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Interview With Albert Murdock, Club Fitting Professional Raven Phoenix Perfect Fit

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Albert Murdock, the Club Fitting Professional at Raven Phoenix Perfect Fit. 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 have been playing golf since I was 12 years old and 47 years later I still play the game, but I enjoy helping people play better golf.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
I was introduced to the game in my back yard by my sister's boyfriend at the time who was working on his degree in agonomy. Being able to practice at the golf course and then going home and prcticing some more.

What is your current home course?
Raven Golf Club Phoenix.

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Being President of The Southwest Section PGA

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Unrepaired ball marks on greens and slow play.

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
I like them all

What is your favorite golf destination?
I live in Phoenix Arizona, does not get much better than that.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Lahinch Golf Club in Ireland

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Forest Highlands GC in Flagstaff Arizona.

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
We need to have the courses easier for all players and also easier to maintain. Courses are to hard and the dollars spent to maintain them is prohiting the game from growing.

Dream foursome (living)?
My dad, he does not play along with my three friends the I grew up with.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bob Jones, President Kennedy, Mr Carr.

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long putt

2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Depends on the circumstance, I have had both.

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Halfway House

6) Bathroom OR bushes?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot Dog

8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Sand, more fun

9) Walking OR riding?

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?

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

12) Pants OR Shorts?
Depends on the weather!

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?

14) Beatles OR Elvis?

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Juts play!

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Keep it on the ground!

17) Lay up OR gamble?

18) 18 holes OR 36?
All day maybe more than 36!!!

Revised: 12/17/2012 - Article Viewed 32,461 Times - View Golf Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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