About Bobby Clampett

To make a difference in growing the game of golf by helping people of all ages enjoy the game through instruction and coaching which enables them to consistently better understand and improve their game.

Bobby Clampett

BOBBY CLAMPETT

Lead Coach

A PGA Tour Life Member and popular television golf broadcaster, Bobby Clampett is just as well-known within golf’s inner circles as both an avid student of the game and an exceptional teacher, as well.

Somewhat of a “Renaissance Man,” Clampett’s varied interests have led him from playing golf courses to helping design them, as well as from the TV booth to the bookstores, as the successful author of “The Impact Zone.” An avid snow skier and life-long pilot (his father who was a two-time National Air Race Champion), Clampett has discovered another new passion a bit more down to earth: as a winemaker, whose Clampett Cellars announced its first two wines varietals, both red blends, in 2010. Clampett Cellars has since grown to 11 wines in 2019.

Clampett established his golf resume as a champion competitor, winning at the amateur, collegiate and tour professional levels – actually notching his first victory against tour professionals as a 19-year-old. He continued to thrive in his 50s on the Champions Tour having finished in the top 5, 7 times and earning more official money in a short 5 year span than he did in his entire PGA Tour career. Clampett believes his true contribution to the game will be through golf instruction. His insights from personal experience, as well as from studying and competing against the world’s best players for over four decades, has resulted in a philosophy that completely changes the way golfers and instructors perceive and interpret each golfer’s swing.

With his “The Impact Zone Training System,” Clampett challenges the widely accepted theory of golf instruction that is too concerned with a golfer’s swing style, while overlooking its results and effectiveness. “Impact-Based” instruction puts the emphasis where it should be, Clampett professes: on creating better impact to produce consistently good shots and lower scores. The book ignited responses from teaching professionals and players throughout the game. In 2013, Bobby became the first PGA Tour winner in history to earn the PGA’s highest instructor level, PGA Master Professional of Teaching and Coaching.

What People Say

Known now as the “Father of Impact,” many teachers agree that Bobby has had a greater influence on improving golfers games than any instructor in recent history. Bobby’s discovery dismantles all the confusing, conflicting golf theories and gives golfers an understanding and hope they never thought possible.

Robert Daniel Clampett, Jr. was born April 22, 1960 in Monterey, Calif. He attended Robert Louis Stevenson School, adjacent to the famed Spyglass Hill Golf Course. His early golf training was based on the groundbreaking book “The Golfing Machine” by Homer Kelley, and working closely with Kelley disciple Ben Doyle, at nearby Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel Valley.

Clampett became one of the most celebrated young amateur golfers in golf history, earning honors as the low amateur at the 1978 U.S. Open and 1979 Masters, while still a teenager. And he was still only 19 when he won a professional tournament for the first time, beating a field that included many PGA Tour veterans in the 1980 Spalding Invitational, held on the Monterey Peninsula.

Among his national amateur titles, Clampett posted prestigious victories at the Porter Cup, the Sunnehanna Amateur and the Western Junior and Amateur. He also won the 1978 World Amateur medal in team competition for the Eisenhower Trophy. Closer to home Clampett twice captured the California State Amateur virtually in his own backyard, at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, first as an 18-year-old in 1978 and then again two summers later in 1980. As a result, Clampett was inducted into both the California Golf and the Utah Golf Hall of Fame.

Not to be overlooked was Clampett’s remarkable collegiate career at Brigham Young University, where from 1978 through 1980 he was a three-time First Team All-American and two-time Collegiate Golfer of the Year, winning an NCAA record 12 individual titles in just three years (a record that still stands today). Bobby is a member of the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame and has a trophy case on campus to memorialize his incredible achievements while a collegiate.

Turning pro in 1980, Clampett earned more than $1.4 million during 15 years as regular on the PGA Tour, tapering off is playing schedule following the 1994 season to focus on his second golf career, as a broadcaster. Clampett has enjoyed working for CBS and TNT the past three decades. His obligations to CBS have been limited to the network’s two major championships broadcasts, at the Masters and PGA Championship.

Clampett retired from the PGA Champion’s Tour in 2014 to focus on Impact Zone Golf® which he founded as a way to meet the demands of students and teachers to be involved with his revolutionary Impact- Based™ teaching system. The new project has had a huge effect on his life. He and his wife Marianna lead the company from their World Headquarters in Naples, Florida, where they have built two teaching academies, an indoor performance center and outdoors at the Tiburon Golf Club, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • In 2013, became the only person in history to be both a PGA Tour Winner and a PGA Master Professional in Teaching and Coaching
  • Author of ‘The Impact Zone”, the best selling and ground-breaking golf instruction book
  • Founder of Impact-Based® Instruction
  • Author of “Impact Zone Golf® Student Success Manual”, 2016, Amazon Publishing
  • CEO of Impact Zone Golf and have trained over 100 Impact Zone Golf Certified Instructors
  • Developed Impact Zone Golf Certified Training Program options. Graduates of Level 1 receive 16 PGA MSR credits and/or 12 for LPGA credits and can teach in IZG licensed facilities and assist Bobby with his Signature Golf School Program
  • Graduates of Level 2 can be lead instructor of an Impact Zone Golf Licensed Teaching Facility
  • Produced the Impact Zone Golf Training System Streaming Videos/DVDs (currently 11 DVD’s)
  • 2011 and 2019 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, Featured presenter
  • 2016 PGA Show, Trackman Presenter
  • Owner and Director of Instruction, Tiburon Golf Club/Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
  • Owner and Director of Instruction, Impact Zone Golf World Headquarters and Indoor Golf Performance Center, Naples, Florida
  • Doctorate Degree, The Golfing Machine (one of only two offered by Homer Kelley himself)
  • Member of the Golf Channel Academy teaching professionals
  • On Air Presenter of Clampett’s Corner, weekly answer to student’s questions
  • Impact Zone Golf has a CRM database over 100,000 Impact Zone Golf fans, students and customers’ emails.
  • Member of the California Golf Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Utah Golf Hall of Fame
  • In 1982 became the Youngest PGA Tour Professional in history to earn over $500,000 in Official Prize Money
  • Member and Individual Champion in the 1981 US/Japan All-Star Match
  • Winner 1982 Southern Open-PGA Tour
  • 1983 World Mixed Team Champion with Betsy King.
  • 2nd Place Finishes: 81,82,84 Italian Opens (European PGA Tour), 81 Bing Crosby, 81 Greater Hartford Open, 81 Buick Open, 81 Buick Westchester Classic, 82 Greater Greensboro Open, 87 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (PGA Tour)
  • 3rd Place Finishes: 82 US Open, 81 Byron Nelson Golf Classic, 86 Texas Open
  • Member of the 1982 US World Cup Team (finished 2nd with team mate Bob Gilder)
  • Lifetime member of the PGA Tour earning $1.4 million and compiling one win and 33 top 10 finishes (396 events)
  • Total PGA Tour Cuts Made: 232
  • Earned almost $1.5 Million in Champion’s Tour earnings (87 events) and had 7 top 5 finishes
  • Member of the California Golf Hall of Fame
  • Member of the Utah Golf Hall of Fame
  • In 1982 became the Youngest PGA Tour Professional in history to earn over $500,000 in Official Prize Money
  • Member and Individual Champion in the 1981 US/Japan All-Star Match
  • Winner 1982 Southern Open-PGA Tour
  • 1983 World Mixed Team Champion with Betsy King.
  • 2nd Place Finishes: 81,82,84 Italian Opens (European PGA Tour), 81 Bing Crosby, 81 Greater Hartford Open, 81 Buick Open, 81 Buick Westchester Classic, 82 Greater Greensboro Open, 87 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic (PGA Tour)
  • 3rd Place Finishes: 82 US Open, 81 Byron Nelson Golf Classic, 86 Texas Open
  • Member of the 1982 US World Cup Team (finished 2nd with team mate Bob Gilder)
  • Lifetime member of the PGA Tour earning $1.4 million and compiling one win and 33 top 10 finishes (396 events)
  • Total PGA Tour Cuts Made: 232
  • Earned almost $1.5 Million in Champion’s Tour earnings (87 events) and had 7 top 5 finishes
EXPERIENCE
  • Foresight GC2 and HMT
  • Trackman 4
  • Coach Now (have a branded version)
  • Swing Catalyst system (software, cameras, 3D Motion pressure and balance plate)
  • Avid user of all MAC products
  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • iMovie editor
  • V1 and V1 branded academy
  • Sam PUTTLab (Science and Motion Technologies)
  • Photography, Video, Editing, and Production skills
  • Robert Louis Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, 1977
  • Brigham Young University, AA in French, 1980
  • 18 hole course and practice facility of the Greens at Deerfield Golf Club-La Follette, TN, 1995
  • First Tee of the Ozarks Payne Stewart Memorial golf practice facility at Kids Across America, Branson, MO., 2007
  • 18-hole course and practice facility Payne Stewart Golf Club, Branson, MO (now Branson Hills CC) – 2008. Voted 5 years straight, 2011-2016, as #1 Golf Course in Missouri
  • Design consultant to Landmark Land Company- Carmel Valley Ranch-Carmel Valley, CA, 1981
  • Member of the Player Redesign Council of Tournament Players Club, Sawgrass, 1982
  • Developed and Presented Redesign Proposal to NCGA, Poppy Hills, 2011
  • CBS Sports 1991 to Present
  • Turner Sports 1991 through 2007
  • Member of 2 Emmy award winning teams – both at CBS Sports and Turner Sports
  • Have commentated over 300 golf telecasts (mostly PGA Tour events for CBS Sports) including 27 Masters, 28 PGA Championships, 16 PGA Grand Slams of Golf, 5 President’s Cups and 5 British Opens
  • Have hosted 7 Nationally Televised Infomercials
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

PGA Tour      1980-1996   

Played in 396 tour events

  • Made 224 cuts
  • 1 official win, 6 second places, and 4 third places, and 33 top ten places.
  • Total earnings $1,423,000
  • Earned lifetime member status

Web.com Tour 1994-2009

  • Played in 20 events, making 9 cuts
  • Best finish 12th

Champions Tour                2010-2014

  • Played in 87 events
  • 7 top five places, 11 top ten places, 86 cuts made.
  • Total earnings: $1,433,017

CBS Sports               1991-present

1996-2009

  • Member of main broadcasting team covering all CBS Sports Golf telecasts
  • Member of team winning an Emmy for the Masters broadcast

1991-1995

  • Part-time member of broadcast team during events when not competing

2010-present

  • Masters and PGA Championships
  • Lead commentator on the CBS Sports team on-line/digital shows

Turner Sports 1991-2007

  • Lead Analyst for all Turner Sports golf broadcasts – Alongside Vin Scully, Vern Lundquist, Ernie Johnson, Mike Trico over the years

Member of team winning an Emmy for the British Open broadcast

St. David’s School, Raleigh, NC 2000-2007

  • Varsity coach for men’s golf team
  • Team went from finishing last in the conference for 16 years to finishing 1st in their conference and 5th in the state

 

Impact Zone Golf  2008-Present

  • Organized and taught golf schools across the US
  • Private instruction and coaching, both amateurs and playing professionals
  • Developed curriculum for training and credentialing teaching professionals in Impact-based® instruction, with over 100 instructors going through the program
  • Opened 3 Academy locations with full-time teaching and operational staff
  • Developed Impact Zone Golf DVD training series (currently 9 DVDs) which are advertised via Golf Channel and digital channels
  • Authored ‘The Impact Zone”, 2007 with Andy Brumer, a highly regarded and a top selling instruction book
  • Golf Digest, regular contributor
  • Clampett’s Corner – weekly written and video tips
  • Golf Magazine – weekly author/contributor to “Champ’s Clinic” 1981-1983
  • Student Success Manual, 2016 Amazon Publishing