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Héctor Rodríguez, Protagonist of the month
June 08 2020 0 comment

Héctor Rodríguez, Protagonist of the month

Following the Covid-19 quarantine, we are back and ready to present you this month’s protagonist : HECTOR RODRIGUEZ DE LA TORRE, head greenkeeper of Amarilla Golf. While all of us where safe and sound in our homes, Hector and his team kept the course in the best playing conditions possible, making sure it was ready for the player’s comeback.

During the lockdown period, different measures of maintenance took place, for example: aerifying of the greens, herbicide sanitation, selective treatment of the greens and their surrounding, scarifying of the paths around the greens and the tee-off areas.  All these actions were of course achieved following the strict sanity and security protocol of the Covid-19.

Born in 1978, Hector started his adventure in Amarilla Golf in the year 2004 as the assistant of the former greenkeeper Don Isaac Sirota, right after obtaining the title of agricultural engineer from the University of La Laguna.  Two years later, following the retirement of Isaac, our protagonist replaced him as the Head Greenkeeper of Amarilla Golf.

Since 2013, he is a member of the GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendant Association of America) and has been actively engaging in their yearly fairs through the last 5 years.

One of Hector’s principal merits has been his ability to conciliate his actual work with his countinuous education. In 2015, Hector completed his professional training when he obtained his Master in Plant Health from the Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Hector’s greatest passions revolve around his wife Soleiva and the world of Slot-scalextric cars, to which he dedicates much of his time organizing events and competing in various races at a national level.

Thank you so much for 16 years of attentively caring the grass of Amarilla Golf, and by so, the enjoyment of our players.


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