Top 100 Golf Academy of America Alumni

Juan Raigoza

Graduate of Golf Academy of America in Orlando

Director of Golf

Current Employer: TPC Cartegena at Karibana in Cartagena, Columbia

Columbian-born Juan Raigoza worked as an engineer for decades before he decided to make a career change, pursing his love of golf full-time. He graduated from Golf Academy of America in Orlando in 2015, and has since worked with children, including the disabled, through Little Linksters. He is currently Director of Golf at TPC Cartegena at Karibana in Cartagena, Columbia, where he uses a wide range of skills, including technology specific to instruction, tournament planning and business management.

“GAA helped me understand the golf industry and its possibilities, the golf swing and its uniqueness, and the importance of networking all the time,” says Raigoza. He encourages current Golf Academy of America students not to waste a moment of their time in school. “The industry development never stops, and neither should we.”

What's in His Bag? Titleist

Golf Ball of Choice: Titleist

Best part of his job: “I get to know new people every day. I’ve been able to provide a great experience to the golfer, at a tournament, lesson, his/her regular round of golf or his/her visit to the club.”

Juan Raigoza