Interview With Chuck Faust, President of aboutGolf, Ltd
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Chuck Faust, President of aboutGolf, Ltd - a golfer since the age of 10 and a varsity letterman in golf for 3 years in high school and 4 years in college. Golf took a far back seat during most of his career in high technology. Now, he is trying to play more again in my role at aboutGolf - especially in their simulators.
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?
At the age of ten I began playing on a local public links with my father and older brothers. I borrowed clubs until I got my own set at the age of 13 - Haig Ultras.
What is your current home course?
Stone Oak Country Club - Holland, Ohio
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
A tie, winning the MIAA conference team championship at Adrian College or the junior city championship in Charlevoix, Michigan.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Another tie, Slow play and failure of golfers to repair divots on fairways and greens.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Hawaii - any of the islands, they are all magnificent places to play golf.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Augusta National - of course!
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Belevedere Golf Club - Charlevoix, Michigan - designed by Willie Watson in 1925, it is a favorite of mine and a course I played frequently in my youth.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Golf is a great game for young people. It gets them up from in front of televisions and computer screens and actively building physical and mental skills and, perhaps most importantly, learning some truly important aspects of character - integrity and sportsmanship. However, our biggest challenge, is that the game is very inaccessible to young people. I would love to see a much more unified way - perhaps led by the USGA - for young people to get access to the game on a consistent basis that effectively engages them and gets the game back into a growth mode.
Dream foursome (living)?
Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy, and Ricky Fowler - The greats of the recent past and the greats of the future.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, and Arnold Palmer - legends of the game.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking the putt - that's what gets the dough.
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
The round of a lifetime - it's not the single shot that counts most, it's putting them all together.
3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Dawn - I will always be a morning man.
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Fade - can't disown the reality of my game.
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
The cart, they come more frequently than the house. ;-)
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Either - you have to do what you have to do.
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot dog - I hate those sprouts on wraps.
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
The sand unless its buried, no one should be buried.
9) Walking OR riding?
Riding - Blackhawk CC in Danville, California broke me from walking.
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Hybrid - had the iron until I won a hybrid. Now, I wouldn't go back.
11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 5 - still think I have some length
12) Pants OR Shorts?
Shorts, the humidity in Ohio is not to be faced in pants.
13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Nicklaus - the record speaks for itself
14) Beatles OR Elvis?
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Play for fun - have you seen the market lately?
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run - spent a lot of time in Texas.
17) Lay up OR gamble?
Lay up - I was traumatized by Tin Cup.
18) 18 holes OR 36?
Walking - 18, in a cart - 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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