|Ron Balicki joined Golfweek in 1983 and covered college and amateur golf. He was raised in New Britain, Conn., and attended Central Connecticut State. Balicki passed away in 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Prior to Golfweek, Balicki worked as a sports editor at the North Florida Daily News. He is survived by his wife, Debbie.||
• Favorite interview: Byron Nelson
• Favorite story you’ve written: Jack Nicklaus winning the 1986 Masters
• Favorite golf memory: Playing in the Mercedes Championship pro-am with Peter Jacobsen, Jack Whitaker of ABC Sports and Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
• Best golf shot seen live: Robert Gamez holing out a 7-iron shot from fairway to beat Greg Norman at 1990 Nestle Invitational at Bay Hill
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