HOW I GOT HERE….
I have been a golfer since I first picked up a club as a toddler. I started playing tournaments when I was 8 and had a dream from an early age to go to Furman University and to play on the LPGA Tour one day. While I loved playing all sports like volleyball and basketball, golf was always my main focus and passion. After a successful amateur and college career as a Furman Lady Paladin, winning the SoCon Player of the Year, earning WGCA All American honors and finishing runner-up at the US Women’s Am, I earned my LPGA Tour card on my first attempt in 2003. From 2003 till 2010, I played on the LPGA Tour and Symetra Tours as I fought my way to earn a living as a professional golfer. I had the amazing opportunity to travel around the country and play with the best female golfers in the world. Throughout my professional career, I had some stretches of success, even playing in 3 US Women’s Open and the LPGA Tour Championship, but during the 2010 season I discovered I had a new passion and direction for my life.
While still competing on the LPGA Tour in 2009, I connected with a large college recruiting company to begin working as an educational college recruiting speaker. After failing to maintain my LPGA status for the 2010 season, I took on an additional role as the head golf recruiting coach to work more directly with the junior golfers. As I got deeper into that position, I saw a bigger need and demand for the junior golfers I had come across, especially the females, that I wasn’t able to fulfill through the larger company. I would have parents ask “Can you watch my daughter play and tell us what you think?” and “What tournaments should we play in”, “What would you have done differently?”, so I left that company and started Brandi Jackson Golf in 2011.
And I have NEVER looked back.
To say that starting Brandi Jackson Golf was life changing would not even do it justice. I originally thought that my mission was to simply help junior golfers find a place to play college golf but I quickly found out there was much more to it.
Through several different platforms and programs, I have the opportunity to not only help the junior golfers find a college golf home, but also teach them life and personal development skills that will take them far beyond their college golf days. This has truly become the heart of Brandi Jackson Golf!
is to motivate and educate young golfers to take ownership of the college recruiting process and better prepare themselves for the transition into college golf.
Post Golf Highlights:
Palmetto High School Athletic Hall of Fame
Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame
Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest under 35
Anderson Independent Top 20 under 40 Leaders
Golf Channel Morning Drive Guest
College Consultant of the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Tour
Creator of The Golf Recruiting Advantage
The Blade Jr Board of Directors
SCJGA Junior Golf Committee
TPI Level 1 Expert
Volunteer Big Sister