A born and bred sportsman

Dyson is a born and bred sportsman. His grandfather and father were a jockey and bookmaker respectively, while his uncle played in Tottenham Hotspur’s double-winning team in 1960-61.

A promising footballer on the books of York City and Scarborough as a teenager, the early indication was that Simon would follow in his uncle Terry’s footballing footsteps. However, he was encouraged to take up golf by his brother, Nick, and by the age of 16 had achieved a scratch rating.