Born in Scotland and raised in Yorkshire, where father, James, was a company director. Attended Houston Baptist University. Father retired as Royal Troon secretary in 1997. Received Member of the British Empire (MBE) from H.M. the Queen in 1998 and Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2005 from Prince Charles. Has represented Scotland 10 times in the World Cup, playing with eight different partners.
Enjoys music, cars and films.
Received the Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Jeev Milkha Singh in December 2012.