and Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Cooke - St. Andrews Cutting Service - The Barbers
Pole - St. Andrews Fife Scotland
Cooke is one of the world's up and coming golf and
lifestyle entrepreneurs and innovators.
in 1965 in a Pit Village Mining Community near Doncaster,
Steve moved to Scotland in 1983 where he joined the
RAF as an Assistant Air Traffic Controller (AATC).
1985 he changed trades and became a Field Tactical
Chef outside his normal duties in the Royal Air Force
a colourful career that saw him serve in the South
Atlantic, on Mount Alice, West Falkland Islands, on
Active duty twice during Desert Storm serving in Saudi
Arabia, Bahrain and Southern Iraq.
also served in Germany, Sardinia, Cyprus and was largely
based at RAF Leuchars, in Fife Scotland.
was Co-Founder of the Leeds United Supporters Club
Scottish Branch in 1991.
Medal Steve was issued with was his Northern Ireland
Clasp, where he served in 1994.
saw several things that changed his prospective in
life during his time in the forces. I was nearly blown
up twice by the IRA in Germany, and was on the Herald
of Free Enterprise the night before it sank with many
alongside the special forces in times of high stress
when trust doesn't get any larger in life, you learn
respect, truth and most of all discipline.
1995 he came out of the Royal Air Force and he opened
his first Barbers Shop where his staff are well known
for doing things differently, giving away a 'Free
Nip of Whisky With every Haircut' at the St. Andrews.
Fife. Scotland shops, and will soon be revealing an
exciting internet world project via webcams and the
company website at www.cybersnips.com
is going to be giving away free condoms soon, 'something
for the weekend sir? Not as Bizzar as it sounds, its
a campaign to raise awareness of STD's, unwanted young
pregnancies, and AIDS. St. Andrews has a massive University,
the 3rd Oldest in the UK
and one resident is the Future King of Britain - Prince
went through divorce in 1996 and that in turn was
obviously life changing, an Englishman in Scotland
trying to succeed in Business and try and keep weekly
contact up with his children.
was in true Steve no wasting time fashion that he
Set out to get Joint rights through the Courts of
his wonderful Boys John and Mark, and did what Men
who are dressing themselves as Batman and marrying
the Queens residents are trying to achieve , he took
on the system before it was fashionable, and common
Steve met the wonderful Arlene Cooke in 1996 and soon
he realised life wasn't as bad as first thought, and
the positive spirit that is Steve Cooke meant a second
shop in Leven Scotland.
2000 things were going very well for Steve and Arlene,
married one year and the Lovely Leigh Laura Elizabeth
Cooke was born, Leigh was Born herself at Leeds General,
after Steve had dragged his wife down from Scotland
for a midweek Champions League Game when Leeds United
deafeated by Real Madrid www.realmadrid.com
on 22nd Nov 2000, Arlene went into Labour after the
game, and gave birth to Leigh 3 weeks early. Slightly
worse for wear, Steve witnesses the birth at Leeds
General Hospital !
night we thought we had lost our daughter who was
nearly 2 years old, she had shown signs of having
diabetes insipidus and were basically told to expect
weeks past and we were told it was a misdiagnosis,
and this was a breath of fresh air, and we made good
family friend Jenny Cann (Clockend Gooner) Godmother,
who is Steve's best friend.
year Jenny died of Bone Cancer, and it left a massive
void in Steve life, Tony Adams ex England International
Football Captain attended the funeral that Steve read
a very emotional Eulogy.
never felt he had anyone who understood his methods,
he didn't understand them himself.
finally realised why he was so different earlier this
year in march 2004 when it was realised he was mildly
dyslexic (reading only), and Byron Casper son of World
Number 6 all time great Golfing great Billy Casper
informed him he was also an Entrepreneur, a what ?
time to reflect what those 2 statements would mean
to a 38 year old man that's never passed an exam in
his life, and been told he was a failure most of his
life because of his lack of paper qualifications but
somehow had a very high IQ.
in 2004 He was part of the 'Save Leeds United Campaign'
that Involved the Sheikh Abdul in Bahrain and helped
stave off the Vultures that were waiting if Leeds
United went into Administration on January 19th 2004,
please look at www.saveleedsunited.org
is currently involved in a number of business initiatives
that will see him undertaker extensive travel in 2005
throughout Europe, The America's, Asia and Australasia.
calls himself a different "kind of animal".
She goes onto say in brash but charming manner, "I
do exactly what I want to".
it coordinating golf tours, entertaining the multitudes
in his kilt on national television or cranking serious
business deals, Steve Cooke is a sterling stand out.
2005 Steve tells me he is Planning several new ventures
January he was out in Eatern Tamil area of Kalmunai,
Sri Lanka and has teamed up with Team Tingle and created
more news on that as the Charity should be registered
in May 2005, and Charity can be a Diversified organised,
Plans we have include doing 40 American Golf Courses
East to West in 40 Days East to West, another Charity
and Scottish Tourism Initiative and Cooke and Tingle
largest online Business and St. Andrews Golf Directory
can be found at www.scotlandgolftouring.com
- if you need Golf exposure and Ideas, contact Steve
another product Greg Tingle has put his weight behind
and sponsored, recommendations don't come better than
Golf in St. Andrews (Authentic Golf Club Makers at
the Home of Golf) are looking at ways to get behind
some of Steve's Project www.heritage-golf.co.uk
Scotland Golf Tours and Vacation Packages, St. Andrews
Golf Tours and Vacations / Abbey Golf, was created
on the 5th Green of Falkland Golf Course in 2004
backbone of Abbey Golf Tours is Steve Cooke and John
Lambton, 2 guys who simply enjoy playing golf and
having fun and know how to organize a great vacation
in Scotland, the idea has had much Interest, but as
yet, Steve has decided to remain as a Sole Enterprise
as he makes it into a Quality Item.
is the town Barber in St. Andrews, and is famous for
giving away a free nip of whisky with every haircut!
served in the Royal Air Force for 12 years and was
involved in Gulf War 1. Handicap 8.1
Lambton - Glenrothes - Fife . Scotland
Emphasis on this is about fun, Steve and myself have
been friends now for 5 years.
are Expanding Abbey Golf Tours for Scotland as a get
away for visitors.
will be running a 2 club challenge competition (after
the yard of ale event!) we basically just enjoy having
fun, John is Origionally from the North East of England
in Durham and has suffered a horrendous Back Injury
earlier in his Life, and is a shining example to anyone
with a disability.
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