We’re thrilled to welcome these Pros to The Parker Invitational at Pebble!
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I turned professional in 1988 and I have won over 30 professional tournaments on the mini tours in California. I earned my Canadian tour card in 1991 and I won 5 Canadian PGA Tour events from 1991-1998. I have qualified and played in 3 US Opens and 1 US Senior open. I have 12 career hole in ones and my low score in a tournament is a 62 (4times). I have won 5 Australian Legends tour events since I turned 50 and joined the senior tour. I have played on the Asian, Australiasian, Australian Legends, Canadian, Japanese, Nike, and PGA Tours during my career.
My proudest moment as a pro golfer has been speaking, motivating and teaching kids and adults in the bleeding disorder community to play golf and learn to love the game of golf!! Thank you for playing in The Parker Invitational at Pebble!!!
Head Golf Professional at Green Valley CC (April 1992 – present)
Winner 30+ NCPGA Section Events
Qualifier, 2016 US Senior Open
Qualifier, 1994 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Member, 1990-91 Australasian PGA Tour
1979-84 Fresno State University
Family – Wife Lorie, Son Trevor (2006)
Ray Carrasco is a global golf survivor. Ray has played nearly every pro golf tour known to man. He has played the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and pro tours in Asia, South America, Canada, Europe and Africa. He has teed it up in 2 US Opens, 2 US Sr. Opens, a British Open and 10 Sr. British Opens.
Most importantly, Ray recognizes and acknowledges the blessings he has received. He has endeavored to be a “giving” pro, donating his day at various charitable fundraising events and speaking at many junior golf functions.
Ray Carrasco is eager to share with you some of the “secrets” he has learned during his lifelong golf odyssey. You can go beyond being a golf survivor and be a golf thriver.
Ray has won 5 tournaments worldwide, most notably the 2002 Senior Masters at Wentworth, London, and the 2004 Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open at Royal St. David’s at Harlech, North Wales.
One of the most consistent players on the Staysure Tour. Fowler made the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1993 and won the World Cup for Australia in 1989 in partnership with Wayne Grady. He joined the European Senior Tour in 2009 and made his debut at La Moye Golf Club – the same venue where he made his first appearance on the European Tour some 26 years earlier.
Won the John Jacobs Trophy in 2011 after two victories, three runner-up finishes and two third place finishes and stayed inside the top five on the Order of Merit in four of the following five seasons.
Won his seventh Staysure Tour title at the 2019 MCB Tour Championship- Seychelles.
Peter was born in Sydney, Australia.
Jeff is one of the few former PGA Tour players now teaching and coaching golf. His best-known student is Hall of Fame member Juli Inkster. He also teaches other LPGA players, PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Mini Tour professionals, College players, Juniors, and hundreds of amateurs.
Born in 1963, Jeff attended the University of the Pacific. After graduation, he turned pro in 1986 and began pursuing his dream of competing against the best players in the world on the PGA Tour.
Jeff played Mini Tour golf, winning numerous events and was named Golden State Tour player of the year in 1992. From 1993-1998 he played on the Nike Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour), winning twice. For six consecutive years, Jeff finished in the top 50 on the money list earning a spot in the Nike Tour Championship.
In 1998 Jeff successfully qualified for the PGA Tour. He competed on the PGA Tour from 1999-2007. He was known as an elite ball striker as evidenced by his #1 Total Driving rank 2004. He compiled nearly $5 million in combined career money. In 2002 Jeff won the 6 round final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying and in 2004 he won the Callaway Inv. at Pebble Beach.
In 2008-2011 Jeff competed on the web.com Tour and since 2013 he has played part time on the Champions Tour.
Jeff was coached for 27 years by Top instructor Phil Rodgers. The last 5 years, George Gankas has contributed to his game and coaching. He worked for 6 years with noted sports psychologist, Bob Rotella.
Currently, Jeff spends most of his time focusing on his teaching. He takes great pride in the development of his Professional students, junior students, and amateurs.
Jeff Brehaut moved to Park City Utah in 2020 with his wife, Hilary and teaches out of Jeremy Ranch GCC.
For more information on Jeff, check out jbgolf.net, or his Instagram page @jeffbrehaut
College- All American at USC and Winner of Pac 8 conference individual champion – 1970
Played over 200 events on the PGA Tour in the 70’s and 80’s.
Played in 11 Major Championships achieving 5 top 25 finishes.
Made 130 cuts on tour with 49 top 25 finishes and 17 top tens.
Owns one course record in a Major Championship. 65 at Oakland Hills in the 79 PGA Championship. Still stands today. Tied with Jack and a few others.
Statistical leader in putting on the PGA Tour in 1981.
Played 11 years on the PGA European Senior Tour winning the 1999 Senior French Open.
Currently with Coldwell Banker residential in Laguna Beach.
(born October 6, 1968) was introduced to golf by aunt and uncle, then spent time at Big Tee Golf Center in Buena Park, Calif., where he picked up range balls and in return was allowed to hit them back out. At age 11 began taking lessons from legendary Eddie Merrins, the long time head pro at Bel Air CC in Los Angeles. Father, Jerry, who owned a gas station, would drive son every Sunday for 7 a.m. lesson with Merrins, an hour from the May’s home in La Habra. At age 16, qualified to play in 1985 Los Angeles Open.
May joined the PGA Tour in 1994. He finished second three times, including a playoff loss to Tiger Woods at the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla, and the 2006 B.C. Open at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, where he lost by one to John Rollins. He won the 1999 Victor Chandler British Masters on the European Tour.
He has played all over the world and continues to pursue full time status on the Champions Tour.
Mike Ferguson is an Australian professional golfer, who has played primarily on the Australian PGA, European PGA, Japanese PGA, Asian PGA and Canadian Tours. He was one of Australia’s top golfers during the late 1970s and early 1980s. He has had numerous wins on the Australian and Japanese Tours, however was most prolific in his senior years, with numerous wins on the Australian PGA Legends Tour. He won the Australian Seniors PGA Championship in 2002 and 2004, the New Zealand Senior PGA Championship in 2006, and the Australian Senior Masters in 2008. He played on the European PGA Seniors Tour for five years, and qualified for the US Champions Tour in 2005. Mike’s brother-in-law was the late great Payne Stewart, who was married to his youngest sister Tracey.
Born and raised in Northern California, Jim is 68 years old. He started playing golf at the age of 10 and played golf on the Vallejo High School golf team where he won the North Coast Section Championship his Senior year. Jim played golf for two years at Solano Community College before transferring to Sacramento State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business.
Jim started his golf career at Orinda Country Club and received his membership into the PGA of America in 1978. At 26 year old, Jim was named as the Head Golf Professional at Baywood Golf and Country Club located in Arcata, California. He reminded there for 36 years, the last three as the General Manager.
In 2016, Jim became the Head Golf Professional at Blue Rock Springs in Vallejo, California where he had learned the game as a junior golfer. Jim retired in 2018 only to return to his passion of teaching the game at Green Valley Country Club a few months later.
Jim has two daughters, Dianna and Jennifer and he resides in Vacaville, California.
I was originally heavily involved in amateur golf, playing Pennants, competing in State and National amateur events and was the Captain of Pymble GC 2004 – 2006. During this period, I was a partner in a successful Accounting and Wealth management business, PrimeAdvisory on Sydney’s North Shore. However, during this time still harboured dreams of playing professionally.
So, on turning 50 in 2015, I turned pro by winning The Legends Qualifying school and have been a frequent winner on The Legends Tour since. I qualified to play The British Senior Open at Carnoustie in 2016 and qualified for the British Senior PGA in 2017. In 2021, I won the Australian Seniors PGA title by defeating Peter Lonard with a birdie on the 5th extra play-off hole. I finished 4th on the order of merit in that year.
I pride myself in the fact that priority #1 for me is to ensure my amateur partners have an awesome day out, second is to play great golf and perform to the best of my ability.
Yours in golf,
Degree in Education
Masters Degree in Applied Sport Psychology
Mentored by Dr Ken Ravizza
10 years as a touring golf professional, earning membership on the PGA tour, The Australian PGA tour & the The Canadian Tour. A winner on the Canadian tour, MTS Classic Champion & over 10 top tens on those various tours.
Have been a performance psychology & golf resource for tournament golfers for over 30 years & have worked at over 300 PGA tour events.
Current clients are Cam Davis, Ryan Palmer, Tyler Duncan & Greg Chalmers. Former clients include, Mark O’Meara, Marc Leishman, Hunter Mahan, Jason Day, Brandt Snedeker, Nathan Green, Peter Lonard, John Rollins, Ken Duke, Jason Bohn, Ken Duke.
– Graduated Texas Wesleyan University 1990 Bachelor of Business
– 1992 Alberta Open Champion (Canadian Tour)
– 1992 Mizuno Rookie Tournament Champion (Japan Challenge Tour)
– 1997 Komatsu Cup Champion (Japan Challenge Tour)
– 2000 Tsuruya Open Champion (Japan PGA Tour)
– Southern Amateur
– Austrian stroke play champion
– 18 course records
– 13 club championships
– 1991 Runner up for the medal US AMATEUR
Turned pro late at 31 years old
– 23 professional wins in Australia
– 3 mini tour wins in the USA
Winner Coolum Classic
Winner Victorian Open
Winner South Australian PGA
Winner Queensland PGA
2 time New Caledonia Open winner
– Member of the PGA Tour from 1996-1999 with 3 Top 10 finishes
– KornFerryTour member from 1993-1995 with 1 win
– Current PGA of America member
All American Texas Wesleyan 1988
District Champion 1988
Winner of over 35 Professional Golf Tournaments
6 National Club Pro Events
4-time Gaines County Open Champion, 3 in a row Caddied on the Australian, Japanese and PGA tours
12 straight Goldwater cup appearances with a record of 22-4
PGA Professional since 2008
Teaching golf since 1986
Now I caddy at the Estancia Club and teach and work in the shop at Trilogy at Vistancia
I currently live in Bangkok, Thailand with my wife, Kay, and yes, a 4-year-old, Saranya. I have been living in SE Asia the past 21 years working in the oil & Gas industry. At the age of 50 I had the itch to play senior professional golf. I currently play in SE Asia, mainly Thailand for the travel reasons. I am a member of the Thai Champions Tour, Thai Senior PGA, and Taiwan Senior PGA. I also played in Australia Legends Tour for 2.5 years. I grew up in South Texas and then in Casper Wyoming. I attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and graduated with a Major in Marketing. After university, I turned pro and played in the NGA, Dakoata Tour, and state Opens all over America. My best finish was 2nd at the South Dakoata Open behind Tom Lehman. In SE Asia, I have won 2 tournaments and placed 5th in the Fubon in Taiwan. After 5 years, I went back to Amateur golf and played in two US Ams, 4 Mid-Ams, and lost in the 2nd round in 4 of those events. I won the Wyoming State Am 2 times beating Jim Benepe both years. By being a member or past member of some of the tours in Asia Pacific, I have been able to play and watch some of the best players in the world and some are here this week playing in this event. Richard Backwell, Glenn Joyner, Peter Senior, Mike Harwood, Ian Baker Finch, Mac O’Grady, Prayad Marsaeng, Thaworn Wiratchant, and of course, Perry Parker. Also, I am proud to say that the first year of this invitational event, Our Team, Mike & Nikki Bennet, along with Nigel Walker, won the team event.
Greg Stewart is 57 years young, married to Michelle for 28 years, and has 2 adult children, Sienna and Liam. He is the Resident Professional at Byron Bay GC for the past 16 years and has been a full Australian PGA member since 1987.
Golfing Highlights: Any bogey free round, 5 hole in ones.
Hobbies: following all sports, entertaining, outdoor activities, enjoying Australians doing great things on the world stage.
Greatest achievement: his family.
2021 Texas Senior Open Champion
Turned Pro in 1986.
Asian Tour, PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Canadian Tour. Have played events on the PGA Tour Champions, Japan Tour, South American Tour, Australian Tour.
11 majors played:
Open Championship, US Open. 3 Senior PGA Championships, 3 Senior Open Championships, 3 US Senior Open Championships
Asia- Singapore Open, Rolex Masters
Korn Ferry- New England Classic
Arizona Open, Long Beach Open, 2 Northern California Senior Opens, 2 Colorado Senior Opens, 2 Texas Senior Opens, Nevada Open, Arizona Senior Open
Turned Professional with the PGA Of Australia 1992. Currently Golf Professional at Hervey Bay Golf Club, Queensland.
Australasian PGA Tour, Asian Tour,
Currently playing Australasian Legends Tour.
– Qld PGA Winner
– Mollymook NSW Senior Masters Winner
– Papua New Guinea Seniors Open Runners-up
– Australian PGA Senior Championship third.