0 Twenty Questions with John Turner

John Turner - Marge Simpson is on his wish list, as is a trip to Thailand - trouble is, he hates flying. DOH!


John Turner Leek GCWho are you? John Colin Paul Turner (after the Pope). Head Greenkeeper at Leek Golf Club.

Family status? Single with one boy of 11.

Who's your hero and why? My son Conner. After battling early life complications he came through it all with a cheeky smile on his face.

What is your dream holiday? There are lots of places I'd love to visit, but I'm intrigued by Thailand at the moment. Problem is, I hate flying!

What annoys you the most? Bad manners and poor time-keeping.

What would you change about yourself? What?! I'm perfect! (joke!). To have a greater ability to see the whole picture, as I'm always told there are two sides to every story.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Mary Bale, the lady who put the cat in the wheelybin.

Favourite record, and why? 'I see you' by Mika, for personal reasons.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Ideally, a loved one. Failing that, someone deep, dry and funny, so it would have to be Marge Simpson.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Help out family and friends. It depends on the amount I suppose. I'd love to get involved with local charities to give directly to those in the greatest need.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A trumpet.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself.

What's your favourite smell? Lavender.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Do I buy bunker sand with large stones in it?!

What do you do in your spare time? Socialising, spending time with family and friends and going to the gym. I love the UK, so I'm also starting to explore our wonderful coastline.

What's your favourite piece of kit? Dakota Turf Tender.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Moody, loyal, trustworthy.

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

What makes you angry? The M6 on a Friday!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Greater restrictions, across the board, on chemical usage.

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