Jack White (golfer)
Jack White in 1904
|Full name||John White|
15 August 1873|
Pefferside, Whitekirk. Scotland
24 March 1949 (aged 75)|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||WD: 1929|
|The Open Championship||Won: 1904|
White was born at Pefferside, Whitekirk, four miles east of North Berwick. He was the son of James White, an agricultural labourer, and his wife Emily Thomson White. Jack worked as a caddie from the age of ten. Like many early professionals he trained as a clubmaker. From his late teens he worked as a golf professional at the North Berwick Golf Club in the summer and at York Golf Club in England in the winter.
White first played in The Open Championship in 1891 and in 1904, when it was played at Royal St George's, where he won his only major championship. He was the professional at the prestigious Sunningdale Golf Club outside London for over twenty five years from 1902.
Death and legacy
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runners-up|
|1904||The Open Championship||1 shot deficit||80-75-72-69=296||1 stroke||James Braid, J.H. Taylor|
|The Open Championship||?||11||T10||WD||T21||WD||WD||T13||2|
|The Open Championship||4||6||18||3||1||T18||WD|
|The Open Championship||?||T35||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|The Open Championship||T57||WD|
Note: White only played in The Open Championship and the U.S. Open.
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
WD = Withdrew
? = unknown
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- England–Scotland Professional Match (representing Scotland): 1903 (winners), 1904 (tie), 1905 (tie), 1906, 1907, 1909, 1912 (tie), 1913
- "Births in the Parish of Whitekirk in the County of Haddington". Statutory Births 723/00 0010. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
- "1904 Jack White". The Open. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Deaths in the District of Inveresk in the County of Midlothian". Statutory Deaths 689/00 0054. ScotlandsPeople. Retrieved 16 February 2015. (Subscription required (help)).