Interview With Matt Hausser Director of Golf Talamore Resort
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Matt Hausser, the Director of Golf at Talamore 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?
I have been a Golf Professional for over 13 years. I started my career in Myrtle Beach and moved to the Pinehurst area in 2003. I was the Head Golf Professional at The Mid South Club before moving across the street as the Director of Golf at Talamore Resort.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started golfing when I was 11 years and was introduced to the game by my father. I remember Dad taking me to the golf course for my first round. I have no idea what I shot but I knew I was excited to have hit that first shot on the golf course.
What is your current home course?
My current home course would be the Mid South Club in Southern Pines.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
I would have to say witnessing my father make a hole in one. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Dad was not playing very well. Pace of play was a little slow and the group behind us was waiting for us to hit. They were still in their carts and after Dad hit, they drove right up to the green before we could even leave the tee box. Being there with him was priceless. And to this day he is still one up on me!
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
My biggest pet peeve has got to be pace of play. It something that we fight everyday at the golf course.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
My favorite club in the bag is my driver. There is no better feeling than piping a drive. Not sure which I like better, hitting your drive and picking up your tee and walking off, knowing you hit it perfect or just standing there holding the pose and watching it fly through the air.
What is your favorite golf destination?
I am going to have to say Illinois. Growing up outside of Chicago, I enjoy going back home and playing golf on the courses I grew up playing on.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
This is a tough one, but I think I am going to pick Pebble Beach.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
If I woke up tomorrow and could play one course I would choose Rich Harvest Farms. I need some revenge there.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I am not a big fan of the new putter ban. I think it is going to take away the enjoyment of a lot of amateur players who were able to golf again because of the long putter.
Dream foursome (living)?
Gracelyn Faith, Hannah Rose and Elisabeth Hope, my 3 daughters. They are not old enough to play yet, but when they are that is something I have dreamed about for a long time.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
This would be a fun because I don't know if these 2 ever played golf but my Grandpa Jack and Grandpa Bob and my Dad.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long Drive, no doubt about it.
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of my 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?
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Hybrid, much easier to hit
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?
Money but keep it fun
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
17) Lay up OR gamble?
Gamble, I don't get to play enough to lay up
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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