Jack White (1 Open.)

1873 - 1949

John "Jack" White (15 August 1873 – 24 March 1949) was a Scottish professional golfer. He posted six top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, including a victory in 1904.

White was born at Pefferside, Whitekirk, four miles east of North Berwick.[1] 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.[2] He was the professional at the prestigious Sunningdale Golf Club outside London for over twenty five years from 1902.

White died in 1949 in Musselburgh.[3] He is best remembered as the winner of the 1904 Open Championship.