0 Getting Personal with Iain Grant

Brynhill Golf Club Iain GrantIain Grant - grounded, quiet and friendly but only if you're not a bad driver.

Who are you? Iain Grant, Course Manager, Brynhill Golf Club.

Family status? Divorced. I've got four children ranging in ages from 25 to 6!

Who's your hero and why? I've got two. My dad who's helped mould me into who I am today, and my sporting hero is John Grieg, who captained my beloved Glasgow Rangers to the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972.

What would you change about yourself? I don't think I would change much.....maybe be a little less trusting of people.

What's your guilty pleasure? Motorcycles. I don't have one at the moment but seriously thinking about it.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? We held the Welsh Junior Championships in 2010, after years of slowly improving a course which was in fairly poor shape when I took over.

What are your pet peeves? Bad driving. It really winds me up.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Somewhere hot and sunny. Our summer hasn't been the best.

What's the best part of your job? Being out in the fresh air and seeing the course looking well.

… and the worst? Dealing with committees!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Career wise I'm getting on a bit for major goals, but I just want my family to be happy!

Favourite record, and why? Its an album. Fat of the Land by the Prodigy.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? My girlfriend, Rachel.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I would disappear for a little while to get my head straight but obviously make sure my family were looked after.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Thats a tough one for someone who isn't in the slightest bit musical, but probably a clarinet because I see it as fairly calming.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Ally McCoist, Paul Gascoigne and Chris Evans. They have had some epic times together and the party might last a day or two!

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. I'd tell everyone to go home and behave!!!

Do you have any bad habits? I can be impatient at times.

... or any good ones? I'm fairly methodical.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Nope. Stopped that along time ago. Worrying doesn't solve anything.

What are you reading at the moment? - Hard copy or online? Nothing specific but I read a lot of factual stuff.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Dont try to fight nature.

What's your favourite smell? Steak cooking or freshly cut grass.

What do you do in your spare time? I've got two young daughters so they take up a lot of my time. I just like to see them happy.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Why don't you mix cement with your woodchip to keep it on the paths!

What's your favourite piece of kit? I love our Toro 4700. It covers a large area and keeps us on top of growth.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Grounded, quiet and friendly.

What talent would you like to have? I'd love to be able to predict the future.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? There are too many petty, unenforceable laws already, but I reckon politicians should be held more accountable for their actions.

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