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FOR ONCE, GARY PLAYER GETS TO STAY HOME

Gary Player travels the world as an ambassador for the sport, but for the Nedbank Golf Challenge he plays host in his native country. He did not win as many majors as Jack Nicklaus or win over the masses like Arnold Palmer, but he still has had a lasting impact on the game. Player, 84, of South Africa, won the first of his nine major titles, the 1959 British Open, at the age of 23, and the last, the 1978 Masters Tournament, at 42. He came back from seven shots down on the final day. He also won nine majors as a senior. He has been one of golf’s most revered ambassadors, circling the globe for decades. For the Nedbank Golf Challenge, he gets to play host in his home country at the Gary Player Country Club. He reflected recently on his remarkable career. The following conversation has been edited and condensed. How many miles are you up to now? It’s got to […]
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AFRICA’S MAJOR: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

This week, the golf world’s focus turns to Sun City as Gary Player will again host the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa. The tournament has come a long way since Sun City was a mere volcanic crater prior to 1978. Sun International founder, Sol Kerzner, came to Gary Player with a vision to build South Africa’s premier resort. “The first helicopter flight with Sol Kerzner into the vast open bushveld was interesting,” said Gary Player. “I thought to myself, there is no way a golf course, let alone a world-class resort, could be built here. But Sol was a visionary who made things happen. “Our team had to move an unbelievable amount of dirt. The course was built on top of a dormant volcanic crater so the rock was extremely hard to break through. There was no water and we had to […]
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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 a five-time winner at the World Golf Awards, among many other European honors. “In Gary Player Design’s global portfolio of more than 400 courses, Modry Las continues to distinguish themselves […]
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