Started playing as a youngster in Durban in his native South Africa, but was a relative latecomer to the professional ranks at the age of 25. Joined the army for a year and studied for four years as an Industrial Relations Officer, before working for three years alongside former European Tour champion Hugh Baiocchi at Prince’s Grant Golf Estate. While there he played alongside and learned from Baiocchi, and decided to turn professional despite fearing he had left it too late. However, it was a case of ‘you’re never too old’ as he secured a 94th place finish in The 2010 Race to Dubai on the strength of a fast start and strong finish to the campaign. Just kept his card in 2011, taking 113th spot, and enjoyed a less nervous end to 2012 by finishing 92nd, helped by a share of 16th place in the Portugal Masters in his penultimate event.