Bob snodgrass

Bob started golfing in Phoenix in the early 80's using clubs given to him by his father-in-law. After playing a few years on a casual basis Bob moved to San Diego. Bob didn't play much there as that area was quite expensive to play and he didn't really know anyone that played. Bob moved back to his home town, Tucson, and joined the family business in 1996.  His father was a member of the Author Pack Men's club and he was able to play almost every weekend with his dad. Bob wishes his dad was still here so they could still play together.

Bob had a very serious right hand injury in 2013 which, after some surgeries, took 5 years before he tried playing golf again. Bob decided to take some golf lessons from Bailey, then the Golf Pro at Del Lago. Bob was fitted for clubs and signed up to the DLMGC.  Bob was nervous as hell the first time with the league and he shot 122 at Sewailo. Having played with DLMGC for a while now he's found a great family of golf enthusiasts to enjoy his weekends with.

Three years ago, Bob participated in the AGA men's club championship. On the first hole he started on, he holed out his second shot for eagle. First Eagle ever! His second most memorable shot was playing with SAMGC and DLMGC at Del Lago. On the 18 hole his tee shot went into the water. Bob dropped the ball, now shooting 3, and holed out for birdie. It was a great day and certainly a true "Be-Back" shot.

Board Bob-Snodgrass

Handicap Chair
tye lockard

Tye Lockard located to Vail, AZ with family in 2013 and after short time away, due to business, they returned back in 2016 for good.  He joined the DLMGC in 2020 and is currently serving as Handicap Chairman, Tye retired from the USAF in 2004 after 23 years, 11 of those years in Civil Service, and held a variety of leadership positions in Aerospace, Pharmacy and is currently with Amazon.

Tye started playing golf in 1990 at Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan after his colleague and close friend Jimmy Dowsette encouraged him to start playing golf.  Now his love of Rugby competed and at times very interesting playing golf after a Rugby matches but he knew one day Rugby would end and golf was a game he could play for life.  His love of the game and fortunate opportunity to play around the world eventually led to him teaching his entire family how to play.  In his own words, nothing is more rewarding than playing golf with family and friends.

Tye and his wife, Kathy have 4 children, 2 Yorkies and enjoy traveling, food and spending me with family.

Board Tye-Lockard

Stuart Katz

Stuart served as Founding President of the Club and was then Chair of the DLMGC Foundation before rejoining the Board in October, 2023.  

He began playing golf in 1961 and remembers his first eagle because he didn’t see the ball go into the hole.  He was playing in Iowa when he made the eagle and hit an 8 iron from 155yds.  He was walking to pick up his divot and as he reached down to pick it up, his playing partners yelled, “It went in!” He vowed then to watch his shots to the green and stop before leaning over. He achieved his first hole-in-one in April 2021 while playing at the Marrio Shadow Ridge Golf Course in Palm Desert, California.  It was on the Par 3, 140-yard hole 17th hole where he used a 9 iron for his ace.

He has participated in the AGA Team Club Championship representing the DLMGC for the past three years where he and his partner Chas Giufurta won their AGA Club Team Championship in the Super Senior Division in December, 2023.  He has also represented the club in the Wellness Tour in Green Valley and the Four Course Challenge. 

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chas giufurta

Charles "Chas" Giufurta has been a member of the DLMGC since 2016 and treasurer since February, 2019.  Chas loves Del Lago as the course is tough but fair and requires a multitude of different shots.

Chas has been playing sports all of his life.  As he grew older, he moved to playing more golf and playing less of other sports.  While golf is now his sport of choice to play, he still enjoys watching many sports such as the football (Dallas Cowboys), baseball (the Atlanta Braves) and of course golf (Phil Mickelson). Chas and his partner, Stuart Katz, recently won the Super Senior Division Net State title this past December, 2023. Now that he has retired, he hopes to improve his game by spending more time playing the sport.

Chas' favorite golf memory was an eagle on 18 at the Preserve only to find he hit the wrong ball! Poor Chas... 

Board Chas Giufurta

Vice President
Leroy Baca

Leroy and his wife Cheryl retired to Vail in November of 2020.. They are originally from New Mexico and love it here.. Leroy has been been playing golf for 50 plus years and will continue playing until his last breath.. He has been a board member for other clubs and currently is the vice president. He also volunteers at the Vail Community Food Bank and recently became a starter at Del Lago Golf Course

Board Leroy Baca

Events Director
John Blumenshine

John began playing golf at the  age of 4 thanks to his parents and grandparents. His grandmother had several holes-in-one prior to 1925.  He and his wife Rita came to Vail often to visit his "snowbird" parents from their home in Chicago and he has pictures of playing the 17th hole at Del Lago before there were any homes on the course.  

John has been a member of the club and Events Director since 2017 when he and Rita relocated from Chicago.  He is the two-time defending Super Senior Division Champion in the San Ignacio Open.

Board John-Blumenshine

Rule Director
Al Helms

Grew up and attended High School in Northern Missouri, class of ‘71.  Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the U. S. Navy, 26 years. Retired Human Resource Specialist from GEICO Auto Insurance Company, 15 years. Earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Hagerstown Junior College Maryland and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Saint Leo University of Florida. Started playing golf at 8 yrs old on a local 9 hole golf course. 


Board Al Helms