0 Getting Personal with Gary Douglas

GaryDouglasGary Douglas - Dinner with Gazza, Ally and, err, Nacho - it's a Rangers thing!


Who are you? Gary Douglas, Head Greenkeeper at Cupar Golf Club.

Family status? Single.

Who's your hero and why? Probably my mum - she's always there when things go wrong!

What would you change about yourself? Try and become healthier by eating better things, which currently I am trying to do.

What's your guilty pleasure? Watching River City on a Tuesday night. Yes, I watch a few soaps. Oh, and chocolate!

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Hard to say, but it was nice to be asked to come back and work at my local club.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Paul Gascoigne, Ally McCoist and Nacho Novo. I think Gazza would win with the drinks!

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Mark Warburton. It would be a dream to manage Glasgow Rangers, even for just one game against Celtic.

Do you have any bad habits? Where do I start? Sleeping with work clothes on after a long day!

... or any good ones? Treating people with respect and always thriving to do better at things.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Sometimes during the summer when I am up against it with the growth. I want the place looking its best.

What are you reading at the moment? Sons of Struth Demand the Truth by Craig Houston. A look into the bad times at my football club. A good read.

What are your pet peeves? Golfers playing on the course when the course closed sign is up, bunkers not being raked, pitchmarks ... the list is endless!

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? To see my brother in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

What's the best part of your job? Being outside on the good weather days! We don't have many, do we? I like the early mornings when it's quiet as you get so much done before any sign of life on the 1st tee.

… and the worst? Out in the rain doing the job we love and taking stick from golfers about the hole being in the wrong place! And getting hit by a ball while I'm on the green!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Learn how to sleep in for work!

Favourite record, and why? Anything by the Stranglers or Rolling Stones. I'm quite old school when it comes to music.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Cheryl Cole. Who wouldn't?

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Invest into Rangers FC and get us back where we should be.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A piano. I change my tune a lot depending on what kind of day I'm having!

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Keep it simple and don't over complicate things! Most people will understand that way.

What's your favourite smell? Fresh cut grass and seaweed! Don't ask!

What do you do in your spare time? Play golf, go to the gym, go out with my mates, watch football; I'm a season ticket holder at Ibrox.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Can you not shovel all the snow off the greens?

What's your favourite piece of kit? TruTurf roller. It's just a shame my club can't afford one ... yet!

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Flexible, determined, loyal.

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

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

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