0 Getting Personal with Ben Lovett

MaxxRoyal BenjaminLovettBen Lovett - spends most nights thinking over ideas - Kylie is a good one!


Who are you? Ben Lovett, a thirty-five year old Englishman living in Turkey and working as Course Manager at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.

Family status? I'm single, but have a two-year old cocker spaniel called Boly.

Who's your hero and why? Corny, I know, but my father, who inspired me to get into the industry and get to where I am today.

What would you change about yourself? I'm happy with who I am, but probably need more interests outside of work and golf.

What's your guilty pleasure? Haribo fizzy cola bottles ... and beer, of course!

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Hosting three Turkish Airlines Opens; part of the European Tour Final Series.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Keith Richards, Boris Johnston and Jethro.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Love to be Tiësto, infant of millions of people.

Do you have any bad habits? Too many.

... or any good ones? Probably not!

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? I try not to, but I tend to spend most nights thinking over ideas and planning in my head! A lot of my best ideas come whilst I'm sleeping.

What are you reading at the moment? One of the Alex Cross book series by James Patterson.

What are your pet peeves? Golf bores.

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

What's the best part of your job? Early mornings on the course enjoying the peace and quiet before the golfers arrive and, of course, the sunrises.

… and the worst? Rain and cold.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To own and design my own golf course.

Favourite record, and why? Daft Punk's Random Access, for the memories. The first concert I attended live was Daft Punk and I've always followed them.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Kylie Minogue.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy a nice car, probably a 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Always be on time and call people sir.

What's your favourite smell? Freshly cut grass and 2-stroke.

What do you do in your spare time? Walk my dog and shopping.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Koro Recycling Dresser.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Relaxed, boring and perplexing.

What talent would you like to have? Time control.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? There's too many already.

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