Interview With Scott Mowatt Head Golf Professional Lake Windsor Country Club
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Scott Mowatt, the Head Golf Professional at Lake Windsor Country Club. 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?
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an Associate's degree in Golf Management from San Diego Golf Academy. While in school I worked for Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona for four years as an outside service manager. After being away from the golf industry for two years I accepted a position at Wild Rock Golf Club in the Wisconsin Dells. After 4 seasons at Wild Rock as the Tournament Coordinator/ 1st Assistant I was offered the job as Head Golf Professional at Lake Windsor Country Club.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started golfing around age 3. My dad cut down an old 7 iron of his and I started playing at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, CO. After Pinehurst Country Club my parents joined Castle Pines Country Club and I spent my summers playing 36 holes a day with my friends.
What is your current home course?
Lake Windsor Country Club
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Shooting 66 on Wild Rock with two hole outs from 93 yards on hole #2 and hole #10 and becoming a member of the PGA.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Putter. You can always have a good round if you make a lot of putts.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Maui, Hawaii. Everything about playing golf in Hawaii is relaxing. I can even handle slow play if I'm in Hawaii.
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?
Kapalua Plantation Course in Hawaii.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I would change the pace of play. Anymore golfers do not have the time to spend 5 plus hours at the golf course. If we want to attract new golfers than we need to find a way to make a round of golf take less time. Tee it Forward is a great step in the right direction but we need to do a better job at convincing golfers that it is ok to play a shorter golf course.
Dream foursome (living)?
Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, and Josh Glendenning
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking a Long Putt
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Having the round of my life
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?
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 3
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?
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
Revised: 07/14/2014 - Article Viewed 21,638 Times - View Golf Course Profile
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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