Interview With Caleb Turbett, Oak Glen
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Caleb Turbett the Director of Golf at Christmas Mountain Village. 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?
My first job was at Christmas Mountain working in the bag room at age 14. When I was 15, I moved to the bag room at Trappers Turn where I stayed for 12 years, leaving as Head Golf Professional. In 2010, I accepted the position of Director of Golf at Christmas Mountain. I started at Oak Glen mid-season in 2012.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
My grandfather introduced me to the game at age 3 by hitting balls in the backyard. I started playing on the course with him and my dad when I was 5 and never looked back.
What is your current home course?
Christmas Mountain Village
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Professionally, my proudest accomplishment would be gaining my Class A status in January. On the course, it would have to be not missing one tournament in all four years I played at Winona State.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Driving your cart through a no-mow area!
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Probably driver. I like to hit it on every hole and if it's a good day with the driver, I will play well.
What is your favorite golf destination?
I haven't been to very many yet, so I will have to say Kohler.
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Obviously, Augusta. A more realistic one would be St. Andrews, Pebble or Sawgrass.
If you woke up tomorrow and could play one course you played before, where would you play?
Whistling Straits (Straits course)
If you could change one aspect, rule or thing about golf, what would it be and why?
Tee It Forward is a great initiative. I see far too many players playing from the wrong set of tees. The game is not meant to be played hitting 3 woods into every par 4.
Dream foursome (living)?
Tiger, Couples & my dad
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Tiger, my dad & my grandpa
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?
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?
17) Lay up OR gamble?
18) 18 holes OR 36?
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About: 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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