Originally from Colombia, in South America, Juan began his career as an assistant at Doral Golf Spa & Resort. His passion for handcrafting and designing guided him to work as golf club technician at the Jim McLeanGolf School in 1998. In 2001, Juan moved to California, hence he accepted to administrate the custom club repair at the same school in La Quinta. In 2004, Juan graduated in graphic design; he started to work on a custom mobile unit in the East coast, giving him the opportunity to visit different golf courses in the area. After settling back in Florida once again, Juan became Director of Club Fitting at the Jim McLean golf school at Doral in 2008. Juan´s knowledge comes from working closely with PGA tour Vans such Titleist, Taylor Made, Nike, etc. Keeping him updated on new techniques used for their touring pros.
Juan also worked with shaft designers and R & D departments to learn more about recent technology and designs. Juan is certified advance fitter for all major fitting systems, including Trackman Launch Monitor. In 2008 Juan was awarded MIZUNO fitter of the year in South Florida. In 2009, he made the country´s Top 50 list of shaft designer and manufacturer.
Juan has built custom clubs for many PGA Tour Pros, LPGA , celebrities nationwide, Mini tours and many amateurs players. Some of Juan works include: Arnold Palmer, Anthony Kim, Erik Compton, Len Mattiace, Cristie Kerr, Julie Inkster, Carlos Franco, Silvestre Stallone, Penny Hardaway, Michael Jordan and other famous names. As part of his work, Juan has interacted with High School, college, and University players.
Juan has worked overseas, specifically in Latin America, in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
In the summer of 2011, Juan was the official Club Fitter for the Evian Master in France.
History of prestige
It has been a great ride in my life with golf and I am very proud about what I have achived in the last years and I will love to share with all of you why the name of our company. Other than prestige Being the level of respect at which one is regarded by others; standing.
A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem.
Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: a position of prestige in diplomatic circles
Prestige occurs frequently in attributive position (i.e. before another noun) in such combinations as prestige brand, prestige product, prestige suite (in a hotel), prestige location, etc., to denote something of superior quality, especially in marketing and advertising jargon.
But the very truth about it is because my hobby for magic. It all began back in high school learning a couple of card tricks and slide of hand techniques. And got bigger while living in California when I became a member of a magic ring. One of my best friends in the club Bill Hunter who is a professional magician and had performed around the world, tough me more tricks and help me practice more magic moves.
Back in 2006 a movie came out named The Prestige, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482571/ which I really recommend watching. It shows when The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary, But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"." is the part with the tweeks and turns,and u will see something shocking you haven't seen before.
That is exactly what we do with your golf equipment. The only difference is that at the end, we will tell you the truth.
We will continue to be innovative and creative to stay up top and we will thank you for your continuing support, loyalty and trust and dont be shy to ask me for a trick when you come to see me, I can guarantee you I will do a good one right on the spot for you. >
See you soon