Interview With Marc Vedder, PGA Head Golf Professional/General Manager RedHawk Golf Course
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Marc Vedder, PGA, the Head Golf Professional/General Manager at RedHawk Golf Course. 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 came to RedHawk Golf Course after working at Jerome Country Club for five years as an Assistant PGA Professional and two years working for Dicks Sporting Goods as a PGA Head Professional. Along with being an established player, I have done an extensive amount of teaching and club fitting during my career. I feel these credentials are what make me a great teacher and mentor.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started playing golf at the age of 4 years old. I remember being a little kid in the back yard at my Grandparent's house in South Carolina hitting my first golf shots with whiffle golf balls, and I was hook from that point forward!
What is your current home course?
I'm currently the Head Golf Professional at RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho!
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
I would say my proudest golf accomplishment today was being voted into membership of the PGA of America in March of 2011.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Pace of Play... It's a slow killer of the game of golf.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
My favorite club in my bag is the putter, not even a doubt!
What is your favorite golf destination?
My favorite golf destination is probably South Carolina. There are so many GREAT golf courses so close.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
I'd love to get out at Pebble Beach, and while it's probably impossible.. I'd love to someday play Augusta National.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
I'd play at RedHawk Golf Course, not even a doubt!
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I'd change several rules pertaining to amateurs vs. professionals (like the anchoring rule). I'd have no problem having two separate sets of rules for Amateurs and Professionals. Seems like they have separate rules in every other major sport (basketball, baseball, football.. why not golf?)
Dream foursome (living)?
Myself, my Dad, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Same as before.
Favorite 19th hole drink?
Water, have to stay hydrated!
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?
Round of 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 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?
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
The more the merrier... 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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