Bob Heintz, PGA Teaching Professional
@ Applecross Country Club
Contact Bob by phone: 727.421.5630 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric MacCluen Golf is proud to have PGA Professional, Bob Heintz, return in 2015 for a third season as a integral member of our talented and passionate teaching staff.
Bob Heintz comes to Applecross with nearly 20 years of professional golf experience, having competed on the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour since 1999 and various other tours in the 1990’s. A 1992 graduate from Yale University, where he was a 3-time Ivy League Individual Champion, Bob is now back in the Ivy League as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Pennsylvania. Bob is a 6-time member of the PGA Tour (2000, ’02, ’06, ’08, ’09, ’10), and his career earnings exceed $2.2 million. He earned 6 top-10 finishes and 15 top-25 finishes in 155 career starts on the PGA Tour. His career best PGA Tour finish was second place at the 2010 Reno-Tahoe Open.
Bob’s Web.com/Nationwide Tour years produced two victories, including the1999 Shreveport Open and the 1999 Web.com Tour Championship. Over the course of 8 seasons, his Web.com Tour career earnings exceed $620,000, with 14 top-10 finishes and 42 top-25 finishes in 192 events. His career statistics and profile can also be found on pgatour.com.
A frequent leader in putting and short game statistics, Bob led the PGA Tour in both Putts per Round (27.57) and Putts per Green in Regulation (a record-low 1.682) in 2002. In 2009, he ranked first on the PGA Tour in 3-Putt Avoidance (1.6%), and ranked third in Approach Putt Proximity to Hole. He also led the Web.com Tour in Putts per Round on multiple occasions.
As an instructor, Heintz brings an intimate understanding of course management, wedge play, short game and putting techniques, along with a feel-oriented approach to the golf swing and the art of hitting solid golf shots. As a 1992 NCAA Golf Academic All-American and a current Ivy League coach, Bob is sure to stress academic diligence with his school-age students. Before moving from Clearwater, Florida to Philadelphia, his client list included a growing stable of competitive junior golfers along with amateurs of all skill levels and ages. He is passionate about passing on the knowledge he gained from many years of professional tournament golf, thousands of hours of practice, and focused observation of the world-class pros with whom he was playing.
Wife: Nancy, Villanova graduate 1992
Children: Eryn (Favorite sport volleyball), PJ (Baseball), Daniel (Baseball),
Bob was Born in Syosset, NY 1970.
High school multi-sport athlete lettering in basketball, baseball, and golf.
Graduated Yale in 1992 with degree in economics.
Previous home town of 35+ years was Clearwater, FL, the spring training home of the Phillies.
Current position as Head Men's Golf Coach at the University of Pennsylvania.