h1 classbiography Jack White (1873 - 1949)h1Jack White was an excellent player and won the Open Championship in 1904 at Sandwich. Like so many great professionals he learned golf whilst caddying. It is not widely known that he was related to the famous North Berwick golfers Ben Sayers and Davie Grant. The sun cleek mark is attributed to Jacks position as professional to the Sunningdale Golf club outside London (1901 - 1926) where he made many clubs in his shop where he kept a sizeable staff. White was the maker of the woods used by Bobby Jones in winning the Grand Slam in 1930 and they were also sold on a wholesale basis by the British Golf Company. In the mid 1930s White retired from Sunningdale and returned to his hometown in Scotland Gullane where he opened a new factory. His business was the only industry located in this small village which has many fine golf courses including Gullane and Muirfield. White first played in The Open Championship in 1891 and in 1904 when it was played at Royal St Georges 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.
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