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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:12 Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:05
SUN CITY, South Africa — It has thrilled some of the best golfers in the world, from Jack Nicklaus and Seve Ballesteros to Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. And South Africa’s professional sportsmen are just as in awe of the Gary Player Country Club.
When they teed it up in Monday’s first round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge here, both Herschelle Gibbs and Breyton Paulse agreed that as an iconic sporting arena the Gary Player Country Club is right up there alongside Lord’s, the MCG and the cricket and rugby grounds at Newlands.
Gibbs and Paulse are part of the VIPs and sporting celebrities who annually support South Africa’s biggest charity golf tournament.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 06:04 Tuesday, 20 October 2015 05:45
Golf’s latest Hollywood foray, “The Squeeze”, centers around a gifted young golfer who crosses paths with an obsessive gambler willing to resort to whatever means necessary to win a bet. Directed by former ABC Sports golf producer/director Terry Jastrow, the film will make its television premiere on Golf Channel, Tuesday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET (encore at 10:00 p.m.).
Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:38 Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:34
The Southern California Golf Association, responsible for the SCGA Rules and Fitness tips seen here over the last few year, have now launched a new web series entitled “Celebrities in Golf Carts.”
In this golf and lifestyle series targeting sports and entertainment enthusiasts of all ages, host Mark Willard plays golf with popular stars and athletes, mixing in casual conversation before wrapping up with a brief competition and a beer.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015 20:01 Friday, 16 October 2015 19:50
(Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Petro-Canada has named Team Canada’s Étienne Papineau and Robert Ratcliffe among the 2015 recipients of the Fuelling Athletes and Coaches (FACE) program. The pair is one of 50 sets of athletes and coaches to receive funding in pursuit of continued excellence in their sports.
The 2015 FACE recipients from across Canada represent both summer and winter sports, with each athlete and coach pairing receiving $10,000. Since 1988, Petro-Canada has contributed almost $9.4 million to over 2,700 athlete-coach pairings.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 October 2015 08:22 Friday, 16 October 2015 08:05
HOUSTON, Texas — The 22nd annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raised a record of more than $3 million for 43 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., making it one of the largest non-PGA golf tournament fundraisers in Texas. The tournament, held October 13-14, surpassed last year’s record of $2.4 million, and has donated almost $14 million to charities over its 22-year history.
More than 500 golfers participated in the popular two-day tournament, supported by about 200 sponsors and more than 100 Halliburton volunteers.
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