Interview With Scott Evans Head Golf Professional The Bull at Pinehurst Farms
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with SCOTT EVANS, the HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms. 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?
Started in golf at age 12, was very fortunate to get a job at a golf course.
Met Jack Nicklaus in 1973 and that really got my attention.
At about age 15 made up my mind to become a PGA Professional, golf has been my only career for over 40 years.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
My father introduced me to golf around age 9, didn't really go anywhere with it until I started working at a golf course a few years later.
My brother took me out as well, and was a source of encouragement along with my mother.
Met 3 older guys in their 70's that took me in as a member of their group.
Played golf with those guys almost every day and learned a lot from them.
Won a State High School Championship and also a State High School Team Championship, that was the highlight of my early years in the game.
What is your current home course?
The Bull at Pinehurst Farms
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
I will never forget the final round of the 1993 Wisconsin PGA Championship (at Blackwolf Run) I was paired with Steve Bull and Tony Wallin in the 2nd to last group. We were all in contention and I was very excited to be playing with Steve Bull for the first time.
I recall that I shot 72 that day and was the low score in the group and Steve Bull shook my hand as we walked of the 18th green and he said "Kid, you've got a lot of game".
That comment blew me away coming from a true Legend in Wisconsin Golf.
By the way, speaking of Legends, Eddie Terasa shot 66 that day and won the tournament.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Sand Wedge, I use the Sand Wedge from about 90 yards and also around the green for bump and run, or flop shots.
Normally when I've got the sand wedge in my hand a scoring opportunity presents itself.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Hilton Head Island
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?
I would probably walk out of my office and play The Bull, but if I had to leave the property my decision would be easy, Medinah #3.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I would re write the rules of golf, in my opinion they have evolved into something completely out of control.
The rules of golf are not doing anything to draw new people to the game.
I can't get started on this subject, I could go on for hours.
Dream foursome (living)?
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Paula Creamer
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Babe Zaharias
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking Long Putt
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of Life
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Crack of Dawn
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?
9) Walking OR riding?
Walking (with caddie)
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?
It's always fun, money or not
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and Run
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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