Touring Professionals

Touring Professionals

Gil Morgan

Born: September 25, 1946
Birthplace: Wewoka, Oklahoma
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: East Central State College; Southern College of Optometry
Turned Pro: 1972
Tour Victories:

  • 2008 Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach
  • 2006 Allianz Championship
  • 2004 SBC Classic
  • 2003 Kroger Senior Classic
  • 2002 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland
  • 2001 Instinet Classic
  • 2000 Emerald Coast Classic
  • 2000 Instinet Classic
  • 2000 Comfort Classic
  • 1999 Comfort Classic
  • 1998 MasterCard Championship
  • 1998 The Tradition
  • 1998 Ford Senior Players Championship
  • 1998 LG Championship
  • 1998 Utah Showdown
  • 1998 Vantage Championship
  • 1997 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland
  • 1997 Ameritech Senior Open
  • 1997 First of America Classic
  • 1997 Ralphs Senior Classic
  • 1997 Energizer Senior Tour Championship
  • 1996 Ralphs Senior Classic
  • 1990 Kemper Open
  • 1983 Joe Garagiola Tucson Open
  • 1983 Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open
  • 1979 Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic
  • 1978 Glen Campbell Los Angeles Open
  • 1978 World Series of Golf
  • 1977 B.C. Open

 

Bio

Morgan graduated from East Central State College in 1968. In 1972, Morgan earned his Doctor of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, before turning professional later that year.

Morgan played on two U.S. Ryder Cup Teams, in 1979 and 1983. He became eligible for the Champions Tour in 1996 and won quickly and frequently thereafter, the first time being 11 days after he turned 50 at the Ralph’s Senior Classic. He has won 24 times on the Champions Tour. Three of those wins were at Senior Majors.

Morgan and his wife, Jeanine, have three daughters, Molly, Maggie and Melanie.

Scott Verplank

Born: July 9, 1964
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1986
Tour Victories:

  • 2007 EDS Byron Nelson Championship
  • 2006 Ryder Cup
  • 2004 Presidents Cup
  • 2002 Ryder Cup
  • 2001 Bell Canadian Open
  • 2000 Reno-Tahoe Open
  • 1988 Buick Open
  • 1985 Western Open
  • 1984 U.S. Amateur

Bio

Verplank had a very accomplished amateur career with wins in the Western Amateur and the U.S. Amateur in 1984. Verplank became the first amateur since 1956 to win on the PGA Tour when he won the 1985 Western Open.

While attending Oklahoma State University, Verplank was a three-time 1st Team All-American, the Big 8 Medalist in 1984, a member of the U.S. Walker Cup Team in 1985 and the NCAA Medalist in 1986. He also held the honors of Big 8 Athlete of the Year and the Fred Haskins Award in 1986.

Verplank joined the PGA Tour in 1986 and has had five victories including the 1985 Western Open, 1988 Buick Open, 2000 Reno-Tahoe Open, 2001 Bell Canadian Open, and the AT&T Byron Nelson. He also has one international victory, the 1998 World Cup of Golf.

Throughout his career, Verplank has been selected for six National Teams: 1985 Walker Cup, 2005 Presidents Cup, 2002 and 2006 Ryder Cup, and the 1998 and 2004 World Golf Championships-World Cup teams.

Verplank and his wife, Kim, have four children, Scottie, Hannah, Emma, and Heidi.

Bob Tway

Born: May 4, 1959
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1981
Tour Victories:

  • 2003 Bell Canadian Open
  • 1995 MCI Classic
  • 1990 Las Vegas International
  • 1989 Memorial Tournament
  • 1986 Shearson Lehman Brothers Open
  • 1986 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
  • 1986 Georgia Pacific Atlanta Classic
  • 1986 PGA Championship

Bio

Participating in his first golf tournament at age seven, Tway would go on to have a great amateur career, winning the Trans-Mississippi Amateur and the Georgia Open and being selected for the World Amateur Team in 1980.

Tway was a three-time 1st Team All-American at Oklahoma State University. While in college, he became the 1979 Big 8 Champion, winning two NCAA Team Championships, and received the Fred Haskins Player of the Year Award in 1981.

Tway joined the PGA Tour in 1985 and has recorded eight career tour victories. In 1986, he had a major championship win at the PGA Championship which led to the PGA Player of the Year Award later that year.

Tway and his wife, Tammie, have two children, Kevin and Carly. An accomplished junior player, Kevin is the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur Champion and a two-time Rolex Junior All-American.

Willie Wood

Born: October 1, 1960
Birthplace: Kingville, Texas
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1983
Tour Victories:

  • 2012 Dicks Sporting Good Open
  • 2012 Pacific Link Hawai'i Championship
  • 1996 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic
  • 1995 Oklahoma Open
  • 1990 Oklahoma Open
  • 1983 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Medalist
  • 1982 Masters - played as an amateur, T41
  • 1979 Western Junior
  • 1978 PGA Junior
  • 1977 U.S. Junior

Bio

Wood had an outstanding junior career with victories at three of the most prominent national junior events: the 1977 U.S. Junior, the 1978 PGA Junior and the 1979 Western Junior.

A two-time 1st Team All-American while attending Oklahoma State University, Wood was named Big 8 Champion, received the Fred Haskins Award and finished T41 at the Masters as an amateur in 1982. In 1983, Wood was a member of the U.S. Walker Cup Team and later that year the medalist at the PGA Tour Qualifying School.

Wood joined the PGA Tour in 1984 and would win his first event in 1996 at the Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic for his first victory on the PGA Tour. He has earned 22 top-10 finishes and finished as the runner-up five times. Also, Wood earned a return trip to the Masters in 1998 by finishing 12th at Augusta in 1997, his best showing in a major.

Kevin Tway

Born: July 23, 1988
Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 2011
Tour Victories:

  • 2013 Albertsons Boise Open
  • 2010 Players Amateur
  • 2006 OSSO Junior at Oak Tree
  • 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur

Bio

Tway is the son of Bob Tway, an eight-time winnner on the PGA Tour, including the PGA Championship in 1986. He attended Edmond North High School, where he was named The Oklahoman's All-City Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007. Tway won the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur and advanced to the semifinals the following year.

Tway played college golf at Oklahoma State. In his freshman year, he won the NCAA Central Regional and was named honorable mention All-American, first-team All-Big 12 and was selected to the All-Central Region squad.

Tway qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines but he failed to make the cut by four strokes after posting rounds of 75 and 78. Tway lost in the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur to Derek Fathauer.

Rhein Gibson

Tour Victories:

  • 2012 Guinness World Record for lowest round of golf, with a score of 55 on a regulation course
  • Earned a place in the 2014 Open Championship

Bio

Having gone to College in the US, Rhein Gibson turned Professional in 2010. He earned status on the PGA Tour of Australasia in 2011 via Qualifying School.

Still relatively unknown to Australian golf, Gibson fired a record 16-under 55 in 2012.

The following year he earned status on the OneAsia tour which allowed him starts in the co-sanctioned Australian PGA Championship and Australian Open. He finished 23rd on the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit which earned him a full card on to the Tour in 2014. He also secured a card for the Web.com Tour in 2015 via Qualifying School. His most notable finish of 2015 was a T4 in the Web.com Tour Championship
which also sealed his ticket to the PGA TOUR for the 2015/2016 season.

Ian Davis

Ian Davis Touring Professional

Bio

Davis played golf at Oklahoma State University. While in school, he won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate his Junior year.
He currently competes on the PGA Tour Latino America, where he has four top 10 finishes for the 2015 season.
He has earned his card for the Web.com Tour for 2016.










Talor Gooch

Talor Gooch

College: Oklahoma State University

  • 2008 Oklahoma High School State Champion
  • 2012 OGA Strokeplay Champion
  • 2012-2014 Academic All Big 12
  • 2012-2014 First Team All Big 12
  • 2012-2014 Golfweek All American Honors








Tour Emeritus

David Edwards

Born: April 18, 1956
Birthplace: Neosho, Missouri
Residence: Stillwater, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1978
Tour Victories:

  • 2006 3M Championship
  • 1993 MCI Heritage Golf Classic
  • 1992 Memorial Tournament
  • 1984 Los Angeles Open
  • 1980 Walt Disney World Team Championship

 

Bio

While attending Oklahoma State University, Edwards was a two-time 1st Team All-American and the 1978 NCAA Medalist. He also led Oklahoma State to the 1978 NCAA Championship.

Edwards turned pro and joined the PGA Tour in 1978, where he has four tour victories: the 1980 Walt Disney World Team Championship (with brother, Champions Tour player Danny Edwards), 1984 Los Angeles Open, 1992 Memorial Tournament and 1993 MCI Heritage Classic.

His best finish in a major came at the 1984 Masters, where he tied for third. Edwards became eligible for the Champions Tour in April 2006 and won the 3M Championship in August of the same year.

Edwards and his wife, Jonnie, have two daughters, Rachel and Abby.

Mark Hayes

Born: July 12, 1949
Birthplace: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1973
Tour Victories:

  • 1986 Tallahassee open
  • 1977 Tournament Players Championship
  • 1976 Byron Nelson Golf Classic
  • 1976 Pensacola Open

 

Bio

Hayes attended Oklahoma State University and was a 1st Team All-American in 1970 and 1971. After college, Hayes served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973. He was member of the 1972 World Amateur Cup Team.

After joining the PGA Tour, Hayes captured two titles in 1976 – the Byron Nelson and the Pensacola Open. In addition, he has won the 1986 Tallahassee Open, and has won the Oklahoma Open three times.

Hayes’ biggest career victory was in 1977 at the Tournament Players Championship at Sawgrass Country Club. This win gave him a 10-year PGA Tour exemption and helped secure his spot on the 1979 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.

Hayes joined the Champions Tour at the 1999 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, and his best Champions Tour career finish came when he tied for 10th at the 2001 Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley.

Hayes and his wife, Jana, have two children, Kelly and Ryan.

Doug Tewell

Born: August 27, 1949
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Residence: Edmond, Oklahoma
College: Oklahoma State University
Turned Pro: 1971
Tour Victories:

  • 2004 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn
  • 2003 Farmers Charity Classic
  • 2002 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 2001 Countrywide Tradition
  • 2000 PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2000 SBC Championship
  • 2000 Novell Utah Showdown
  • 1987 Pensacola Open
  • 1986 Los Angeles Open
  • 1980 Sea Pines Heritage Classic
  • 1980 IVB-Philadelphia Classic

Bio

Tewell attended Oklahoma State University on a basketball scholarship and excelled in golf. He graduated in 1971 and turned pro that same year.

Tewell won four times on the PGA Tour with wins at the 1980 Sea Pines Heritage, 1980 IVB-Philadelphia, 1986 L.A. Open and 1987 Pensacola Open. He joined the Champions Tour in 1999 and was named the 2000 Senior PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Since 2000, Tewell has won seven times on the Champions Tour.

He won his first major title at the 2000 Senior PGA Championship. His second major title came in 2001 at the Countrywide Tradition, where he closed with the lowest round ever shot in a Champions Tour Major, a 10 under 62.

Tewell and his wife, Pam, have two children, Kristine and Jay. 

Up and Coming Pros at the Club

Tyler Bayless

A former college football player, Bayless played college golf at Oklahoma Baptist University. Tyler has a handful of mini-tour wins in his first year as a professional.

Michael Gellerman

Gellerman played golf at the University of Oklahoma (2010-2014), where he won the Wyoming Cowboy Classic and led his team with the lowest scoring average for two years. He has earned status on the Web.com Tour for 2016.

Will Kropp

Kropp played golf at the University of Oklahoma (2010-2013) and currently competes on the McKenzie Tour (Canadian Tour).

James Marchesani

Originally from Australia, Marchesani played golf at Oklahoma City University (2010-2014) and currently competes on the PGA Tour of Australasia.

Cameron Meyers

Meyers played golf at Oklahoma City University. A 6-A state champion at Edmond North in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 3 time all-metro conference. He won the Oklahoma Golf Amateur Title in 2011.

Jackson Ogle

Ogle started playing golf at age 12 and attended high school at Oklahoma Christian, where he won one individual state championship and three team titles. He played for UCO one year and turned Pro in 2013. He is currently playing on the Adams Tour, other mini tournaments and Monday qualifiers for the PGA and Web.com events.

Dillon Rust

Rust played golf at the University of Central Oklahoma (2012-2013) and currently competes on the McKenzie Tour (Canadian Tour).

Charlie Saxon

Saxon played golf for the University of Oklahoma (2011-2015), where he had two wins. The first win came in 2013 at the Lions Classic. His second victory came in 2015 at the Liberty Spring Invitational.

Hunter Sparks

Sparks graduated from Putnum City H.S. in 2009 and claimed his biggest win as a Senior in the Texas-Oklahoma Open. Sparks played golf for Wichita State University, where he graduated in 2013 with three wins and qualified for all conference all four years. He was the Missouri Valley player of the year in 2013, and a pro player for Adams Golf Tour. Sparks has one pro win and qualified for the Web.com tournament in 2014. He is currently working on qualifying for the Canadian PGA.

Blake Trimble

Trimble played golf for Southern Nazarene University. He won the Florida Marine Open (2013) while playing on the NGA Pro Golf Tour.

Max McGreevy

PERSONAL RECORDS AT OKLAHOMA: Lowest 18-hole score: 66, Gopher Invitational (fall 2015), Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational (fall 2015), the Maxwell (spring 2016) and NCAA Championships (spring 2016) Lowest 54-hole score: 206, Gopher Invitational (fall 2015) Top-10 finishes: 12, last: tied for eighth place at Carmel Cup (fall 2016) Top-20 finishes: 18, last: 19th place at Aggie Invitational (spring 2016) Best finish: First place at Gopher Invitational (fall 2015)

 


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