David Jones (golfer)

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David Jones
Personal information
Born (1947-06-22) 22 June 1947 (age 70)
Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st)
Nationality  Northern Ireland
Career
Turned professional 1966
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour 1
Other 8
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T50: 1981
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
(For a full list of awards, see here)

David Jones (born 22 June 1947) is a former European Tour golfer from Bangor, Northern Ireland.[1]

After his career on the circuit, he became a prominent course designer and golf coach, (Irish National Coach 1987/1988).

He has designed golf courses in his native Ireland and various countries, principally Kenya, Turkey, Tanzania and Finland.

Jones played on the European Seniors Tour from 1999 to 2004, winning once.

He represented Great Britain and Ireland, and latterly Europe, in the PGA Cup Matches against the USA, twice as captain, and seven times as a player.

He currently serves as a director on the board of the European Tour.

Professional wins[edit]

Other wins[edit]

  • 1978 British PGA Club Professionals Championship, Irish Dunlop Tournament
  • 1979 British PGA Club Professionals Championship, Irish Dunlop Tournament, Irish Match Play Championship
  • 1981 Irish PGA Championship
  • 1989 555 Kenya Open
  • 1994 British PGA Club Professionals Championship

European Seniors Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 13 Jun 1999 Jersey Seniors Open −8 (69-70-69=208) 2 strokes Northern Ireland Paul Leonard, England Jim Rhodes

Team appearances[edit]

  • PGA Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland/Europe): 1976, 1977 (tie), 1978 (winners), 1979 (winners), 1981 (tie), 1982 (non-playing captain), 1992, 1994, 2003 (non-playing captain)
  • Europcar Cup (representing Ireland): 1988
  • Praia D'el Rey European Cup: 1998 (tie), 1999

References[edit]

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