Interview With Michael Just, Owner Louisville Golf
A Light Hearted Golf Q & A Interview
By Brian Weis
Below is an interview with Michael Just, the Owner at Louisville Golf. 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?
Current owner of Louisville Golf.
Played high school and Division II Golf.
Played in Division II NCAA tournament in 1970 Won Senior US Hickory Open in 2011
When did you start golfing and who introduced you to the game?
Received a #2 wood, 3,5,7,9 iron putter for graduation from the 8th grade. First set of clubs.
My older brother Elmore introduced me into golf. We built a 3 hole golf course on an unused portion of ground at a nearby high school. Tin cans for holes with bamboo pole for flag sticks. My mother sewed 3 flags for us.
What is your current home course?
Persimmon Ridge in Louisville KY. A very tough course by Arthur Hills!
To date, what is your proudest golf accomplishment?
On course winning the Senior US Hickory Open.
Off course being able to continue Louisville Golf after my brother Elmore died of a sudden heart attach in 2001.
What is your biggest golf pet peeve on or off the course?
Slow play and exaggerated marketing claims.
What is your favorite club in your bag and why?
Have only played hickory golf for past 7 years, I have a 26 degree wooden cleek that is my go to club.
What is your favorite golf destination?
Mid Pines in Southern Pines NC
What course is on your bucket list that you have not played yet?
I guess like a million other golfers Augusta National.
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 hate slow play and I think a large part of slow play is playing from the wrong tees. So I guess I would assign golfers to tees based on their handicap
Dream foursome (living)?
Me, Arnold Palmer, Davis Love, and Jack Nicklaus
Dream foursome (living or dead)?
Me, my brother Elmore, and my Dad.
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?
Half way 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?
For fun or pride
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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