|— Golfer —|
|Full name||C.L. Gilbert II|
January 14, 1941 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|College||University of Chattanooga|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T2: 1980|
|U.S. Open||T39: 1968|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T5: 1979|
Gilbert was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 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.
Gilbert had dozens of top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour and three victories. His first win came at the 1970 Houston Champions International, his second win was at the 1976 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic and his third win was at the 1977 Walt Disney World National Team Championship.
Gilbert has been active on the Champions Tour, winning six times.
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 a professional golfer.
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||May 10, 1970||Houston Champions International||–2 (69-72-71-70=282)||Playoff||Bruce Crampton|
|2||May 23, 1976||Danny Thomas Memphis Classic||–15 (68-67-66-72=273)||4 strokes||Forrest Fezler, John Lister, Gil Morgan|
|3||Nov 6, 1977||Walt Disney World National Team Championship
with Grier Jones
|–35 (62-64-61-66=253)||1 stroke||Steve Melnyk & Andy North|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1970||Houston Champions International||Bruce Crampton||Won with par on third extra hole|
Other wins (9)
- 1979 Tennessee PGA Championship
- 1986 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship
- 1987 Tennessee PGA Championship
- 1988 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship
- 1989 Tennessee Open
- 1990 Tennessee Open, Tennessee PGA Championship
Champions Tour wins (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jun 28, 1992||Southwestern Bell Classic||–17 (62-65-66=193)||9 strokes||Jim Colbert|
|2||Jul 5, 1992||Kroger Senior Classic||–15 (66-64-68=198)||Playoff||J. C. Snead|
|3||Sep 6, 1992||First of America Classic||–11 (69-65-68=202)||1 stroke|| Tommy Aaron, Dick Hendrickson
Harold Henning, Dave Stockton
|4||May 2, 1993||Fairfield Barnett Classic||–12 (70-63-71=204)||1 stroke||Mike Hill|
|5||Sep 8, 1996||Boone Valley Classic||–10 (68-66-69=203)||Playoff||Hale Irwin|
|6||Feb 2 1997||Royal Caribbean Classic||–11 (70-66-66=202)||4 strokes||David Graham|
Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||1991||First of America Classic||Harold Henning||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|2||1992||Kroger Senior Classic||J. C. Snead||Won with par on second extra hole|
|3||1996||Boone Valley Classic||Hale Irwin||Won with par on first extra hole|
Other senior wins
- 2011 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with J. C. Snead)
- 2012 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with J. C. Snead)
Results in major championships
Note: Gilbert never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1968 U.S. Open – 1972 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1979 PGA – 1980 Masters)
- LeNoir, Bob (December 1, 1978). "'Man with no name' keeps popping up". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). p. 3C. Retrieved September 13, 2012.
- "C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert biography". Golf House Tennessee. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
- "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 20, 2011.
- "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 20, 2011.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 21, 2011.