People who knew Canada’s Bill Bath would say that he was one of the most likable people you would ever want to meet, and USGTF and CGTF members can attest to that. Bath, 52, passed away far too young recently after suffering a heart attack.

He joined the USGTF and CGTF over 20 years ago after becoming disenchanted with his job in retail. He loved golf but did not want to be in retail golf when he saw an ad for the USGTF. After a conversation with the USGTF’s Bob Wyatt and then-CGTF president Bob Bryant, Bath got certified in what he called one of the best weeks of his life. He quickly secured two driving ranges to teach at and steadily built a client base over the next three years. He is on record as saying that the people he met made him a better person and teacher.

He then proceeded to become an examiner for the CGTF and represented Team Canada several times in the World Golf Teachers Cup competition. He quickly became a friend to everyone who met him at these events, and left an indelible impression on all who were fortunate to know him. In recent years, he caddied for PGA Tour professional MacKenzie Hughes on occasion, and Bath’s death hit Hughes particularly hard.

The USGTF and CGTF wish to extend our deepest condolences to all of Bill’s friends, students and fellow competitors.
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