Ray Marsh has risen to prominence on the Canadian golf scene, competing often in the Willingdon Cup playoffs and national senior playoffs. Ray was born in Moose Jaw on July 6, 1933, and showed an early interest in golf. He was a caddy at the Moose Jaw Willowdale Club in 1945 and 1946, joined the junior program in 1947 and was the Saskatchewan junior champion in 1951, advancing to the Canadian finals in Ottawa.
Ray turned professional in 1955, was reinstated as an amateur in 1959 and moved to Saskatoon in 1961. His first appearance on the Saskatchewan Willingdon Cup team was alongside Keith Rever, Ed Ross and Jim Scissons in 1967. Ray also qualified for Saskatchewan's team in the 1975 national team play at Saint John, New Brunswick. He was also the captain of the Saskatchewan team, which played in the Willingdon Cup finals in Victoria in 1976.
He has been a South Saskatchewan Amateur champion and a Central Saskatchewan Amateur champion and, in 1990 and 1991, he was the Saskatchewan senior golf champion.
Ray was captain of the Saskatchewan senior team at the Canadian championships in 1988, the start of seven-year run where he would either be a member or captain at the national finals. The highlight came in 1992 when Saskatchewan won the Canadian team matches and Phil Farley trophy with a score of 472, four strokes under their nearest rivals. Ron Whiteside, Fred Clark and Ron Corrins joined with team captain Marsh in hoisting the flag at Kamloops.