Jackie Jones - GPGC most famous member was Jackie Jones who was invited to Augusta in 1950, and led the field in the 1952 open at Royal Lytham GC and was the proud winner of the silver medal which has been kindly donated by his wife Elsie to the club and on display in the lounge.
"J.W.Jones will recall for the rest of his life how he led the field for a whole two hours on 10th July 1952 . His final score of 304, excellent as it was, would have been better still if he had not had the trying experience of partnering the champion on the last day. Yet, first amateurs' medal was compensation enough, and I can pay him no greater compliment that to say his swing and Sarazen's have much in common."
Quoted from Golf Monthly July 1952