Daily Archives: May 24, 2011

Gary Player–A Success After Sixty

Even if you are not a golfer, you probably recognize the name Gary Player.

This November he’ll turn 76 years old and is currently enjoying his long days of working his 13,000 acre South African ranch.

Here is the link to the article from Success Magazine with a story about this great man and his significance.

During his career as a professional golfer, he had 165 tournament wins worldwide.  He won the Masters 3 times with 15 top 10 finishes at the Augusta National event.

Yes, Gary Player is a success after sixty to be sure.  And off the course, today he is busy working his ranch as well as continuing to design golf courses around the world.  He breeds race horses, runs the Gary Player Foundation, which has built schools in Johannesburg and is also working on raising funds for impoverished children.  One of Gary Players’ passions currently is to promote fitness to a world that is having challenges with obesity.

In this article, he compares the traits of being a championship golfer to being a successful businessman. “Patience is a very big thing. Working hard. Dressing well. Learning to speak well. Taking an interest in other people rather than just yourself. Being humble.”

Gary Player is truly a success after sixty role model…

I don’t know about you, but he gives me the encouragement to keep on keeping on… I really enjoy reading about people who are taking life aggressively.

How about you?  What are your thoughts?