Bobby Cole - lead master instructor

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South African born Bobby Cole is a Lead Master Instructor on the Jim McLean teaching staff. An outstanding instructor, his teaching skills are enhanced by his extensive professional playing experience on both the US and the South African PGA Tours. Included among Bobby's 22 worldwide tournament wins are The British Amateur, The South African Open (twice), The South African PGA Championship, The Buick Open, The Seattle Everett Open, and both the team and the individual win in the 1974 World Cup of Golf. He has had 8 top ten finishes in the PGA Championship, the US Open, and the British Open, and finished 3rd in the 1975 British Open, one stroke back of Tom Watson and Jack Newton, who played off for the win. Bobby's records as the youngest player to make the cut and play at the Masters, and the youngest winner of the British Amateur stand today. With more than 150 cuts and a tournament win, he is a Lifetime Member of the US PGA Tour.


At the Jim McLean School, Bobby is a favorite instructor with current and future touring pros, as well as recreational players and aspiring Juniors. He offers private lessons, schools, seminars, and clinics and teaches both one-on-one, or with Jim McLean and other instructors at the school. In addition to teaching, he competes professionally on the Champions Tour and plays in some PGA and Nationwide Tournaments and ProAms. Bobby's lifetime history in the game of golf has made him the subject of numerous magazine and newspaper articles and a 1998 profile on The Golf Channel.