Gary Player’s big day out at Wentworth

A star-studded field is being assembled for the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth on July 20th.

This is a big year for the legendary South African and Berenberg as both celebrate significant milestones – Player’s 80th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his career Grand Slam along with Berenberg’s 425th anniversary.

As a result, some of the biggest names in golf will be in action in Surrey the day after The Open, including Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, Sam Torrance, Zach Johnson, Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel Suzann Pettersen, and Charley Hull.

A delighted Player said:“I’m absolutely thrilled that so many world-renowned players in the men’s and women’s game have gathered to participate in this year’s event and join in the celebrations of what is a very special year for me and Berenberg.

“I can’t wait to head to one of my favourite places in the world, Wentworth, to be amongst them all and help raise more money for this year’s fantastic charity, DePaul UK.”

Dr. Hans-Walter Peters, spokesman of the Managing Partners of Berenberg, commented, “We are glad to once again partner with the Gary Player Invitational and join together with Black Knight International and golfing stars from around the globe to raise money for this year’s beneficiary, DePaul UK.” 

The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational forms part of the world-leading Gary Player Invitational charity golf event series, which has raised more than $60 million for charities worldwide.

Tournament Format

The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational 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 two amateur guests is joined by a Pro and Celebrity, competing in a team alliance medal competition where the two best scores on each hole will count.

Event Schedule for Sunday, July 19th

Venue: Welcome Reception, Pennyhill Park
18:00 – Welcome Reception
18:30 onwards – Welcome Function, Announcement Teams, Entertainment

Event Schedule for Monday, July 20th

Venue: Berenberg Gary Player Invitational Tournament & Gala Dinner, Wentworth
08:00-09:30 – Competitor Registration & Breakfast, Wentworth
08:00 onwards – Competitor practice, Driving Range, Wentworth
9:30-10:00 – Pros Skills Clinic with Gary Player, Driving Range
10:00 onwards – Transportation to tees, departing alongside Driving Range
10:30 – Shotgun, Edinburgh Course, Wentworth
15:30 – Tournament play coming to a close
15:45-16:30 – Tournament Prize-giving, 18th Green, Edinburgh Course, Followed by Post-round drinks
19:00 – Pre-dinner drinks, Club Lounge, Wentworth Clubhouse
19:30 – Gala Dinner & Charitable Auction, Wentworth Ballroom
22:30 onwards – Tournament After-Party, Clubhouse Lounge, Wentworth