1. What would you advise someone to do if they want to hit the ball 20 yards farther?
I would suggest exercising to become fit and then seek out a good experienced teacher who understands the golf swing and will work with you on the fundamentals. Focus on exercises to become more flexible and improve your range of motion. New equipment won’t hurt, but work on the first two items on the list before exploring some new clubs for your bag.
2. Can a golf club be built to cure a slice?
Only if it has a closed face. One can also shift the weight on an adjustable driver which may help a little. However, if you have a chronic slice I suggest a visit to a good teaching professional.
3. What is the best golfing nation in the world?
I think for its size South Africa has produced more great golfers and is thus the best golfing nation in the world. In the interests of full disclosure, I was born in South Africa.
4. Best piece of golfing advice you have ever been given?
Don’t force the shot and keep your head down
5. In 1963, when you left South Africa with a friend to sail around the world in a 25 foot sailboat with limited navigational skills, no GPS and no radio, what were you thinking?
Obviously not very much. Without a radio, or a chronometer or a life boat what was I thinking? It scares me to even think about that. However, we survived many storms and after 8,500 miles of sailing I decided that the golf course had fewer hazards.