Retired Administrator | Small Business Operator
Suburb: Townsville City
I’m renowned for: Being active in the golfing community.
Only a local would know: How much I love golf!
My most memorable holiday was: In 2016 I cruised the Baltic Sea and then took a river cruise from Basel to Amsterdam.
Right now I wish I was: Travelling or relaxing at the beach with a good novel.
My favourite day is: Saturday. It’s golf, then out to dinner with Vince.
The biggest influence in my life was/is: My mother. She taught me the value of working hard to achieve my goals and to never give up. Mum was a workaholic – a trait I’ve inherited!
The funniest thing that ever happened to me was: When my golf clubs escaped from the small milk truck I was driving. I had to stop suddenly and when I looked out my side window, my golf buggy, with clubs still attached, flew past me down the slope and into the intersection where they hit the curb, sending clubs and golf balls everywhere. I jumped from the truck in hot pursuit, darting in and out of cars to recover the balls which were rolling everywhere. The woman behind me was laughing so hard she couldn’t drive.
Someone famous I met was: In the early 60’s I worked at Rothmans of Pall Mall’s head office. They employed sports stars as sales representatives, such as Doug Walters and Barry Shepherd (test cricketers), Geoff Hunt (Australia’s best squash player) and Ron Corry (Australian soccer player). I was also PA for Frank Matich, a successful motor racing competitor in the 50s–70s.
My motto is: Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
SONG I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett
DRINK Duperrey French Champagne