Brandi began her golf career at the age of 8. After several trips to the golf course where she would wedge herself in the cart between her dad and uncle, she decided it was time to start playing herself. Brandi began competing in junior golf tournaments by the age of 9 and built a reputable resume that attracted college coaches from all over the country. Through a combination of academic, athletic and grant money, she was able to earn a full ride to play at the school of her dreams and join the Furman University legacy of LPGA greats like Dottie Pepper, Beth Daniel, Betsy King and Sherri Turner.
Brandi played every tournament during her 4 years as a Furman Paladin. She won the SoCon Championship in 2002 and was named SoCon Player of the Year in 2003. She earned an individual bid to the NCAA National Championships through her win at the NCAA East Regional Championship. She was named 2nd Team NGCA All-American in 2003. Outside of her Furman career, she received the CGA Player of the Year award and won back to back SC Women’s Match Play titles. The highlight of her amateur career came at the 2002 US Women’s Amateur where she finished runner-up. That earned her an exemption into the 2003 US Women’s Open as an amateur. Brandi has since been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for Palmetto High School and Furman University.
Brandi turned professional following the 2003 US Open and entered LPGA Q-School that fall; she was one of only 2 recent college grads to earn full LPGA status for the 2004 season. She only made 3 cuts during her rookie year, but she gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. She competed on the Symetra Tour from 2005-2008, finishing 11th and 7th consecutively in 2007 and 2008’s year-end money list. She held partial LPGA status in 2008, competing in 3 events. In 2009, Brandi competed in 13 LPGA events, making 7 cuts and earning a spot in the LPGA Tour Championship. She also competed in two more US Women’s Opens as a professional.
As Brandi’s playing career began to wind down, she joined a national college recruiting company as a Recruiting Expert Speaker, traveling all over the country presenting college recruiting seminars to athletes and their families. Later, she took on an additional position as Head Golf Recruiting Coach, working with over 600 golf families to guide them throughout the college recruiting process. Struggling with the lack of personal attention she could provide each family, along with the desire to get on the course with the junior golfers, Brandi left the company to begin her own college recruiting consulting company in 2011, Brandi Jackson Golf.
Since starting Brandi Jackson Golf in April 2011, Brandi has consulted, educated and evaluated hundreds of competitive junior golfers through her individual programs, initial packages, partnerships, speaking events, camps, workshops, and online program. She does not teach any swing instruction, instead, she focuses her time on the college recruiting process, player and personal development, short game creativity, practice drills, course management, nutrition, fitness and mental toughness. Brandi runs her company at Willow Creek GC in Greenville, SC, but travels all over the country to work with junior golf families. Brandi is Level 1 TPI certified expert.
She is on the Board of Directors for The Blade Junior Golf Classic, on the PKB Women’s Golf Advisory Board and the SCJGA Junior Golf Committee. During her free time, Brandi loves to workout, ride her bike, paddleboard, spend time outdoors (especially with her dog Bentley), hang out with her family and friends and she is a volunteer Big Sister for the Big Brother Big Sister Program. She was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 by the Anderson Independent Mail and Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest under 35.