Sam Randolph, Jr., caddied, worked and learned to play golf at La Cumbre Country Club in Santa Barbara, California, where his father, Sam Randolph, Sr., was the Head Golf Professional for 38 years.  As a child, Sam excelled at football, baseball, basketball and golf – but by age 15, golf had become his favorite sport.

Sam enjoyed a very successful Junior Golf career, winning the California State Junior Championship and the Junior World Championship in 1981.  He went on to play college golf at the University of Southern California.  He was a 4-year All-American, winning 12 collegiate events.  He was College Player of the Year and won the United States Amateur Championship in 1985.  He was the Low Amateur in the 1985 and 1986 Masters.  Sam qualified for the PGA Tour on his first try in the fall of 1986.  He won the Bank of Boston Classic in 1987, his rookie season.

Sam played the PGA Tour from 1987- 1992 and then played the Web.com Tour from 1993- 2002 with several runner-up finishes. He became a Member of the PGA of America in 1991 and has become a real student of the game over the years. Understanding how human bio mechanics and the laws of physics apply to golf is the direction we are going. These Laws prove the truth and help clear up most of the confusion we face in today’s golf world. Sam can help you find and understand your own personal swing so you can practice with a purpose and play with freedom!

Sam has been successful teaching and coaching golfers of all skill levels from beginners to touring professionals. He is the Director of Instruction at Mira Vista CC in Fort Worth, Texas and for a few months in the Winter he gives golf lessons at the Plantation Golf Club in Indio, California. Sam does a few corporate and private outings as well as hosting a fabulous trip to the Masters every year! Sam enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, watching sports, fitness and reading. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Julie.

 

Competitive Experience:

1981
California State High School Champion at Pebble Beach
Junior World Champion at Torrey Pines
Won Junior World Cup Matches at Portmarnock GC in Ireland, partnered with Billy Andrade

1982
Low Amateur in the Los Angeles Open at Riviera CC

1982-1986
4-year All American at USC (1st team- 3 times)
Won 12 Collegiate Tournaments

1984
Pac-10 Player of the Year
Runner-Up in the U.S. Amateur at Oak Tree GC in Oklahoma

1985
Awarded Fred Haskins Award for College Player of the Year
Low Amateur in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National GC
California State Amateur Champion at Pebble Beach
Played on Winning USGA Walker Cup Team at Pine Valley GC
U.S. Amateur Champion and Medalist at Montclair GC in New Jersey

1986
Low Amateur in the Masters Tournament at Augusta National GC
Low Amateur in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills GC in New York
Turned Pro and won the Agena Open in Lyon, France
Played in the British Open at Turnberry (played with Nick Faldo the 1st two rounds and with Tom Watson on Sunday)

1987-1992
Played the PGA Tour with 1 Tour Victory at the Bank of Boston Classic

1993-2002
Played the Web.Com Tour with several Runner-Up finishes
Limited starts on the PGA Tour as a Past Champion and Life Member

2003- Present
Teaching and coaching, Corporate and Private Outings and Playing in a few Tournaments again.

2005
Inducted into the USC Hall of Fame

2013
Southern California PGA Heritage award

2014
Sam turns 50 in May and looks forward to playing some on the Champions Tour

2016
Selected as a member of the Pac-12 All Century Golf Team