Golf is a Game of Impact!  When one understands what proper impact is and is able to allow their style of swing to produce Dynamic Impact, improvement that lasts a lifetime is born.   Growing the game begins with empowering golfers to better understand their swing that produces their impact, reducing the frustration and keeping golfers engaged and on the course.

Bobby Clampett

Bobby Clampett – Founder, CEO, Director of Instruction Impact Zone Golf, Lead Golf Channel Academy Coach

Bobby first made a name for himself, coming hot onto golf’s scene as the world’s top amateur player and then leaving college early to join the PGA Tour at age 19, but only after winning an NCAA record 12 Championships and being a 3-Time First Team All-America and a 2-time Fred Haskins trophy winner.  Well known as a player on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour later, he later turned his passion to helping others enjoy the game by the demonstration of his knowledge of how the game is taught and learned through his Impact-Based Teaching® System and earning his PGA Master Professional of Teaching and Coaching.

 Bobby is now known as 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 over 11 wines in 2019 and is scheduled to start selling in major grocery stores in 2020.

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

“Great overall experience and state of the art indoor facility!”.

– Larry P. Heidt, Chairman and CEO of Nabors Well Services

“I still remember our one-on-one time as special. Bobby is not like most sports celebrities. He was just a regular guy. And I enjoyed talking to him about golf, family, life and Wisconsin golf. Just a great guy.”

– John Jazwiec, President of Red Prairie Software Company

“On behalf of everyone at Quail Hollow, thank you for the wonderful job you did for us. It was a great time, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Your message was great, and if our members will practice that for a long time, they will have a lot of fun playing golf. It was also fun watching you do it.”

– Scott Davenport-head golf professional, Quail Hollow Golf Club, Charlotte, NC

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.

What People Say

Bobby has a special gift of making our customers feel relaxed and appreciated on the course. His vast knowledge of the game combined with his unique ability to communicate puts him at the top of our list. My customers go out of their way to tell me how much they enjoy playing with Bobby. After playing with him in the 2006 AT&T, I agree. No wonder I scored my only ever hole-in-one playing with him at Pebble Beach”

– Jim Rohr, CEO/President of PNC Bank

Diane and I want to thank you for such a memorable weekend at the Masters.  We really enjoyed the tour of CBS and especially the B. Cabin.   We will always cherish the only pictures we were able to take thanks to you. 

Thank you again for hosting such a great event and the insight into the players and the into Augusta that only you could provide.

– Bob Bowman

“Bobby was engaging, entertaining and terrific with our customers”

– T. Michael Glenn, Executive Vice-President,
Market Development and Corporate Communications

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
  • Founder and CEO of Impact Zone Golf, a Golf Channel Academy member
  • Developed curriculum to train other teaching professionals in his Impact-based instruction (recognized as a continuing education program for both PGA and LPGA members)
  • Trained hundreds of other teaching professionals as Impact Zone® Certified Instructors
  • Created the Impact Zone Golf® Training System Streaming Videos system (currently 11 video’s) and the Impact Zone Golf Digital Academy
  • Creates and produces large library of golf video tips which can be seen on the Impact Zone Golf YouTube channel as well as under Clampett’s Corner on the Impact Zone Golf website.
  • Regular guest appearances on various media outlets such as Golf Channel Academy, Sirius XM, Golf Digest, and local and national radio shows. 
  • 2011 and 2019 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit, Featured presenter
  • 2016 PGA Show, Trackman Presenter
  • Doctorate Degree, The Golfing Machine (one of only two offered by Homer Kelley himself)
  • 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 finished.
  • Upcoming inductee of the Northern California Golf Hall of Fame
  • 1975 National Insurance Youth Classic Champion, Colorado Springs
  • 1976 NCGA Junior Champion and Golfer of the Year
  • 1977 California State Junior Champion
  • 1977 NCGA Junior Match Play Champion and Golfer of the Year (point record still stands)
  • 1978 World Amateur Individual and Team Champion for the US, in Fiji
  • Only golfer to ever win two Western Golf Association titles in the same year-Western Junior Championship and Western Amateur Championship (1978)
  • In 1978, #1 ranked amateur in the United States by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest
  • 1980 Recipient of the prestigious Dale Rex Award – the person who “contributes the most to athletics in Utah”
  • 1979 – youngest to ever finish in the top 24 in the Masters-record still stands today, (18 years old)
  • 1978 Low Amateur in US Open (and sole leader through 24 holes)
  • 1978 Porter Cup Champion
  • NCGA All Time Record, Points 1978 (Record still stands)
  • 1978, 1980 California State Amateur Champion, Pebble Beach (never defeated)
  • Spalding Open Champion, Pebble Beach, 1980
  • 1980 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion
  • 1982 US Open, Pebble Beach, 3rd Place
  • Brigham Young University Hall of Fame
  • Set NCAA record twelve collegiate golf tournaments in three years.
  • 1978, 1979, 1980 Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Year
  • 1978 Desert News Athlete of the Year in Utah
  • Three-time First Team All-America at BYU
  • Only two-time Fred Haskins Award winner in NCAA history (NCAA College Player of the Year) (Phil Mickelson and Ben Crenshaw are the only three time winners. Tiger Woods is a one-time winner.)
  • Member of the Robert Louis Stevenson Hall of Fame

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
  • K-Coach 3D technology
  • 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
  • State of the Art Outdoor Practice Facility for private home
  • Designed and implemented new practice facilities at the Academy at the Tiburón Golf Club
  • 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