Gibby Gilbert

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Gibby Gilbert
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name C.L. Gilbert II
Nickname Gibby
Born (1941-01-14) January 14, 1941 (age 74)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Chattanooga
Turned professional 1965
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 20
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Champions Tour 6
Other 11
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T2: 1980
U.S. Open T39: 1968
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1979

C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert II[1] (born January 14, 1941) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour.

Gilbert was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and still makes his home there with his wife Judy.[2] His father started him in golf at the age of 13. He attended the University of Chattanooga. He turned pro in 1965[3] and joined the PGA Tour in 1967.[2]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Gilbert has been active on the Champions Tour, winning six times.[4]

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.[2] Gilbert's son, Gibby III, is a professional golfer.

In his free time, Gilbert enjoys hunting and fishing. He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1992 and the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 1995.[2]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

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 Australia Bruce Crampton
2 May 23, 1976 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic –15 (68-67-66-72=273) 4 strokes United States Forrest Fezler, New Zealand John Lister, United States Gil Morgan
3 Nov 6, 1977 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
with Grier Jones
–35 (62-64-61-66=253) 1 stroke United States Steve Melnyk & United States Andy North

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1970 Houston Champions International Australia Bruce Crampton Won with par on third extra hole

Other wins (9)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 28, 1992 Southwestern Bell Classic –17 (62-65-66=193) 9 strokes United States Jim Colbert
2 Jul 5, 1992 Kroger Senior Classic –15 (66-64-68=198) Playoff United States J. C. Snead
3 Sep 6, 1992 First of America Classic –11 (69-65-68=202) 1 stroke United States Tommy Aaron, United States Dick Hendrickson
South Africa Harold Henning, United States Dave Stockton
4 May 2, 1993 Fairfield Barnett Classic –12 (70-63-71=204) 1 stroke United States Mike Hill
5 Sep 8, 1996 Boone Valley Classic –10 (68-66-69=203) Playoff United States Hale Irwin
6 Feb 2 1997 Royal Caribbean Classic –11 (70-66-66=202) 4 strokes Australia David Graham

Champions Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1991 First of America Classic South Africa Harold Henning Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1992 Kroger Senior Classic United States J. C. Snead Won with par on second extra hole
3 1996 Boone Valley Classic United States Hale Irwin Won with par on first extra hole

Other senior wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open T39 DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP 45 T39 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T47 CUT DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T55 T6 CUT T18 T39 T17 T34 DNP CUT T5
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
Masters Tournament T2 T28 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T68 CUT T54 T47 DNP DNP DNP CUT 65

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 2 4 14 11
Totals 0 1 0 2 3 5 24 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1968 U.S. Open – 1972 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1979 PGA – 1980 Masters)

References[edit]

  1. ^ LeNoir, Bob (December 1, 1978). "'Man with no name' keeps popping up". St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, Florida). p. 3C. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert biography". Golf House Tennessee. Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved May 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved May 21, 2011. 

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