John Bland Personal Notes
Says the biggest thrill of his career came at the 1996 PGA Seniors' Championship when he played with Arnold Palmer for the first time and recorded his first hole-in-one on the Champions Tour.
Lists Gary Player and Palmer as his heroes and his late wife, Helen, as the most influential person in his career.
Has worked with South African teacher Denis Hutchinson.
Lists the Old Course at St. Andrews as his favorite course.
Does not play with golf balls marked '3'.
Lists Winston Churchill and Morne Du Plessis, a former captain of the South African rugby team, as his heroes.
Enjoys eating South African barbecue.