News From The President

The Canadian Golf Teachers Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc A. Ray as President. 


Ray, a native of Belleville, ON, assumed his duties earlier this summer after the World Golf Teachers Federation gave their approval.


Ray succeeds Bob Bryant as long-time president after his retirement.  Ray will be performing double-duty as both President of the CGTF and will maintain his current position as General Manager of The Bay of Quinte Golf and Country Club.

Ray has worked in the golf industry for the past 23 years.  A Business Administration graduate and Master Teaching Professional with the CGTF, Ray has worked in golf course management all across Ontario at various golf clubs since 2005.   His experience in golf course management provides a unique perspective and will allow for the creation of exciting opportunities for the CGTF members.


The Canadian Golf Teachers Federation has created a strong membership base that has grown the golf industry over the past twenty years.  Under Ray’s leadership the CGTF will have new standards of excellence, organizational unity, and training options that will result in CGTF members playing a more prominent role in the Canadian golf industry.


“My vision is to have Certified Teaching Professionals available in every city and rural area with a golf facility in Canada,” says Ray.  “ It’s no secret that golf can be a very difficult and expensive game, but it can also be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.  The key is proper instruction, and that’s where  we (CGTF) come in.”    Ray welcomes the future and all its possibilities.

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