Interview With Ken Wang, Owner of Pound Ridge Golf Club
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Ken Wang, Owner of Pound Ridge Golf Club in Pound Ridge, New York
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 mom bought me a 5-iron when I was 10 years old. I started hitting golf balls in an open field on the campus of Michigan State University where my sister Vera used to attend summer figure skating training camp.
What is your current home course?
Atlantic Golf Club on Long Island and of course, Pound Ridge Golf Club.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
A 2-iron left five feet from the pin on a hole at the Green Valley Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Bad manners and people who speak during one's swing.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Shinnecock and TPC Sawgrass
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Believe it or not, Pebble Beach.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
The Blue Monster at Doral
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Having the golf gods allow me to maintain a good spine angle despite having developed a pot belly over the years. Difficult choosing between good golf and good food.
Dream foursome (living)?
Fred Couples, Yogi Berra, Justin Timberlake
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Dean Martin
Rapid Fire, Off the Cuff Questions
Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of Life
Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?
Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Hot dog OR wrap?
Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Being in sand
Walking OR riding?
Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Long par 5
Pants OR Shorts?
Palmer OR Nicklaus?
Beatles OR Elvis?
Play for fun OR play for money?
Play for fun
Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run
Lay up OR gamble?
18 holes OR 36?
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Written By: 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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