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REMEMBERING DR. IAN PLAYER ON WORLD RHINO DAY

Dr. Ian Player, pioneering conservationist and international environmental activist, passed away nearly three years ago on November 30, 2014; however, his legacy remains through the ongoing fight to protect our planet. Ian Player was as accomplished a conservationist as Gary Player, his brother, is a professional golfer. Both brothers pursued their goals with determination and great success. Using the Shakespearean allusion, he often said “I was born on the Ides of March.” Dr. Player’s work in environmental education, conservation, and activism contributed greatly to today’s wildlife conservation in Southern Africa. He served on the Natal Parks Board beginning in 1952 and went on to become the Chief Game Conservator. Operation Rhino, spearheaded by Dr. Player in the 1960s, saved the threatened White Rhino from extinction. Dr. Player not only successfully relocated the few remaining White Rhinos to safer and larger habitats, but he also facilitated the move of many White […]
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GARY PLAYER: GOLF’S INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR IS STILL WINNING

The man known around the world as the Black Knight, may be in his 80’s, but his passion for life, people, designing golf courses and building bridges between cultures remains strong. And 50 years after his famed U.S. Open victory to complete the career Grand Slam, golf’s global ambassador is at it again, though this time at sea. His victory made him the third man in history to win the Grand Slam joining Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan. Since then only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have joined this elite club of only five. Player recently again astounded the world, this time via a backflip off the side of a boat during a challenge from his grandchildren when on vacation in Thailand. Afterwards, Player said of his stunning acrobatics, “Age is just a number and we are only as old as those surrounding you.” During his career, Player won 18 […]
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SUNSHINE TOUR & GARY PLAYER SHARE VISION FOR SOWETO COUNTRY CLUB

Soweto Country Club’s rebirth will be given another major boost when the refurbishment of the golf course begins by the end of the year. The historic course was designed by native South African and the country’s most beloved sportsman, Gary Player. The World Golf Hall of Famer announced at his birthday celebration, held at Soweto Country Club, that he would gladly undertake the golf course redesign at no cost. New fairways, bunkers, tee boxes, greens and an irrigation system are all planned. Officials are currently in the process of vetting possible service providers for the impending project, with the guidance and design approval of Gary Player. Selwyn Nathan, Executive Director of the Sunshine Tour, announced at the launch of the Joburg Open on Wednesday that with the help of the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and various sponsors the initial funding has been sourced to begin with the golf course refurbishment. […]
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Remembering Dr. Ian Player on #WorldRhinoDay ➡️ https://t.co/jlalhuYkXC https://t.co/eJzQnKo9Xp

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#SowetoCountryClub is close to my heart since we designed it in 1974. Today we announced plans to renovate & upgrade the course. No doubt a special project & important for SA golf development. GP ... See MoreSee Less

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