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Brian Weis Publisher - (left) and Notah Begay III (right)

Interview With Notah Begay PGA Golfer, Architect, and Golf Channel Broadcaster

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Notah Begay, the PGA Golfer, Architect, and Golf Channel Broadcaster at . 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? Notah Begay was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated from a private high school, the Albuquerque Academy. He attended Stanford University where he was a three-time All-American and a teammate of Tiger Woods. He was a member of Stanford's 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship team. After graduation, Begay turned professional in 1995.

Begay had a pair of wins in each of his first two seasons on the Tour. From late September 1999 to early July 2000, a period of just over nine months, Begay recorded four Tour wins, with the third and fourth wins coming in successive weeks.

Today, Notah is a full-time member of the broadcast team for NBC Sports and Golf Channel. In addition, he has designed three golf course including Sewalio in Tucson, Arizona.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
My mother got me a set of used old clubs and the only pair of used golf shoes we found were women's. Those were the days!

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Being on Stanford's 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship team.

What is your favorite golf destination?
St. Andrews

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
St. Andrews

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I think every course should have a double green.

Dream foursome (living)?
My Brother/Clint, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Byron Nelson, Francis Ouimet (1913 US Open), and my brother/Clint.

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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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