Interview With Glenn Hagberg, PGA Head Golf Professional Madden's on Gull Lake
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Glenn Hagberg. He has been at Madden's for last 8 years. Glenn went to Ferris State University, graduated with Marketing/PGA major. Worked previously at Cloquet CC, caddied at Northland CC, Eagle Vail Golf Course, and The Village Club at Sands Point on Long Island. He became became PGA member in 2008, passed PAT on 24th attempt.
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 grandfather took me to a free jr golf program at Lester Park Golf Course in Duluth when I was 8 years old.
What is your current home course?
I oversee all 63 holes/4 courses at Madden's on Gull Lake. Primarly spend my time at The Classic at Madden's.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Passed my Playing Ability Test on my 24th attempt.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
I do not care how good or bad anyone plays. The thing I can't stand is people who get mad and lose their temper.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Callaway FTi Driver!
What is your favorite golf destination?
Outside of MN it's a tie between Kohler and Bandon.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
A Scottland trip, specifically St Andrews.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Carts, the game is much better walking.
Dream foursome (living)?
My son, dad, and Bubba Watson. It would be fun to play with someone who hits the ball far.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Old Tom Morris, and Ben Hogan.
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
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?
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Around the green
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?
13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?
14) Beatles OR Elvis?
15) Play for fun OR play for money?
16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Bump and run
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 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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