Mar 31, 2010 7:20 PM by Melissa Canone
Funeral Services For Luca Barbato will be held on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Luca Barbato, age 86, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:52 AM at Lafayette General following a brief illness.
After graduating high school, he served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during WWII. He returned to LSU after the war, where he met his wife, Dorothy Griffin.
He was a member of the LSU golf team winning the NCAA Team Championship in 1948. He started his professional career at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, TX. He then began his local career as Head Golf Professional at Oakbourne Country Club. He moved on to be PGA Professional and Co-lease operator of Acadiana Hills Country Club.
For more than 60 years, he devoted his life to sharing the love of the game with others.