Getting Personal with Colin Fairley

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Colin Fairley - The Flying Scotsman

Who are you? Colin Fairley - Course Manager at Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club.

Family status. Married.

Who's your hero and why? My mother, because she stuck by me no matter what.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Working in the Netherlands.

If your younger self saw you now, what would they think? WHY are you doing this?

Which famous people wind you up? Jeremy Corbyn.

What job would you love, other than your own? A pilot.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? There's been too many!

What is your favourite film? Gladiator.

What scares you? Deep water.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? The Flying Scotsman played by Liam Neeson.

What is your favourite sport? Rallying.

What would you cast into Room 101? Cricket and Elvis Presley.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Churchill, Liz Hurley and Boris Johnson.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Do the best you can.

What's your favourite smell? A good curry.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? None - I would want total silence.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? If we had more money could we achieve more?

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Grumpy, impatient and loyal.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? Believe in yourself and hang on in there - it always comes to he who waits.

What talent would you like to have? To play the piano.

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