Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2017
WBVGC is mighty lucky to have David Escobedo as our Course Superintendent! We can look at our beautiful courses and see the results of his crew’s hard work and David’s “know how”. We are not the only ones who recognize David’s many talents.
TurfNet scours the world for the best Course Superintendents to find the few who meet the qualifications and talent to get an invitation as a guest Superintendent for the European Tour’s Irish Open. This year, the Irish Open will be at Portstewart Golf Club, Portstewart, Ireland.
This is no golf vacation. Those selected can expect to work from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. getting the course ready for, and during, the big event. And they go proudly, so they can rub elbows with the elite of their craft, not to mention the top golfers in Europe.
David is one of only two Superintendents selected to represent the Southwest. Desert Highland’s Superintendent in Scottsdale is the second.
David has been in the golf greens and grounds world for over 35 years. He started when he was 15 years old. His first 12 years were at The Springs Country Club in Mirage, California. In 1996, he moved to Arizona to work at the Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. From there he worked at the Palmbrook Country Club from 2002-2012. And then we were able to bring his experience and talent to WBVGC.
David’s trip to Ireland begins June 29 and ends on July 10. TurfNet covers most of the expenses, however, airfare and personal expenses are not covered! To that end, WBVGC would like to lend a hand. If you, or your golfing group, would like to help in the expenses, look for the “drop box” in either Pro Shop from 6 – 31 April. Let’s show David how proud we are of his selection for this prestigious honor and for all he has done for us!