Gary Player has an intriguing idea to help boost women's golf

Gary Player

Gary Player has an interesting idea that he thinks can help raise the profile of women’s golf.

Speaking to Golf Digest ahead of the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational – a charity golf day involving both male and female touring professionals – the nine-time major winner believes male tour pros should do their bit to help strengthen the women’s game.

• Sergio speaks out on Harrington's likely Ryder Cup captaincy

• Bjorn reveals pep talk he gave 'unhappy' Ryder Cup star

“I feel there needs to be a lot more done for ladies golf,” he said. “I really believe that sometimes you’ve got to make some sacrifices.

“I would like to see, and it might be a pipe-dream, but 1% of prize money that [male] players earn on the regular tour goes towards women’s golf to get them to have more tournaments, bigger tournaments.

Gary Player1

“That 1% would be so easy to do,” he continued. “A lot of people will ridicule the idea, but I believe it. We’ve got to make the effort.”

Tiger says why he performed so poorly at the Ryder Cup

Player's remarks come during what has been another tough year for the Ladies European Tour, which has been able to provide just 13 regular season events for its members. The LPGA Tour, by contrast, has enjoyed a 32-event schedule.

Do you agree with Gary Player?

Do you think male pros should contribute 1% of their prize money to help strengthen the women's game? Let us know in the 'Comments' section below.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
£519 DRIVER vs £150 DRIVER | What's the difference?
Titleist
play button
FINDING THE PERFECT IRON | Callaway Apex custom fitting
Callaway
play button
THE ARRAN GOLF MARATHON - EPISODE 4
Arran Golf Marathon
play button
THE WEDGES FOR EVERY GREENSIDE SHOT – Callaway JAWS Full Toe review
Callaway JAWS Full Toe
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Ryder Cup: Kevin Na is latest to hit out at snub from Stricker
Butch Harmon has a plan to settle Bryson-Brooks feud
Trailer drops for new golf movie - and it looks hilarious!
REVEALED: Why Tyrrell Hatton gets angry on the course
Ryder Cup legend tells Brooks Koepka to "relinquish his spot"

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Increase your stability for more consistency
Watch
play button
Good balance is key to more consistency
Callaway
play button
A simple drill to increase your shoulder turn
Callaway
play button
A very individual golf swing and lesson
Watch
See all videos right arrow