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Ron Balicki
Senior Writer

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

Recent Stories by Ron Balicki
April 15 - 11:24
40 reads: Daly’s power magnetizes PGA Championship field

March 11 - 10
40 reads: '86 Masters rates as Jack's finest hour

March 27 - 11:11
40 reads: Howard’s end came with personal dignity

Jan. 24 - 5

Jan. 10 - 5:23
Balicki: Yestingsmeier was and will be Ball State golf

Dec. 25 - 6
My year in golf: Ron Balicki

Oct. 10 - 7:20
McCoy wins his lifelong dream: a USGA title

Aug. 05 - 11:11
Niebrugge wins Western Am, eyes Walker spot

Aug. 04 - 9:44
Rain stops Dale vs. Niebrugge Western Am final

Aug. 03 - 10:58
Niebrugge into semis at Western Am; Rodgers out

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