Won the English Amateur Championship in 1998 and turned professional in 2000. Entered Qualifying School on five previous occasions, gaining his card on his third visit to the Finals in 2004. Played on the European Challenge Tour from 2001 with best finish in the Rankings at 19th in 2002. Introduced to the game aged 13 by his golfing father playing first at his local pitch and putt, then joining Knowle Golf Club where he also worked in the Professionals’ Shop. A source of inspiration comes from listening to CD recordings of younger brother Lee, a former painter and decorator, now training as a professional opera singer. Coached by Matthew Belsham of Whitehill Golf Centre who was recommended by among others, Simon Khan, winner of the 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open. An avid Liverpool fan, he was once hit by a bus on the way to seeing them beat Newcastle 2-1.