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PHOTOS: Moments from Ron Balicki's career

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Ron Balicki was hired before Golfweek was printed on glossy paper.

Ron Balicki said he just had to take a drink out of the trophy during the finals of the 2007 U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Ron Balicki, left, congratulated by Golfweek staffers including senior writer Adam Schupak.
Ron Balicki was hired before Golfweek was printed on glossy paper.
Ron Balicki was the first non-coach inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame, shown here with Lance Ringler (left) and Jeff Babineau.
Ron Balicki covered his 29th NCAA Championship last season at the Crabapple Course of the Capital City Club in Atlanta.
Ron Balicki gets in a little bit of practice on the range.
Ron Balicki in the center background with Tiger Woods, then a Stanford golfer, at front right.
Ron Balicki hard at work while covering his 29th NCAA Championship last season at the Crabapple Course of the Capital City Club in Atlanta.
Ron Balicki (far right) with Golfweek colleagues current and former: Jared Clemons, Lance Ringler and Asher Wildman on a boat during the 2009 Battle of the Beach hosted by Long Beach State.
Ron Balicki and several Golfweek staffers getting into the spirit of the 2007 NCAA Championship in Williamsburg, Va.
Ron Balicki, second from right, with Golfweek associate editor Lance Ringler (from left) and former Golfweek staffers Asher Wildman and Jared Clemons.
Ron Balicki, longtime college golf writer for Golfweek Magazine, was the first non-coach inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame.
Rickie Fowler celebrates with the Walker Cup trophy while our Ron Balicki gives one of his patented looks over his glasses.
Ron Balicki (right) was the first non-coach inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame in 2010, shown here with BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank.
Ron Balicki died at the age of 65 after an eight-month battle with cancer.