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PROJECT BLACK KNIGHT

The Legend Inspiring the Brand

Winner of 18 Major Championships – nine on the PGA Tour and nine on the Senior Tour

Winner of golf’s coveted career Grand Slam – one of only five players to ever achieve that distinction (others include Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods) and the only player in history to win the Grand Slam on both the PGA Tour and Senior Tour

Renowned as much for his dedication to the principles of excellence as he is for his golfing accomplishments

Admired worldwide as an uncompromising perfectionist with his impeccable set of values, stringent regimen of health and fitness, and insistence on quality

The World’s Most Traveled Athlete – golf’s first global professional who has traveled more than 25 million kilometers in his 63-year professional golfing career

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A Man of the World

As a philanthropist, he has helped to raise more than $62 million through The Player Foundation for underprivileged children and impoverished communities worldwide

Named South African Sportsman of the Century in 2000

Received Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award (2003) for dedication to charity

Awarded the Order of Ikhamanga by President Nelson Mandela of South Africa for excellence in golf and contribution to non-racial sport in South Africa

Awarded 2006 Payne Stewart Award from the PGA Tour in recognition of philanthropic achievements and the exemplary manner with which he has conducted himself on and off the golf course

Recipient of the 2012 PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award

Three-time Presidents Cup Captain – 2003, 2005 and 2007

Represents the Word Golf Hall of Fame as its Global Ambassador

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Mr. Fitness

Known as “Mr. Fitness,” Gary Player remains a pioneering voice about the benefits of diet, health and fitness in golf

He attributes his success both on and off the golf course in large part to his dedication to remaining physically fit throughout his life

The Black Knight continually promotes healthy eating habits and exercise in the media and his books

Passionate about his lifestyle principles of eating organic, fresh, and healthy foods, he is living proof of the result of applying these principles into his daily lifestyle, on and off the golf course.

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A Man of the Land

Player is a dedicated environmentalist who brings a true passion for nature and the environment to every course he designs

His philosophy is to respect the land and its natural beauty, features and bio-diversity

Player’s belief in creating environmentally friendly, sustainable courses has led to multiple Gary Player Design courses being globally certified by both Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) and Audubon International

Sustainability is not just a word used by environmentalists anymore – it is a reality

Player and Gary Player Design are widely recognized for their environmentally sustainable practices, such as methods to reduce water consumption to protect dwindling global resources.

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Gary Player Design

Widely recognized as the world’s most successful golf course architectural firm, Gary Player Design, established by Marc Player in 1983, has completed nearly 400 golf courses spanning the globe

With an ever-increasing number of courses stretching across five continents and encompassing 38 countries, the firm is renowned for its select and ecological approach to design

Gary Player Design offers three tiers of golf course design services: Black Knight Design, Player Design and Gary Player Signature Design

With more than 60 years of professional golf experience, Player has visited and studied most of the great golf courses of the world so he understands that the design of a course takes both vision and respect for existing conditions. The Gary Player Design philosophy is to create challenging yet playable courses that enhance the existing resources and retain the natural beauty of the land

Gary Player Design offers value-added marketing services, such as Gary Player site visits, grand openings, media relations, co-branded apparel, Gary Player memorabilia, etc.

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Gary Player Invitational

The Gary Player Invitational series is the world’s leading charity golf series. It goes far beyond the parameters of being simply “another golf tournament” by raising money for children’s charities and other causes. It provides sponsors with unique and exclusive client entertainment opportunities

The series currently consists of six events around the world in the UK, USA, China, Japan, UAE and South Africa. Plans are in place to establish new events in India, as well as Brazil and Mexico

This gathering of golfers, businessmen, and celebrities from around the world has raised more than $62 million for charity since its inception and represents a media value of more than $150 million

The Gary Player Invitational series is owned and operated by Black Knight International and maintains four key business objectives

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Player Real Estate

Player Real Estate works with master planned community developers around the world to create high-end golf resort and residential properties

Player Real Estate seeks destinations throughout the world that are recognized for their exclusivity and/or their superior lifestyle and cultural attributes

Historically, the Player Real Estate program has generated sales premiums above and beyond non-branded properties through the use of personal events and strategic marketing

In a highly competitive marketplace, the infusion of Africa theme allows us to differentiate our product offering and set ourselves apart from the competition

Player branding affords enhanced marketing opportunities, community uplift, and credibility through the involvement of Gary Player and the positioning of a branded product with a superior lifestyle, location, quality and design

The opportunity exists to branch into branded hospitality offerings, including Gary Player Golf Hotels that are tailored to the quintessential golf experience that is “Infused with Africa”

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