Lifelong golfer Wayne Jackson Jr., 86, of Gloucester, was inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame in September.A Hampton native, Jackson said when he was a teenager his mother, who was herself a golfer, noticed that he was interested in the sport. He said his mother told him to take lessons if he wanted to learn the game and play well. His lessons would be taught by the then Head Pro at Hampton Country Club, Red Speigle.
Speigle was Jackson’s only golf instructor and became a lifelong friend. He said Speigle taught him how to swing a club and proper golf etiquette, and wouldn’t let Jackson on the course until he understood those basics. He said after a month of lessons with Speigle, he broke 90 his first time out.
Jackson played different sports growing up but he said none interested him like golf. He said at some point he decided he wanted to play a sport where no one could tell him how good he could be. Golf put it all on him like other sports didn’t.
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