Interview With Clark Sinclair Director of Golf Palmetto Dunes Resort
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Clark Sinclair, the Director of Golf at Palmetto Dunes Resort. 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 with Palmetto Dunes Resort in 1983 as an assistant and have held the Head Professional positions at George Fazio, Arthur Hills and the Robert Trent Jones over the period.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started pulling Dad's cart at the Navy/Marine course in Hawaii. At 11 years old my first round was on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor.
What is your current home course?
Palmetto Dunes Resort comprised of the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio and Arthur Hills courses.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Hosting the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate until 2000. It was an honor providing hospitality to the families, coaches and players.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Non Adherence to signage
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
"Vintage" Taylor Made Raylor 16. Forgiving, long and partners wonder why I still have it.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Palmetto Dunes Resort. It's vacation all year.
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?
May River Club
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Leave it to the ruling body
Dream foursome (living)?
Bill Murry, Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Sam Snead, Dad, Grandfather.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Hitting a Long Drive
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of my life. No HIO yet.
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Crack of dawn.
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
I wish I could hit a 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?
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?
Fun, hard to get paid.
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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