Marcos Montenegro announced the start of his career as a professional golfer last weekend. “It’s something I always dreamed of since I was a boy,” said Marcos.
Montenegro graduated from BGGA in May 2016 and spent the last two years training and playing in amateur and professional events around the world.
BGGA caught up with Montenegro when he returned to train at the Academy this past winter.
What have you been up to since you left BGGA?
Montenegro: I’ve been training in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with my coach Santiago Garat. I’ve been playing in amateur tournaments as well as events on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.
What are your goals?
Montenegro: I’m trying to play more events on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica as well as some Web.com Tour events to play at a high level. This is going to help prepare me for a professional career.
Why do you choose to come back and train at BGGA?
Montenegro: It’s amazing this place. I like to practice here and return to the place that has given me a lot. It’s really good to come back here where it feels like family.
What did you learn at BGGA that you’ve taken with you and used since graduating?
Montenegro: I learned a lot. Living here is different than Argentina. There are more responsibilities here, so I think I learned so much outside of golf.
Garat: He came back to Argentina grown up. His English improved while at BGGA. He came to BGGA as a boy and came back to Argentina as a man.