Meet The Family: The D’Souza Family from Prestige Golfshire Club
David D’Souza started playing golf when he was 8 which means he has been playing for nearly 41 years. Read how his family, his wife Leila and twin girls, enjoy time together on the golf course at Prestige Golfshire Club in Bangalore, India.
How did you get into golf?
My fascination for the game of golf started when I was around 8 years of age. I used to follow my brother who was 10 years older than me around the golf course and watch him win tournaments. I only started playing golf when I was 16 years old as I was busy playing other sports in school. I’ve been playing golf for almost 41 years now and can’t get enough of it.
How did you introduce your family to golf?
I gifted my wife a golf set for her birthday in the first year of our marriage. She took a keen interest in golf and started practicing. However, we soon learned that we were expecting twins and she had to defer her tryst with golf. We then made a wish and promise to get back to the golf course with our twins as a family of four.
Tell us about your local Troon club and why you like it visiting there as a family?
The Troon club at Prestige Golfshire, Bangalore is a piece of Paradise on earth. An amazing layout, unbelievably scenic, fabulously maintained, and not to forget the efficient, helpful and professional staff headed up by the indomitable, larger-than-life personality of ‘Declan McCollam ‘!
We are indeed fortunate and privileged to live on the golf course and build lots of our family memories here in this magical place.
What’s your favourite family memory on the golf course?
A beautiful sunset on the golf course with our daughters trying their first golf strokes and discovering the joys of golf!
What is one golf club on your family’s bucket list to play at that you have not played yet?
The Els Club , Desaru Coast Malaysia . This looks to be an amazing venue that will be enjoyed by all the family.