Golfer Gary Player visits hostel in Willesden

Berenberg and Gary Player celebrate with Depaul UK (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.uk)

Berenberg and Gary Player celebrate with Depaul UK (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.uk) - Credit: Archant

Legendary golf player Gary Player visited a hostel in Willesden to see the good work funds raised through his sporting tournaments have done to support their cause.

Gary Player teeing off outside Willesden Green tube station (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.

Gary Player teeing off outside Willesden Green tube station (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.uk) - Credit: Archant

The sportsman took a tour of Depaul UK’s hostel to find out how donations from The Player Foundation (TPF) have helped the charity to help young homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25.

He also showed residents how to tee-off during a number of fun activities.

The long-stay hostel in Willesden Lane, provides its young residents with accommodation, specialist support and assistance that helps them effectively develop life skills and establish a routine in their lives.

TPF is funded primarily by four Berenberg Gary Player Invitational events around the world.

Gary Player teaching young people how to putt (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.uk)

Gary Player teaching young people how to putt (Pic credit: www.burlisonphotography.co.uk) - Credit: Archant

Mr Player, who celebrated his 80th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his career Grand Slam victory during the visit last week, said: “It’s been fantastic to come and see how the money we raise through the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational is put to such amazing use by DePaul UK.

“I could not have asked for a more special reception by these miraculous young people at Willesden Hostel and I’m honoured to be able to help such an amazing charity.”

For more information about the hostel visit depauluk.org. for more about TPF go to garyplayer.com.