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Interview With Matthew Nations Assistant Golf Professional Arrowhead Golf Club

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Matthew Nations, the Assistant Golf Professional at Arrowhead 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?
>From age 11-15 I played golf with only ONE person: My brother. He knew my game inside & out and I knew his. Truth is, we were kids and we didn't know squat. All we knew was how to encourage, have fun, and instill confidence in each other. That's all it took. That's all it takes.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
My step father Raymond got me started in the game when I was 11. Probably the most mentally tough golfer I've ever known. Do NOT poke the bear.

What is your current home course?
Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL.

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Whenever the simplest piece of advice *clicks* with a golfer.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Slow play.

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
My 3 wood because it looks great and I never use it.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Everything after the 1st hole.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Kiawah Island

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf.

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Make the hole bigger. Am I right?

Dream foursome (living)?
Bob Gibson, Adam Wainwright, Ozzie Smith, Lou Brock.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Roy McAvoy, Bagger Vance, Ty Webb, Shooter McGavin.

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Plead the 5th

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

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Breakfast Club.

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Can't have one without the other.

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Bev Cart

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
plead the 5th

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

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

9) Walking OR riding?

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?

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

12) Pants OR Shorts?
I like having the option?

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
The Bear

14) Beatles OR Elvis?

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
For fun of cour$e!

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

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Tomay-toe tomah-toe

18) 18 holes OR 36?
Why stop there?

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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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