Further Personal Information
||Knox Academy: Haddington, SCO
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started lawn bowling in 1951 as a schoolboy at the age of 12 at Gifford Bowling Club.
|Why this sport?
||His father was a top player and encouraged him to take up the sport.
|Club / Team
||West Barns [Outdoor] and East Lothian [Indoor]: Scotland
|Memorable sporting achievement
||He considers his greatest achievements to be the Commonwealth Games singles gold medal he won in Brisbane, Australia, in 1982 and being awarded an MBE in 1992. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
|Hero / Idol
||In his eyes David Bryant, a top English bowler, is the greatest bowler of all time. He was thrilled to beat Bryant in the singles event in the South African Games in 1973 for his first gold medal. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
|Awards and honours
||He is Scotland's most capped and the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games will be his eight outing. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010)
He was inducted into the Scottish Sport Hall of Fame in 2007. (news.bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)
He was awarded an MBE in 1992. (Scottish Team Handbook, 1998)
||His father was a top bowler. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
||GLOBETROTTING GOLD MEDALLIST
He is the only player in the world to win bowling medals on five continents. (Bank of Scotland's Scottish Team, 2002)
If he competes at the 2010 Games in Delhi, India, he will break the record of Commonwealth Games appearances with eight. (news.bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2010)