Sean Ervine enjoyed a successful 19-year cricket career for both Zimbabwe and then latterly in English county cricket for Hampshire, before retiring last September.
Now the 36-year-old is hoping to make a second sporting career for himself as a professional golfer.
Plenty of practice and beating his former team-mates have convinced the former all-rounder to give qualifying for the MENA Tour a go in the Middle East at the end of January.
"There's no reason why I can't succeed at it," he told BBC South Today. "The fundamentals are very much the same, as cricket is an individual sport as well as a team one."