Getting personal with Simon Johnson

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Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson - a Cornish Rattler in Ibiza sounds just the ticket!

Who are you? Simon Johnson, Head Greenkeeper at Falmouth Golf Club.

Family status? Married, with two stepdaughters.

Who's your hero and why? Sir Alex Ferguson.

What would you change about yourself? Eat less carbohydrates!

What's your guilty pleasure? Cornish Rattler cider.

What do you drop everything for? The wife, Sue.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Becoming Head Greenkeeper at Falmouth.

Glass half full or half empty? Half full.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fiction.

What's your favourite season? The cricket season! (or spring).

What are your pet peeves? Losing at sport.

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

What's the best part of your job? Looking at the course on Friday afternoons knowing it is as good as we can get it.

… and the worst? Coming in on Monday mornings to find someone disagreed!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To learn to play my guitar that Sue bought me three years ago and has been out of the box once.

Who wouldn't you like to be? A Liverpool fan.

Favourite record, and why? The Jam's Town Called Malice. Takes me back to my youth.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Sue, the wife.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Go on holiday.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A Bass guitar, not at the front, but always necessary.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Live like someone left the gate open.

What's your favourite smell? Pasty.

What do you do in your spare time? Heavily involved in our local cricket club, Mount Ambrose, and watching Redruth RFC play rugby.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "It's taken me twenty minutes to dig my car out from the snow and ice and when I get here the course is closed. Why?"

What's your favourite piece of kit? Wiedenmann Terraspike.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Honest, conscientious and thoughtful.

What talent would you like to have? To play that guitar!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? I would like to see benefits paid in vouchers and not in cash. People that work for a living should not be worse off than those on benefits.

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