This year we recognize the retirement of David Smith after 34 years of dedicated service to Abbey Springs. David earned his degree from Cal-Poly in Pomona California and gained experience through his work at Pebble Beach Resorts and other courses along the Monterey Peninsula in California.
When he was hired as Abbey Springs Golf Course Superintendent in 1981, David immediately saw the incredible potential of our property and applied his knowledge and experience to improve playing conditions from year to year over the course of three decades. But David’s responsibilities did not end with the golf course. As our community continued to grow, he was the obvious choice to fill the position of Director of Grounds created in 1990, taking on the care and maintenance of the entire grounds, not just the golf course. And as amenities were added for the benefit of our residents, David was there to see that they were done correctly and maintained to last a lifetime. Our membership will be forever grateful for his dedication and hard work in making our community the beautiful summer retreat it is today. We wish David great health and happiness while enjoying his retirement.