Once again we are quizzing another member of the team… Adam Jones AKA Jonesy. He’s here to answer our first round of questions.
How long have you worked with TGC and how did it all start for you?
“I have been working with TGC for 5 years. I started off doing a spot as a guest speaker on injury management. Things quickly snowballed and I suddenly ended up running a programme.”
Are you much of a golfer yourself and if so where do you play?
“Yes I play golf, my current handicap 1. I’m a member of a number of clubs but my home club is Prestatyn in North Wales.”
What was your Best Round ever?
“Competition 67 (-5), Non competition 64 (-8)”
Impressive! If you had to pick one event to go to.. Masters or Ryder Cup?
“Masters, always wanted to go.”
What do you enjoy about working at TGC?
“We have a great team, great working environment and world class facilites.”
Who’s your greatest golfer of all time?
“Tiger, because he changed golf.”
Your favourite hole at either St Mellion or Amendoeira?
“St Mellion 12th Hole on the Nicklaus, Amendoeira 4th O’Connor”
Worst part of your job at TGC?
“Being away from family for long periods of time.”
This ones open ended.. any stories, anecdotes or things that have made you laugh/cringe with the students over the years?
“We have the opportunity to work with a lot of great students and some terrible ones (only joking). The number of stories we have are never ending. We are a small team and student body, so we spend a lot of time with students. We get some great questions from students and some which will stay with you forever. A lot of our students are living away from home for the first time so cooking and food can be an issue. However, being asked where chicken thighs come from “Jonesy. Do chicken thighs come from chickens?” will stay with me a long time.”
Thanks Jonesy! If you’ve got a question for Adam why ask it in the comments section below?