0 Getting personal with Stuart Griffiths

StuartGriffiths CutOutStuart Griffiths - we think he might be keen to head off to Australia ... or Goodison!


Who are you? Stuart Griffiths, Course Manager at Blair Atholl and Pitlochry Golf Clubs.

Family status? Married to Gillian, with two young girls; Holly aged seven and Eve aged five.

Who's your hero and why? Howard Kendall; I'm a huge Everton fan and he was a fantastic player and manager. I'm sure he had blue blood.

What would you change about yourself? I wouldn't mind two new knees!

What's your guilty pleasure? Celine Dion (one of her albums is in my truck).

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Working at Carnoustie during the 2007 Open.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Howard Kendall, Ian Botham and Phil Tufnell.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Joe Root or Alastair Cook smashing the Aussies to win the ashes.

Do you have any bad habits? I find it impossible to have a lie in.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Not usually, but I do organise the next day's work in my head, especially if we have a busy workload.

What are you reading at the moment? I'm not a reader, apart from the Sun.

What are your pet peeves? Bad driving and needless violence.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Australia, to watch The Ashes.

What's the best part of your job? Going home every day knowing the course looks and plays as good as possible.

… and the worst? Trying to set the course up for competitions when the weather conditions are bad.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To watch an Ashes Test at the MCG on Boxing Day.

Favourite record, and why? Anything from the nineties.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? I'd better say the wife!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Cheesy, I know, but look after my family and friends and go on a great holiday (to Melbourne).

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A didgeridoo, as it comes from Australia and I want to go there.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Let it develop. Old mechanic used to say it to me to save me taking machines back to him to get fixed.

What's your favourite smell? Match day at Goodison.

What do you do in your spare time? Play golf, watch sport and look after my young girls.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Why haven't you changed the holes on the winter greens? (it had been minus 15 for three weeks!)

What's your favourite piece of kit? The TruTurf roller.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Outgoing, helpful and active.

What talent would you like to have? Time travel.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Life meaning life for criminals.

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