Gary Player began his professional golfing career in 1953 and currently resides in Johannesburg with his wife, Vivienne Verwey. In 1957, Player made his PGA Tour debut. He began the SPGA Tour in 1985 and quickly rose through the ranks, finishing in the top 31 on the 1996 Senior Tour Money List. Notably, Player is connected to Pinewild CC in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The player's accomplishments go far beyond his appearances on tours. He became the PGA Tour's top money earner in 1961, and with his triumph in the 1965 U.S. Open, he became just the third golfer in history to win the Masters, U.S., British, and PGA Championships. Awarded for his achievements to the game, Player was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 and got the renowned Bobby Jones Award in 1966. He also demonstrated his outstanding abilities by winning three PGA Tour events in a row in 1978.
In addition to his golfing accomplishments, Player has received many awards and medals. These include being named an Honorary Member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in 1994 and receiving an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from St. Andrews University in 1995, as well as receiving the South African Decoration for Meritorious Service in 1982 and the South African Sportsman of the Century Award in 1990. The Hilton Hotel Lifetime Achievement Award was also given to Player in 1995.
Although golf takes up a large chunk of Player's life, he also pursues other interests in his spare time. In addition to farming and keeping his physical health, he raises racehorses. Notably, Player's golf course design firm has a green stance, emphasizing minimal site disturbance, organic uses, and the use of eco-friendly building materials in their golf course designs. This dedication to sustainability is consistent with Player's larger idea of good stewardship..
How to hire Gary Player for an event
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Gary Player's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Gary Player for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate with the price range to book Gary Player, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Gary Player. After we consult with them, we will provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the accurate Gary Player booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Gary Player for an event?" is a frequent question we get. The final Gary Player booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we may show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Gary Player charge for an event. An example fee to book Gary Player is in the starting range of $75,000-$149,999. However, any recent popularity change would cause a price fluctuation well beyond this example. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price as well. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Gary Player for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Gary Player agent on your behalf if your funding is in place. By not having funding ready then it will more difficult to book Gary Player, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Gary Player booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Gary Player, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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Golfers, Male, Age Group-60's+, American, African