Brainfood: We'd love that job - Professional golfer

David Rennie, club professional, Wentworth Club

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

What do you do?

I have to be a master of everything. I'm supposed to play like Tiger Woods, and if on the way round the course, the captain's club breaks, I'm supposed to fix it as we walk along the fairway. I'm also supposed to teach at David Leadbetter's level. Then I'll come back and might do some buying for the pro shop. Each day I come in and I don't know who I'm going to meet. I've played golf with Michael Jordan and Gianfranco Zola - it doesn't happen to everybody.

How did you get the job?

During the 1996 World Match Play tournament, Bernard Gallacher, then the club pro, asked me to see our chief executive, who said: 'I've got some bad news for you - Bernard is going to retire.' He asked me if I'd like the job. It took me a second to say yes.

Does reality match the dream?

It does. I'm out playing one of the best courses in the world and I can play it every day, if I want. I feel quite honoured and privileged sometimes.

I love the outdoor lifestyle. When I first came here, the job was even better because I was single and I stayed in one of the houses on the estate with a couple of other professionals. We used to play into work in the morning and play home at night. Now it doesn't really get better than that.

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