Getting Personal with Alistair Morrison

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Alistair Morrison - a young man with some difficult choices to make; Michelle or Jennifer?

Who are you? Alistair Morrison, greenkeeper at Durness Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands.

Family status? Single, no children.

Who's your hero and why? Being a Rangers fan, Ally McCoist and Barry Ferguson were both heroes of mine when I was growing up.

What would you change about yourself? More time off work in the summer months, especially weekends.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? During my time at Brora Golf Club, I got the opportunity to volunteer at Kingsbarns Golf Links at two Dunhill Links Championships. But I also travelled to Switzerland with a group of other Scottish greenkeepers to volunteer at Crans san Sur Sieere for the European Masters, which was a great experience

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Yes this can often be the case, especially during bad weather when I have a big workload.

What are your pet peeves? Golfers leaving cigarette ends on the course.

What's the best part of your job? I enjoy being my own boss and get a lot of satisfaction coming off the course the morning of a competition when it is looking at its best.

… and the worst? Machine breakdowns.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To win the league with my local football team, although this is looking unlikely!

Favourite record, and why? Being a Teuchter*, I listen to just about anything and everything. I do enjoy listening to Runrig for a bit of motivation at work.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? That's a tough one! Would be a close call between Michelle Keegan and Jennifer Aniston.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would love to build my own house.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Go with your gut feeling, if you're considering doing something, just do it.

What do you do in your spare time? Play and watch a lot of sports, get to Scotland football matches when I can and enjoy a beer at the weekends.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Do you ever change the holes?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Not that I have one, but I think the TruTurf Greens Iron is a fantastic piece of kit.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Impatient, passionate, eager.

What talent would you like to have? I would love to play a musical instrument.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Not a law as such, but I would like to be able to spray our fairways.

*Teuchter ('tju:xt:r) is a Lowland Scots word originally used to describe a Scottish Highlander, in particular a Gaelic-speaking Highlander.

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