Interview With David Stead General Manager Langdon Farms Golf Club
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with David Stead the General Manager at Langdon Farms Golf Club. He has served the Golf Industry for almost 15 years in both private and public golf. After graduating from the Penn State PGM program he moved west to begin my career in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steadily making his way north from there, through Las Vegas, to Portland, Oregon as the General Manager of Langdon Farms 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.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
I started playing golf at age seven. My Dad introduced me to the game and we grew into avid golfers together. I'll never forget my first birdie. I chipped in over a bunker that was much taller than me. I didn't see the ball go in, but my Mom and Dad were the witnesses and always remind me of the special day.
What is your current home course?
Langdon Farms Golf Club is my home course and one of the best I've ever played. You can't beat playing golf in Oregon.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
I'm extremely proud of all the great professionals I had a chance to work for and with. They've taught me so much about how to be successful and manage a good business.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
I like all my equipment to be from the same manufacturer. Titleist has been a big supporter of my career over the years and I try give back to them in at least a small way.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
I've always loved my 7 iron. There's no reason other than I just like the way it looks and I usually hit it pretty well.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Like I said earlier, you can beat golf in Oregon. So many diverse climates and course styles; trees, costal, and high desert. You can't beat it!
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Who doesn't want to play Pine Valley or Augusta?
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Arcola Country Club in Paramas, New Jersey. It was the first course I worked at as a Golf Professional and would love to get back for another round.
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
I hate that a player can get penalized for a ball that moves even if they aren't the cause. Golf's a game of honor. I believe if you intentionally cause the ball to move, you should be penalized. If not, no penalty.
Dream foursome (living)?
There's nothing more fun than playing golf with three good friends.
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
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?
4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
6) Bathroom OR bushes?
Whatever is closer!
7) Hot dog OR wrap?
8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
My short game stinks, so I try to avoid both
9) Walking OR riding?
10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?
I switch. Depends on the conditions
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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