Holy Toledo–What a nice local story to tell at this week’s Champions Tour Toshiba Classic

esteban toledo

Newport Beach Country Club is the place to watch local golf this week as the annual Toshiba Classic is back in town. I called the media room to see if there was a player that I could get on the phone last minute–and there was 50 year old tour rookie Esteban Toledo putting nearby.

I didn’t know that this was Toledo’s first time playing this event, and that the resident of Irvine had also met his wife here 19 years ago when she was waitressing in the club.

It was a fun interview while at the same time, Esteban is very passionate about his personal charity.

Here’s what he wrote on his website estebantoledo.com:
“For fifteen years it has been my dream to establish a ‘Giving Foundation’ that will put efforts into helping children around the world, and I am proud to announce that my dream has become a reality. With the assistance of my family, friends, fans, and supporters, I am proud to introduce The Esteban Toledo Family Foundation. A foundation focused on helping others, especially children. Our purpose is to supply basic needs such as shelter, clothing, food, education, love, and an introduction to the Lord.
If you have any questions, comments, or you are ready to contribute, volunteer, or assist the foundation in any way, please feel free to contact our Executive Director and Jay Miller”.

Toledo had never won on the PGA Tour with a pair of 2nd place finishes being his best, so how great would it be if he could pull it off on Sunday? Mucho luck this weekend, Esteban!

My chat with Esteban Toledo:

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