Isle of Wight/Wiesbaden
According to a newspaper item, Arthur Jackson was from Bournemouth so there is no connection with William Jackson, another professional golfer interned in Berlin.
He began his professional golfing career at the Royal Isle of Wight Club in the early 1890s before taking up the professional’s post at Crowborough around 1895. He was not here beyond 1896 so this may be when he became James Braid’s clubmaking foreman at Romford.
The aforementioned newspaper article reported in February 1912 that he had been appointed as professional to the Wiesbaden club and that he was also to lay out a new course at Frankfurt. J G Longhurst had also been asked to do this in 1912 and it’s not clear whether they worked together, separately or not at all on the task!
The article also stated the post was just for the summer and that Jackson would return to England in the autumn. That did not happen as he remained in Germany and was interned at Ruhleben camp in Berlin.
He appears to be the same Arthur Jackson who was professional at the Church Stretton club in Shropshire between 1920 and 1923.
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