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Interview With Todd Sones Owner - Todd Sones Impact Golf


Interview With Todd Sones Owner - Todd Sones Impact Golf

A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview

By Brian Weis

Below is an interview with Todd Sones, Owner of Todd Sones Impact Golf. 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 father introduced me to the game when I was 14 years old.

What is your current home course?
White Deer Run Golf Club in Vernon Hills IL

To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
Being included in both Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers list and Golf Digest America's 50 Greatest Teachers list.

What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Driving too slow in the left lane and playing too slow on the golf course.

What is your favorite golf destination?
Rock Creek Cattle Company near Missoula, MT

What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
Pine Valley

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?
I would rule against belly-long connected putting. I think it is breaking the rules of golf.

Dream foursome (living)?
George Bush, Barack Obama, and Bill Clinton. I would like to hear that conversation.

Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson

18 Rapid Fire, Off The Cuff Questions

1) Hitting Long Drive OR Sinking Long Putt?
Sinking Long Putt

2) Having Round of Life OR Hole in One?
Having Round of Life

3) Golfing at the crack of dawn OR twilight?

4) Hit a power fade OR power draw?
Power Fade

5) Beverage cart OR halfway house?
Halfway House

6) Bathroom OR bushes?

7) Hot dog OR wrap?

8) Around the green, being in sand OR thick rough?
Doesn't matter

9) Walking OR riding?

10) Do you carry traditional 3 iron OR hybrid?

11) Do you prefer long par 3 OR long par 5?
Par 5

12) Pants OR Shorts?

13) Palmer OR Nicklaus?

14) Beatles OR Elvis?

15) Play for fun OR play for money?
Play For Fun

16) Bump and run OR flop shot?
Either is good

17) Lay up OR gamble?

18) 18 holes OR 36?


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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and 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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