About Wayne Jackson
A Hampton native, Jackson was 15 years old when he first met Wynsol Spencer at Hampton Country Club. Spencer was 15 years older than Jackson.
“Once I got to the point I could play a little bit, he kind of took me under his wing,” Jackson said.
While Spencer was making his name, so was Jackson. He won his first VSGA Amateur in 1956 when he defeated fellow co-medalist Harry Easterly, Jr., a member of the 2019 Hall of Fame class, in the final.
One of the area’s top talents, Jackson won 10 consecutive Peninsula Amateurs at one point in his career.
Trips to the U.S. Amateur for Jackson
Number of club championships Jackson won at James River Country Club
Number of years Jackson was captain for Randolph-Macon College’s golf team. The Yellow Jackets won conference championships both years
Wins in the Valentine Invitational