On Par Golf & Rockin’ G’ Grill
Owner / Founder
Ray was born and raised in the heart of the Southside of San Antonio. He is a graduate of Harlandale High School where he was a three-sport student-athlete playing football, baseball, & golf. He attended Texas Lutheran University on a golf scholarship and earned a degree in Business Management. As a golfer, he was named conference player of the week four times, won the American Southwest Conference Golf Championship in 2002, and was recognized as the TLU Athlete of the Year. In 2008, he started his nearly three-year stint on the pro golf mini tour circuit which included a trip to PGA Tour Q-School in 2010. In August of 2011, he began his career in education as a teacher and golf coach and helped establish the district wide middle school golf program that exists today within Harlandale ISD. He also served as the Head Golf Coach at Harlandale High School.
In June of 2018 Coach Garza had a vison of starting a golf movement and launched On Par Golf. As the owner and founder of On Par Golf, he was driven to develop a golf business built on making quality golf instruction accessible to all with a focus on the growth of youth golf in the San Antonio community. The business partnership forged with Alamo City Golf Trail in June of 2019 helped shape what On Par Golf looks like today with its flagship location at Mission Del Lago Golf Course and a second location established in March of 2021 at Cedar Creek Golf Course. In July of 2020 Garza had an opportunity to enhance his Southside location and opened Rockin’ G’ Grill at Mission Del Lago Golf Course. A full menu restaurant offering a fresh made-to-order food and beverage establishment for not only the visiting golfers but the deserving area residents.
The commitment to his community and humble Southside upbringing drives him everyday to strive for equal opportunity for all and the belief that anything is possible if you can dream it.