Date: January 20, 2014

Profile: Jack Wilson


Jack Wilson


Most memorable golfing moment:
Winning the Victorian Amateur Championship, defeating Ryan McCarthy 3&2 in the final

Coach's name:
Marty Joyce

Career low round and where:
65 (-7) at Tocumwal Golf Club

Golf Club membership:
Peninsula Kingswood CGC

Favourite sporting team:
Geelong Cats

Favourite food:
Home made lasagna

What has been the most notable difference between competing as an Amateur and as a Professional?
The incentives to win as professional are much higher as the opportunities and exemptions that are offered after a win can change your career.

Who has been the biggest influence in your development as a golfer and a person?
David Capaldo has been a big influence in my development as a golfer and a person, now working with Marty Joyce – this is having a huge influence as well.

What is one aspect about competing as a professional golfer you did not know about prior to turning professional?
The extended importance and urgency of being able to manage your time effectively and therefore being incredibly organised.

With golf now an Olympic sport, do you see yourself representing Australia at the Olympics?
Yes in Rio in 2016.

Past results:
2013 – 3rd – Australian PGA Championship presented by Coca-Cola
2013 – Won – WA Goldfields PGA Championship
2013 – Runner up – Gloria Jeans NSW Open
2012 – PGA of Australia Trainee of the Year