GP_82Birthday_PLANK4PLAYER copyToday is Gary Player’s 82nd birthday! We would like to honor “Mr. Fitness” in the most appropriate way possible. Last year we asked everyone to do 81 sit-ups (or as many as possible) to honor his life-long commitment to diet, health and fitness.

This year we kindly ask you to participate in our social media campaign, #PLANK4PLAYER. From his family and friends, to other professional athletes, to his favorite media outlets, we hope you will consider taking a few minutes out of your day to plank for 82 seconds or as many as you can do at one time.

Once you finish, please post a picture of yourself in the plank position using the hashtag #PLANK4PLAYER and mention @garyplayer (or @gary.player on Instagram) in your post. This can be of yourself as an individual, or perhaps your entire family, office or team.

He enjoyed seeing everyone exercise on his birthday last year, and we hope to have similar success again this year!

Let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to sharing all your pictures and videos with Mr. Player as we wish him a happy birthday.

Take care and be fit!


  1. Andrew Pigott
    Posted on November 1, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Gary! I will ‘Plank for Player’ for the requisite 82 seconds but in doing so will not be able to take a picture of the effort. Good as done!

  2. Liz Kahn
    Posted on November 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Gary
    You look great and glad to know you are doing so well. I am a few months past you, a great grandmother and still writing but not on the golf tour. Still travelling and included North Korea, Svalbard for a total solar eclipse and top of my list is Mongolia.
    I miss seeing you and send you very good wishes xxx Liz Kahn

  3. kevin mocklin
    Posted on November 4, 2017 at 2:44 am

    i made it to 82 seconds. what will we be doing 83 of next year?

    happy birthday

    kevin mocklin

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