You might have heard of Lizette Salas.
It could be because she is a rising star on the LPGA Tour with four top 10 finishes in 12 starts. Or, it could be because her father Ramon is the equipment technician at Azusa Greens Country Club in Azusa, Calif., working with GCSAA member Rob Mayock. Salas was the winner of the first ever GCM Most Valuable Technician award, presented by Foley United, in 2010. He is quite a success story in his own right, having immigrated from Mexico.
Lizette Salas will be profiled on the Golf Channel, Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET on “In Play with Jimmy Roberts.”
She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2011 and worked her way onto the LPGA Tour. She made quite a splash as she was in contention to win the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open. The fact that she is a high quality golfer is a credit to her drive and talent, and the love of her father. A 33-year employee of Azusa Greens, he worked a deal to get lessons for his three children.
On this Father’s Day weekend, it is easy to appreciate and root for the Salas family.