Getting Personal with Michael Mann

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Michael Mann - he doesn't like MPs or bad golfers

Who are you? Michael Mann, Head Greenkeeper at Boat of Garten Golf Club.

Family status? Married to Elaine, two sons Aaron and Aiden. Aiden sadly passed away ten years ago.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Not sure if I've reached it yet.

If your younger self saw you now, what would they think? He's done well.

Which famous people wind you up? All MPs.

What job would you love, other than your own? Pro golfer.

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Breaking my leg in two places playing golf.

Brexit or Remain? Brexit.

What is your favourite film? Blade Runner.

What scares you? Heights.

What is your favourite sport? Golf.

What would you cast into Room 101? Bad golfers.

Which three people, living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Jimi Hendrix, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Billy Connolly.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Stick to your guns.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? Antarctica is classed as a desert.

What's your favourite smell? Cuban cigars.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak, Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland, Temperance Movement - Temperance Movement.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? What time will the frost lift?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Dakota 410 topdresser.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Witty, loyal and happy.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? Go to bed early.

What talent would you like to have? Play the guitar.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Bring back the death penalty.

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