Golf runs in the family for a Future Masters player

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Jackson Klauk is teeing off in the Future Masters tomorrow and great golfing is in his blood.

“Golf means a lot to the Klauks,” Jackson said. “It’s like the pinnacle of the Klauk house.”

Jackson’s grandfather Fred Klauk was the superintendent at TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour headquarters for 27 years.

Which meant his father Jeff also spent much of his life on the golf course.

Jeff played in the Future Masters in the early 90s and he loves getting to watch his son play in tournaments he played in.

“It’s old school and I love this type of golf personally,” Jeff said. “You’ve got to keep it in the fairway, hit it straight, you can’t overpower it.”

Jeff spent time on the PGA Tour and other professional circuits.

He still has status on the Korn Ferry Tour.

And if grandpa and dad weren’t impressive enough, Jackson’s mother Shanna is quite the golfer herself.

She won two NCAA Division II golf titles at Florida Southern College.

Jeff won a national title himself at Florida Southern.

“I wouldn’t say pressure but it’s definitely a lot to live up to,” Jackson said. “Dad, uncle, mom, all amazing at golf. It’s fun too. I live up to it.”

Jackson didn’t make the cut in his first Future Masters last year so he’s hoping to play better golf this year.

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