Marcos Montenegro graduated from Bishops Gate Golf Academy in May 2016 and spent the last year and a half 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 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.
Do you know when you’re going to turn professional?
Montenegro: Maybe next January.
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 it’s 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.