Jackson loss is another blow for PGA North



Martin Jackson, who recently celebrated 30 years as professional at Morpeth Golf Club, died this morning in hospital following a short illness.

It is the second death to rock the PGA North this week after Ted Nichols, who had a long association with the Bolton-based organisation, passed away on Saturday.

Jackson, who would have been 56 later this month, was born in Yorkshire and played as an amateur at Howley Hall before joining Bill Ferguson as his assistant at Ilkley from where moved to Morpeth.

Sadly, his wife Janet died of breast cancer seven years ago.

Jackson, a man with a quiet and pleasant disposition, enjoyed success playing in the PGA North and the PGA in the North East and North West.

He is survived by son Robert and daughter Sarah.

David Clark, one of his assistants, said: "He was a very conscientious and thoughtful man. His death has come as a great shock."

Funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as they are known.

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