Vinnie Iñiguez: Professional Golfer

Vinnie Iñiguez, Phoenix professional golfer, photographed at ASU Karsten Golf Course, by Nicki Escudero

Vinnie Iñiguez, Phoenix professional golfer, photographed at ASU Karsten Golf Course, by Nicki Escudero

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One of the Valley’s greatest characteristics is its golf courses, with lush holes that are playable year-round everywhere you turn. Vinnie Iñiguez, a 31-year-old Long Beach, Calif. native who has lived in the Valley for about the past 20 years, made golf his career more than 5 years ago, with the PGA Tour in his sights while calling ASU Karsten in Tempe his home course. Iñiguez has Bachelor’s degrees in accounting and agricultural business from Arizona State University and played golf for Phoenix College, and he is currently sponsored by PING, Pure Grips, and Triplex Training, among others. He shared his motivation to turn pro, along with why he loves living in the Valley, below.

What brought you to Arizona?

Family. My dad came out here for work. I’ve been out in the Valley for about 20 years. Continue reading