Bob was born in Canada in 1939. His father, Walter, was a precision tool and die maker, an avid golfer and constant tinkerer of golf equipment. Bob did not necessarily share his father’s passion for golf as a child, but he observed and assisted in his father’s club creations.
Bob, at 25, left Montreal for the United States and settled in Carlsbad, California. Despite his earlier feelings toward golf, he became fascinated with the game and wanted to become involved in some way. He lived near a golf course, and started to play competitively, eventually developing his father’s passion for “tinkering” with golf clubs.
“I played golf, but realized my talent was only going to take me so far,” said Vokey.