|Full name||Jan Olov Lennart Rube|
|Born||14 April 1952|
|Residence||Landskrona, Scania County, Sweden|
|College||United States International University – San Diego|
|Achievements and awards|
Rube is grandson of Swedish photographer Arthur Rube.
He came to represent Mölle Golf Club trough the main part of his career, but switched to Rya Golf Club, situated outside Helsingborg, in 1979.
In 1973, he won the Boyd Quaich Academic Championchip at St Andrews, Scotland, scoring 285 over 72 holes at the Old Course, including an amateur course record of 66 in the second round, after never having seen the course before the practice round.
In August 1975, Rube, together with Bob Bäckstedt, represented Sweden at Club El Rincon in Bogotà, Colombia, among 18 two-man nation teams, competing for the Coupa El Rincon over 72 holes stroke-play. The Swedish team finished second and Rube second individually on a score of 2-under par, five strokes behind winner Denis Watson, Rhodesia. The best amateur golf nations in the world were invited, but United States did not participate.
At college in America, Rube, together with fellow Swede Krister Kinell, in 1975–76 played for the United States International University in San Diego, California, becoming the first Swedes to play golf at a University in the United States.
During an 11-year period, from 1971 to 1981, he was the only player to represent Sweden at every European Amateur Team Championship and every amateur worlds, the Eisenhower Trophy. He has represented Sweden five times at the Eisenhower Trophy, tied with Claes Jöhncke more times than any other Swedish male golfer. In 1976, at Penina Golf and Resort, Portugal, the Swedish team (with Rube, Hans Hedjerson, Mikael Sorling and Göran Lundqvist) finished an, at the time, all-time best 7th among 38 participating nations and Rube tied 21st individually. The same year, Rube was appointed, for the first of three appearances, to the Continent of Europe team to meet Great Britain and Ireland for the St Andrews Trophy at the Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland.
As an amateur, Rube made the cut at the Scandinavian Enterprise Open on the European Tour on two occasions, in 1977 at Drottningholm Golf Club finishing tied 47th with former U.S. Open winner Orville Moody and 1980 at Vasatorp Golf Club, finishing 66th.
Rube was ranked as the best Swedish amateur player of the year, by Svensk Golf, the official magazine of the Swedish Golf Federation, three times, in 1974, 1975 (tied with Hans Hedjerson) and 1980.
After a long and successful amateur career, Rube turned professional in the middle of 1981. He only played a few professional tournaments, finishing 6th in his pro debut at the 1981 Swedish PGA Championship, 16th at Eskilstuna Open and 5th at Ullna Golf Club on the Swedish pro circuit, before retiring from tournament golf at 29 years of age.
Rube was later reinstated as an amateur.
After retiring from competitive golf in 1981, he has practiced paragliding from cliffs near his home. He has also continued to enjoy friendly golf at his three home clubs; Mölle Golf Club, Rya Golf Club and Wittsjö Golf Club.
Awards and honors
- 1971 Most Promising Golfer in Sweden by Zindermans Publishing House
- 1974 Swedish Golfer of the Year
- 1975 Elit Sign No. 54 by Swedish Golf Federation
- Honorary member of Mölle Golf Club
- 1973 Boyd Quaich Academic Championchip at St Andrews
- 1974 Swedish Matchplay Championship, Martini Cup (Rya GC), Guldpokalen (Båstad GC), Falsterbohus Pierre Robert Cup (Falsterbo GC)
- 1975 Falsterbohus Pierre Robert Cup (Falsterbo GC), Tom's Pokal (Ljunghusen GC)
- 1976 Swedish International Stroke Play Championship, Guldpokalen (Båstad GC)
- 1977 German International Amateur Stroke-play Championship, Guldpokalen (Båstad GC), Falkenberg Open, DFDS Elite (Ljunghusen GC)
- 1978 Grundig Satellit Cup (Flommen GC), Ingarö Masters
- 1979 Kvällsposten Masters (Bokskogen GC), Ingarö Masters
- 1980 German International Amateur Stroke-play Championship, Swedish International Stroke Play Championship, Ingarö Masters
- 1981 Betaslaget (Perstorp GC)
- European Youths' Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1970 (winners), 1971, 1972, 1973
- European Amateur Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981
- EGA Trophy (representing the Continent of Europe): 1972, 1973
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Sweden): 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980
- Copa El Rincon, Colombia (representing Sweden): 1975
- St Andrews Trophy (representing Continent of Europe): 1976, 1978, 1980
- "De glömda hjältarna" [The forgotten heroes]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 6. June 2004. pp. 128–137.
- Jansson, Anders (1979). Golf - Den gröna sporten [Golf - The green sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. pp. 150–152, 208, 215, 228–232. ISBN 9172603283.
- Jansson, Anders (February 1975). "Svensk fullträff i Sydamerica: Andra plats i "par-VM"" [Swedish success in South America: Second place at "World Amateur Pair Championship"]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 7. pp. 34–35, 46.
- Strandberg, Bobby (February 1976). "Rapport från USA: "Det är inte viktigt att vinna - det är allt!"" [Report from the U.S.: "It's not important to win - It's everything!"]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 1. pp. 57–58.
- "Upp och ner för våra USA-golfare" [Up and down for our U.S.-golfers]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 3. May 1976. p. 39.
- Jansson, Anders (2004). Golf - Den stora sporten [Golf - The great sport] (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. pp. 180, 188, 209, 210, 212.
- "Tyska Öppna: Rube försvarade Hedjersons seger" [German Open: Rube defended Hedjersons victory]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 5. July 1977. pp. 30, 72.
- "Västtyska Öppna" [German Open: West German Open]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 6. June 1980. pp. 35, 67.
- "Golf-VM genom åren, VM-resultat genom tiderna" [World Team Championship through the years]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 8. August 1988. pp. 168–170, 174–175. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
- Ohlson, Jörgen (December 1982). "Årets tio bästa: VM-hjältar i topp på sista(?) listan" [Top ten of the year: World Championship heroes on top of the last(?) ranking]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 9. pp. 36–39.
- Ohlson, Jörgen (June 1981). "Välkommen, "Jonta", Jag känner mig som junior på nytt" [Welcome "Jonta", I fell like a junior again]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 7. pp. 8–11.
- Stenström, Fredrik (August 1975). "Tom's Pokal: 54-årige Johny svårast för Rube" [Tom's Pokal: 54-year old Johny toughest for Rube]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). No. 6. pp. 32, 52.
- "European Team Championships". European Golf Association.
- "International matches". European Golf Association.
- Jan Rube at the Golfdata official site (in Swedish)