|7/3/2011 ||"Kelly Gibson Flourishing in Various Areas of Golf" by Doug Tatum, The Times-Picayune |
|4/26/2011 ||"PGA Tour Rookie Joseph Bramlett Shares His Story with Children" by Bob Fortus, The Times-Picayune |
| || PGA Tour rookie Joseph Bramlett showed children from The First Tee of Greater New Orleans some golf basics at a clinic Monday morning at TPC Louisiana. With local professional Kelly Gibson moderating, Bramlett demonstrated
balance and grip. He hit draw shots and cuts. He blasted drives that
carried 300 yards. Then, he learned from the children.
|12/10/2010||"Bringing Joe B. Back to Life - The New Orleans Course, Named for a Pioneering Black Golfer, Is Rebounding From Katrina Damage" by John Paul Newport, The Wall Street Journal |
This city has never been known as a golf hotbed, even before Hurricane Katrina. Its culture and history were always what mattered most: the music, the French Quarter, the Mississippi River. But there are enclaves where golf matters a lot, and one of them revolves around the Joe Bartholomew Golf Course in the northeast part of town, which was ruined by 10 feet of flood waters five years ago.
|10/12/2010||"New Orleans' Joe Bartholomew Golf Course Renovation is Almost Completed" by Bob Fortus, The Times-Picayune |
| || Former PGA Tour player Kelly Gibson, design consultant for the
renovation of the Joe Bartholomew Golf Course, was walking on the 15th
fairway on a mid-September afternoon. Work on the course, which was devastated by floodwater when Hurricane
Katrina ripped through New Orleans more than five years ago, is moving
toward completion. The renovation is close enough to being finished that
Gibson can visualize the golf shots.|
|7/7/2010 ||"Sandra Bullock, Kelly Gibson, Headline New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Honorees" by Maya Jones, The Times-Picayune |
| ||Actress Sandra Bullock, professional golfer Kelly Gibson,
legendary press box worker Harold Shelly, and the New Orleans Boosters
baseball team will receive special awards Friday for their outstanding
contributions and active involvement in the community from the Allstate
Sugar Bowlís Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame. |
|05/20/2010||"Kelly Gibson Offers an Opportunity for Area's Youth with Junior Golf Tour" by Doug Tatum, The Times-Picayune |
Kelly Gibsonís golf career received a boost in 1978 when he was awarded a scholarship by the New Orleans Golf Association that he used while attending and playing golf for Lamar University.
Now the New Orleans native and PGA Tour veteran wants to return the favor to the areaís youth by establishing the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour, presented by Cox Louisiana.
|4/26/2010 ||"New Olreans Still Rebuilding Five Years Later" by Sean Martin, GolfWeek |
| ||Robert Becker loves to tell the story of the day City Parkís practice
range first opened after Hurricane Katrina. Becker, City Parkís CEO,
says itís the perfect example of the resilience shown by residents of
It was March 2006, seven months after Katrina made landfall in New
Orleans. Becker and his staff hung a sign on a fence announcing that the
range had reopened. |
|12/29/2009||"New Orleans Pro Golfer Kelly Gibson is Helping to Restore Joe Bartholomew Golf Course" by Tim Rosaforte, GolfWorld |
| ||After Katrina, Kelly Gibson provided aid to the first responders,
established a relief fund, and won the Bartlett Award given by the Golf
Writers Association of America for his contributions to society. While
his playing career continues to ebb, the New Orleans native has melded
the experience of working with Pete Dye on the TPC of Louisiana with a
passion for restoring golf in his city.
Gibson's latest consulting project involves what is believed to be
one of the first courses designed by an African-American, Joseph M.
Bartholomew GC in the Gentilly District not far from Lakefront Airport
and the Industrial Canal. |
|8/12/2009 ||"Kelly Gibson's Drive to Make PGA Tour Made the Difference" by Jennifer Armstrong, The Times-Picayune |
| ||It's virtually impossible to understand how difficult it is to make it to the PGA Tour.
Algiers native Kelly Gibson did it, and he eventually made 150 cuts,
played from 1989 to 2003 and has Veteran Member status on the PGA Tour