Jackson on the up again after broken hand misery



Disley Golf Club’s Scott Jackson admits that enrolling on The PGA’s three year foundation degree has helped put his career back on track.

Jackson is bidding to reach his third and last final when he tees off in the northern qualifier for the Powerade PGA Assistants' Championship at Preston’s Penwortham Golf Club on May 20.

He will be trying to seal a place in the £32,500 FootJoy-supported final which will be held on August 7-9 at Coventry Golf Club where he plans to go out on a high after completing his PGA training.

The Cheshire player already has two top 10 finishes to his name in previous finals held at East Sussex National and admits his career is on the up again after a hand injury put it on hold.

“I was playing in America at the time when I suffered a broken hand,” he explained.

“I actually did it on the driving range, but it wasn’t just that, it seems I already had a hairline fracture.

“But it took nine months to get a proper diagnosis, initially it was thought I just had ligament damage.

“Then I needed an operation and, in all, I was out for about 14 months which when you’re a professional golfer is not good news.

“It actually put my career back into perspective and that’s when I decided to enrol on the PGA foundation degree course in 2010.”

Jackson believes he made the right decision to get his PGA qualification.

“It’s actually taught me things I didn’t know about my game,” he said.

“I’m glad I did it at a time when things weren’t going well for me because of the injury.”

Also teeing up in the Powerade qualifier at Penwortham are Matthew Harrison (Formby), Nicholas Shepherd (Preston), Yolanda Metcalfe (Morecambe),   Ross Crowe (Westerhope) Josh Davies  (Doncaster Town Moor),  Shaun Goswami (Tees-Side) and Timothy Pollard  (Halifax Bradley Hall).

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