0 Getting Personal with Terry Crawford

Terry Crawford - is it bedtime yet? Probably, after all that Black Bush whiskey!

Who are you? Terry Crawford, Golf Course Manager at Clandeboye Golf Club.

Family status? Married with two children; one boy, one girl.

Who's your hero and why? No real hero, but I must say Tiger Woods coming back is great for the golf game.

What would you change about yourself? I would like to improve my short game.

What's your guilty pleasure? Black Bush whiskey.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Holding down a high profile job for thirty years in the same club and still wanting to come into work.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Elvis, Tina Turner and Micky Flanagan.

If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? Boris Johnson, so I could sort out Brexit.

Do you have any bad habits? Yes, not going to bed early enough.

Do you go to bed worrying about the next day's workload? Yes, I do, and I would be surprised if other course managers didn't do the same. I think it has become the norm in our industry.

What are you reading at the moment? Don't read that much, only related greens material.

What are your pet peeves? People who don't respect rules and are lazy.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Playing golf in America and enjoying the great weather.

What's the best part of your job? When talking to a new member and he says he should have become a member sooner.

… and the worst? Talking to an older member and he says "I've seen the course better."

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Yes, to retire at sixty with a good pension; well, definitely retire.

Favourite record, and why? Surrounded, Fight My Battles, as this song gives me strength.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? The wife, and if she can't make it, the girl friend then.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Get shot of the wife.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? People say I would be a set of bagpipes as they say I have plenty of wind.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Work hard and the money will come.

What's your favourite smell? Black Bush whiskey.

What do you do in your spare time? Walk my two dogs and play golf.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? "Do you think the course will be open on Saturday?" when it is only Wednesday and we are closed due to heavy rain!

What's your favourite piece of kit? Air 2G2 and the Toro Pro Core 648 aerator.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Loyal, friendly and dedicated.

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

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? That all golfers could remove their ball from a divot on the fairway.


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