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Interview With Randy Towner General Manager/Head Golf Professional Firekeeper Golf Course

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Randy Towner Midwest Section PGA Player of the Year 1983 Midwest Section PGA senior player of the Year 2007 Senior US Open 2007 Spalding National Teacher of the Year 1995 Mid West PGA Professional of the Year 2010

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?
Following my father and his group playing on weekends and during the summer. I looked for golf balls and later starting hitting the ball myself. Age 5 It was fun to spend time with Dad and greens were awesome. Couldn't figure out why our yard didn't look like that

What is your current home course?
Firekeeper Golf Mayetta Kansas

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?

#1 winning player of the year our first daughter was born and then winning senior player of the year when our last daughter left home. The years inbetween were the best.

#2 golf professional of the year 2010

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Slow play and third party tee time providers

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
My putter! It is a long JA Corvi Pinseeker that I have had for 25 years never changed

What is your favorite golf destination?
Pine Valley or Augusta but I have been very spoiled and lucky.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Old Head

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

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
It shouldn't take so long

Dream foursome (living)?
That's easy I have three daughters!

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Tom Morris, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Long Putt they are great equalizers

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

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

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Anything with the word Power in front of it

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Halfway house

6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Bushes just outside the bathroom?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

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

9) Walking OR riding?

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

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5? Nothing with the word long in front of it

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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