Interview With Greg Ellis, PGA, General Manager at the Trilogy Golf Club
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Greg Ellis, PGA, Director of Golf/General Manager at the Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia. A 25 year Member of the PGA of America and has been involved in all facets of the Golf Club business; Private, Resort, and Daily Fee Golf courses. 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 began golfing at age 7. My father introduced me to the game of golf.
What is your current home course?
Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplish?
I have helped 6-10 former assistant professionals to go on to become Head Golf Professionals, Directors of Golf and or General Managers.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
My biggest pet peeve is golfers that do not fix ball marks on greens.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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?
Linville Ridge Golf Club in Boone, North Carolina
Dream foursome (living)?
Me, Fred Couples, Steve Stricker and Davis Love III
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Me, My Dad, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sink a long putt
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Hole in One
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?
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) Beattles OR Elvis?
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
16) Bump or run OR flop shot?
Bump & Run
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
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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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