Interview With Dennis Fabbri PGA Head Professional / Owner Lakeview Hills Golf
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Dennis Fabbri, the PGA Head Professional / Owner at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort. 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?
I have been a member of the PGA since 1994. I have worked at Lakeview Hills for my entire career. I attended Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida and played college golf and graduated in 1988. I was on the team with PGA TOUR veteran Stephen Ames.
When did you start golfing and who introduced you do the game?
I started playing golf at the age of 10 when my family had purchased Lakeview Hills. I was introduced to the game of golf by myself. I would walk up to the first tee and wait for new golfers to come out each day and ask if I could join them. It was a challenge to try and beat them at a very young age.
What is your current home course?
Lakeview Hills Golf Resort in Lexington, Michigan.
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Playing in the Michigan Open at THE BEAR in Traverse City when my father flew back from Italy at the age of 76 to surprise me and showed up to follow me along during my round.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
I can't stand slow play. I am a very quick, ready now golfer and cannot stand slow play in the game of golf.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
I love my driver, I personally feel that hitting the drive straight and long and in play sets up a shorter iron in. This allows for a higher percentage of greens to be hit.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Treetops in Gaylord, Michigan
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
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?
Nothing, I love the game and how it truly is a gentleman's game.
Dream foursome (living)?
Tiger Woods, Rory McIllroy, Brandt Snedeker, Fred Couples
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, & Arnold Palmer
18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions
1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Hitting it Long
2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Round of my 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?
Bunkers, Love them
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?
Playing 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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