Come and join us on the 8th of November, at Gary Players Signature Golf Course, “Goose Valley” in Plettenberg Bay for an entertaining, educational and fun golfing day. Stand a chance to win great prizes allocated for wins 1st to 15th Place! Also 4 x nearest the pins, 2 x longest drive, 1 x nearest the pin for 2 and a few fun spot prizes and some lucky draws.
Date: 8 November 2019
Shotgun start: 12:30
Green fees: R490 per player
Format: Betterball Stableford
Bookings: only through the Pro Shop. Tel: 044-533 5082, firstname.lastname@example.org. Golfers can book in teams or individually.
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to rub shoulders with Gary Player! Player has won 167 tournaments over seven decades and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He’s one of only five players to achieve a career Grand Slam and was the third to do so. His victory at the 1965 U.S. Open made Player the only non-American to win all four Majors. During his career, Player won nine Major Championships on the Regular Tour and nine Major Championships on the Champions Tour.
At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four Majors in a career, known as the career Grand Slam. At the time, he was the youngest player to do this, though Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods subsequently broke this record. Player became the third golfer in history to win the career Grand Slam, following Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, and only Nicklaus and Woods have performed the feat since.
Plettenberg Bay is one of those very unique gems on this planet and certainly one of the most sought after places to visit or live in South Africa. One factor that has impacted enormously on its continued success as a highly desirable holiday and investment destination, is the very low levels of crime and, in particular, violent crime in the area making Plett a safe place to live and visit.
For approximately nine years the PBCPA, (Plettenberg Bay Crime Prevention Association) has made a major contribution in ensuring that Plett is and remains a safe place in which the hard working and honest members of our society are able to flourish, prosper and live secure safe lives, and a difficult environment for criminals to operate in.
The PBCPA is a voluntary association which constitutes an umbrella organisation under which committed organisations and individuals work together and commit their energy and resources towards ensuring that Plett remains the safe and secure paradise that we know so well, love and appreciate. In order to be effective, these endeavours cost a significant amount of money to fund both equipment and operational expenses and it is appropriate that members of the community who are the beneficiaries of all the hard work, make a contribution towards meeting these expenses. As part of the endeavours to raise the necessary funding, ongoing fundraising activities are necessary of which this event is a part. All funds go towards training, cameras, radio fees, dedicated vehicles and many other initiatives to ensure the continued success of the PBCPA.
Amongst many other operational resources, the PBCPA runs a 24/7 “all emergencies” hotline and reading the recent local newspapers reflects how busy and committed these volunteers are on an ongoing daily basis. The PBCPA is also actively involved in crime prevention in the form of Drug abuse prevention campaigns, Criminal Rehabilitation, and other projects to educate our future leaders of society in the form of the youth and reverse the moral decay of society by restoring trust and honesty.
I dread to think what Plett would be like today were it not for the PBCPA.
Order of events 8th November 2019
- 10:00 to 11:00 – Golf clinic at range with Mr. Gary Player
- 11:00 to 12:15 – Check in at pro shop
- 12:30 –Shotgun start
- 17:30 / 18:00 – Refreshments in restaurant after golf
- 18:00 onwards – Price giving & Gary Player Memorabilia Auction
Sneak preview of memorabilia on offer, silent offers will be accepted before auction commence!
- The Grand Slam
Gary Player won the US Open in 1965 at the age of 29 and became one of only five players alongside Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to win the Grand Slam. He is also the only individual in the sport to claim the Grand Slam on both the Regular as well as the Senior Tour.
This signed piece captures images of Gary Player’s major championship victories, The Masters, The Open Championship, The PGA Championship and The US Open in 1965.
- The Majors
This signed piece captures Gary Player with all his major championship trophies on the regular tour. The Black Knight has won three Masters (1961, 1974 & 1978), three British Opens (1959, 1968 & 1974), two P.G.A. Championships (1962 & 1972) and the US Open (1965)
- The Black Knight’s Final Masters
This signed piece captures Gary Player, a three-time Masters Champion who in 2009 made his record-breaking 52nd and final Masters appearance. The Black Knight went on to win three Masters titles (1961, 1974 & 1978).
- Gary Player Hole-in-One
Gary Player became the oldest player to record a hole-in-one at The Masters Par 3 Contest in 2016 at the age 80.
- Gary Player Par Saver Wedge
Gary Player is rated as one of the best bunker players in the history of the game. On offer is a signed Gary Player Par Saver Wedge, a perfect gift for a golf enthusiast.
- Masters Flag
On auction we have a flag signed by Gary Player from the popular Par 3 Contest in 2011. This tournament has become hugely popular amongst both players and spectators.
- Jack Nicklaus Golf Club
On offer is a signed Driver by the great Jack Nicklaus known as the Golden Bear. He went on to win six Masters, five PGA Championships, four US Opens and three Open Championships for a record 18 major championships.
We want to urge our business people, golf players and community to please join us for a day of excitement with South Africa’s golfing legend.