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Vinny Giles

Marvin M. "Vinny" Giles III (born January 4, 1943) is an American amateur golfer. He is best known for winning both the U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur.

Vinny Giles
Personal information
Full nameMarvin M. Giles III
Born (1943-01-04)January 4, 1943 (age 78)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Sporting nationalityUnited States
Career
CollegeUniversity of Georgia
University of Virginia
StatusAmateur
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT22: 1968
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. Open17th: 1973
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Giles was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1966, where he was a three-time All-American on the golf team. He also graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1969.

Giles finished second in the U.S. Amateur three straight years, 1967 to 1969, before finally winning in 1972. This was in the stroke play era. His victory in the British Amateur came in 1975. He won numerous other amateur tournaments, including seven Virginia State Amateurs, as well as three Virginia Open titles.

Giles played on four Walker Cup teams (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975), winning three times, and captained the 1993 team to victory. He also played on three winning Eisenhower Trophy teams (1968, 1970, 1972) and captained the 1992 team to a runner-up finish.

Giles played in 11 professional majors, making the cut in three of nine Masters Tournament appearances and in both U.S. Open appearances. He was low amateur in the 1968 Masters Tournament (tied for 22nd) and in the 1973 U.S. Open (17th). He was also low amateur in three U.S. Senior Opens (1993, 1996, 1997)

Giles served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Golf Association for over 20 years, and then was first an Associate Director and then a Director of the Southern Golf Association for three years.

Giles was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 and the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1984.

Giles is owner and president of a golf management firm which represents such golfers as Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Lanny Wadkins, Beth Daniel, and Meg Mallon. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Contents

  • 2000 Virginia State Senior Amateur
  • 2002 Society of Seniors Dale Morey, George Coleman Invitational Senior, David A. King Senior Legends Invitational, Senior Hall of Fame
  • 2007 Crump Cup Senior
  • 2009 U.S. Senior Amateur
  • 2010 Crump Cup Senior
  • 2000,2001,2005,2008,2009 U.S.S.G.A. Champion
Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
Masters Tournament T22LA CUT T38 CUT CUT T34 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T66 17LA

Note: Giles never played in The Open Championship or PGA Championship

Did not play

LA = Low amateur
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

Amateur

  1. Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976).Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 71. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. Georgia Bulldogs Media Guide 2007-08
  3. 2007 USGA Senior Amateur - A Look At The Quarterfinalists
  4. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame profile
  5. Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame profile

Vinny Giles
Vinny Giles Language Watch Edit Marvin M Vinny Giles III born January 4 1943 is an American amateur golfer He is best known for winning both the U S Amateur and the British Amateur Vinny GilesPersonal informationFull nameMarvin M Giles IIIBorn 1943 01 04 January 4 1943 age 78 Lynchburg VirginiaHeight6 ft 0 in 1 83 m Weight170 lb 77 kg 12 st Sporting nationality United StatesCareerCollegeUniversity of Georgia University of VirginiaStatusAmateurBest results in major championshipsMasters TournamentT22 1968PGA ChampionshipDNPU S Open17th 1973The Open ChampionshipDNP Giles was born in Lynchburg Virginia 1 He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1966 where he was a three time All American on the golf team 2 He also graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1969 3 Giles finished second in the U S Amateur three straight years 1967 to 1969 before finally winning in 1972 This was in the stroke play era His victory in the British Amateur came in 1975 He won numerous other amateur tournaments including seven Virginia State Amateurs as well as three Virginia Open titles Giles played on four Walker Cup teams 1969 1971 1973 1975 winning three times and captained the 1993 team to victory He also played on three winning Eisenhower Trophy teams 1968 1970 1972 and captained the 1992 team to a runner up finish Giles played in 11 professional majors making the cut in three of nine Masters Tournament appearances and in both U S Open appearances He was low amateur in the 1968 Masters Tournament tied for 22nd and in the 1973 U S Open 17th He was also low amateur in three U S Senior Opens 1993 1996 1997 Giles served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia State Golf Association for over 20 years and then was first an Associate Director and then a Director of the Southern Golf Association for three years Giles was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 4 and the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1984 5 Giles is owner and president of a golf management firm which represents such golfers as Tom Kite Davis Love III Lanny Wadkins Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon He lives in Richmond Virginia Contents 1 Tournament wins 2 Senior amateur wins 3 Results in major championships 4 U S national team appearances 5 References 6 External linksTournament wins Edit1962 Virginia State Amateur 1963 Dogwood Invitational 1964 Virginia State Amateur 1965 Dogwood Invitational 1966 Virginia State Amateur 1967 Southern Amateur 1968 Virginia State Amateur 1969 Virginia State Amateur Virginia Open 1971 Northeast Amateur Virginia State Amateur 1972 U S Amateur 1973 Porter Cup Eastern Amateur 1974 Virginia Open 1975 British Amateur Southern Amateur 1987 Virginia State Amateur 1990 Crump Cup 1993 Virginia OpenSenior amateur wins Edit2000 Virginia State Senior Amateur 2002 Society of Seniors Dale Morey George Coleman Invitational Senior David A King Senior Legends Invitational Senior Hall of Fame 2007 Crump Cup Senior 2009 U S Senior Amateur 2010 Crump Cup Senior 2000 2001 2005 2008 2009 U S S G A ChampionResults in major championships EditTournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977Masters Tournament T22LA CUT T38 CUT CUT T34 CUT CUT CUTU S Open T66 17LA Note Giles never played in The Open Championship or PGA Championship Did not play LA Low amateur CUT missed the half way cut T indicates a tie for a place U S national team appearances EditAmateur Walker Cup 1969 winners 1971 1973 winners 1975 winners 1993 winners non playing captain Eisenhower Trophy 1968 team winners and individual leader tie 1970 winners 1972 winners Americas Cup 1967 winners References Edit Elliott Len Kelly Barbara 1976 Who s Who in Golf New Rochelle New York Arlington House p 71 ISBN 0 87000 225 2 Georgia Bulldogs Media Guide 2007 08 2007 USGA Senior Amateur A Look At The Quarterfinalists Virginia Sports Hall of Fame profile Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame profileExternal links Edit2004 U S Senior Open profile Amateur Golf Report profile Virginia State Golf Association profile Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Vinny Giles amp oldid 986970059, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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