Host of Amateur Golf Talk LIVE, Shan Coughlin welcomes Web.com Tour Professional Roberto Diaz to the show to talk about his experience on the Tour, what led him to the United States from Mexico, his involvement with the Greg Norman Champions Academy and his plans for the future. Born in Veracruz Mexico, Roberto attended LaSalle de Veracruz-Heritage Academy and came to the United States to attend the University of South Carolina in Aiken.
In 2014, Diaz played in 15 Web.com Tour events, posting one top-10 and four top-25s. He made eight cuts and finished 78th on the money list. His top-10 came in May at the Rex Hospital Open in North Carolina. Diaz shared with Shan that he loves to play in South America and his favorite courses are the El Jaguar GC and Riviera Maya Golf Resort. So far this year, Diaz has played in eight events, earned $49,120 and is 42nd on the money list with a scoring average of 70.63. His best finish came in February at the Colombia Championship Presented by Claro where he tied for 6th after posting a course record 62 the first day.
Roberto Diaz is also involved with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina. The Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy was created to meet the needs of top golfers at every stage of their amateur and professional development and is built on the professional playing career and instructional know-how of Greg Norman to provide a comprehensive development platform for golfers seeking to dramatically improve their ability to compete effectively and win. This one of a kind academy provides expert coaching and instruction based on a proprietary teaching methodology that effectively develops and reinforces proper fundamentals while integrating the individuality of each player’s body and swing, with the state-of-the-art equipment. Their aim is to provide golfers in the U.S. and abroad with an instruction program and training environment in which the ability to play collegiate and professional golf can be fully developed. For more information on the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy, go to their website at http://www.gncga.com/
To hear Roberto’s full interview with Shan, including his advice to aspiring professional athletes, click on the player above. You can also download it to your smart device for listen on demand. For more information and to follow Roberto and his golf tournament career, you can use THIS LINK to the PGATOUR.com’s Web.com’s player interface. You can also follow him on twitter @bobbydiazz. Thank you for interacting with us here on TheGolfDirector.com and we’ll see you in the fairways.