Getting Personal with Dan Kendle

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Dan Kendle - he would ensure Donald Trump gets a haircut

Who are you? Dan Kendle, Head Greenkeeper at Newquay Golf Club.

Family status. Married to Leah with Alexa (8), Jago (5), and Paddy the Cadoodle.

Who's your hero and why? Lawrence Dallaglio, Wasps Legend. He played his entire club career for one team - a rarity in this day and age.

What would you change about yourself? Be able to switch off outside of work.

What's your guilty pleasure? Anything sugary.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Securing my first Head Greenkeeper position is up there, alongside the praise for the improvements made at Newquay.

What are your pet peeves? Poor time-keeping and ignorance.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Somewhere warm.

What's the best part of your job? Working outside with stunning views along the Cornish coast.

… and the worst? Winter storms blowing straight off the Atlantic Ocean.

Favourite record, and why? Too many to single one out.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Book a holiday.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? An oboe - why not!!

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Lawrence Dallaglio, Denzel Washington and Robin Williams.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? It's been said before, but, Donald Trump, just to see what really goes on in his head. Oh and I'd make sure he had a haircut on that day.

Do you have any bad habits? I'm sure my wife could list a few.

... or any good ones? Probably a shorter list than the bad habits.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Yes, constantly.

What are you reading at the moment? Lee Child, Past Tense.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

What's your favourite smell? A good curry.

What do you do in your spare time? Avid follower of Wasps Rugby and Norwich City FC, days out with the family and taking Paddy on walks along the coast.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Far too many to be honest. Not so much of a question but one lady member, on finding out we take the efforts of our Rabbit Control to the local zoo, commented that "they must have a wonderful exhibit of rabbits there", not realising they are actually being fed to the carnivore section.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Toro ProCore 648.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Hard-working, dedicated, passionate.

What talent would you like to have? Mind reading would be invaluable in this industry.

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