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Interview With Mark Becker Director of Golf Thornberry Creek


Interview With Mark Becker Director of Golf Thornberry Creek

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Mark Becker, PGA Director of Golf at Thornberry Creek at Oneida. 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?
I started when I was 3 years old with my dad.

What is your current home course?
Thornberry Creek at Oneida

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplish?
2009 Top 50 Kids Instructors nationally, selected by US Kids Golf and PGA.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Players who do not respect the golf course with carts and/or not fixing divots, etc.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Whistling Straits - Kohler

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Augusta National & TPC Sawgrass

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Whistling Straits

Dream foursome (living)?
Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, My Dad, Me

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Tom Hanks, My Dad, Bill Murray, Me

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?
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?
Bev Cart

6) Bathroom OR bushes?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

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

9) Walking OR riding?

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
3 Iron

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

12) Pants OR Shorts?

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?

14) Beattles OR Elvis?

15) Play for fun OR play for money?

16) Bump or run OR flop shot?

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Depends, but I like to go for it

18) 18 holes OR 36?


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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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