Gary Player once gave golf tips to Elvis Presley

Monday would have been Elvis Presley’s 83rd birthday. To celebrate the occasion, Gary Player tweeted a photo of himself with the late singer from his visit to the set of Presley’s 1961 film, Blue Hawaii.

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The nine-time major champion, who was about 26 at the time, said he gave Presley some golf tips. 

“When Elvis asked about the golf swing, I told him to really use his hips. He just laughed and said ‘Oh, I know all about that baby,'” tweeted Player.

Watch Player speak about meeting Presley in the video below:


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