For more than 30 years, Ron Balicki elevated college and amateur golf through his writing for Golfweek. In honor of Balicki, who died March 25 at age 65 after a bout with cancer, a scholarship will be awarded to a journalism student who writes about college and/or amateur golf.
Late Golfweek writer Ron Balicki is best known for the man that he was, but he could also write with the best of them, including this award-winning feature on Barclay Howard. It's part of our 40 Reads series.
You couldn’t find a college hotshot or coach over the past three decades who didn’t enjoy, trust and respect the understated Ron Balicki, who died Tuesday at age 65 -- and belonged in the Nice Person Hall of Fame.
Here are a few reactions from college golf coaches and others in the sport, as well as just a few of the many Twitter posts they have shared, upon learning that Golfweek senior writer Ron Balicki had passed away.
Rickie Fowler chose to break the news about going pro with a simple phone call to one man – Ron Balicki. That's the impact he had on the game's brightest, up-and-coming stars – they knew he cared about their stories.
PGA Tour players, college golfers and their coaches alike took time Tuesday on Twitter to memorialize Ron Balicki, the only writer in the Golf Coaches Association of America's Hall of Fame, who passed away Tuesday.
Many times when a college golf coach retires, he or she creates some distance from the program. Not so with Earl Yestingsmeier. He had been as faithful to Ball State in retirement as he had been in 36 years as coach.
Senior writer Ron Balicki reflects on his time with former Ball State head coach Earl Yestingsmeier, who died Jan. 9 at his home in Muncie, Ind. Balicki says Yestingsmeier was and always has been Ball State golf.
Three players shared the lead Wednesday at the halfway point of Western Amateur stroke play. Seth Reeves, who was tied with two others after an opening 65 at Alotian Club, along with Patrick Rodgers and Jordan Niebrugge sat atop the leaderboard at 9-under 135.
Jordan Niebrugge’s resume over the past year in college and amateur golf pales in comparison with those of Michael Kim. But, on Saturday, they'll step up to the first tee as equals as they face off for the U.S. Amateur Public Links title.
Michael Kim and James Erkenbeck, a pair of first-team All-Americans last season, won their quarterfinal matches Friday morning in the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club.
Addison Lambeth doesn’t get a lot of time to work on his golf game, let alone play in a competitive event. His day job as a policeman Marine Corps pretty much takes up the bulk of his time. But his 3-over 143 was good enough to advance to match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.
With Cal, Alabama and Texas drew the bulk of the attention in the college golf world this season, but it was upstart Illinois that nearly stole the show, proving that the Illini's program is alive and well.
There’s no better way to close out your college career than playing in the NCAA Championship, especially when your team is not with you and it’s your first trip to college golf’s big show. Just ask Austin Peay's Dustin Korte.
This weeks addition of the men's college notebook highlight the coaching tenure of Fresno State's Mike Watney, who is retiring at season's end. See what kind of life he's lived at Fresno State and what else he's done for the golf community.
The USGA announced Jan. 14 that a minimum of two mid-amateur players will be a part of the 2013 U.S. team that will attempt to regain possession of the Walker Cup following GB&I’s 14-12 victory in 2011 at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland. The last time a U.S. Walker Cup team had more than one mid-amateur was 2003.
Gone from last season's NCAA championship squad are Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth. In came Brandon Stone, and now Texas coach John Fields is considering bringing Beau Hossler into the fold a bit earlier than he had anticipated.