Bobby Clampett `78
Bobby Clampett `78
Bobby Clampett helped establish the school’s golf program as one of the best in the state. By the time he joined Stevenson as a freshman in 1974, he was well on his way to making a name for himself locally and regionally.
In Bobby’s freshman year, he was team captain, MVP, all league, all CCS, all state, and conference player of the year. He won the National Big I Junior Championship in Colorado Springs and beat 18 of the 24 PGA touring pros in the field. In his sophomore year, he repeated all the accomplishments from his freshman year, and earned the No. 1 ranking for juniors in Northern California, setting the all-time point record in that region. He also won the Northern California Junior Championship.
In Bobby’s junior year, he went on to earn MVP, all-league, all CCS, all state, and conference player of the year recognitions. He again ranked No. 1 for juniors in Northern California and broke his own all-time point record. He finished his senior year winning the Northern California Junior Championship, the California State Junior Championship, and finished third in the Junior World Golf Championships.
Bobby attended Brigham Young University where he was a three-time first team All American, set the all-time NCAA Division I Collegiate Tournament record with 12 individual victories, and is the only two-time Fred Haskins Award winner as the Collegiate Golfer of the Year.
Using his tremendous success at RLS and Brigham Young as a springboard, he became one of the most celebrated young amateur golfers in the world, earning honors as the low amateur at the 1978 U.S. Open and 1979 Masters while still a teenager. He was 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. Turning pro in 1980, Bobby demonstrated outstanding success playing for 15 years on the PGA Tour.
After a 20-year career as a regular broadcaster with CBS and TNT, Bobby focused his efforts and limited his time on air to the Masters and the PGA Championships. Then, in 2010, he began competing on the Champions Tour, where he finished in the top 5, 7 times. Most recently, he founded Impact Zone Golf with his wife Marianna who acts as President of the company, where he shares the concepts of his Impact-Based® teaching system. Both of his academies are located in Naples, Florida where teaches full-time, but travels to Carmel often and teaches locally at Quail Lodge where he learned to play.