Myrtle Beach’s Project Golf has a new face at the helm.
(Originally posted on PostAndCourier.com)
Angel Diaz, a PGA professional and retired Navy veteran, was named director of Project Golf on July 26.
Project Golf is a Myrtle Beach-based grow-the-game initiative that is focused on increasing access to the sport, including quality instruction, with an emphasis on junior golfers, military veterans and prospective players who previously may not have felt comfortable at a golf course.
Project Golf has raised money to help members of the local golf community in need and is actively reaching out to disabled veterans, using golf as a means of therapy.
“There is something for everyone in the Project Golf community,” Diaz said. “Learning and playing the game of golf parallels an individual’s life journey. One must have the motivation to start and the desire to achieve. The rest falls into place when you have fun along the way. I look forward to growing the game of golf in the Myrtle Beach area.”
Diaz will look to use his background in the golf business with the organizational and leadership skills he developed during 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy.
“We are thrilled to have Angel join the Project Golf team,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the company that launched Project Golf. “As a PGA member and a retired Navy veteran, he is uniquely qualified to lead Project Golf forward. His understanding of the game, creativity and leadership skills will help us continue to expand the reach of Project Golf here in Myrtle Beach and beyond.”
After retiring from the Navy, Diaz, who also has a bachelor’s degree, graduated from the Golf Academy of America and worked for eight years as a PGA professional in the Myrtle Beach area. Diaz worked at True Blue Golf Club, TPC Myrtle Beach and he was the lead assistant at Wachesaw Plantation Club, a private Tom Fazio design, just prior to joining the Project Golf team.