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Interview With Chip Bromann - Pinewood Country Club

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Chip Bromann Owner at Pinewood Country Club

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?
Age 7, my grandparents

What is your current home course?
Where I live, Pinewood CC. No time to travel anywhere else during the season.

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Being a third generation golf course owner and continuing to keep the business moving forward.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
People who take golf too serious. It's a game. Have fun with it!

What is your favorite golf destination?
Worldwood's, Brooksville, FL.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Bandon Dunes. I'd say Pebble Beach but when I went there to just look around and have lunch in the restaurant and for the first time in my life paid $18.00 for a hamburger, it was time to say nice place to visit but.....

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Any golf course where I lost money with my golf trip buddies. Name one. I lost at each one we've played.

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
A law requiring municipal golf courses to pay the same taxes, fees and interest on loans that I have to. Make it a level playing field.

Dream foursome (living)?
Brian Williams, Aaron Rogers, Ray Romano and me

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Steve Jobs, Pete Dye Sr., Jack, me

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

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

2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of my life that included a hole in one. I'm not greedy.

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Crack of Dawn. When the sun is coming up and it hits the dew on the grass, it's almost heaven.

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Fade. Never could draw the ball on purpose.

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
What kind of question is that! You could die of thirst before you get to the half way house.

6) Bathroom OR bushes?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

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

9) Walking OR riding?
As long as there is a 6 pack near by, either is fine by me.

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Hybrid. I am getting older everyday.

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 3. A 5 on the card looks better than a 7.

12) Pants OR Shorts?

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?

14) Beatles OR Elvis?
Beatles. It's been a long day's work.

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Always fun. Playing for money changes the game.

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
I start out wanting the flop shot but after I swing and pick up my head, the bump and run seems to work out every time.

17) Lay up OR gamble?
You don't go and pay good money to play golf and lay up. Go for it!

18) 18 holes OR 36?
36. Be the first to tee off in the AM and the last to leave the parking lot at night followed by drinks and dinner. Perfect Day.

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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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