I started playing golf at a very young age, probably about when I was eight. My Dad cut down a set of hickory shaft chubs and re-gripped them for me. I played with my cousin Jennifer and a few other youngsters till I was good enough to play with the members of Bangalore Golf Club in India.
My main coaches in golf were my Dad and my Uncle Fred Webb who were both good players. My cousin John Webb was also a great player who I enjoyed playing with. Others that I remember playing with were Col. Fletcher, Soli Dasture. Rudy Meneaud and Barry Manning.
Not only did I play at the Bangalore Golf Club but at several other courses with The Addicts Golfing Society. These included courses at Kolar Gold Fields, Ooty, Coonoor, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Madras. In 1963 I played in the All India Junior Golf Championships held at Chembur Golf Club in Bombay.
When I moved to Jamshedpur to do my Motor Mechanics Apprenticeship with Tata Mercedes-Benz I played at The Golmuri Golf Club.
In England I have played on a number of courses including St Andrews, Carnoustie, Moore Park, The Belfrey, Wentworth, Bristol, Five Lakes, Chelmsford, Newmarket, to name but a few. I have also played in Ireland, America, and Spain, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.
For the past few years I have been a member at the Oundle Golf Club and have played on many of the local clubs. The lowest handicap that I have played to was 12. Alas no more as I am now playing off 20 after a break of more than 30 years!