Brandi Jackson grew up playing junior golf in the Anderson, SC area. After graduating from Palmetto High School, she went on to earn a full academic/athletic scholarship at Furman University. During her college career, she won the 2002 Southern Conference Championship and the 2003 NCAA East Regionals. In 2003 she was named Southern Conference Player of the Year and was selected to the NGCA All American Second Team.
Outside of her Furman career, she won the South Carolina Women's Match Play Championship in 1999 and 2000 and was chosen as the Carolina's Golf Association Player of the Year. Her most memorable experience as an amateur was finishing Runner Up at the 2002 US Women's Amateur.
Brandi graduated from Furman with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. From her finish at the US Women's Amateur, she earned an exemption to the 2003 US Women's Open. Following the US Women's Open, Brandi turned professional and competed on the remainder of the Futures Tour schedule. That October she attended LPGA Qualifying School where she earned full LPGA status for the 2004 season. She returned to the Futures Tour in 2005, where she finished 11th in 2007 and 7th in 2008 on the year end money list. She earned her way back to the LPGA tour in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 she made 6 LPGA cuts and earned a spot in the LPGA Tour Championship. She also competed in the US Women's Open in 2006 and 2007.
Brandi joined a national college recruiting company in the fall of 2009 as a Recruiting Expert Speaker. She traveled all over the country speaking at high schools and golf tournaments to families about the college recruiting process. In 2010, she took on the position as a Head Recruiting Coach to work one on one with the 600+ golf recruits enrolled in programs. She assisted them with coach communications, realistic expectations, time management, NCAA regulations and most importantly, finding the right college fit. In conjunction, Brandi worked with college coaches at all division levels to help them fill their rosters and find recruits who matched their program. Upon realizing how much the families could benefit from more personal and individualized attention, she decided to leave the company in April, 2011.
In May of 2011, Brandi founded her own high performance coaching and college recruiting consulting business, Brandi Jackson Golf. She works directly with families to consult them throughout the college recruiting process; providing guidance on all aspects of college recruiting while coaching them on how to be a complete golfer. Junior golfers are more educate on how to choose the right college fit and become more aware of what it takes to compete at the college level.
Brandi serves on the Board of Directors for The Blade Junior Golf Classic, a top junior golf tournament for South Carolina players. She was inducted into the Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. She was also inducted into the Palmetto High School Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in volleyball, basketball and golf. She is a volunteer at Big Brother/Big Sister, where she has a 10 year old Little Sister. For the last 2 years she has been the Director of Junior Golf Programs for TGM Golf and now runs her business at Green Valley Country Club in Greenville, SC.
"As parents of a PKB player Rhea Bhatia we are proud that she Committed to Queens University Charlotte. Rhea could have not achieved this milestone without Brandi Jackson and PKBGT. 'Thanks Brandi'." - Sonny Bhatia - Father of Rhea Bhatia, Queens University Signee
"We were very fortunate to be referred to Brandi to help us through the recruiting process. Brandi made a point to come and meet with us and get us oriented to what we should be looking for in opportunities for our daughter. The website development, communications with coaches, and with our daughter were very professional and timely. Brandi has a strong network of coaches and her background as player/teacher really gives her the credibility with college coaches. I recommend any parent trying to help their daughter through this process, make a point to call Brandi." - Brian Pansoian, father of Colleen Panosian, Florida Southern Signee
"Having known Brandi throughout her professional golf career, she would be an excellent source of guidance and coaching for an aspiring young golfer. It can be a tough journey, having the assistance of an experienced player like herself can make the process much easier." - Brittany Lincicome, LPGA Tour, Kraft Nabisco Champion
"What Brandi Jackson is doing for junior players is a great service! Helping place juniors in the right college for them helps both the schools and junior players achieve their goals. I wish this type of service would have been around when I was coming up through the junior ranks!" - Kyle Thompson, PGA and Nationwide Tour
"You are amazing! Conscientious, kind, helpful...you exceeded all our expectations! You're absolutely fabulous...whoever has the good fortune to work with you is very lucky indeed. You are very special!" - Dr Mark Johson, father of Brett Johnson, Oregon State Signee
"As the parent of an aspiring JR golfer I've had the pleasure of working with Brandi Jackson to help get my son recruited. I found her to be very knowledgeable about the entire process. Brandi assisted my son with building a great player profile and golf resume, putting together the necessary academic information and providing a true evaluation of his skill so he could be matched with as many colleges as possible. Brandi's advice and direction throughout the process was invaluable. The fact that she has also lived this is proof positive that Brandi knows what it takes to succeed." - Brian Hogan, father of Brett Hogan, UT San Antonio Signee
Amherst College (DIII)