A member of the PGA TOUR and PGA of America since 1985, Bob Lohr played on the PGATOUR as an exempt player for twelve consecutive years (1985-1996). A tournament winner at the 1988 Walt Disney World Oldsmobile Classic, where Bob defeated Chip Beck in an exciting five-hole playoff was certainly the highlight. Two playoff losses, one to Jay Haas in the 1993 Texas Open, the other in 1995 to Mark O'Meara at the Canadian Open are among his six runner-up finishes. He also enjoyed five 3rd place finishes during his career.
Bob began working on his golf swing with David Leadbetter in November of 1989 and by the fall of 1990, defeated a field including 30 PGA TOUR tournament winners to capture the 1990 Mexican Open. He went on in 1991 to record an impressive seven top tens, including two seconds and a third.
A graduate of Miami University (Ohio) where he was an Evans Scholar, Bob earned a B.S. in Marketing. An All Mid American Conference Selection for three years and Honorable Mention All American in 1983 are among his golf accomplishments while attending Miami University. He was inducted into the Miami University Hall of Fame in 1993.
Bob became an LGA Certified Golf Instructor in 2002. He coaches players of all ages and skill levels at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, where he resides with his wife, Ren.
Golf instruction with Bob Lohr
When he’s not busy instructing players on the finer techniques of golf, Bob can occasionally be found sharing his expertise online. Below are just a few examples.
When was the first time you picked up a club?My Dad got me started when I was 13. I was a baseball and basketball player beginning at the age of 6. He thought golf would help me in business and in life. I'm not sure he suspected I would become a PGA Tour winner but I'm so thankful he introduced me to this wonderful game we love.
Who is your golf idol?Jack Nicklaus was my golfing idol. The first time we played together was at the Kapalua Invitational in Maui, Hawaii. Obviously a day to remember!
Who would you most like to give a lesson?Well my first answer would argueably by any of my 3 kids. Those of you that are parents understand that our kids don't like too much instruction from Mom or Dad. Beyond that, I think it would be fun to give a lesson to President Barack Obama, as long as we could hit balls on the White House lawn. Oh by the way, I'd like a tour of the white house after the lesson.
What is your favorite training aid or drill?The pivot drill is probably my favorite drill. The one thing that most professional golfers have in common is the ability to get wound up behind the ball, so if I can get my players to adopt good body motion in their swings, their well on their way to improving.
What is one rule change you would make to golf?Fortunately the one rule I've always wanted changed, has been changed. And that's rule 18-2b that states you are no longer penalized if your ball moves after you have addressed it, if it is certain you did not cause it to move. An example is a gust of wind causes the ball to move. I always felt that penalty was unfair and I guess the someone finally agrees.