0 Getting personal with Alexander MacDonald

Golspie AlexanderMacDonaldAlexander MacDonald - Runrig, bagpipes, malt whisky and the lovely Amy MacDonald - a proud Scot methinks!


Who are you? Alexander MacDonald, Head Greenkeeper at Golspie Golf Club.

Family status? Single, dad to my eight year old son, Alexander.

Who's your hero and why? Seve. Loved his style, swagger and his never beaten attitude.

What would you change about yourself? Spend more time AWAY from work.

What's your guilty pleasure? I like my malt.

What do you drop everything for? My son and work.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Winning the Golf Tourism Scotland Young Person Of The Year in 2008.

Glass half full or half empty? Half full.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fact.

What's your favourite season? Summer.

What are your pet peeves? Golfers not repairing pitchmarks, replacing divots, raking bunkers properly and stepping on/over ropes.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Oz or NZ to avoid our winter.

What's the best part of your job? Being out in the sun.

… and the worst? Being out in the rain.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To see my son go to university.

Who wouldn't you like to be? David Cameron on September 18th, 2014.

Favourite record, and why? Hearts of Olden Glory, Runrig. It's a brilliant song by my favourite band.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Anyone that would have me! Failing that, it would be Amy MacDonald.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Jack the job and grab my son, our passports and clubs.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Bagpipes! Scottish, loud and proud!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? After a night out, never trust a fart!

What's your favourite smell? My mother's roast dinners.

What do you do in your spare time? I slash about a golf course to a handicap of +2.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? How do you cut around the hole on a greens mower?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Charterhouse Verti-Drain.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Confident, ambitious and dedicated.

What talent would you like to have? To pick a winning accumulator on a Saturday.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? That paedophiles be executed after they had been tortured. Absolute scum of the earth.

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