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Interview With Bob Higgins
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Interview With Bob Higgins, GM of Saddle Creek Resort

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis


Below is an interview with Bob Higgins, General Manager of Saddle Creek Resort in Copperopolis, California.

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?
In my late 20's by friends

What is your current home course?
Saddle Creek Resort

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Becoming a member of the PGA and mentoring young professionals who are now Directors of Golf or Head Professionals

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Golfers who do not play the correct tees for their game

What is your favorite golf destination?
Scotland any course

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

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
San Francisco Golf Club

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Less competitive for the average golfer and they enjoy the game more vs. focusing on handicap or score

Dream foursome (living)?
Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead



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?
Hole in one

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Dawn

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Both

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Beverage cart

6) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot dog

7) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Sand

8) Walking OR riding?
Walking

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

10) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 3

11) Pants OR Shorts?
Pants

12) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Palmer

13) Beatles OR Elvis?
Beatles

14) Play for fun OR play for money?
Both

15) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run

16) Lay up OR gamble?
Gamble

17) 18 holes OR 36?
36


 


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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), 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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