Player Profile: Gustavo Garcia Came a Long Way For His 1st Tournament!

WorldAmGustavo GarciaBy Rick Limpert for

The 2014 edition of the World Am features players from 34 countries.

They come to play Myrtle Beach’s best courses, they come to meet new friends and see old acquaintances, but most of all, they come to have fun.

Gustavo Garcia of Guatemala comes for all of the above, but also because he loves golf and since he took it up a little over a year ago, he’s here for the World Am and having a blast.

We caught up with Garcia at the 19th Hole as he was hanging out with friends and posing for pictures.

Gustavo A. Garcia

Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Occupation: Owns mobile phone stores

Experience: First year

Handicap: 20

What was your course today?
Azalea Sands. It was very nice. I shot a 94 and liked the course for my first time.

Your overall experience?
I’m getting better; this is my first tournament. I was a bit nervous.

How were your playing partners?
They were all nice guys. This is my first time in Myrtle Beach and I love it. I travel to the U.S. two or three times a year to other places.

What do you expect for the rest of the week?
Just to have fun and enjoy my time here. This is golf and fun for me.

Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based sports, technology, and travel writer. He writes for, a daily tech piece for and has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Sports Illustrated. You can follow Rick on Twitter at @RickRoswell.


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