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GARY GROH
Birth Date: October 11, 1944
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Age: 59 Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 160
Home: Lake Bluff, Ill.
College: Michigan State

Turned Professional: 1968

Joined PGA Tour: 1971

Joined Senior PGA Tour: 1995

PGA Tour Victories: 2 - Vern Parsell Buick Open & 1975 Hawaiian Open.

Player Notes: Played on the PGA tour between 1971 and 1978. . . best year on tour 1975, $68,296 in winnings ranked 31st. . . Winner of 1975 Hawaiian Open and five PGA Tour second events. . . Missed the cut in three PGA Championships (1975 '81 & '93). . . Played in 3 U.S. Opens (1971, '75 & '77), best finish, T-18th in 1975. . . 
Has been head professional the past 24 years at Bob O' Link Golf Club in Lake Bluff, Ill. . . Winner, 1983, '86, '96 Illinois PGA Player of the Year . . . Competed in 15 PGA Club Professional Championships, with career best finish, T-9 in 1994. . .A dominant PGA Professional in both the junior and senior ranks. . .Winner, 1983, '86, '96 Illinois PGA Player of the Year, 1994 Illinois Open, 1996-99 Illinois PGA Senior Player of the Year, '95, '97 Illinois PGA Senior Match Play Championship, 1995-97, '99 Illinois PGA Senior Championship. . . Member on Senior PGA Tour in 1995, in his career has played in 28 Champion Tour events, best finish, T-17th in the 1995 Ameritech Open . . Owns seven course records, including 64 in 1985 at world-renowned Ballybunion in Ireland. . .In 1985, became the first player to reach in two strokes the uphill, par-5, 572-yard 15th hole at U.S. top-ranked Pine Valley Golf Club.