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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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WORLD GOLF AWARDS VOTES JINJI LAKE GOLF CLUB BEST COURSE IN CHINA

Jinji Lake Golf Club received one of the highest accolades in golf, being voted as China’s Best Golf Course 2019 at the World Golf Awards held this year in Abu Dhabi. Located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, between Jinji Lake and Dushu Lake, the Jinji Lake Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course, and was designed by the Gary Player Design company. The course opened for play in 2006 and hosted the Volvo China Open in 2010 – an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour. And this past June, Jinji Lake Golf Club hosted its first event on the PGA TOUR Series-China – the Suzhou Open. The course has three distinct 9-hole layouts – Links, Wetlands and […]
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PLAYER AND KEATING TEAM UP WITH CITADEL – #STRONGERTOGETHER

Gary Player and Ronan Keating capped a memorable weekend of charity, golf and a Rugby World Cup Final victory by the Springboks by raising over R1 million as part of the A Night with Ronan Keating presented by Citadel charity fundraiser. The Grand Slam legend and Irish pop star first teamed up for charity in an exclusive gala dinner and fundraising auction at Val de Vie Estate on Friday evening, which raised R1 433 000.00 for The Player Foundation and the Ronan Keating Foundation’s selected beneficiary, the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Oncology Unit. Then on Saturday, they each led a team of VIP amateur golfers in an 18-hole match at the renowned Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf […]
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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF “GOLF AND GIVING” IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Gary Player Invitational will celebrate 20 years of “Golf and Giving” with a new tournament format for the South African event, and an increased field of sports stars, professional golfers and celebrities at The Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from 23-24 November. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, this year’s 36-hole tournament has been expanded to a full field of 72 golfers including sports stars, celebrities, Sunshine Tour and Sunshine Ladies Tour professionals, and business leaders. Amongst the sports legends and celebrities who have already confirmed their participation are Springbok rugby stars Bryan Habana, Victor Matfield, Akona and Odwa Ndungane, and Owen Nkumane; boxing legend Brian Mitchell; former Proteas cricket captain Shaun Pollock; Bafana Bafana football legends […]
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STRONG SOUTH AFRICAN CHALLENGE GATHERS FOR ‘AFRICA’S MAJOR’

The South African challenge will be one of the strongest at this year’s Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player as Erik van Rooyen, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Justin Harding, Richard Sterne and George Coetzee have all confirmed their participation in the Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai from November 14-17, 2019. They add to an already strong local line-up set to gather at the Gary Player Country Club, including South African golf legend and three-time Nedbank Golf Challenge champion Ernie Els, 2017 champion Branden Grace, Major winner Louis Oosthuizen, reigning Sunshine Tour Order of Merit champion Zander Lombard, and four-time European Tour winner George Coetzee. Van Rooyen and Bezuidenhout are currently ranked eighth and 10th respectively on the […]
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