Hugh Jackson (golfer)

Jackson, Hugh
Personal information
Full name Jackson, Hugh
Born (1940-02-28)28 February 1940
Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland
Died 27 September 2015(2015-09-27) (aged 75)
Ballyconneely, County Galway, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality  Northern Ireland
Turned professional 1961
Former tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 8th: 1970
PGA Championship DNP

Hugh Jackson (28 February 1940 – 27 September 2015)[1] was an Irish professional golfer. He won the Piccadilly Fourball Match Play in 1968 and the Irish PGA Championship in 1970, the same year that he finished eighth in the Open Championship. He died while playing in a Pro-Am at Connemara Golf Club.[2]

Golf career

Playing with Richard Emery, Jackson won the 1968 Piccadilly Fourball Match Play. From 1964 to 1967, a 72-hole stroke play Piccadilly Tournament competition had been played on the East Course at Wentworth prior to the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship but in 1968 this was replaced by a four-ball better-ball match play tournament. 32 pairs competed in the knock-out competition, each round over 18 holes of the East Course. The plan was to play the first round on Monday 7 October, followed by two rounds on each of the following two days. However, heavy rain on the second day meant that the third round could not be played that day and the final was delayed until Thursday 10 October, the same day as the opening round of the 1968 Piccadilly World Match Play Championship.[3] Jackson and Emery beat Neil Coles and Bryon Hutchinson 2&1 in the final and won £500 each out of the total prize money was £4,000.[4]

He played for Ireland in the 1970 and 1971 World Cup, playing with Jimmy Martin in 1970 and Christy O'Connor Snr in 1971.

Tournament wins

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships

Tournament 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
The Open Championship 46 8 T22 CUT DNP T31 DNP CUT CUT

Note: Jackson only played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = Missed the cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances


  1. "The death has occurred of Hugh Jackson".
  2. "Hugh Jackson". PGA European Tour. 28 September 2015.
  3. "Wentworth waterlogged". The Times, Wednesday, 9 October 1968; pg. 16; Issue 57377.
  4. "4-ball title". The Times, Friday, 11 October 1968; pg. 13; Issue 57379.
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