Godwin turned professional in 1994. The right-hander won one singles title (2001 Newport) in his career, and reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on 31 March 1997, when he became World number 90.
His highest world ranking for doubles was 57.
At the 1996 Wimbledon tournament Godwin had his best finish at a Grand Slam, when he reached the fourth round as a qualifier.
He finished his career in 2003.
He now lives in his hometown of Johannesburg with his wife, Nicky and two sons,Oliver and James. He is coaching performance players out of the Wanderers Club.