Andrew’s fascination with golf started at an early age and it was not long before his practising had outgrown the back garden. Too many broken windows forced his family to take Andrew to Dereham Golf Club to ask pro Steve Beckham for advice. The six year old Andrew showed great ability but Steve was more impressed with the dedication to the game which had left their mark with calluses on Andrew’s hands. It was agreed by the Club, on Steve's recommendation that the normal minimum age of 9 years would be relaxed and Andrew and his elder brother, James joined the Club as junior Members.

Holidays and out of school hours, light and weather permitting were spent on the golf course. Representation of the Club and the County followed. Ever present was the aim of turning Professional. After success at GCSE, school and further academic study held no attraction and Andrew went on to play in national events, winning the Norfolk junior and Senior Championships in the same year at the age of 18 years. Later confirmation of Andrew's potential came in 1994 with winning the Berkshire trophy, and the Kings Norton Oaks in 1995.

Andrew turned pro in 1995 and played the Future Tour, Hippo Tour, Euro Tour, Challenge Tour and eventually the European Tour itself. To finance membership on the various tours Andrew received backing from the loyal members and supporters of Dereham Golf Club. After making it on to the premier tour in Europe he remained there until 2007 when a dip in form led to him playing events on both the Challenge and European Tours.

Andrew’s aim for 2010 is to regain his place on the European Tour via success on the Challenge Tour and after a winter of practising he is full of confidence for the season ahead.

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