Interview With Robert Brock Jr. Head Golf Professional Crowfield Golf Club
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Robert Brock Jr., the Head Golf Professional at Crowfield Golf Club. 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?
My name is Robert Brock Jr. and I am the Head Golf Professional at Crowfield Golf Club. I started working as a cart attendant in 2005 and was quickly promoted to the Apprentice Professional in 2006. In 2010, I took over as the Head Professional at Crowfield Golf Club.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I played golf very little growing up, but was introduced to the game by my dad. I took the game seriously when I started working in the cart barn back in 2005.
What is your current home course?
Crowfield Golf Club - Goose Creek, SC
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment was becoming a PGA Member in September 2012.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
My biggest pet peeve is people that do not rake bunkers and fix ball marks on the green.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
The putter is my favorite club in the bag. It has been my savior!
What is your favorite golf destination?
My favorite golf destination is Disney World. The atmosphere provides an incredible experience from checking in to finishing up on the 18th hole.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
I would love to play Augusta National, but I am not sure I will ever get to cross it off the list.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
I would love to go play Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. The course and views are amazing.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
One thing I would think about changing is allowing a player to take a drop from a divot in the fairway. It is not fair to be punished for hitting a good shot in the fairway.
Dream foursome (living)?
Myself, Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, Graeme McDowell
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Myself, Bobby Jones, Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking Long Putt
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of Life
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight? 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?
Around the Green
9) Walking OR riding?
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Traditional 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) Beatles OR Elvis?
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run
17) Lay up OR gamble?
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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