Ian left school at 16 and spent the next 8 years playing Professional Golf gaining full PGA qualification at the age of 24 before a wrist injury forced him to quit the paid ranks.
He then spent the next 20 years as a Travel Agent in England before becoming the official golf tour operator for the low cost airline JET2. During this time he bought a holiday home in Phuket and spent many winter holidays on his favourite island.
An opportunity in 2007 allowed him the chance to work as Sales & Marketing for a hotel in Patong before joining the Golfasian team in Bangkok in 2010. He is now back in Phuket, working with the hotels and golf courses and increasing Golfasian interest on the Pearl of the Andaman.