Interview With Dan Plens Golf Professional, Lake Lawn Resort
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Dan Plens Golf Professional at Lake Lawn Resort. His golf career started at the Golf Academy of America where he earned his Degree in Golf Complex Management. Today, he is the Resort Golf Manager at Lake Lawn Resort.
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?
Started golfing when I was 3 , My dad actually put a club in my hand when I was 6 months old. My fondest memory is holing out from 35 yards in my backyard with my pops.
What is your current home course?
Lake Lawn Resort
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Accepting the Head Golf Professional position here at Lake Lawn Resort.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
People expressing concern about slow play when the group in font is actually ahead of pace!
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
58 degree wedge, it is my go to club from inside 100 yards, I like to hit different types of shots with it.
What is your favorite golf destination?
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I would love for golf to be played in less than 3 hours.
Dream foursome (living)?
Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, My Dad, Me
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson, 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?
Hole in one.....Still Searching for mine!!!!
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Earlier the better!!!!
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Power Fade, I have the power draw down , and it drives me nuts!!
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bushes love that breeze!!!
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Around the green!
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. Let the big dog eat!!!
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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