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AMATEURS MUST BE KING TO KEEP GAME GROWING SAYS PLAYER

Amateur golfers need to be made a priority to keep the sport growing even though the professional game is a multi-million dollar industry and getting stronger, Gary Player told Reuters in a frank discourse on the future of the game. “Professional golfers have never played for such enormous money. Some of the pros win in two tournaments what I won in my entire life,” the 18-time Major winner, who turned 83 on Thursday, said in an exclusive interview. “Professional golf is so popular now and Tiger Woods coming back has really given it a shot in the arm. And the Ryder Cup was fantastic. There are so many big events, big attendances, big sponsors, massive money for the players, but what we need is to build the courses for the average man. “The pro is not that important. It’s the average person who comes to the course, to enjoy the […]
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THE PEARL OF LA PAZ

For centuries, the Sea of Cortez has served as a rich canvas for explorers, adventurers, fishermen and artists. Separating Baja California from the Mexican continent, the sea (also known as the Gulf of California) runs 700 miles from the tip of Baja California Sur almost to the U.S. border. The gem of the region is a course by Gary Player Design. Since the resort came under new ownership, they have reengaged with Gary Player Design on renovations to the existing course.   The only Gary Player Signature Design in all of Mexico, El Cortés GC is laid out as an extension of the region’s natural topography and the city’s relaxed attitude. The reopening of the Gary Player Design at El Cortés has only enhanced the modern Baja golf boom. “In Mexico, we don’t have nearly as many golf courses as in the U.S.,” Davila says. “Here, we have a growing population, a growing […]
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THE REBIRTH OF SOWETO COUNTRY CLUB

Gary Player Design completes renovation of Soweto Country Club South African course is in final stages of grow-in and scheduled to reopen in March. The Player Design groups renovation of Soweto Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa, is complete. The course is now in the final stages of grow-in, ahead of a scheduled reopening in March. All tees, greens and bunkers have been reconstructed, two new holes have been introduced, and a new irrigation system from Hunter has been installed. The Player firm designed the original course in 1972 and waived its design fee for the renovation project, which began in early 2018. “We intentionally kept the overall character of the golf course intact, while also implementing some meaningful design improvements,” said Jeff Lawrence, vice president and senior designer at Player Design. “All the green complexes were totally redesigned to capture more visual strength as well as improved strategy. Our approach […]
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