Interview With Brian Dumler PGA Head Golf Professional SentryWorld
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Brian Dumler, PGA Head Golf Professional at SentryWorld. Brian has been the head professional at SentryWorl since 1995 and a PGA member since 1992. 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 lived across the street from a public golf course. The owner of the course purchased the old library in town and moved the building just inside the fence and rented it as a house. He had to remove some of the fence for the renters to drive their cars in and out. I snuck in and played golf and practiced on the closest green from the time I was 8 or 9 years old until my mid teens. My parents did not play but I was lucky we lived where we did.
What is your current home course?
SentryWorld GC, Stevens Point
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Being named the WIPGA Golf Professional of the year in 2002.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Driver. I have always felt comfortable and confident with the driver.
What is your favorite golf destination? Scotland
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
I have played about 35 of the top 100 on the Golf Digest list. I have not played the Chicago Golf Club 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?
That golf would take off again and become popular with all ages.
Dream foursome (living)?
Some of my favorite musicians like the guys from Iron Maiden
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking long putt
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of life
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bathroom, wouldn't admit to bushes
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
9) Walking OR riding?
If its a top course would rather walk with caddy
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5? l
Long par 3
12) Pants OR Shorts?
Pants. I'm a traditionalist plus pro's can't wear shorts
13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Nicklaus. Wasn't old enough to see Arnie in his prime.
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?
Usually a lay up. if I'm not keeping score definately gamble.
18) 18 holes OR 36?
Wouldn't mind 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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