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Interview With Randy Hernly

 

Interview With Randy Hernly, PGA Golf Professional, Stonewall Resort

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis


Below is an interview with Randy Hernly, PGA Golf Professional, at Stonewall Resort. 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?
Started at the age of 9 as I grew up caddying at a municipal 9 hole golf course in Winchester, Indiana.

What is your current home course?
The Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Passing the PGA playing test. Shooting a number when you know what the number is!!!

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Players that do not care for the course by replacing divots and repairing ball marks.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Monterey Peninsula area

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Castle Stuart

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Spyglass Hill

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
None

Dream foursome (living)?
My dad, three brothers and two sons playing on the course I grew up on.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Arnold Palmer, Jerry Palmer and Doc Giffin at Latrobe Country Club

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long putt

2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of life

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Twilight with the long shadows

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Fade

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Halfway house like the one at Upper Cascades at The Homestead

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bathroom but nothing fancy

7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot dog

8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Sand

9) Walking OR riding?
Walking with a caddie or moon bag

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Hybrid

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 3

12) Pants OR Shorts?
Pants

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Mr. Palmer

14) Beatles OR Elvis?
REO Speedwagon

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Fun

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Lay up then hit the wedge tight

18) 18 holes OR 36?
18 is plenty these days


 


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Written By: Brian Weis

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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