Edinburgh, and then my dad Bernard was made the professional at Wentworth Golf Club, so we settled in a big old house designed by the architect WG Tarrant, right on the edge of the golf course on the Wentworth Estate, and there I spent the next 20 or so years.
I appreciate that I’m very, very lucky and it really was an idyllic childhood, surrounded by fresh air and countryside. From a very young age golf was in my blood, and I vividly remember my dad practising his putting on the lounge carpet, which he still does today.
And he still holds his cutlery with the same grip that he holds a golf club. It’s a strange habit that a lot of golfers have, and when he does it now my kids look at him and think, ‘Look at Grandad, he’s mad!’ When I was growing up, Dad was friends with a lot of high-profile golfers including Sam Torrance, Sandy Lyle and Nick Faldo, and also with Bruce Forsyth, who was like an uncle to me.Read more on msn.com