Nicklaus Club Monterey
Nate Wrenn, Head Golf Professional

Nathan Wrenn was born and raised in the beautiful town of Truckee, Ca and has been with Nicklaus Club-Monterey since 2005. He attended Monterey Peninsula College after high school in Fall of 2005 and graduated with an Associates of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture in Spring of 2008. After a short stint in the landscaping business, he decided to follow his passion and pursue the golf business as a Golf Professional. This winter he will be elected into membership for his Class A certificate as a PGA Golf Professional. As a person of growth he has taken on the Golf Coach position at Pacific Grove Middle School where he led them to their first League Championship title in 10 years during the 2015 season. A committed and reliable employee of The Club, Nathan is eager to help both Members and guests of The Club; not only with their golf game, but with their overall experience they have while on property. During his free time you can find Nathan: playing golf, hiking, painting, working out, or just enjoying the beach. An individual who prides himself on customer service he is enthusiastic to provide assistance to both Members and guests in an exceptional way.

Patrick Parrish, Director of Tournaments and Instruction
Patrick Parrish has had a lifelong passion for golf.  He worked for his grandfather, Earl Henderson, who owned and operated Atascadero Golf Club in Atascadero, California. It was there that Patrick not only honed his golf game, but learned the business of golf course management.  Patrick later was offered a scholarship by Eddie Merrins to join the #1 UCLA Bruins golf team in the early 1980s, playing alongside future PGA Tour stars Corey Pavin, Steve Pate, Duffy Waldorf, and Tom Pernice. Patrick went on to graduate from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He then proceeded to the University of California at Berkeley where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Literature.

Following his junior and collegiate success, Patrick played a short time on the Nike (Today’s Nationwide Tour) and Asian Tours, but eventually returned to the Monterey Peninsula in the mid-1990s and was offered a position at the Pebble Beach Golf Academy by Laird Small.  Patrick also worked alongside PGA Tour stars Mark O’Meara, Johnny Miller, Ken Venturi, David Feherty, Hal Sutton, Andy North, Davis Love III, Curtis Strange, and David Duval. In 2004, Patrick moved to Poppy Hills Golf Course where he became Lead Instructor and Tournament Director. Patrick’s teaching career has been very successful. He has taught four PGA Tour winners, five Champions Tour players, and attracted a wide following among nationally ranked junior and collegiate players, many of whom have earned college scholarships. In addition to becoming Titleist Performance Institute, Golf Machine, and Impact Zone Certified, he also serves on the AT&T Junior Golf Association Board of Directors.