Bruce D. Gerwig, a professional golfer and instructor who was the teaching pro at the Hereford Golf Center in northern Baltimore County, died Nov. 15 at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center of stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.
The son of Charles and Marjorie Gerwig, Bruce Dudley Gerwig was born in Baltimore and in 1963 moved with his family to the Sunnybrook neighborhood in Phoenix, Baltimore County, where he was raised.
He was a 1968 graduate of Dulaney High School, where he had been an outstanding basketball player. In 1972, he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.
Mr. Gerwig began playing golf as a child. After college, he became a professional golfer and instructor. A left-handed-hitting pro, Mr. Gerwig taught golf at the Baltimore Country Club, Longview Golf Club in Timonium, and Pine Ridge Golf Course in Lutherville, in addition to other area golf courses and clubs.
In 1972, Mr. Gerwig caddied for Jack Nicklaus when he and Arnold Palmer met in a $25,000 match benefit for the American Cancer Society that was played at Pine Ridge.