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.