Geiberger was born in Red Bluff, California. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School where he was #1 on the golf team which included future financial icon, Charles Schwab. Afterwards he attended Menlo College and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1959. He turned pro in 1959 and joined the PGA Tour in 1960. His first PGA Tour win was the 1962 Ontario Open.
Al’s most famous for his achievement in 1977 when, during the second round of the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Geiberger became the first player in history to post a score of 59 (-13) in a PGA Tour-sanctioned event. Starting on the 10th tee of the Colonial Country Club in Cordova, Tennessee, he shot a bogey-free round of six pars, 11 birdies, and an eagle on the 7,193-yard (6,577 m) layout.
Geiberger won the tournament, though not handily. He shot even-par 72 in the first and third rounds and was two strokes down to Gary Player on Sunday after a 38 (+2) on the front nine put him at 241 (-11) for 63 holes. He regained the lead with a 32 (-4) on the back nine to finish at 273 (-15), two strokes ahead of Player and Jerry McGee.
With several patents already issued and more on the way, years of research, development efforts and millions of investment dollars, we were able to bring to market the world’s first and only hollow metal core golf ball, the MA-1.0. We also became only the second company in roughly 100 years to cause the USGA to rewrite the rules governing golf ball construction, paving the way for our hollow metal core golf ball to be deemed USGA conforming. Because we aren’t the one-trick pony types, we also created the AVANT, a low compression ball with unrivaled distance for golfers wanting a softer feel.
We optimized our MA-1.0 to bring a softer and longer version of the most accurate ball on the market due to our hollow metal core technology and called it the Caliber. In 2017 we developed and launched what many believe is the best premium tour ball on the planet –the ELIXR. It boasts the highest allowable initial velocity off the tee, amazing distance, exceptionally tight shot dispersion, and unparalleled stability in windy conditions. With unique advanced materials and design, the ELIXR provides perimeter weighting (created by our innovative high density particles in the mantle) for spin and accuracy, while providing an outstanding soft feel around the greens which makes it the most complete ball you will ever play. No matter which ball you choose, OnCore Golf balls are best in class and bring greatness to every shot.
Most importantly, it is our steadfast mission to give back and empower golfers around the world of all ages. Team OnCore is closely involved with volunteer coaching and mentoring at our First Tee chapters in Buffalo/Western New York in addition to being featured guest speakers at STEM camps teaching the golfing generations of tomorrow the technology and engineering behind our technology infused golf balls. We also sponsor the International Junior Masters tournament fielding talented young players from around the globe to compete in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year. In summary, OnCore Golf is always looking to give more in gratitude for the support that we continue to receive from You.
“Mr. 59” 11 PGA Tour Wins
European Ladies Professional Golfer
3 PGA Tour Wins
World Long Drive Professional
Top all time winning
Columbian Professional golfer
Trick Shot Phenom and Professional Golfer
Teaching Professional, winner of the 2017 New England PGA Championship
PGA of Canada, former Teacher of the Year award winner.