Jack Jones

A railway worker from North Wales, Jack Jones emerged as the dominant golfer in Cheshire during the late 1950s and set a record that, to date, has not been equalled.

Jack joined the Upton-by -Chester club and soon established himself as a top player. He progressed through to the final of the County Championship at Hoylake (still then a matchplay event) where he met his clubmate Matt Wesley. Jones showed Wesley no favours and crushed him 9&8 in the 36 hole final.

Jack Jones chips to 13th green at Prestbury, closely watched by Harold Humphreys (in dark suit)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A proud Jack Jones alongside Matt Wesley after his first County Championship success at Royal Liverpool, 1959