who grew up in Seattle sets his sights on 2018 Champions Tour
Wash., Aug. 22, 2017 — Holland America
Line, Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, is sponsoring golf professional Landon
Jackson at the Boeing Classic, a PGA Tour Champions Event. A Seattle native,
Jackson is participating in the event with an eye on the 2018 PGA TOUR
Champions Tour. Holland America Line also has sponsored Jackson as he competed
in several other tournaments this summer throughout Arizona, finishing in the
top 20 in every tournament this season.
In addition to sponsoring Jackson, Holland America Line is a sponsor of the
Boeing Classic taking place Aug. 21-27 at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. Jackson
will be competing against 73 other PGA TOUR Champions professionals and will
lead a team in the Pro-Am two-day tournament during the week and provide
instruction to aspiring junior golfers at the Youth Clinic Aug. 22.
"As Seattle's Hometown Cruise Line, it's exciting to have Holland America
Line's first-ever sponsored golfer be a local talent like Landon as he pursues
making it on to the PGA TOUR Champions," said Orlando Ashford, president of
Holland America Line. "Our mission every day is to fulfill the vacation dreams
of our guests, and supporting Landon on his path to realizing his dreams is gratifying,
and we're eager to see the great things that Landon has waiting for him in his
A graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle, Jackson was the first
African-American pro at Pebble Beach Golf Links, where he was an assistant golf
pro. He then moved to another Pebble Beach property, Del Monte Golf
Course, on California's Monterey Peninsula before returning to Pebble Beach.
During his career, Jackson has conducted clinics that teach not only golf
skills but also golf etiquette, and he co-founded the Monterey Junior Golf
Summer Clinics for the Monterey Boys and Girls Club.
Jackson played on the golf team at Southern University in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, winning a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship. Among the
highlights of his career were instructing during the first Fir State Golf Club
Clinics, where he played with a then 16-year-old Tiger Woods; qualifying for
the Ben Hogan tour; and meeting presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Gerald
Ford and Jimmy Carter.
For more information, contact a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL-HAL (1-877-724-5425)
or visit hollandamerica.com.
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