Having had a successful career as a professional golfer with many fine performances to his name including all the Irish domestic pro events and 31 international course records.
He combined his position as club pro in Bangor with a short, but successful career on the British and European tour winning the British Pros and The Kenya Open, David Jones, more or less fell into the golf course architecture by accident when he was approached to do some work, updating Killarney golf course to bring to a level to host the Irish Open. From there his reputation grew and has been involved with course redesign projects, mostly on home turf, such as Mullingar, Bangor, Killarney ,Balmoral to name a few plus completion of almost twenty golf courses in Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey, Finland and Ireland. He is equally at home working to improve a green at a small members’ club as he is taking on a huge tract of land in Africa.
Prior to that he had been Irish National coach, working with the likes of Padraig Harrington, Paul McGinley, and Darren Clarke in their formative years. In 2006 he was appointed Ireland’s only PGA Master Professional for his contribution to the game. He is a director of the Board of the European tour serving as Chairman of European Tour Properties