Ben Murray, PGA Head Golf Professional, TPI certified Level II golf
Ben was born and raised in the beautiful St. Petersburg/Clearwater region, taking up golf at an early age and competing in events from the age of five years old. He became heavily involved in The First Tee of St. Petersburg where he developed into a top junior golfer, volunteer, and youth mentor. He was chosen to play in The First Tee Open at Pebble Beach in 2011 where he finished T-7th playing alongside Champions Tour professionals John Huston and Ben Crenshaw.
Ben attended Calvary Christian High School, where he qualified three separate years for the State Championship. He went on to attend Palm Beach Atlantic University in downtown West Palm Beach, FL where he graduated in 2017 with the sole recognition of Outstanding Graduate of Finance, having obtained a B.S. in Finance and a minor in Computer Science. He played in every event for four years, captaining the men’s golf team to status as a top 40 NCAA Division 2 program in the country, while being named an NCAA Scholar All-American Golfer his senior year.
To begin his professional career, Ben started at PGA National Resort & Spa, home of the PGA Tour’s “The Honda Classic.” He served as the Assistant Golf Professional and Golf Shop Supervisor, overseeing five PGA-recognized golf courses and over 150,000 rounds per year. Ben provided quality instruction to members and resort guests, while also running numerous major member tournaments. He continues to compete professionally on the local level, primarily in PGA Chapter and Section events. The premium member experience is what Ben prides himself on being able to cultivate, and he looks forward to fostering a continued culture of excellence at Pasadena Yacht & Country Club. Ben, his wife Whitney, and their baby son Tighe are eager to become a part of this flourishing community and Ben is delighted to be your Head Golf Professional.
Fielding Brewbaker Director of Instruction, TPI Certified Level II golf
Fielding Brewbaker was born and raised in Salem, VA. He and his wife moved to Largo in September of 2014 and fell in love with the area. He played college golf at James Madison University and graduated in 2009 with a Sports Management degree and a minor in Business. Fielding turned professional after the US Amateur in 2009 and played full time until November 2015 when he started working at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, FL.
He has played events on the PGA Tour and was on the Web.com Tour. He travelled extensively and competed on various mini tours throughout the East Coast and Africa. He said "I am very excited and thankful about the opportunity to be here at Pasadena Yacht & Country Club where I can continue my PGA program work and help some great people with their games as well!"
My plan for every student is to work with them to figure out what their goals are and then maximize their potential of reaching those goals. Every swing has an individual 'signature', my goal is to make each student better at using it.
Tracy Lowry First Assistant Golf Professional
Raised in a military family, Tracy was the youngest of four boys. In 1972 his father was transferred to Zaragoza Air Force Base and the family moved to Zaragoza Spain. That summer on the AFB 9 hole golf course Tracy would take his first golf lesson from Vicente Ballesteros. Three years later Tracy would win the Rammstein Junior International in Germany.
Tracy Graduated from Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Florida earning All Space Coast Conference honors 75-78. He then attended Troy State University from 1978-1982 graduating with a BS in Business administration. After beating all athletes on scholarship to earn his place on the team Tracy became the University’s first walk-on freshman to compete in the NCAA National championship. Tracy’s senior year he won medalist honors at the Gulf South Conference championship, was voted MVP of his team and became University’s first walk-on freshman to earn NCAA All American honors.
From 1982-1992 he served as a PGA apprentice at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas. In 1991 Tracy completed his apprenticeship and earned his PGA Class A status.
In 1992 Tracy would return to Florida as head golf professional at Imperial Lakewood’s golf club in Palmetto, Florida then the Head golf professional position at the Hideout Golf Club & Resort in Brownwood Texas. After four years in Texas and away from his now 12-year-old twin boys Tracy decided not to renew his contract and return to his family in Saint Petersburg Florida.
“It has been nearly 50 years since my first golf lesson and the love and passion for this great game is as strong now as it was the first time I played.” Tracy has enjoyed a 39 year career and has given over 1000 golf lessons dedicating himself to help grow the game of golf. “ I’ll never be able to repay what this great game has given me. The places it has taken me, the people I have met and the friends I have made. I’m truly blessed.”
Born in St. Johnsbury Vermont, Tracy is the proud father of daughter Bianca and 12 year old twin boys Quinn and Kellen.
Ginger Nazare, LPGA Assistant Golf Professional
Born in the Ocean state of Rhode Island, Ginger moved to Florida in 2006. She pursued her dream to join the LPGA and married the love of her life. Ginger was offered a position on the golf team at Pasadena Yacht & Country Club in 2007 where she continues to share her education with Members and Students. Gingers motto "Never stop chasing your dreams".
Doug Brown, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
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