Jack making a quick impact

JACK Wiggans (pictured) is a relative newcomer to professional golf having just begun his PGA course at Chorley Golf Club as assistant to professional Andy Palmer and he has made an impact with some good finishes in the Manchester Alliance Winter events against some of the region’s top professionals.

He is delighted to be in the top ten of the Alliance’s professional Order of Merit.

His pathway into golf at this level has been very rapid as he explained: “I’ve only been playing for eight and half years now having started when I was 17.

“In that time I have reduced my handicap from 28 to +4 – I didn’t win much in amateur golf but at Chorley, my home club, I won three club championships in four years.

“I would like to thank my parents as they have always wanted the best for me but I would really like to thank fellow PGA pro and Manchester Alliance stalwart Alan Crompton who I have been to for coaching since I started and he is the main reason I am as good as I am today.

“My current role at Chorley is being assistant pro to Andy Palmer and I’ve not really thought about ambitions in golf yet as I have only just started my PGA course but I am really looking forward to coaching in the future and hopefully playing in more events.

“I would like to thank Andy for giving me this opportunity and to the organisers of the Manchester and District Golf Alliance for being so welcoming since I started playing in the competitions – it is great to win more than Andy at this stage!!”

Geoff Garnett