The PGA is sad to announce the passing of Sandy Jones, a well-known golfer and former chief executive of the organization. In this article we have shared how did he die? and what was Sandy Jones cause of death? in detail.
How did Sandy Jones die?
Sandy Jones, a former PGA chief executive, dies.
The PGA confirmed the news on their Facebook page. The message reads,
When Sandy was named a regional secretary for Scotland in 1980, his relationship with The PGA officially began. He was appointed the Association’s Chief Executive eleven years later, a position he held for 25 years.
Sandy Jones cause of death
The reason of death has not yet been disclosed.
The cause of Sandy Jones’s passing has not been disclosed by The PGA or any of the family members.
However, it appears that little can be spoken at this moment until the family issues a formal statement regarding the situation. As always, once this news is verified, we will look into it and notify you.
We must thus wait till the family members have had the time and space to absorb this enormous loss.
Who was Sandy Jones?
In addition, he served as chairman of the Ryder Cup Trust and president of the Golf Foundation. The PGA is the Ryder Cup’s founding partner, and in his capacity as a board member, he made a significant contribution to its growth into one of the biggest athletic occasions in the world by establishing a philanthropic arm that allowed proceeds from the Ryder Cup to advance the game.
In recognition of his great contributions to golf and sport, Jones received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham in 2009.
PGA Chief Executive Robert Maxfield shared his condolences for sandy death
“The Association is having a really sad day today. Sandy oversaw The PGA for more than 25 years, bringing about a great deal of change and enhancing how the Association was operated. He was a key influence in both Great Britain and Ireland’s golf through his work with the Ryder Cup, the PGA World Alliance, and the PGAs of Europe. Many people looked up to and respected him, and the Association owes him a great deal.
The Professional Golfers’ Association was founded in the late 1800s as a result of the hard work and commitment of three golfing pioneers, JH Taylor, James Braid, and Harry Vardon. They aimed to elevate the status of those guys who made a living by participating in the game.
We are the oldest PGA and partners of the prestigious Ryder Cup right now, with more than 8,000 Members in 80 different nations across the world.
As a prestigious members’ organisation, we provide PGA Professionals with degree-level education and training. Giving them the newest skills so they can use them in all facets of the sport, from managing golf clubs to instructing other golfers.
All of this enables golfers to improve their game and take advantage of top-notch amenities at clubs all across the UK.
Hundreds of thousands of golfers throughout the world benefit from the PGA and PGA Professionals.
We are a membership organisation that provides PGA Professionals with the most up-to-date education and training up to the degree level in order to operate in all facets of golf so that players can enjoy and play better golf and golf clubs can profit from the effective management of their facilities.
Through partnerships with other top golf organisations, the PGA also actively contributes to the growth and promotion of the sport. Included in this are England Golf, Club Golf in Scotland, as well as comparable initiatives in Ireland and Wales.
Tribute to Sandy Jones
David Keating said,
I am very sorry to hear this sad news. Sandy enhanced our association and development programmes during his tenure. I also admired his straight up, no nonsense approach. My he rest in peace. An outstanding custodian for the PGA.
Adrienne Engleman said,
This is so very, very sad to hear. We PGA Pros owe so much to this wonderful man. (Such a lovely gentleman too.) RIP Sandy x
David Scott said,
A wonderful man and brought the PGA on so much during his tenure. RIP Sandy.
Gary Anthony Taggart said,
Very sad news. A lovely man dedicated to his profession and made a significant impact on the game of golf. Thoughts with his family. GT Golf
Nick Ellis said,
Very sad news. I had the pleasure of his company a few times and he was always engaging company. Condolences to his family and friends
Stephen McClymont said,
Tremendously sad news. Sandy was simply one of the nicest men I ever had the pleasure to know and spend time with. The world of golf has lost a shining star today.
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