Interview With Reagan Davis, PGA Director of Golf Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Reagan Davis, PGA, the Director of Golf at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. The following are a few traditional and non traditional golf centric questions that I love to ask influential people in the golf industry.
Can you provide our readers a brief biography?
Reagan brings 22 years of experience as a PGA Golf Professional to Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. This "Ragin Cajun", from south Louisiana, prides himself in all things golf. As an avid vintage golf club collector and golf historian.
Reagan Davis has managed public, private, and resort style golf courses across the country. His resume highlights include terms at Troon North Golf Club and Camelback Golf Club both in Scottsdale AZ. Reagan spent 17 years at Les Vieux Chenes de Lafayette Golf Course under the tutelage of some of the best golf professionals in the south.
The driving force to his success in the golf industry can be easily be attributed to his 16 year marriage to his wonderful wife, Diane and his 3 beautiful children, Rachel, Tyler and Jessica. Reagan's love of the game is second only to his desire to make Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa the best golf resort in the country.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I starting playing in 1982 at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course, in Youngsville, Louisiana. My brother, Joe Davis was the pro there for 25 years. He taught me everything I know about golf.
What is your current home course?
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, We have three & half courses. The General, North, South & East Course
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Becoming the director of golf here at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in 2013.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Anyone throwing trash on the any golf course.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Lob wedge. Its the hardest shot to hit. I guess I like the challenge.
What is your favorite golf destination?
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Augusta National Golf Club....one day it will happen.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Cypress Point Golf Club, Pebble Beach CA
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
OB rule is too hard for everyday golfers.
Dream foursome (living)?
Dad, two brothers, & my son....that's a fivesome....its ok I know the pro.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Harry Vardon, and me.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of life
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Twilight....both are great though
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
9) Walking OR riding?
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 5's
12) Pants OR Shorts?
Pants....I am PGA...come on!!!
13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
14) Beatles OR Elvis?
Elvis....I am from the south.
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
18 Holes....head to the bar.
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Written By: 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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