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Interview With Charles Spangler Proshop employee Heritage Golf Group (Oyster Reef Golf Club)

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis


Below is an interview with Charles Spangler, the Proshop employee at Heritage Golf Group (Oyster Reef 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?
After retiring from teaching, I looked for a job in golf. I was hired to work at Oyster Reef (in proshop) and at Shipyard (in maintance). I started 11 years ago. My wife and I met on a golf course. We enjoy playing golf 2-3 times a week.

When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
I started playing golf back in the early 1970's. I took it up with some friends.

What is your current home course?
Heritage Golf Group courses (Oyster Reef, Shipyard, Palmetto Hall, and Port Royal) on Hilton Head Island.

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
My hole-in-on at Dolphin Head Golf Club (on Hilton Head Island)

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

What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Putter. I feel comfortable with it.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Here at Hilton Head (home). Next favorite would be as courses around Atlanta, Ga.

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
None in particular.

If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Stone Mountain, Ga.

If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Cost at PGA tournament courses is way too high.

Dream foursome (living)?
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Greg Norman.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus.


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?
Having round of 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?
Hotdog

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

9) Walking OR riding?
Riding (too old to walk)

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

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

12) Pants OR Shorts?
Shorts

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Nicklaus

14) Beatles OR Elvis?
Elvis, in his early days.

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Play for fun.

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

17) Lay up OR gamble?
Gamble

18) 18 holes OR 36?
18


 

Revised: 09/19/2013 - Article Viewed 20,363 Times - View Golf Course Profile


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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