Jeff Eaton



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.

What's In The Bag

Driver: TaylorMade r11
3 Wood: RocketBallz
Irons: Mizuno JPX800 (4-G)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey (54, 58)
Putter: Taylor Made 2-ball

Jeff Eaton News Stories

Johnson Names Eaton “Assistant To The Captain”

Johnson Names Eaton “Assistant To The Captain”

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Jeff Eaton, who has assisted Captain Dave Johnson for years, gets new official title. Oh Captain, My (Assistant To The)…
Swing Thoughts – by Jeff Eaton and Steve Burr

Swing Thoughts – by Jeff Eaton and Steve Burr

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Jeff Eaton Tries To Rid Himself of “The Hitch” at NASA; Burr Readies His Swing in Pinehurst, NC Swing Thoughts…
Eaton Chases Elusive MVP Crown

Eaton Chases Elusive MVP Crown

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
Despite Some High Moments, Team 98’s Jeff Eaton Has Not Been Able to Obtain the Hardware That Matters to Him…
2009 PAC Tournament Summary: “Houston, We Have A Problem”

2009 PAC Tournament Summary: “Houston, We Have A Problem”

Sunday, May 10th, 2009
98 Team Captain Dave Johnson Could Not Keep His Team Focused During the ’09 Cup Team 97 Routs team 98…
Eaton Calls His Shot

Eaton Calls His Shot

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
“The Call that Lost the Cup” Created Dissention for Team 98 in 2007 EATON CALLS FOR A ‘LOSE AND RETIRE’…

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