On the move

Clifford Jackson has joined High Throston as the club’s teaching professional. 

Clifford, who moves to the club from Seaton Carew, has hit the ground running – delivering free taster sessions and becoming a welcoming face in and around the clubhouse.

The first professional based at the Worset Lane course for several years, he said: “Having the support of a PGA professional should help enhance Throston’s profile. Being able to use my experience to communicate with golfers is important, and we are trying to embrace all abilities.

“While the management develops the golf course, we want to make it an environment for families too.”

Designed by Jonathon Gaunt, High Throston opened 25 years ago and Clifford joins the club after a successful 14-year term at Seaton Carew. Before joining Seaton, he taught in Italy and the US before spells at West Sussex’s Ham Manor, and driving ranges in Yarm and Gosforth.

He added: “This is an incredibly exciting challenge. I only started in March and have already had some great feedback about the course and the direction it is going in.”