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Encyclopedia > Larry Gilbert


Lawrence Allen "Larry" Gilbert, Sr. (November 19, 1942January 21, 1998) was an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1997 Senior Players Championship, one of the major championships on the men's Senior Tour. November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...

Gilbert was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He attended Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and was a distinguished member of the golf team. Gilbert led Middle Tennessee State to victory in the 1965 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships for which Gilbert won the individual medal. Fort Knox is a census-designated place on the border of Hardin and Meade Counties in Kentucky that includes the housing for the Fort Knox Army base and the Fort Knox Bullion Depository. ... Middle Tennessee State University (founded September 11, 1911, and commonly abbreviated as MTSU) is an American university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. ... Downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee Murfreesboro is a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. ... Golfer after swing. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... NCAA Division II mens Golf team champions 1963 Southwest Mo. ...

Gilbert spent most of his regular career years as a club pro in Kentucky and Tennessee. He won the PGA Club Professional Championship in 1981, 1982 and 1991. He also won ten Kentucky PGA Championships, three Kentucky Opens, one Tennessee Open and one Tennessee PGA Championship. Gilbert was inducted into the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame in 1992; he is also a member of the Middle Tennessee State University Athletics Hall of Fame. He joined the Senior PGA Tour (later known as the Champions Tour) upon turning 50 in 1992. Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 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. ... 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 died in Lexington, Kentucky of lung cancer at the age of 55. He had started smoking cigarettes at an early age, and was often seen smoking a cigar while playing. He won the Senior Players Championship only 192 days before he died.[1] Gilbert was survived by his wife, Brenda, and sons, Larry Jr. and Christopher. It has been suggested that Fayette County, Kentucky be merged into this article or section. ... Lung cancer is a cancer of the lungs characterized by the presence of malignant tumours. ...

Champions Tour wins

  • Senior major championship shown in bold

The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ...


  1. ^ Sports Illustrated Golf Plus A Lesson from Gilbert's Death

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SENIOR GOLF NOTE (305 words)
Gilbert, who enjoyed success in his brief stint on the Senior PGA Tour after years as a club professional, died at 12:15 a.m.
Larry will be sorely missed by all of us." Doctors found a small tumor on Gilbert's lung in a routine physical last August.
Gilbert was one of three prominent Senior PGA Tour members to be diagnosed with cancer in 1997, joining Arnold Palmer and Jim Colbert, both of whom were found to have prostate cancer.
Larry Gilbert Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac (308 words)
Larry Gilbert was born on Thursday, December 3, 1891, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Gilbert was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 14, 1914, with the Boston Braves, and his Major League Baseball stats for every season he played, along with his career totals are on this page.
Larry Gilbert's biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable) career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this Larry Gilbert baseball statistics page.
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