Jefferson B.A. (Jeff) Knox of Augusta, Ga., is an accomplished lifelong amateur golfer on the state and national levels and has made an impact in the community on and off the golf course.
Born in Thomson, Ga., Knox attended Thomson High School, and later the University of Georgia, earning a degree in Finance in 1984.
Knox has played in several competitions sanctioned by the Georgia State Golf Association, and still currently competes at a high level. He won the Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship in 2008 at Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee in Eatonton, and a year later in 2009 at White Columns Country Club in Alpharetta. He finished runner-up at the Georgia Mid-Amateur four times (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005). In the Georgia Amateur Championship, Knox earned runner-up honors in 1998, 2006 and 2007.
He has won the Azalea Amateur Championship, the Peach Blossom Invitational and is a two-time Charlie Coe champion.
On the national circuit, Knox has qualified for and competed in several national championships conducted by the United States Golf Association. He has played in seven U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships and two U.S. Amateur Championships. Knox was also chosen to represent Georgia at the USGA Men's State Team Championship four times.
He oversees the Knox Foundation, which was started with the purpose of giving back to a charitable organization and building up supportive funds for non-profit groups in the Augusta community.
Knox is a board member of the University of Georgia Foundation as well as the First Bank of Georgia.
Knox and his wife, Catherine, reside in Augusta, Ga., and have three sons - Jefferson, Lee and Austin.