Making his way onto Team 98’s original team as the 4 seed, Jeff Eaton has made great strides over his Phi Alpha Cup career. Eaton moved up to 98’s 3 seed in 2007 and was named “Assistant To The Captain” by Captain David Johnson in 2012. Given his close brushes with top player honors in PAC play, Eaton was also given the distinguised honor of becoming the namesake of the annual Jeffrey J. Eaton MVP Award, although he has never captured the award himself.
Eaton’s on the course career has been marked by a fierce rivalry with Team 97’s Steve Burr – a rivalry that has consisted of name-calling, hyper-competitive battles and even a “lose-and-retire” challenge in 2009. However, Eaton’s most infamous moment came in 2007, in what has been come to be known in PAC folklore as “The Call That Lost The Cup.” In the notorious incident, Eaton’s determination to field personal cell phone calls cost him multiple strokes in 2007’s decisive Singles Match, and as a result, cost Team 98 the Phi Alpha Cup. The misstep brought on harsh criticism from Eaton’s teammates, which Eaton has since tried to overcome with elevated play on the course and new bluetooth technology.
Eaton lives and trains in Houston, TX. He resides with his wife and Cocker Spaniel, Verizon.
Driver: TaylorMade r11
3 Wood: RocketBallz
Irons: Mizuno JPX800 (4-G)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey (54, 58)
Putter: Taylor Made 2-ball