Wife, Chris; Graham (10/21/70), Robert (1/16/73), John (12/3/77), Rebecca (12/3/78)
St. John's College, York, England (1966)
Got his start in the game as a 14-year-old, borrowing his mother's clubs and playing at a local public course in his native England.
His mother did not take up golf until the age of 40, but is now a five-handicapper who shot her age in 1997.
Father was a professional motorcyclist who won a number of titles around Europe in the 1950s.
Worked as a market gardener, scaffolder and a joiner on building sites to help fund his career in the late 1960s.
Also has taught physical education and mathematics.
Was a fine cross- country runner before embarking on his golf career.
Had the unusual experience of playing and teaching the game on the desert courses of Dubai in 1988-89.
Some of the courses had sand tees, sand fairways and sand greens.
One of his sons, Graham, is a three-handicapper who played on an English universities team in 1994.
His stepdaughter, Becky, was a competitive gymnast.
Reading, gardening, music
Additional Victories (6)
1979 Nigerian Open
1979 Lusaka Open
1982 Ivory Coast Open
1986 Jersey Open
1986 Sierra Leone Open
1992 Cyprus Open
PGA TOUR Champions: 1997
Raley's Gold Rush Classic: Finished second to Dana Quigley at the Raley's Gold Rush Classic near Sacramento, his best-ever performance on the SENIOR TOUR. Used two eagles to post a course-record and SENIOR TOUR career-best 63 at Serrano CC on Saturday and held the 36-hole lead over three other players in the event.
First of America Classic: Finished third at the First of America Classic near Grand Rapids, his top effort of the campaign.
SENIOR PGA TOUR Qualifying Tourn Finals: Played in just three events during the year, but earned a full exemption for 1997 by finishing fifth at the SENIOR TOUR National Qualifying Tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach.
SENIOR PGA TOUR Qualifying Tourn Finals: Was in a four-way playoff for places 5-8, but a 20-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole secured him the fifth spot. Debuted on the SENIOR TOUR at the PGA Seniors' Championship but missed the cut.
U.S. Senior Open: Best effort of the year was a T17 at the U.S. Senior Open at Congressional CC near Washington.