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Encyclopedia > Gibby Gilbert

C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert II (born January 14, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, Chatt-Town, Chattavegas Official website: http://www. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


Gilbert was born and raised in Chattanooga, and still makes his home there with his wife Judy. His father started him in golf at the age of 13. He attended the University of Chattanooga. He turned pro in 1965 and joined the PGA Tour in 1967. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a university located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


Although Gilbert had dozens of Top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour, he only won three times. His first win came at the 1970 Houston Champions International (now known as the Shell Houston Open). His second win was at the 1976 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (now known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic). His third and final win was at the 1977 Walt Disney World National Team Championship (now called the FUNAI Classic at the WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort). The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx St. ... The FedEx St. ... The FUNAI Classic at the Walt Disney World Resort is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. ...


Gilbert's best finish at a major was a T-2 at the 1980 Masters, when he and Jack Newton finished four strokes behind the champion, Seve Ballesteros. Gilbert has fared much better on the Champions Tour, however, winning 6 times thus far. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


Gilbert has had a lifelong interest in helping young people develop their golf skills. Since 1973, he has made annual appearances for the Tennessee PGA's Junior Golf Academy at Fall Creek Falls. Gilbert's son, Gibby III, is an aspiring professional golfer. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


In his free time, Gilbert enjoys hunting and fishing. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. A hunter on horseback shoots at deer or elk with a bow. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


PGA Tour wins

The FedEx St. ...

Champions Tour wins

  • 1992 Kroger Senior Classic, Southwestern Bell Classic, First of America Classic
  • 1993 Las Vegas Senior Classic
  • 1996 Boone Valley Classic
  • 1997 Royal Caribbean Classic

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

 
 

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