Name:C.L. "Gibby" Gilbert II
Born:Jan 14, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf instructor.
Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Oct 25-27; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].
Played as the Royal Caribbean Classic (Jan 31-Feb 2). Second-placed David Graham (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Gilbert (USA), who recorded the last of his six Snr PGA Tour wins. [Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, nr Miami, FL; at the time known as Crandon Pk GC].
Played as the Boone Valley Classic (Sept 6-8). Gilbert (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth Snr PGA Tour win. [Boone Valley GC, Augusta, nr St Louis, Missouri].
Played as the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].
First of America
Played as the First of America Classic. Second-placed Tommy Aaron (USA), Dick Hendrickson (USA), Dave Stockton (USA) and Harold Henning (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [The Highlands GC, Grand Rapids, Michigan].
Played as the Southwestern Bell Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 9 shots behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Gilbert (USA). [Loch Lloyd CC, nr Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the Kroger Senior Classic (July 3-5). Gilbert (USA) beat J.C. Snead (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Golf Ctr at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio].
Played as the Walt Disney World National Team Championship (Nov 3-6; two-man team event). Second-placed Steve Melnyk (USA) & Andy North (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gibby Gilbert (USA) & Grier Jones (USA). This was the last of three PGA Tour wins for both Gilbert and Jones. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (May 20-23). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA), Forrest Fezler (USA) and John Lister (NZ) finished 4 shots behind Gilbert (USA), who recorded the second of his three PGA Tour wins. [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].
Played as the Houston Champions International (May 7-10). 29-year-old Gibby Gilbert (USA) beat Bruce Crampton (Aus) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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