Introduced into the golfing world as a caddy in his early teenage years, Ray has become a champion in several golf championships. As current secretary of the Queensland Amputee Golf Association, Ray has been the 2002 World Series Senior Amputee Champion, 4 times Qld Amputee Open Champion, 3 times Qld Senior Amputee Champion, Caption of the International Team, 2 time Australian Senior Amputee Champion and is the current captain of Gainsborough Greens Senior and A Grade Pennants Team.
While serving in South Vietnam in 1970, Ray lost his leg through injuries received after a land mine detonation. The golfing champion has been employed in various Federal Government Departments for 49 years, and is now a senior procedure specialist in air traffic management. Ray’s advice to fellow para-athletes is to never give up and always chase your dreams; if you get knocked down, get up and try even harder.