Champions Spotlight LARRY GILBERT SR.

Larry Gilbert Sr., PGA

Larry Gilbert Sr. was a PGA Professional for over 30 years who was a true champion. Gilbert compiled an impressive list of accomplishments as a player over a long, impressive career.

Gilbert was considered by many to be one of the finest PGA club professional players in history.

He was the definition of a champion and a true hall of famer.


  • 1965 NCAA Division II Championship Individual Champion
  • 1968, 1975, 1976 Kentucky Open
  • 1971 Tennessee PGA Championship
  • 1971 Tennessee Open
  • 1981, 1982, 1991 National PGA Professional Championship
  • 8-time Kentucky PGA Champion
  • 12-time Kentucky PGA Player of the Year
  • 1994 Dallas Reunion Champion (Senior PGA Tour)
  • 1994 Vantage Championship (Senior PGA Tour
  • 1997 Senior Players Major Championship (Senior PGA Tour)
  • Inducted into Kentucky PGA Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Inducted into Middle Tennessee State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998

Larry Gilbert Sr.

November 19, 1942 – January 21, 1998

There is a rich history of accomplished golfers in the Kentucky Section of the PGA of America. We honor and recognize the KPGA Professionals who have and continue to represent the Kentucky Section through their playing abilities.

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