Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Golf Club attracts stars

British Lions rugby star Martin Bayfield, along with Irish vocalists Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden are just a few of the well-known celebrities that will be participating in the Gary Player Invitational being held on July 22nd at the Wentworth Golf Club.

The Gary Player Invitational series at Wentworth is the second tournament of the four-tournament Gary Player Invitational series, which also includes tournaments in the United States, China and South Africa.

This year’s Gary Player Invitational series celebrates not only The Player Foundation’s 30th anniversary, but also Gary Player’s 60th year as a professional golfer.

Over the last 30 years, The Player Foundation has been able to raise over $50 million to support underprivileged children around the world. Funds from this year’s Invitational at Wentworth Golf Club will benefit BerenbergKids, which is a partnership with Berenberg that supports the Demelza Hospice Care for Children and its care of over 700 life-limited children and their families.

Like so many others, Ronan Keating is a longstanding supporter of the Gary Player Invitational series and is passionate about the work that is being done by The Player Foundation around the world. Alongside Keating will be his former Westlife band member Brian McFadden, who made his debut at the South Africa Gary Player Invitational last year.

In addition to the many celebrities that will be attending the tournament, several professional golfers, including golfer Carly Booth, will also be attendance to show their support. Booth has won multiple Ladies European Tour championships and is a generous supporter of the Gary Player Invitational series.

“We are thrilled to welcome back so many close friends of the Gary Player Invitational Series, and to be able to build new relationships as well,” said Marc Player, CEO of Black Knight International.

“The power of this series is its ability to bring together a family of golfers with a shared vision, and to be able to do the kind of good that it has done over the years.”

Tournament Format

The Gary Player Invitational (GPI) is the UK’s leading Pro-Celebrity charity golf event, offering companies a fantastic platform for entertainment and networking whilst also raising money for an incredibly worthy cause – The Player Foundation.

Each team of three amateur guests is joined by either a Pro or Celebrity, competing in a team alliance medal competition where the two best scores on each hole will count.

After freshening up and a little relaxation time, guests are treated to a Champagne Reception followed by the main Gala Dinner and Auction.

Event Schedule for Monday, July 22nd

Venue: Wentworth Golf Club – Edinburgh Course
09:00 – Guests arrive at Wentworth Golf Club for Registration
09:00 onwards – Breakfast at Wentworth Club House
10:30 – Gary Player golf clinic
12:00 – Shotgun start on the Edinburgh Course, a Gary Player design
17:00 – Players complete their rounds
18:30 – Champagne reception at Wentworth
19:00 – Gala Auction Dinner