From: Washington D.C.
Date of Birth: Oct. 2, 1988
Weight: 245 lb
Instructor: Jon Eisman
Highest Clubhead Speed: 154.8mph (FlightScope)
Highest Ball Speed: 219.5mph (FlightScope)
Furthest Competitive Drive: 402 Yards (Mesquite, NV 2018)
Years In WLD: 1
Competition Driver: Callaway XR LD
Loft: 5 Degree
Shaft: Fujikura Flywire 4X
Josh was born in Edgewood, KY to John and Joan Jackson. He was raised mostly in San Diego, CA with his younger brother Jordan. Josh’s talent and passion was apparent a young age. After graduating high school as a 4-sport athlete, he pursued collegiate Football.
At Eastern Kentucky University Josh was a Fullback. His sophomore year he transferred to Kentucky State University where he would not only play Football, but Golf also under scholarship. He graduated in 2012 with a Bachelors in Broadcasting Journalism. Shortly after graduating, there were a few NFL teams eyeing him enough for tryouts.
2013, Josh took golf more serious earning and exemption to the NGA Tour and passing his Playing Ability Test with the Professional Golf Association. 2014, he had a serious patella rupture injury that required surgery which took two years to recover enough to swing a golf club. Late 2017 his recovery was convincing enough for him to decide to purse the sport of Long Drive.
In 2018, he added 17mph of clubhead speed to start competing. Josh had his first year of competition and 402 yards in Mesquite, NV was his longest drive in competition. 2019’s season is right around the corner and he has added at least 7 mph clubhead speed from last season. He is looking to make a positive impact in the game of golf as the 2019 season gets underway.