The Glen Club Interview
Q&A With Nick Becks, PGA
By Brian Weis
After a recent round at The Glen Club, I had the opportunity to chat with Nick Becks, Head Golf Professional, about the course. Below is a recap from our conversation.
1) What makes your property unique to other courses in area?
The Glen Club is a truly unique facility that offers many different things to many different people. We provide a championship golf course with championship style conditions as well as private club feel that is open to the public. But here at The Glen Club we provide much more than golf itself. We have exceptional hotel rooms, outstanding dining, private meeting space, and an exquisite ballroom. I don't know of any facility in our area that provides the wide range of services that we can provide.
2) What is the signature hole?
The signature hole at The Glen Club is #4. It is a great par 3 with a downhill tee shot to an undulating green. You will find yourself hitting a short to mid iron to the green that is surrounded by tall native grass. Due to the elevation change and swirling winds #4 is different and challenging every time. Par is a great score.
3) What is your favorite hole
There are so many great holes to choose from but my favorite hole has to be number 3. It is rated as the third hardest hole on the course and it requires you to hit two great shots to reach the green. The drive may be one of the most demanding shots on the course. You have to avoid the fairway bunkers on the left and the bushes and tall fescue on the right. But if you split the fairway you will more than likely have a mid iron in hands to an elevated green. Make par on this hole and your round is off to a great start.
4) What is the most talked about hole?
The most talked about hole would have to be the par five 18th. It is a great finishing hole that is typically played in three shots. This hole can make or break your round and offers great views of the course from the tee box.
5) The Illinois Golf Hall of Fame is located inside The Glen Club, tell me about this.
Yes!, the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame is located in The Glen Club. The Golf Hall of Fame spans the main level hallways and visitors can come view and read a little about some of Illinois Golf's most influential individuals. The Illinois PGA Foundation created the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. For more information on the Hall of Fame, please visit www.illinoisgolfhof.org.
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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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