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Interview With Peter DeBraal General Manager/Director of Golf Marriott Golf-Cattails at MeadowView

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis


Below is an interview with Peter DeBraal, the General Manager/Director of Golf at Marriott Golf-Cattails at MeadowView. 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?
I have been the General Manager/Director of Golf at Cattails at Meadowview in Kingsport since 1997. Prior to moving to Kingsport, I was the Head Golf Professional at Marriott's Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida. I was responsible overseeing the construction of Cattails at Meadowview and facilitated the golf course opening in 1998.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started playing golf with my dad at age 12. We played at Reid Municipal Golf Course in Appleton, Wisconsin. My dad is my golf role model, as he was an active member of the Good fellowship Golf League at Reid for almost 60 years.

What is your current home course?
Cattails at Meadowview, Kingsport, Tennessee

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment in golf is being honored with the PGA Tennessee Section Resort Golf Merchandiser of the Year Award five times.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
My biggest golf pet peeve is golfers not properly caring for the golf course...fixing ball marks, replacing divots, etc.

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
My favorite club is my sand wedge because it gets me out of trouble.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Monterey, California

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Whistling Straits

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Black Diamond Ranch

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I'd like the long putter to remain legal.

Dream foursome (living)?
My father and two brothers

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

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

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

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

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Power Draw

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Beverage Cart

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bathroom

7) Hot dog OR wrap?
Brat

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

9) Walking OR riding?
Riding

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?
Nicklaus

14) Beatles OR Elvis?
Elvis

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Fun

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Flop Shot

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Gamble

18) 18 holes OR 36?
18


 

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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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