Getting Personal with Tom Collings

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Tom Collings - he loves Oasis

Who are you? Tom Collings, Head Greenkeeper at The Point at Polzeath (North Cornwall).

Family status. Married with two children.

Who's your hero and why? Don't have one.

What would you change about yourself? More hair on my head and less in my ears!

What's your guilty pleasure? Anything sweet.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Every day is a highlight … I get to walk around a golf course for a living.

What are your pet peeves? The usual … divots, pitch marks, unraked bunkers. People who moan, but don't have any idea what it takes to maintain a golf course.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? A sunny beach with 3 to 4 foot waves rolling in.

What's the best part of your job? Love being out on the course.

… and the worst? Never enough time.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To shoot 65 at Augusta.

Favourite record, and why? Anything by Oasis … because they're Oasis.

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? Phone my wife!

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? What?

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Alex Ferguson, Liam Gallagher and Ricky Gervais.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? It's hard enough being me!

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Always.

What are you reading at the moment? Just started re-reading Game of Thrones.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? If in doubt … don't.

What's your favourite smell? Coffee at crib time.

What do you do in your spare time? Family, surf SUP and play golf (occasionally).

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? …. Hahaha.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Amazone flail collector.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Happy, busy and passionate.

What talent would you like to have? Any musical talent would be great.

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