has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $64 million, impacting countless lives worldwide. Amongst a total field of 72 professional golfers and business leaders to take on Wentworth’s Player-designed Edinburgh Course will be eight Ryder Cup stars, seven Major winners and 22 PGA Tour, European Tour and Ladies European Tour professionals, setting the stage for an occasion to remember. Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg, the second oldest bank in the world, commented: “We’re delighted to continue our sponsorship […]
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PRO LANDSCAPER INTERVIEWS JEFF LAWRENCE – SENIOR DESIGNER AND VP OF GARY PLAYER DESIGN

Who has been your biggest Role Model / Mentor and why? I have been very fortunate to have worked with three amazing golf course architects; Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio during my design career. They all have been very instrumental in helping me grow as an architect over the last 30 years. I began my design career with Jack Nicklaus where I learned the fundamentals of building and designing quality golf courses. Working with the Nicklaus team and other industry professionals allowed me to fully understand the requirements and details to design and build quality golf courses. It’s these fundamentals that set the standards for furthering my design career. Being a Design Associate for Tom Fazio was a learning […]
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BLACK KNIGHT MANAGEMENT TAPS INDUSTRY INNOVATOR AS NEW PRESIDENT

The Gary Player Group announced today the appointment of Alex Hammill as President of Black Knight Management, the company’s golf course management division. Hammill’s experience stretches across three main segments which include hospitality, hotels and private club operations, with the last eight years spent working for the two largest owner operations of private clubs – ClubCorp and Arcis Golf. In addition, Hammill also founded the company Innovative Club Management (ICM). His expertise encompasses private club management, golf course management, risk management and mitigation, capital project management, and formulating strategic action plans to ensure financial targets are achieved. Hammill has been responsible for revenues totaling more than $90 million per year, operational oversight of multiple golf courses, consistent double-digit yearly earnings, acquisition task force […]
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GARY PLAYER, JACK AND BARBARA NICKLAUS, FRED RIDLEY AND ACTRESS JANE SEYMOUR TO INTRODUCE INDUCTEES AT WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

Golf legends and luminaries including Gary Player, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley and actress Jane Seymour will introduce the 2019 Inductees – Retief Goosen, Dennis Walters, Billy Payne and Jan Stephenson, respectively – into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The late Peggy Kirk Bell will be introduced with a special tribute video featuring her family. The Inductees selected each presenter for the Induction Ceremony, which takes place on Monday, June 10 beginning at 7:30pm EDT, at the Sunset Center in Carmel-By-The-Sea, Calif., kicking off the U.S. Open Championship. A record number of Hall of Fame members are expected to attend the ceremony, including the Selection Commission Co-Chairs Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nancy Lopez and Annika […]
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THE BLACK KNIGHT ON THE PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Having watched the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in New York, my long-held theory that if you wish to produce your best golf and compete at the highest level you simply have to put in the hard work in the gym and be as fit as you can possibly be. Both Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson have clearly been lifting the weights to get themselves into top physical condition. I’ve been preaching this practice throughout my career and now in my 80s, I’m still working on my fitness on a daily basis. I’ve got to say that Brooks’ first 36 holes in the PGA was among the finest opening two rounds I’ve ever seen. To shoot 63-65 and take an […]
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DELHI GOLF CLUB UPDATE

Golf is going from strength to strength in India – the world’s second most populated country. And with millions of budding golfers ready to take up the sport, the potential for new golf course development is striking. Thought of as one of India’s most historic and oldest clubs, Delhi Golf Club is taking serious steps to prepare for an influx of avid golfers as the sport grows locally, regionally and globally.  Enter the Gary Player Design firm. After already creating two stunning golf courses in Indi –  DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon as well as the spectacular course in Ahmedabad, Glad One – the international golf course architecture firm is now focused on Delhi Golf Club’s complete renovation project. Construction began in […]
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