Interview With Pat Bayley
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Pat Bayley, Former General Manager/Director of Golf, at Swan Lake Resort. Pat is also a 20 year PGA Member. The following are a few traditional and non traditional golf centric questions that I love to ask influential people in the golf industry.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
I started when I was 10 years old and was introduced by my parents
What is your current home course?
Indiana National Golf Club at Swan Lake Resort
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Watching my daughter play college golf.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
People who do not take the time to fix ball marks and repair divots.
What is your favorite golf destination?
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Augusta National (go figure!)
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Medina Country Club
Dream foursome (living)?
Not in any order-Tom Lehman, Jack Nicklaus, Darren Clarke
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
My Daughters, Megan & Allison and son Nicklaus.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long putt everytime!
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Hole in one as I have never had one!
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Crack of Dawn
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
If you got to go you got to go!
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
9) Walking OR riding?
Walking with a caddy
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long Par 5
12) Pants OR Shorts?
13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
14) Beatles OR Elvis?
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
16) Bump and Run OR flop shot?
Bump and Run
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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