Born in Buenos Aires to a wealthy family, Carlos Alberto Menditéguy was a naturally gifted sportsman. And it wasn't that he was just good at one or two sports, he excelled at everything he turned his hand to. Take golf for instance. He had a bet with a friend that he could take up golf and become a scratch player within a year. He did it within nine months! He was a top soccer player while at college and excelled at tennis, billiards, fencing, racquetball, squash, shooting and boxing.