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March 26, 1992 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his 70th birthday, Jerry Barber was asked how long he thought he could continue to play on the Senior PGA Tour. "Until they stop inviting me," he said. That time is drawing near. Soon, Barber, born in Woodson, Ill., but a longtime resident of Los Angeles, will be among the missing unless he is given a special exemption. He will turn 76 on April 25. Under the senior tour's eligibility rules, Barber is on the cusp.
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September 24, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jerry Barber, the 1961 PGA champion who also served as the pro at Griffith Park Golf Club for 28 years, died Friday of heart failure. He was 78. Barber's son, Tom, currently listed as co-pro at Griffith Park with Jerry, said his father entered Verdugo Hills Hospital on Monday complaining of flu-like symptoms and it was discovered that he had a bad valve in the left side of his heart. He had a massive stroke later that night, precluding surgery to repair the faulty valve.
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September 24, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jerry Barber, the 1961 PGA champion who also served as the pro at Griffith Park Golf Club for 28 years, died Friday of heart failure. He was 78. Barber's son, Tom, currently listed as co-pro at Griffith Park with Jerry, said his father entered Verdugo Hills Hospital on Monday complaining of flu-like symptoms and it was discovered that he had a bad valve in the left side of his heart. He had a massive stroke later that night, precluding surgery to repair the faulty valve.
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July 16, 1994 | THOMAS BONK
On the final day of the Kroger Senior Open last week in Mason, Ohio, 78-year-old Jerry Barber shot a 69, which matched the round of winner Jim Colbert. Barber said it's not often he shoots a round in the 60s, but there are exceptions: "Once in a while I go crazy." Barber and son Tom, 51, are getting ready to travel to Lytham, England, to play in next week's British Senior Open at Royal Lytham, where the elder Barber was captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1961.
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July 17, 1986
Former winner Dave Barber of Bakersfield will meet Tom Barber of Griffith Park today in the final of the Southern California PGA Match Play championship at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. The Barbers, not related, defeated last year's finalists in Wednesday's semifinal round. Dave Barber, beat Jerry Wisz of Alhambra, 2 and 1. Tom Barber, son of 1959 champion Jerry Barber, beat Jim Woodward of Wood Ranch, 2 and 1.
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September 8, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
This seems to be the era of ageless athletes. At 44, Nolan Ryan is performing amazing feats. Carlton Fisk is going strong at 43. George Foreman remains a force in boxing at 42 and Jimmy Connors is the sensation of tennis at 39. And then there is diminutive golfer Jerry Barber. The longtime Los Angeles resident will celebrate his 50th year as a professional golfer in 1992. He is 75. And Barber is still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. Longevity is a feature of the Barber family.
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July 16, 1994 | THOMAS BONK
On the final day of the Kroger Senior Open last week in Mason, Ohio, 78-year-old Jerry Barber shot a 69, which matched the round of winner Jim Colbert. Barber said it's not often he shoots a round in the 60s, but there are exceptions: "Once in a while I go crazy." Barber and son Tom, 51, are getting ready to travel to Lytham, England, to play in next week's British Senior Open at Royal Lytham, where the elder Barber was captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1961.
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January 25, 1985 | DAN HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Tom and Jerry are familiar cartoon characters and a Tom and Jerry is a popular drink during the Christmas season. This golf season, Tom and Jerry are the only American-born son and father combination to have played in the same PGA tour tournament. Tom and Jerry Barber are playing in the Los Angeles Open, which began Thursday at Riviera Country Club. Jerry, who will be 69 in April, is a former PGA champion and player of the year. He and son Tom, 42, are host pros at the Griffith Park complex.
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June 5, 1989 | Mal Florence
Jerry Barber says he is surprised that others are surprised that he's still winning tournaments at 73. "After all, I know how to play and I used to be a real good player," Barber said. He's still a good player, having already won two super seniors events this year. The super seniors are players 60 and older and they participate in the regular Senior PGA Tour events in what is a tournament within a tournament. For example, if the senior tour event is a 54-hole tournament, the super seniors' competition is based on 36 of those holes.
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October 15, 1989 | Associated Press
Mike Hill birdied the final hole Saturday to take a three-shot lead after two rounds of the Gatlin Brothers Southwest senior tournament at Fairway Oaks Country Club. Hill shot a five-under-par 67 for a two-round total of eight-under 136, three shots ahead of Bruce Crampton and Butch Baird. Gary Player, Orville Moody, John Paul Cain, John Brodie, Jim Dent, Don Massengale, Walt Zembriski and Larry Ziegler are another shot back.
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March 26, 1992 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On his 70th birthday, Jerry Barber was asked how long he thought he could continue to play on the Senior PGA Tour. "Until they stop inviting me," he said. That time is drawing near. Soon, Barber, born in Woodson, Ill., but a longtime resident of Los Angeles, will be among the missing unless he is given a special exemption. He will turn 76 on April 25. Under the senior tour's eligibility rules, Barber is on the cusp.
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September 12, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
This seems to be the era of ageless athletes. At 44, Nolan Ryan is performing amazing feats in baseball. Carlton Fisk is going strong at 43. George Foreman remains a force in boxing at 42 and Jimmy Connors is the sensation of tennis at 39. And then there is Jerry Barber. The longtime Los Angeles resident will celebrate his 50th year as a professional golfer in 1992. He is 75. And Barber is still going strong on the Senior PGA Tour. Longevity is a feature of the Barber family.
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June 5, 1989 | Mal Florence
Jerry Barber says he is surprised that others are surprised that he's still winning tournaments at 73. "After all, I know how to play and I used to be a real good player," Barber said. He's still a good player, having already won two super seniors events this year. The super seniors are players 60 and older and they participate in the regular Senior PGA Tour events in what is a tournament within a tournament. For example, if the senior tour event is a 54-hole tournament, the super seniors' competition is based on 36 of those holes.
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July 17, 1986
Former winner Dave Barber of Bakersfield will meet Tom Barber of Griffith Park today in the final of the Southern California PGA Match Play championship at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. The Barbers, not related, defeated last year's finalists in Wednesday's semifinal round. Dave Barber, beat Jerry Wisz of Alhambra, 2 and 1. Tom Barber, son of 1959 champion Jerry Barber, beat Jim Woodward of Wood Ranch, 2 and 1.
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January 25, 1985 | DAN HAFNER, Times Staff Writer
Tom and Jerry are familiar cartoon characters and a Tom and Jerry is a popular drink during the Christmas season. This golf season, Tom and Jerry are the only American-born son and father combination to have played in the same PGA tour tournament. Tom and Jerry Barber are playing in the Los Angeles Open, which began Thursday at Riviera Country Club. Jerry, who will be 69 in April, is a former PGA champion and player of the year. He and son Tom, 42, are host pros at the Griffith Park complex.
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January 7, 1988 | RICH TOSCHES
Arnold Palmer has joined Chi Chi Rodriguez, Miller Barber, defending champion Bob Charles and 48 other golfers in the field for the 1988 GTE Seniors Classic at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley. The 54-hole tournament will be played March 11-13 and offers a purse of $275,000. In addition, a Skins Game involving four selected players, or a shoot-out in which all entrants will participate, will be held March 9, according to tournament general chairman Bernie Jensen.
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