PGA Junior Golf Camps Blog
Director Spotlight: Santiago Mari

May 24th, 2022



Santiago Mari was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, turned pro at the age of 19 and became a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 2004.  He has spent the last 18 years acquiring an unmatched experience in all aspects of the golf game.  Santiago attended both the University of Puerto Rico (R.U.M.) and the University of Central Florida where he completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Materials of Engineering, along with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck Germany.  Santiago has been fortunate to work with the world's best players as an Assistant Golf Professional at Lake Nona Golf and CC, where he started to work with top professional golfers from all major golf tours worldwide on their golf equipment.  His experience and expertise kept growing through the years and ended up joining the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in 2003 as Director of Club fitting and Golf Equipment.  He has had the opportunity to learn from the best instructors in golf as well as the best players in the world.  PGA Junior Golf Camps is very excited to welcome Santiago and the Leadbetter team on as partners!  The Leadbetter Academy offers PGA Junior Golf Camp programming at two of their locations, Estero and Miami.  Please click on the links above for more information!