Oct 19th, 2017

Representing for all all the GolfPunks: Gary Player

Punch you in the stomach, you say?

He’s been raising hell for six decades. Doff the cap to the one and only Black Knight...

Representing for all all the GolfPunks: Gary Player

Gary Player

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Press play for a rip roaring interview with the great man.

In 2000, Gary Player was voted 'Sportsman of the Century' in South Africa, a signifier not just of great achievement but also a strong hint that now is the twilight of your career and you can proudly melt into the background and let everyone buy you a pint for the rest of your days. Gary Player missed the memo. 

We met him last year where the 79-year-old offered to beat us in a press-up competition and punched himself in the stomach. Ten minutes with him is enough to make you think that if you cut him open a million little Gary Players would burst out yelling "you can do it Gary, you can do it'", such is his enthusiastic and irrepressible nature.

He won a professional event for 27 consecutive years as he threw down with the best icons of the 20th century. Ladies and Gents, this is one of the few occasions where we witness a living and breathing 'representing' punk.

 

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Representing for all all the GolfPunks: Gary Player

The Key To Representing: The Gary Player Cocktail

Gary drinks this at home every day. 

•    2 spinach leaves

•    1 kale leaf

•    Juice of one half lemon

•    Small piece ginger

•    1 apple

•    ½ cucumber

•    1 piece celery

•    Combine ingredients in a juicer and drink immediately.

Representing for all all the GolfPunks: Gary Player

 


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