Interview With Cary Corbitt, The Sea Pines Resort
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports & Operations, at The Sea Pines Resort. Cary joined The Sea Pines Resort in 1977 as a golf professional at the Ocean Course, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Harbour Town Golf Links. Since then, he has served in various capacities within the Golf and Sports Division. For the past 18 years, Cary has been Director of Sports and Retail for The Sea Pines Resort as well as in charge of special projects and recently resort operations.
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 playing at age 12 and my mother introduced me to the game.
What is your current home course?
Sea Pines Resort - Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point by Pete Dye
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment? I
was name Golf Professional of the Year 1997 by the Carolinas PGA
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
What is your favorite golf destination?
Hilton Head Island for year round golf and Colorado in summer and early fall
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
The courses in Ireland
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
After play penalities
Dream foursome (living)?
Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Ben Crenshaw
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Pete Dye, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Hitting Long Drive
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?
9) Walking OR riding?
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
3 iron and strong hybrid
11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR 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?
Gamble but most of the time I need to layup
18) 18 holes OR 36?
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Written By: 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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