Strapping South African turned professional in 2002 after a successful amateur career which saw him win the South African Amateur Championship in 1985 and 1988. In the latter event he beat none other than Ernie Els in the final. Also represented his country on several occasions and made his living as an electrical engineer. Since joining the paid ranks he has won the South African Senior Open (2003) and has played on the European Seniors Tour for four seasons, finishing 59th, 74th, 81st and 87th on the Order of Merit. Returned to the Qualifying School in November 2006 and secured a conditional card.