Travel: Europe

Gary Player’s Major Goal To Raise $100 Million For Charity

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:31 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:20

Gary PlayerThe Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola, South Africa’s most successful charity golf tournament, will continue to receive support from The Coca-Cola Company and Sun International by partnering with The Player Foundation in their commitment towards raising $100 million for charity worldwide.

The continued support of Coca-Cola and Sun International for a further three years is a resounding endorsement of a tournament that first teed off in 2000 as part of Gary Player’s vision to raise funds for underprivileged children in South Africa. The tournament has since grown to include a global series of six tournaments worldwide raising more than $62 million for charity.

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UK Golfers Spend £4 Billion a Year on Their Sport and the Golf Industry Pays £1 Billion in Tax

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:46 Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:41

altGolfers in the United Kingdom spent £4.3 billion on their sport in 2014, accounting for 14% of all consumer spending on sport, and golf paid £990 million in taxes to the government according to an independent report published today by Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC).

More than half of consumer spending on golf, £2.2 billion, was channeled through the UK’s near 3,000 golf clubs. Golf equipment and clothing accounted for £939 million of consumer expenditure and golf related tourism, events and accommodation a further £775m.

The report (Download here), which was funded by The R&A, highlights that the golf industry in the UK employs 74,480 people with a third employed directly by golf clubs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Gary Player Design’s Modry Las Reveals Fresh Look for 2015

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:18 Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:11

Modry Las Golf ClubModry Las Golf Club was officially opened by Gary Player and Poland’s Vice Minister of Sport and Tourism, Adam Giersz, on July 4, 2009. In 2015, the club is bursting into the new golf season by unveiling its newly redesigned logo and launching its eco-friendly property offering.

The Gary Player-designed course has been awarded numerous international accolades, including being named Poland’s Best Golf Course at the inaugural World Golf Awards last year, and is set to open three stylish Swiss-designed self-catering cottages and six course-side Garden Suites.

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Bring Your Game To Spain

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 13:07 Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:16

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk
 

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As a passionate golfer I have made the heralded pilgrimages to Scotland and Ireland. They are 'must visit' destinations that expose you to some of the world’s greatest courses, but what next?
 
After you have walked over the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews and hit your approach shot on the 9th hole at Royal County Down, then where do you go?
 
I say Spain.

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End of Year High for Kingsbarns Golf Links

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:36 Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:27

Kingsbarns Golf LinksKingsbarns Golf Links has finished the 2014 season on a high with special recognition at Scotland’s golf Oscars and a prominent showing in the latest edition of one of the UK’s most respected course rankings. The Fife course rounded off the year by picking up the top award at the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards and climbing up Golf Monthly’s top 100 UK & Ireland golf courses list for 2015/16.

After collecting the accolade for Best Overall Golf Experience in Scotland at a gala event in St Andrews, Kingsbarns chief executive Alan Hogg said the 2014 season had been a year to remember. “The last 12 months have been incredible for Kingsbarns, but also for Scotland as a whole,” he commented. “We have seen record numbers of visitors from across the world while the course has been in the best shape ever. As proud as we are of our achievements, it is great to share these good times with the rest of the country.”

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