“Brandi Jackson was not the first college consultant we hired but she was by far the best and instrumental in helping my daughter fulfill her dream of playing division 1 golf.
Brandi’s approach is very direct – she expects accountable young adults to take responsibility for their college recruiting process. As a parent i appreciated this very much. She is demanding, but at the same time supportive and always available to guide and advise both juniors and parents alike – any time of day or night – as the need arises.
Brandi is hands-on, coming to meet and play golf with my daughter and assessing her game and potential. What I appreciated most was Brandi’s candor and no nonsense approach. She never sugar coated things to us but also believed in my daughters ability to play at a high level. Unlike most in her business, Brandi also has deep and personal relationships in the coaching community and she’s not afraid to make calls on your behalf. It’s obvious that the coaches listen and respect her opinion – as well they should. Brandi has lived the dream she is trying to make possible for her junior golfers and her passion for doing so is evident in all she does.”
– Mike Skoler (daughter Rebecca has committed to UVA)
– Joe Wilson (daughter Bree is playing at Rhodes College)
– Stephanie Burgess (daughter Gracyn is playing at Clemson University)
– Rajiv Rudra (daughter Malini is playing at Williams College)
– Rachael and Scott Turner (daughter Kendall is playing at JMU)
– Kelly & TK Kouchi , Charlotte, NC (daughter Nina plays for Grinnell College)
“We started late in the process but working with Brandi made a huge difference for us down the stretch. She was invaluable from our first meeting: helping define expectations, keeping things grounded, explaining the process and suggesting options. I really liked that Brandi was always available to talk to Emma and I never felt that my daughter’s questions or concerns went unanswered. Her knowledge of the recruiting process is outstanding. We are very grateful for Brandi’s assistance and we highly recommend her services.”
– Glen Reid (daughter Emma plays at Converse College)
“Working with Brandi the last couple of years both on recruiting and individually on game improvement has been invaluable for my daughter. She has been professional, informative, and has provided just the right amount of optimism and realism for my daughter. She has truly made this stressful process less intimidating and provided great guidance in terms of the process, interacting with coaches and selecting schools to focus on. I am convinced we were able to successfully navigate this process largely due to her help and would highly recommend any family wishing for their daughter to play college golf to definitely work with her!”
– Renaldo Jarrell
“We had our first meetings with Brandi way back in fall of 2015 and she has been an invaluable addition to the ‘team’ supporting our daughter Muskan in pursuing her dream of playing high-level collegiate golf. Having moved from India only a few years back, we were very new to the sports recruitment process in the US. Brandi has helped and guided us through every step of this journey with a knowledge borne out of her personal experience as a collegiate and professional golfer.
We really like how Brandi sits down with every athlete and family to understand what they are looking for specifically from a college experience and then prepare an honest list of schools that they should be looking for and lists their pros and cons. She is genuinely interested in helping the player find a place in this competitive field of collegiate golf. Muskan had her resume already ready but Brandi helped her improve it even further and created a great swing video for her too. Brandi also provided Muskan great insights into what to expect out of college visits and how to go about making them successful. We found all our sessions with Brandi extremely informative and have referred several families to Brandi, as our experience has been so fruitful.
Muskan also played a couple of practice rounds with Brandi for some big tournaments and learned a great deal from her as regards to course management. It was very easy for us to schedule meetings with Brandi and we could turn to her anytime for any question that came to our mind while Muskan was shortlisting her dream schools and then finally selecting the University of Richmond as her future home.
We are very thankful to Brandi for all that she has done for Muskan and what she does every day to promote junior golf.”
– Puneet and Abhilasha Uppal
“With a vast network and strong knowledge for the college recruiting process, Brandi Jackson helped our daughter navigate her way through the complicated and sometimes brutal journey.
Brandi is very down to earth, realistic and many coaches mentioned that Brandi adds legitimacy to the resume. Brandi was not only a coach for college recruiting but also a coach for the special game of golf and life for our daughter.
With Brandi’s coaching and thorough Recruit Caddy web resource, our daughter has learned a great deal through this journey and was offered a spot at her 1st choice school. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Brandi for anyone who aspires to play golf in college.”
– Tommy Pipatjarasgit
“The process of choosing the right college can prove to be a daunting task especially when an athletic sport is involved. One needs to seek the guidance and counsel of an individual who has a proven track record, resources, wherewithal, and expertise to help guide you along the right path. We were fortunate to find this person in Brandi Jackson and her company Brandi Jackson Golf. From the moment we engaged with Brandi, she impressed us with her knowledge of the recruiting process, desire to find the right fit for each of her players, and most importantly an open and honest assessment which we could place stock.
Brandi stayed engaged and committed to the process and never wavered from her commitment. She always made herself available to the player and provided valued insightful suggestions along the way.
Brandi is a high-quality person, and we consider our relationship much more than a business arrangement; she will forever be our close family friend. Working with Brandi and her company is light going from the dark into the light.”
-Tommy and Angela Garnett
“Could not have done this without her. From the initial and very candid consult, to interview prep to how to handle an offer, Brandi is a master of the entire college golf recruiting process. She is totally accessible to the player and the parent and does what she says she will do. Her knowledge of the process is superior but her knowledge of the coaches and programs is where she truly stands out. This helps her find a program that is the right fit for the player, not just one that sounds good with the big name. Recruiting has its own language and rules and Brandi is the person to help you navigate the challenge.”
“The recruiting process can be stressful and confusing. Brandi helped to make the process easier and more enjoyable for our daughter. As a former junior, collegiate, and professional golfer, Brandi brings experience and a wealth of knowledge. She is well respected in the industry and helps make connections with coaches easy. Our family is extremely grateful for Brandi’s personal interest in our daughter and we definitely recommend her services.”
– Shawn and Kim Zambruno
“Thankfully Brandi Jackson has a love for golf and girls who love to play golf. Our daughter Kate knew early on that she wanted to play golf in college. At the time, my husband and I were both working full time and knew that we needed help to get Kate noticed. We met Brandi and knew immediately that she was just what we needed. She met with us and then with Kate privately to get to know her so she could lead Kate in the right direction. Once she had a feel for what Kate was looking for she helped get Kate’s website up and then directed Kate as to which coaches she needed to contact.
She knows the coaches styles and personalities which was very important to Kate. Kate had to do the work to contact the coaches, but had Brandi as a resource if needed. Kate and Brandi were in communication once we started getting contacted from coaches for direction. Brandi wanted what was best for Kate and guided her on the path to play golf at Anderson University. I highly recommend using Brandi through this very intense process.”
– Tyla Hill
“We are grateful for the introduction to Brandi Jackson Golf. Although we started a bit late in the recruiting process, Brandi personalized her consulting program to our family’s needs. Our daughter’s dream was to pursue an engineering degree while playing Division 1 golf. It was a challenging combination and Brandi was candid with us every step of the way. In the end, Brandi helped our daughter realize her dream while finding the best college fit.
Brandi’s online tools for the recruiting process from written communication to interview questions were very helpful, but it was her networking skills in the industry that we found remarkable and invaluable to our daughter. Brandi sparked interest and conversations with coaches that motivated our daughter to believe in the process. As she moved into the selection stage, Brandi was right there to help our daughter with insightful questions and feedback.
Thank you Brandi for sharing your personal and professional experience. It was a pleasure to experience our daughter’s joy when she made her verbal commitment.”
– Doug and Jodi Greulich
“We feel extremely blessed and grateful to have had the pleasure to work with and lean on Brandi during this journey. She truly is one of my daughter’s mentors, on and off the course! Brandi’s experience was invaluable to helping our daughter achieve her goals. Without her this process would of been extremely difficult. Brandi quite honestly helped shape our daughter’s future. We will forever be grateful…”
– Renee McDanel
“We met Brandi about 2 years ago during a PKB event in South Carolina. Originally, we had no intention of using anyone for college golf planning. After our first meeting we realized we needed someone with expertise in preparing our daughter (and us) for collegiate golf. As parents there was so much we did not know and that real college golf preparation extends far beyond high school golf and begins very early in your teen’s golf life. Brandi’s no nonsense approach to player evaluation is outstanding. We also used Brandi for short game preparation, nutrition and course management. We found these sessions extremely helpful and have referred several families to Brandi. From resume development to assisting in making the appropriate contacts with coaches Brandi’s background playing collegiate and professional golf gives her unique insight to assist player and parents. It’s a great journey and we feel very fortunate to have Brandi guide us along the way.”
– Tom and Pam Win
“Our PKB experience was extraordinary!! We met Brandi Jackson at a recruitment seminar at a Furman University tournament. Brandi came highly recommended. She was well known not only for her contacts and knowledge of the recruiting process but for her skill level of the game. Brandi knows a lot about what it takes to be successful. After just 2 sessions with Brandi my daughter said, “Mom, I which I had known Brandi years ago. She is so helpful, patient, and resourceful. She really knows the skills I need to improve on.” Brandi has not only made a difference in our daughter’s game but in her confidence level as a person and a player. PKB has been a true partnership with our family: Answering our questions, matching our daughter’s skill level to the correct University, and coaching us through the recruitment process. Brandi and the PKB organization were invaluable to us and we are very thankful.”
– Mark and Patty Nay
“Brandi Jackson’s program is top notch! Brandi has knowledge, experience, and connections to find the right fit for your junior golfer! We used Brandi during the recruiting process. We were guided down the right path. Our junior golfer was pushed by Brandi to reach out via emails and phone calls to potential coaches. We were provided a plan to succeed. At the end of the recruiting process, we now have peace of mind that Zach chose the right school! Don’t hesitate; reach out to Brandi Jackson today!”
– Bonnie Bishop
“Brandi Jackson was the BEST!! She took the stressful, time-consuming recruiting process and made it into an efficient, pleasant and successful journey! Her personal demeanor as well as her vast golf and recruiting knowledge lead our daughter to a Division I Collegiate golf program. Brandi Jackson played a big part in making a dream a reality for our daughter!”
– Taylor Hough
“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
“I want to thank you for helping Ty navigate the college golf recruiting process to find the perfect fit for his college career. Because of your help, Ty had several schools to choose from and once he committed to Berry College, it took the pressure off of him and his game has really taken off. He can now just focus on practicing, working out and getting mentally prepared for his freshman year. I believe your method of setting up a personal website, complete with Ty’s swing video, scoring history and bio was the main reason coaches responded so quickly. After several recruiting visits, Ty chose Berry because of the coach and its great academic record. Your communication with Coach Brian Farrer was perfectly timed. Ty had a visit scheduled and was playing in a tournament the weekend before at Callaway Gardens. Coach Farrer came to the tournament without our knowledge and walked 18 holes with me as I followed Ty’s group. Ty had no idea who he was, but the coach really liked his game and golf course demeanor. Ty then had his personal visit the following Wednesday and they hit it off right away and the rest is history. Ty had narrowed his choices down to three schools and one of the coaches handled Ty’s declining call great when he told him he chose Berry, but the other one tried to make Ty feel bad about his choice. It makes you realize how cutthroat this business is sometimes, but also the importance of the player getting in the right situation. My recommendation is each player needs to really do their homework on the schools they are looking at and interview the coaching staff as much as they are interviewing the player. Thanks again for all your help. We appreciate everything you have done for Ty and we wish you well. I would be more than happy to be a reference for any family that would like to call me.”
“Truth is for the most part Dad and Mom are guessing, following the Crowd, and So in So is playing in it. I was upfront with Coach Brandi Jackson and she was with me. We sat down and she answered All my questions and more as I went along her Path. She outlined a program for us and our budget. She addressed everything from current till Signing. The stress level will go down, not the Bank Account. Kensi, our daughter just signed with her Dream school, The University of Cincinnati, BearCats. This exceeded all expectations!”
– Ken Wieland
“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
“We also wanted to thank you for your time and dedication to Elizabeth over the past two years. You have been an inspiration, sounding board, recruiting translator and have become a friend of the family. When Elizabeth met you that hot summer day in Myrtle Beach, we were immediately drawn to your demeanor and professionalism shown with the other recruit you were working with. We feel very lucky that we ran into you and most importantly Elizabeth has absolutely benefited from your complete teaching of golf skills from the mind game to putting. Without your coaching and recruiting guidance, we’re not sure Elizabeth would be playing Division I Women’s Golf at an outstanding academic college.
We also very much appreciated your guidance involving the college recruiting process. Your academics and athletics knowledge of so many colleges and universities and coaches really helped us narrow down our choices rather than waffling through the fact finding navigation phase of the college recruiting process. In particular, you showed us extraordinary skill in helping Elizabeth identify suitable selective schools at which she could best advance her academic and athletic career. At many of these colleges and universities, Elizabeth cultivated direct contacts with coaches due to your upfront guidance. Notably, we feel that you can tailor the services you provide to any given student athlete. That is, you are familiar with athletic and academic programs at selective colleges at all levels and are able to evaluate any given student’s academic and athletic profile and identify a group of schools appropriate for that student to consider. Ultimately you were able to suggest some excellent schools to us that had not previously been on our radar screen. Thank you for your generous time. Our experience was that advice was needed literally on a day to day basis, at least at various critical times in the recruiting process, and that you were invariably “there” to field a phone call or to respond to an e-mail or to otherwise assist. In this way, you were able to demystify for us an otherwise often bewildering and occasionally somewhat discouraging process. Much of the “custom and practice” in the recruiting area cannot be efficiently learned without the assistance of a capable and hard-working coach/consultant.
You provided all the help that any family could expect to need in a warm and friendly way, pursuant to a very competitive price structure. Finally, you have a tremendous quality of enough “mom,” “coach” and “consultant” that will inspire the confidence of parents seeking the kinds of teachers and coaches with whom they can comfortably entrust their children. We enthusiastically recommend you and without reservation to parents whose goal is to help a child gain admission to a highly-ranked college where the child can continue to play the sport he or she loves.”
– David Rand
“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 Panosian
“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 Johnson
“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
“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