Question time: ‘Easier to ask forgiveness than permission’

Ryan Bezuidenhout director of sales at The Oxfordshire Golf Club
Ryan Bezuidenhout director of sales at The Oxfordshire Golf Club

Director of sales at The Oxfordshire Golf Club, Ryan Bezuidenhout, steps into the spotlight.

What’s your earliest memory?

Picking some protected plants in Kimberley (South Africa), whilst hiding behind my nanny at the time (I was about six years old).

What do you wish they’d taught you at school, but didn’t?

That if you stopped playing sport and training for a few years, and ever decided to take it up again you would never be as fit ever again (struggling).

If you could do any job in the world, what would it be and why?

Work with wildlife, ranger or something along those lines.

If you could pass one new law tomorrow, what would it be and why?

No Prius drivers allowed in the right-hand lane.

You can invite three people from any period round for dinner. Who are they and why?

Francois Pienaar, Nelson Mandela, Bob Diamond – all very talented individuals and the first two are extremely influential and down to earth people.

If you were stuck on Death Row, what would you pick for your final meal?

Scallops, Venison Steak and Creme Brulee.

If you could write your own epitaph what would you pick?

Do as I say not as I do...

What was the last little treat you bought for yourself?

I booked a trip to Vegas for my birthday.

What’s the most important lesson that life has taught you so far?

It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.

Websites you value the most?

Planetrugby – got to keep up to date!

Which person in the public eye would you most like to meet and why?

Peter Jones, I like his attitude and presence coupled with success in business.

What do you go out of your way to avoid?

Reality TV programmes

Always leave them laughing – so please tell us a joke

At a recent wedding reception someone yelled: “All the married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living.” The bartender was nearly crushed!