Some of our students have
succeeded at the highest levels of golf. Here are brief
profiles of a few of them, and their most notable accomplishments.
As John Anselmo's student from the age of
ten until age eighteen when he went to Stanford University,
Tiger Woods racked up an unparalleled record of victories
in junior tournaments in the United States and abroad.
His work ethic and tenacity deserve as much credit for
his success as his prodigious physical talents; even at
a young age Tiger always had a rare ability to focus, and
an unfaltering belief in his ability. Tiger's amateur accomplishments
- Winner: U.S. Junior Amateur three times
(first to win that title more than once)
- Winner: U.S. Amateur (youngest ever,
at age 18 in 1994)
- Winner: Optimist International Junior
tournament six times (ages 8, 9, 12, 13, 14 and 15)
- Represented U.S. in
1994 World Amateur Team Championships
- Represented U.S. in 1995 Walker
- Golf Digest Player of the Year in 1991
- Golf World Player of the Year in 1992
- Golfweek National Amateur of the Year
- Golf World Man of the Year in 1994
Just 14 years old, Jim recently became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur golf championship (beating the record held by Tiger Woods). His consistent play is making him a
familar name on leaderboards at International Junior Golf
Tour events and other top amateur events around the country
and the world. He has played in 33 IJGT events, winning
14 of them and finishing in the top ten in another 12 times.
And he competes in the 16-19 year-old bracket!
LPGA Tour winner Kim Saiki workedwith
John Anselmo as anamateur. As his student Kim won both
the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and the Junior World
Championship in 1983. In addition, she won the Broadmoor
Invitational in 1986-87. Kim played collegiate golf at
the University of Southern California, where she was an
NCAA All-American in 1986 and a four-time All-Conference
Scotty Cameron is renowned for his putter
designs. And, as it happens he grew up in southern California.
So when he wanted to learn how to play golf, he turned
to the best pro he could find: John Anselmo. Scotty's busy
these days working with many of the top players on the
PGA Tour, and other pro tours worldwide. But work with
John to become a proficient golfer has paid dividends,
as it continues to inform his putter design philosophy.
Roger Cleveland began producing and selling golf
clubs in 1979. Cleveland Golf started off as a company known
for producing exquisite replicas of classic golf clubs from
the 1940's and 1950's. Based in Huntington Beach, Roger came
over to the Meadowlark Golf Club regularly to work with John.