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EXCITEMENT BUILDS AROUND THE OPEN’S RETURN TO ROYAL PORTRUSH

Three-time Champion Golfer of the Year, Gary Player, talks with Compleat Golfer on The Open Championship’s return to Royal Portrush   What is the appeal for you of Royal Portrush? I first must compliment Northern Ireland. It’s a beautiful part of the world with tremendous history, and the people are simply fantastic. The R&A’s decision to stage The Open here is welcomed by the players and certainly golf fans locally, and ones who will travel to witness this great championship. After 68 years without hosting The Open, all I can say is that it’s about time. Everyone is very excited. What from a links and design perspective makes it, as you described, one of the best links courses in the world? The Gary Player Design company has more than 400 courses in our global portfolio, so naturally when I came back to Royal Portrush just now, it was a pleasure […]
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LEGENDS OF THE GAME UNITE FOR #GOLFANDGIVING AT BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL

Grand Slam Champion, Gary Player, will have the company of some of golf’s most recognized names and faces when the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational takes place at Wentworth Club on July 22. Supporting underprivileged children and communities globally, the series has helped The Player Foundation raise more than $64 million, impacting countless lives worldwide. Amongst a total field of 72 professional golfers and business leaders to take on Wentworth’s Player-designed Edinburgh Course will be eight Ryder Cup stars, seven Major winners and 22 PGA Tour, European Tour and Ladies European Tour professionals, setting the stage for an occasion to remember. Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg, the second oldest bank in the world, commented: “We’re delighted to continue our sponsorship of this great event, supporting those less fortunate and helping to make a positive difference to young lives in the UK.” “It’s an honor to work alongside Gary Player to […]
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PRO LANDSCAPER INTERVIEWS JEFF LAWRENCE – SENIOR DESIGNER AND VP OF GARY PLAYER DESIGN

Who has been your biggest Role Model / Mentor and why? I have been very fortunate to have worked with three amazing golf course architects; Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio during my design career. They all have been very instrumental in helping me grow as an architect over the last 30 years. I began my design career with Jack Nicklaus where I learned the fundamentals of building and designing quality golf courses. Working with the Nicklaus team and other industry professionals allowed me to fully understand the requirements and details to design and build quality golf courses. It’s these fundamentals that set the standards for furthering my design career. Being a Design Associate for Tom Fazio was a learning experience. This opportunity allowed me to be more involved in providing design input on several dynamic projects. Working with Tom and other team members challenged me to expand my design […]
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