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INSPIRING WOMEN JOIN GARY PLAYER’S “GOLF AND GIVING” DRIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA

The power of women to inspire change in society will be showcased as legendary golfer, Hall of Famer, businesswoman and full-time mother Annika Sorenstam leads a strong group of women joining the “Golf and Giving” drive in the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City from 22-25 November. Sorenstam will be joined at Sun City by Henni Zuël, a former ladies tour professional and now internationally-recognized on-course golf reporter for Sky Sports. Joanna Klatten, a professional on the LPGA Tour, will also be in the field as a powerhouse of leading women who embody the empowerment drive of Coca-Cola through this event. One of the two beneficiaries of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola is Wildlands, which […]
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TRIO OF MASTERS CHAMPIONS HEADED TO THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL AT SUN CITY

The Lost City Golf Course will host a trio of Masters champions when Gary Player, Ian Woosnam and Trevor Immelman come together with other stars in golf, business and sport at the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City from 22-25 November. The three men have a combined five Masters titles between them, with Grand Slam champion Player donning the coveted green jacket three times in 1961, 1974 and 1978, Woosnam winning at Augusta National Golf Club in 1991, and Immelman claiming his Masters title in 2008. And with World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam also in the field, this year’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola has one of its strongest representations of Major champions in its history. […]
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ABU DHABI REALIGNS GOLF PORTFOLIO WITH UPDATES TO 2019 CALENDAR

Abu Dhabi Sports Council is announcing a number of innovative new changes to its 2019 golf calendar aimed at strengthening the emirate’s golf portfolio as well as its wider sports calendar. Among the changes is a new date and new format for Abu Dhabi’s third hosting of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open (FBM Ladies Open), the first ever women’s professional golf tournament staged in the emirate.  Held over from its traditional November date, the event will now take place from Thursday-Saturday, 10th-12th January 2019 opening both the 2019 Ladies European Tour (LET) calendar as well as Abu Dhabi’s 2019 golf season. The event will also benefit from a new grand finale – the fourth hosting of the Gary Player […]
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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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