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?
Augusta National

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?
Twilight

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Power Draw

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Beverage Cart

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Indoor Plumbing

7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot Dog

8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Bunker

9) Walking OR riding?
Walking

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Hybrid

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long Par 5

12) Pants OR Shorts?
Slacks

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Both

14) Beattles OR Elvis?
Elvis

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Both

16) Bump or run OR flop shot?
Bump & Run

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Lay up

18) 18 holes OR 36?
36


 

Revised: 07/28/2011 - Article Viewed 2,619 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

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) and International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA).

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 zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked at West Bend Country Club on grounds crew to pay for his education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea of a network formed and GolfTrips.com was born.

Today, he is known as a fierce weekend warrior that carries a 10 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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