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Interview With Gordon McHugh
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Interview With Gordon McHugh, PGA Professional Raven Golf Club

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Gordon McHugh, PGA Professional at Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain. Gordon is an 11 year Member of the PGA of America, 7 years as PGA Professional at Raven Golf Club, and Level III Member of Professional Ski Instructors of America. 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?
My father plays golf and I gravitated to the game after high school when I didn't have any more team sports to play.

What is your current home course?
Raven Golf Club at Snowshoe Mountain

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Completing the PGA of America's GPTP and getting my Membership - grueling!

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Singles - why don't people like to play golf with other people?

What is your favorite golf destination?
Any Mike Strantz golf course.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
The Old Course at St. Andrews

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

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I would make the hole 6" in diameter. It would speed up the pace of play.

Dream foursome (living)?
Fred Couples, Darren Clarke, Paula Creamer and me

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Harvey Penick and me

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?

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Beverage cart

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bathroom with bushes

7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Hot dog

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

9) Walking OR riding?

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

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

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?

17) Lay up OR gamble?

18) 18 holes OR 36?

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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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