One of Santos Caceres’ favorite parts of his job as Head Golf Professional at Crandon Golf is walking on the recently mowed grass. “I picked up the game at age 3 and have been involved with the industry ever since,” he says. “I think my athleticism in the game of golf as a child is a strong asset in my career.” Additionally, he’s able to communicate with and reach out to people of different cultures, being fluent in Spanish, French and English.” In 2017, he was named “Golf Professional Of The Year” by the South Florida PGA Southern Chapter, the highest honor paid to a PGA golf professional. Over the years, he’s seen just about everything on a golf course, including some humorous moments. “Once a squirrel cut a hole in my backpack, which was on a golf cart, and stole my sandwich,” he says. As a Renaissance Man, Santos plans on going cycling in The Alps this summer and intends to further his career by becoming a Master Golf Professional. “I’m driven to improve as a person every day,” he says, living up to his favorite words of wisdom: carpe diem.
“I’m following in the footsteps of my father who was very involved in junior golf development and sports.”