Getting Personal with Andy Whyman

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Andy Whyman - he's scared of snakes, but will never give up!

Who are you? Andy Whyman - Course Manager at Chester Golf Club.

Family status. Married with two children; Lucas and Eva plus Rex, the labrador puppy.

Who's your hero and why? Lucas Radebe (The Chief) - a Leeds United legend. I loved watching him play and he also turned down Man United!!

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Becoming a course manager.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? I proved those school teachers wrong.

Which famous people wind you up? Frank Lampard (enough said).

What job would you love, other than your own? Professional footballer.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? I couldn't possibly tell you that.

What is your favourite film? Home Alone. I love watching it with my family at Christmas.

What scares you? Snakes.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? Life Is One Fun Ride ... Enjoy It! Adam Sandler would be cool to play me.

What is your favourite sport? Football.

What would you cast into Room 101? Hayfever.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? The old Wembley for the 1972 FA Cup final ... just to see that Leeds team play once.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Nothing currently springs to mind - just to be the best I can be.

What's your favourite smell? Abercrombie cologne or Creed.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Lucas Radebe, Norman Hunter and Sir Bobby Robson.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Never give up.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? Which famous US superstar once said: 'I've never lost a game, I just ran out of time?' Michael Jordan.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXI8.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Too many to choose from. Spotify would be the answer.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? There have been some cracking ones throughout the years and it's a difficult one to pick a winner!

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Outgoing, funny and observant.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old greenkeeper? Always ask questions - however daft you may think they are. Don't be scared to go out of your comfort zone to achieve your ambitions, gain as many qualifications and experience as you can possibly grab. The world is your oyster, if you want it to be!

What talent would you like to have? To be able to produce magic. Some of these magicians are something else.

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