Yorkshire golf: Jack and Josh, Nicklaus and Berry, St Andrews and St Andrews

WHAT do Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer who ever lived, pictured below, and Doncaster 10-year-old Josh Berry, pictured above, have in common?

Doncaster GC's Josh Berry, British champion in the Wee Wonders event at St Andrews.
Doncaster GC's Josh Berry, British champion in the Wee Wonders event at St Andrews.

If you answered they are both shown standing on the famous Swilcan Bridge at St Andrews, you are half right.

The full answer is they are both pictured standing on the Swilcan Bridge and have both won tournaments at St Andrews.

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Josh shot 83 in the first round of the adidas golf Wee Wonders event on the Strathtyrum course at the weekend and was eight shots off the lead.

Jack Nicklaus waves spectators from the Swilcan Bridge during the Open Championship at St Andrews in 2005 (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA).

But he followed that with a 71 – which was only two over gross – to win the national title by four shots.

As British champion he will head to Gullane for the European Championship next May and US Open venue Pinehurst, in North Carolina, next July for the 2016 world championship.

His success follows that of fellow Doncaster GC members Connor Longworth, Jack Ciullo, Cameron Newman and Declan Stoppard who earlier this month won England’s Junior Champion Club title at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.

Check The Yorkshire Post website later this week for a video on all five who are Doncaster’s stars of the future but also the present.

PS For those who did not know, Jack Nicklaus won two Open Championships at St Andrews but not, as far as records indicate, a Wee Wonders event.

Read about how Doncaster GC’s junior team became English champions by clicking HERE