0 Getting Personal with David Leatherland

Dave full bodyDavid Leatherland - not much chance of your liver surviving if you attend one of his dinner parties!


Who are you? David Leatherland, Head Greenkeeper at Kedlestone Park Golf Club in Derbyshire.

Family status? Partner Yvette and three children.

What would you change about yourself? Nothing really.

What's your guilty pleasure? Lager.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Walking down the 18th at the Royal Troon Open in 1997 with Jack Nicklaus.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? George Best, Paul Gascoigne and Oliver Reed.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Cheryl Cole's (Fernandez-Versin) husband - say no more!

Do you have any bad habits? I bite my finger nails.

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

What are your pet peeves? Mobile phones.

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

What's the best part of your job? Construction.

… and the worst? Leaf collecting.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To cruise around the world.

Favourite record, and why? Live and Dangerous by Thin Lizzy; voted the best live album ever.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My partner Yvette.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Cruise the world.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Drums; I'm loud!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Never give up.

What's your favourite smell? Tarmac.

What do you do in your spare time? Play and watch sport - and walking, if there's a pub at the end of it!

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "Why don't you put the stimpmeter on the greens to speed them up?"

What's your favourite piece of kit? My JCB digger.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Honest, reliable. witty.

What talent would you like to have? To play the guitar.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? The death penalty.

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