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GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR GOLF AND GIVING

The “Union of Golf and Giving” that was the theme for the 2017 Gary Player Invitational Series was perfectly captured in the teamwork that underpinned the victory of Team Darren Clarke in the tournament, and the R3.2 million raised for charity this week at Sun City. Clarke and his team of South African boxing legend Brian Mitchell and businessmen Doug Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, and Grant Horsfield, Chairman of the naked Group, claimed a convincing victory on 93 points in the 18-hole tournament. Host Gary Player and his team of Springbok rugby great Chester Williams, South African junior golfer Luc Gavagnin and businessmen Gideon du Plessis shared second place on 86 points with the team of Ladies European Tour campaigner Emma Cabrera Bello, celebrity Maps Maponyane and businessmen Marco Saviozzi and Denvin Naidoo. Clarke, who cited a lesson from Grand Slam champion Player as the reason for his own sublime golf on the day, praised his team for their efforts. “The […]
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STARS ALIGN AT SUN CITY TO RAISE FUNDS AT THE GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

A host of sports figures and businesspeople gathered together Friday night at Sun City for the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola’s Gala Dinner and Auction, raising more than R3.2 million for The Player Foundation’s beneficiaries, Wildlands and Wings & Wishes. The evening was another memorable experience for the global charity series’ “Union of Golf and Giving” as the funds raised will make a significant contribution to the two main charities of the tournament. Swing City, the glamorous and dazzling entertainment band, rocked the crowd to get the auction started and brought enthusiasm to the worthy causes supported by The Player Foundation. The charitable auction is the main fundraiser of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, and includes funds raised from the live auction at the dinner as well as personal pledges and bidding from a silent auction of several exclusive items. The top bid of the evening went for R400 […]
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FISH HAILS PLAYER AS AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL SOUTH AFRICANS

South African football legend Mark Fish echoed the opinions of all the sports stars, celebrities, professional golfers and business leaders gathered for this week’s Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola when he described the Black Knight as representing everything South Africa as a country should aspire towards. “I’m honoured to play in this tournament because anything with Gary Player’s name has value and epitomises what we are trying to become as a country,” said Fish, who is making his debut in the South African leg of the global Gary Player Invitational charity series, which will be played at Sun City’s Lost City Golf Course from Friday to Sunday. “I was at the South African Sports Hall of Fame at Sun City when they inducted Mr Player. You look at what he’s done for the youth of South Africa and the money he’s raised for education, it’s second to none. “I […]
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Sad to hear Tommy Horton passed away last night. He was a real gentleman, a fine player & held in high regard by everyone on the European Senior Tour. My condolences to Helen & his family. RIP my friend. GP ... See MoreSee Less

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