Wayne Jackson

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.

Crowning Moment…

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

Achievements & Media

Special thanks to the USGA, PGA Tour, VSGA, MAPGA, WVGA and inductee family members for contributing photos and videos to this project.

Date of birth: November 13, 1934

Accomplishments and Awards
• Member of the All-Army Golf Team that won the Interservice Championship
• Two-time winner of the VSGA Amateur Championship (1956 and 1965)
• Two-time VSGA Amateur runner-up.
• Winner of the first VSGA Mid-Amateur Championship (for players 25 and older) in 1977.
• Appeared in the 1963 U.S. Open
• Member of the Randolph-Macon College Athletics Hall of Fame; 1961 graduate of the school
• Peninsula Sports Club “Man of the Year’ in 1968
• Two-time winner of the Richmond City Championship and two-time winner of the Kenridge Invitational at Farmington CC