By Sam Tremlett
Over $100,000 was raised for underprivileged children and communities on the day.
Golf Stars Unite At 2019 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational
A selection of stars from the world of golf gathered at Wentworth Club on the 22nd of July for the 2019 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational all in the name of 'Golf and Giving'. An incredible amount of money was raised on the day, $125,000 in total, all in support of underprivileged children and communities
72 players teed off on the Edinburgh course to compete for the Baobab Trophy. Amongst the field were Major winners like Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara, Tom Watson, Larry Mize, Ian Woosnam and of course Gary Player himself.
2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn was also in attendance along with several other PGA, European and Ladies European Tour stars.
The winners of the trophy were the team represented by professionals Alvaro Quiros and Julia Engstrom. Speaking after Engstrom said; “What a day it has been. It’s been truly inspiring to be surrounded by so many legends and to share the common cause of Golf and Giving. It’s a really unique event and it was the cherry on top to take home the trophy with Alvaro Quiros and the rest of our incredible team.”
The Player Foundation is seeking to raise a total of $100 million by 2025 which is being supported by sponsors like Rolex, Lavazza, SAP and Berenberg.
Gary Player said; “The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others is something we all should take advantage of when the opportunity presents itself. That is what we have with the GPI Series and the funds raised will undoubtedly make a difference to many young lives. I can’t thank all our sponsors and guests enough for their support at another remarkable event.”
This was the eighth year Berenberg has been the title sponsor of the event. “It’s always an easy decision for us to continue to support this Gary Player Invitational series” commented David Mortlock, Head of Berenberg’s Investment Bank. “Our work with Gary Player on this event in particular impacts the lives of so many people, and his commitment to helping others is nothing short of inspirational.”
The next stage of the series is the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at GlenArbor Golf Club in New York, on the 6th-7thOctober.
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6
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