You might call him The World’s Most Interesting Golfer.
For sure, he is the world’s most enthusiastic 80-year-old.
Yes, the Black Knight — Gary Player turned 80 years young on November 1. He’s the picture of health, he was and is the fitness guru of all fitness gurus. He lives, breathes and works fitness, zest for life and has been one of golf’s finest ambassadors for his entire professional career.
Gary Player has won 167 world-wide events. He invented world-wide travel for professional golfers. He has nine majors, he won every one of them twice. He also has a career grand slam for senior majors.
He’s a world-class philanthropist. He’s raised more than $60 million for underprivileged children. This Hall of Famer has also bred 2,000 winning race horses.
He has designed 400 golf courses all over the world.
You name it, Gary Player has done it, everything except over-eat.
He can drop and give you 50 push-ups, 100 fast sit-ups or whatever you want to see from him.
He can lecture for an hour on healthy eating.
To meet him is a treat, he is a walking-talking human motivation guy. He’ll have you smiling in an instant.
It would take at least a day or so to list his achievements, on and off the golf course.
For his 80th birthday, his company has put together a short list of milestones in his life:
Happy Birthday, Laddie, you’re one of a kind!