0 Getting Personal with Martyn Savident

MartynSavidentMartyn Savident - warm smell of colitas rising up through the air ... and cheese!


Who are you? Martyn Savident, Course Manager at La Grande Mare Hotel Golf & Country Club, Guernsey.

Family status? Married.

Who's your hero and why? Seve Ballesteros, watching him got me interested the game.

What would you change about yourself? I would love to be healthier than I am.

What's your guilty pleasure? Cheese and wine, hence my health.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Having both my sons in the industry.

What are your pet peeves? Daft questions from members; I think I've heard them all by now.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? I'm not that fussed as long as it's warm.

What's the best part of your job? Setting up the course for summer comps.

… and the worst? Trying to set up the course for winter comps.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To carry on living.

Favourite record, and why? Hotel California - warm smell of colitas. My teenage years were the seventies.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Obviously my wife.

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

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? Bagpipes, not everyone's favourite.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Andrew 'Chubby' Chandler, Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke; I think that would be fun!

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I have enough trouble dealing with my own life, that's enough for me.

Do you have any bad habits? I tell it straight.

... or any good ones? I tell it straight!

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? It wasn't just cheese that got me in this state.

What are you reading at the moment? James B Beard's Turf Management for Golf Courses - not reading, perusing.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? We play on grass, not colour.

What's your favourite smell? A good roast.

What do you do in your spare time? I try to play golf although my handicap is now up in double figures.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Can you cut the fairway from the front of the tee?

What's your favourite piece of kit? My Hunter Juno.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Stubborn, impatient and proud.

What talent would you like to have? To predict the weather accurately.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Poets day everyday.

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