Getting Personal with Andrew Dadge

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Andrew Dadge - he can get a bit 'hangry' when driving!

Who are you? Andrew Dadge, 31, Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Søllerød Golfklub. Born in England, moved to Denmark as a young child.

Family status? Married to my lovely wife, Lindsay.

Who's your hero and why? Both my dad, and my step-dad for being solid role models.

What would you change about yourself? I get "hangry" often.

What's your guilty pleasure? I'm obsessed with leather boots and I like bad Steven Segal movies.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Getting the chance to become the Deputy at Søllerød.

What are your pet peeves? Middle-lane drivers, when my wife leaves wet towels on the bed, and golfers who don't respect the etiquette of the game.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Fiji, with a pitstop in Tokyo.

What's the best part of your job? I really enjoy working outside, and the early finish hours.

… and the worst? Golfers who don't respect etiquette, and the early starts in the morning.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To have a family and a really nice car.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Oasis - Definitely Maybe; Kasabian's first album, Kendrick Lamar - Damn.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Luke Bracken.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Go travelling with my family.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? George Best, my dad (because he would like to meet George Best again) and Liam Gallagher.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Ian Poulter on the Sunday of the Ryder Cup.

Do you have any bad habits? I get road rage from time to time, anything else, ask my wife!

... or any good ones? I'm always on time, I always carry the shopping, I always offer to buy a round.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? From time to time, it would depend on the task.

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? I'm really into Podcasts right now - I recommend Ear Shuffle.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Treat people the way you want to be treated.

What's your favourite smell? Bacon on a Sunday morning, after a weekend shift.

What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy a cold beverage, and I watch TV, especially Premier League.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? A few days after my boss had returned from volunteering at the Ryder Cup this year, I was out spraying fertiliser and a member asked me if that "was something fancy he (my boss) had learned in France"?

What's your favourite piece of kit? I do enjoy a trip around the course on the bunker rake.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Reliable, loyal, thirsty.

What talent would you like to have? Skateboarding.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I would like to see minimum standards in contracts for the average greenkeeper raised.

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