Di Dougherty meets: Mike TindallJanuary 6, 2015 Golf Equipment
Di speaks to the former England international and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner
When did you start playingÂ golf?
When I joined Bath RFC. It wasnât something I did when I was growing up but there was a massive golfing crew at the club so I joined in and loved it and have been playing ever since.
What is your handicap andÂ where do you play?
My handicap is 14 and I play at my local club which is Minchinhampton. I am also a member at Manor House in Castle Combe and at Celtic Manor.
I think the course I have enjoyed the most was Congressional.
What is the best thing aboutÂ the sport?
You only need to hit one good shot to keep you coming back over and over again. No matter how bad you play, that one shot or one good hole is all you remember.
What is the strength to yourÂ game?
Probably my temperament, I donât normally get too stressed when things arenât going right.
My driving it can be a strength for me but also itâs probably my biggest weakness.
Who is your favourite golferÂ and why?
I really like most of the topÂ Europeans out there at theÂ moment but if I had to pick oneÂ it would be Poults. When he isÂ properly revved up he is greatÂ to watch.
Will Tiger win another Major?
I think he will struggle. I would like to see it happen but I think the likes of Rory, Sergio, Fowler and Speith are just going to get even better.
Best rugby player you haveÂ played golf with?
That would probably be Nick Beal, he was playing off four back when he was playing for England and he was impressive.
Any similarities betweenÂ rugby and golf?
I think being an individual sport makes it very different to rugby, along with the fact you get to hit people in rugby!
A golfing trip with the lads orÂ a family holiday?
A family holiday obviously!
Does your mood changeÂ when playing golf?
The only time it may change is if Iâm playing really well and then the wheels fall off â thatâs always a little frustrating!
Friendliest professional golferÂ you have played with?
Winner of the Masters nextÂ year? And the Open?
Sergio to win the Masters and McIlroy to win the Open.
Are you a winter golfer? OrÂ fair-weather?
Mainly with rugby I was only a fair-weather golfer but now I donât have those commitments Iâm going to try and stay an all-year- round golfer.