10th ANNUAL GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Celebrity Golf Tournament Results
1st Place Team – Score of 52 (-20)
2nd Place Team – Score of 54 (-18)
Ed “Too Tall” Jones
3rd Place Team – Score of 55 (-17)
GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL MOVES TO MIAMI BEACH IN CELEBRATION OF ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY
January 12, 2006
Each year a field of pro golfers, top businessmen and celebrities from the sports & entertainment industries come together in South Florida for the annual Gary Player Invitational - a prestigious charitable golf tournament which raises funds for underprivileged children's education worldwide.
In March 2006, the Gary Player Invitational will celebrate its 10th anniversary. In light of this special milestone, The Player Foundation has partnered with Miami's finest, Asian-influenced venue - The Setai. Guests of the event will enjoy this spectacular art deco landmark while experiencing the unique culture of Miami Beach.
Special guest Shaquille O'Neal will join us on March 7th to celebrate his birthday.
For additional information, contact Gida Campbell, The Player Foundation, USA at +1 561 624 0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NELSON MANDELA INVITATIONAL: ANOTHER VICTORY FOR CHILDREN'S CHARITIES
November 28, 2005
Congratulations to this year's Nelson Mandela Invitational winning foursome:
Gary Player, Ahmad Rashad, Alex Maditsi of Coca-Cola and Trevor Immelman
For more on this year's event, visit www.nmigolf.com
STAR-STUDDED FIELD JOINS GARY PLAYER & RONAN KEATING FOR 2005 GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA
July 26, 2005
An all-star line-up, consisting of top professional golfers and other sports and entertainment celebrities, joined golfing legend Gary Player and Irish singing sensation Ronan Keating, as well as a host of top business executives, on Monday, July 18th at The K Club in Ireland for this year’s Gary Player Invitational charity golf event.
This year would appear to have broken record ground in terms of charity funds; initial estimates are that over four hundred thousand dollars was raised at the event. This money will be shared between the event’s three beneficiaries – The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, The Player Foundation and Marie Keating Foundation.
Proof that the event goes from strength to strength, the 2005 event was supported by leading golfers including Tim Clark, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Andrew Coltart and Alastair Forsyth, as well as other celebrities such as Alan Hansen, Gary Lineker, David Ginola, Kenny Dalglish, Sir Bobby Charlton, Matt Dawson, Michael Stich and Jodie Kidd.
The business community similarly continues in their support, companies such as Coca-Cola, Davenport Lyons, Boschendal, Pringle, Callaway, Tag Heuer, Dell Computers, Coutts Private Banking and PWC pledge generous amounts to participate in this unique event.
For pictures or more information about this year’s event, or to discuss the 2006 event, please contact David Collins, Event Director, Octagon Marketing at +44 (0) 207 862 0031 or email@example.com
GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ROLLED OUT THE RED CARPET FOR A GOOD CAUSE – EDUCATING UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN
March 11, 2005
Palm Beach, Florida (March 11, 2005) – The ninth annual Gary Player Invitational was held March 6th – 8th at two of the most exclusive venues in the country. The welcome party, “Evening with the Stars” presented by Lexus of Palm Beach, was held at Trump International Golf Club where “The Donald” made an appearance with his lovely new bride Malania. Surprise appearances were also made by TV icon Regis Philbin and the illustrious Tony Bennett. Model/actress Beverly Johnson, Miami Dolphins pro-bowler Jason Taylor, Yankees legend Paul O’Neil, Alan Thicke and George Brett were among the other names that graced the cocktail party on the clubhouse terrace.
The celebrity pro-am golf tournament, where the format is structured to allow a businessman and/or professional golfer to host the fourball, was hosted for the ninth consecutive year at Floridian – Wayne Huizenga’s private course in Palm City designed by Gary Player. Miami Dolphins legendary quarterback Bob Griese introduced the stars before the players enjoyed a glorious day of golf with the Black Knight. While Bryant Gumbel hit the ball in all directions and Rush Limbaugh played better than he anticipated, the name of the game was “Team Jason Taylor,” shooting a remarkable combined score of 52.
Edwin McCain, dressed in jeans with acoustic guitar in hand, serenaded the crowd from the clubhouse steps with hit numbers like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More.” Wayne Huizenga arrived just in time to watch and applaud the young star, who also received admiration from fellow musician and Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres. The evening continued with a prize-giving, a tasting of South Africa’s fine Boschendal wine, silent & live auction and entertainment from dueling pianos.
Tuesday’s pro-am consisted of five VIP teams who had the opportunity to play 18 holes with pro golfers Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Allenby, Tim Clark and Ian Baker-Finch. Robert Allenby commented on how wonderful it was to be a part of such a special event for kids and to spend the day with gentlemen of the game like Gary and Jack. It was the first time the two friends were together since the tragedy in the Nicklaus family.
Businessmen guests of this year’s Invitational included IMG’s Chief Executive Alastair Johnson, David Gilmour – founder of three Fortune 500 companies – and real estate/mall mogul Sidney Forbes.
With next year marking the 10th anniversary of this prestigious event, the goal of The Player Foundation is to surpass $5 million in funds raised since the inception of the event. For additional information, contact Gida Campbell, Director, Gary Player Foundation, USA at firstname.lastname@example.org.