Golf Academy of America student Devon Montoya talks about improving his game, has advice for other students
Aug 28, 2015
Young pros like Jordan Spieth and Australia's Cameron Smith have inspired a new generation of players to pursue golf at the highest competitive level.
Golf Academy of America student Devon Montoya, 21, is one of those players and, like the young pros he hopes to emulate, he has style to match his talent.
Montoya recently shot a career-low round of 63, including six-under par 29 on the back nine. Earlier this year, he hit his second career hole in one on the 14th hole during a Golf Academy of America tournament at Lone Tree Golf Club.
"Golf Academy of America is a place where I could continue to better my game as well as better my knowledge about the game and everything in it," he says. "I am now in my second semester and can honestly say that it is the first time I have ever enjoyed school."
Montoya documents his love of the game on his Instagram account, where you'll find photos from the range, course, and a TopGolf facility near the Golf Academy of America - Phoenix campus. You'll also see close-ups of the Titleist golf balls he uses, which he marks with a crown; scorecards; and a video of Tiger Woods during a practice round for this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open.
So, what advice does Montoya have for current and future students?
"Take advantage of all the available resources," he says. "For someone like me, who is determined to play professionally, take advantage of the driving range privileges as well as the available tee times for students."