About Bob Byman
Professional Golf Instructor, Lifetime PGA Tour Member
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Bob was first introduced to golf, by his father, at the age of 8. He started competing that year in the Mid Hudson Junior Golf Program in upstate New York. He won his first tournament soon thereafter and was hooked. Golf became his favorite sport. At 16, he won his first of 3 consecutive Colorado State Amateur Championships. At 17, he won the USGA Junior Championship and qualified for the US Open beating Nicklaus' record for the youngest ever to qualify by 3 months. In 1972 Bob won 80% of the tournaments he entered.
At the 1972 US Open at Pebble Beach, he played with Arnold Palmer and Julius Boros in a practice round. After the round, Palmer strongly encouraged him to consider Wake Forest University as the college that he should attend. Bob took his advice. He received the prestigious Buddy Worsham Scholarship in 1973. Under the tutelage and mentoring of the legendary coach Jesse Haddock, the team won 2 NCAA team titles. Along with Curtis Strange, Jay Haas and David Thore, the team was and still is considered to have had the best college golf team in history.
Bay Hill Champions Dinner
Bob, Tiger Woods & Arnold Palmer
2001 Bay Hill Champions Dinner
Bob Byman turned pro in 1976. In 1977, he won three national opens in Sweden, Holland and New Zealand. He qualified for the PGA Tour in 1978 and won in his 13th event the following year at the Bay Hill Classic in a playoff with John Schroeder. He finished 7th in that year's British Open. From 1977 to 1979 he was ranked in the top 25 in the world. He won two more national opens in 1978 and 1982 and continued competing full time on the PGA Tour through 1985.
He competed sporadically on the world Tours until 2003, but beginning in 1987 he started teaching for a living. By the early 1990's he was a very accomplished instructor and coach and has continued to refine and improve his skills. From the late 1980's to 2003 he successfully taught over 40,000+ lessons.
His students quickly become aware of his great passion for helping anyone who wishes to learn. He has developed champions at every level of competition... from junior to PGA Tour golfers. But more importantly, Bob has helped thousands of beginners to the most advanced amateurs (including children, women and men... right and left handed) to optimize their physical and mental skills. He gets his students in to the game... each one looks like a golfer, feels like a golfer and starts hitting shots in a highly accomplished manner. The conditions are established for dramatic short term and inexorable long term improvement.
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|1977-1985||Played in 25 to 35 tournaments per year, including all majors|
|1982||Scandinavian Open Winner|
|1979||British Open 7th|
|1979||Bayhill Classic Winner|
|1978||Qualified for PGA TOUR|
|1978||Dutch Open Winner|
|1978||British Open 16th|
|1977||New Zealand Open Winner|
|1977||Dutch Open Winner|
|1977||Scandinavian Open Winner|
|1978-1979||Ranked in the top 25 in the World*|
|*In 1977 there were no official World Rankings|
|1977-1990||Winner of several other professional "mini tour" events. Played on Tours in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, Japan, and Mexico.|
|2003-2004||Prepared for playing on the Champions Tour/European Seniors Tour|
|2005||Played on the European Seniors Tour|
|Present||Lifetime Member of the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour|
Director of Instruction, The Legacy Golf Club, Las Vegas, NV, Featured Instructor in Las Vegas for VIP Golf Academy and Executive Golf Schools (2008-Present)
Featured instructor for The Punta Cana Resort and Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Present)
Personal Golf Instructor, Las Vegas, NV (2003-Present)
Guest Instructor at Heart River Golf Course, Dickinson, ND (2009)
Instructor, Jim McLean Golf School, Miami, FL (2007)
Director of Instruction / Head Instructor, Whitewater Country Club, Fayetteville, GA (1997-03)
Guest Instructor, Long Island, NY (1994-95)
Director of Instruction / Head Instructor, Heathrow Country Club, Heathrow, FL (1988-97); Featured Instructor, Club de Barbaroux, Brignoles, France (1988)
Featured Instructor, Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic (1987-90)
Featured Instructor, Oakridge Driving Range, Raleigh, NC (1986-89)
Instructor, Northridge Country Club, Raleigh, NC (1985)