Two prominent Utah Section PGA Professionals passed away this month. Both Tommy Williams and Gary White were much admired by their fellow professionals and the many people that they positively influenced over many years of service to the game of golf.
Gary White earned the respect of countless Southern Utah golfers as the Director of Golf at the Coral Canyons Golf Club in Washington, Utah for its first ten years of operations. Since that time Gary worked as a lead golf instructor in both Mesquite, NV and at the St. George area. Gary will be remembered by his colleagues and friends as an affable, long ball hitting professional, with a great positive attitude.
White was 64 years of age when he passed away of cancer.
Thomas R. Williams was better known as Tommy Williams on prominent “golf scoreboards” throughout the intermountain area. Tommy Williams was a professional golfer for his whole adult life. His tournament record included both a Utah Open Championship and an Idaho Open Championship. He was a Rocky Mtn. PGA Section Champion (prior to the Utah Section PGA formation). Tommy also held numerous course records for many years. He was acknowledged by the Utah Golf community for his great contributions to Utah golf as the Utah Senior Open honoree for 2006.
Tommy will be remembered as a great iron player and fierce golf competitor; but Tommy also be remembered as a soft spoken gentleman both on and of the golf course. Tommy was 86 years old at his passing.