Getting Personal with Christopher Sharp

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Christopher Sharp - it's not unusual to keep your land drains clear!

Who are you? Who am I…? [worried look on his face]

Family status? Single.

Who's your hero and why? My dad. He showed me how to have empathy.

What would you change about yourself? I'd be taller.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Being chosen for Sawgrass after an interview process, and representing John Deere.

What are your pet peeves? I like things to be perfect. If we do a full rake, the lads must put the rakes back in the way I like. And cutting in straight lines.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Canada. I've always wanted to visit.

What's the best part of your job? Receiving praise from the membership.

… and the worst? Receiving criticism from the membership.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Yes. I'd like to be Director of Golf at a big resort, ideally in the US.

Favourite record, and why? 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out' by Oasis - reminds me of my dad.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Mila Kunis.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Make sure my family were comfortable.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? My dad, Steve Carell and Arnold Palmer.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Got to be somebody Welsh. Yes - Tom Jones.

Do you have any bad habits? I can get hyperactive, which can annoy people.

... or any good ones? I'm tidy.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Only sometimes.

What are you reading now? 'The Intelligent Investor'.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Keep your land drains clear.

What's your favourite smell? Red wine.

What do you do in your spare time? Play golf. Binge-watching TV and films. Exercising.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? "Are you going out to defrost the greens?"

What's your favourite piece of kit? Toro ProCore.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate, determined, patient.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I'd enforce correct etiquette on the golf course.

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