0 Getting Personal with Ben Kebby

Temple GC BenKebbyBen Kebby - a narcissistic, arrogant and pretentious man (in his own words)... who likes Judy Garland!


Who are you? Ben Kebby, Course Manager, Temple Golf Club.

Family status? Married - no children as yet.

Who's your hero and why? I'm not one for heroes. I do however admire my parents but, for the most part, everything I do, I do for my wife Francesca Kebby.

What would you change about yourself? Nothing.

What's your guilty pleasure? Red wine and poker.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Being offered and accepting my current position.

What are your pet peeves? Fancy dress, loud people.

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

What's the best part of your job? Seeing the course develop under my instruction.

… and the worst? Never being able to switch off.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? See the world, gain a PhD, be the best.

Favourite record, and why? Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland!

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Outside my stunning wife - Ellie Harrison!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a boat.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Something arrogant, elegant and good looking - a flute perhaps!

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? I would only ever choose my friends - Ry, Dave, Sam and Grant - Banter level = expert.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Dan Bilzarian - check out his instagram.

Do you have any bad habits? No (but the wife would disagree, I'm sure).

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

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? Famous Five - On a treasure Island. Yep, thats right!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Be persistent - when knowledge and ability are not enough - be persistent.

What's your favourite smell? Bread.

What do you do in your spare time? Read, watch documentaries, play golf, but mostly work!

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Never daft questions, just those people being asked the questions having superiority complexes.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Narcissistic, arrogant, pretentious.

What talent would you like to have? I have all the talent I need.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Politics, along with money and religion are emotive subjects I never discuss in public forums.

Ben explains how the club mixes the vast history with a modern approach to greenkeeping in his article which you can view here

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