Interview With Jeff Moore PGA Director of Golf Finkbine Golf Course
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Jeff Moore, the PGA Director of Golf at Finkbine 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?
PGA member for 20 years. Enjoy teaching the game to new players and seeing their excitement as they accomplish new goals with their game. Service oriented professional who enjoys interacting and getting to know our patrons. My first 18 years in the golf business were in Overland Park, Kansas at the busy daily-fee St. Andrews Public Golf Course. The past four year's I've run operations for the University of Iowa Finkbine Golf Course, home to the men's and women's golf teams.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started playing at about 7 years old. My mom got me some lessons early on. My grandfather belonged to a 9-hole Elks Club and I started taking lessons there in the summer and would then get to play 9 holes with him in the afternoons. I played golf with him for almost 20 years. One of my favorite memories was surprising him on his 90th birthday by flying home and golfing with him. He also played in my bachelor party scramble in 2004 at the young age of 91.
What is your current home course?
Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Working 18 years at the same facility at St. Andrews in Overland Park, KS.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
People that take more than one practice swing hoping to execute the same shot they just practiced, only to hit a poor shot.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
56 degree 20+ year old beryllium copper sand wedge. I just have great feel with that club.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Bandon Dunes in Oregon.
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?
Pacific Dunes in Oregon
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Dream foursome (living)?
Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of Life
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? s
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?
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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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