Getting Personal with Rob Cook

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Rob Cook - he has a passion for fescue and the seaside

Who are you? Rob Cook, Course Manager at Perranporth Golf Club.

Family status. Live with my partner Ellen.

Who's your hero and why? Billy Mitchell - fifty plus years pursuing Fescue.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Being Course Manager at Perranporth.

If your younger self saw you now, what would they think? Crikey, you have settled down.

Which famous people wind you up? Politicians.

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

What was the most embarrassing moment in your life? Falling off my motorbike outside of school.

What is your favourite film? Shawshank Redemption.

What scares you? Heights.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? Lifetime of Golf - Brad Pitt.

What is your favourite sport? Golf.

What would you cast into Room 101? Perranporth's irrigation system.

What's your favourite smell? The seaside.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? The building of Perranporth Golf Club in 1927.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To help make all links courses fine grass dominant.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? James Braid, Bill Nicholson (Spurs) and Tiger Woods.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? It is hard to do nothing.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? 80% of golfers will never play to a handicap of less than 18.

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever, Queen - Greatest Hits and Adele - 21.

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

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old greenkeeper? Ask as many questions as you can.

What talent would you like to have? Be able to sing.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? National Service.

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