His best performance came in the 1905 Open Championship when he finished tied for second place.
Jones had two top-10 finishes in the Open Championship. He was runner-up in the London Professional Foursomes Tournament in 1907, where he partnered Alfred Toogood, and was a losing semi-finalist in the 1905 and 1906 News of the World Match Play. Jones was professional at Wimbledon Park Golf Club for 37 years from the opening of the club in 1898 until his retirement in 1935.
He had earlier been at Littlehampton Golf Club since at least 1893.
1905 Open Championship
The 1905 Open Championship was held 7–9 June at the Old Course at Street Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Details of play
All entries played 18 holes on the first two days with all those within 14 strokes of the leader making the cut and playing 36 holes on the final day.
Strong winds and baked hardpan conditions made scoring exceptionally difficult on all three days. Only a few players managed to break 80.
Sandy Herd, Taylor and Harry Vardon led after the first round with scores of 80.
Scoring was marginally better on the second day with Jones"s 77 giving him the lead on 158. He was followed by Braid on 159 and James Kinnell and Arnaud Massy on 161. Just 45 players made the cut of 172 and only one amateur, John Graham, Junior., was among those select few.
Jones"s rounds of 81-77-87-78=323 enabled him to go home with £20.
Jones died at Street Helens, Isle of Wight, on 2 February 1952.