Good touch here from the Honda Classic commemorating among the press reporters who existed from the start and as the occasion stays the PGA Trip’s longest constant sponsor.
HONDA CLASSIC RELABELS LIBRARY FOR LONGTIME GOLF WRITER/BROADCASTER TIM ROSAFORTE
Competition produces Tim Rosaforte Distinguished Writers’ Award to honor golf reporters
Tim Rosaforte has actually been covering The Honda Classic for more than 3 years, initially as a paper author for the Sun Guard and Palm Beach Post, then as an author for Sports Illustrated and Golf World and finally as a broadcaster for NBC and the Golf Channel.
The Honda Classic revealed Monday that it will honor Rosaforte, now retired in Jupiter, for his fantastic profession in golf journalism by relabeling the competition libraries “The Tim Rosaforte Library.”
In addition, The Honda Classic is producing a continuous award in Rosaforte’s honor – The Tim Rosaforte Distinguished Writers’ Award. Rosaforte has actually been called the very first recipient of the award by the competition.
” Tim has actually been such an important part of the history of The Honda Classic from his work as an author and broadcaster to the host of numerous of our pro-am suppers and sponsor occasions,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly stated. “It is just fitting now that he has actually retired from transmitting that we discover methods to honor him for his years of service to the video game and to the neighborhood.”
Passionately called “Rosie” to the majority of who understand him, the 65-year-old Rosaforte took pleasure in an effective profession in both print and broadcast journalism.
His profession started in 1977 at the Tampa Times after he finished with a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island, where he played linebacker on the football group. He moved from Tampa to the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale in 1981 and after that operated at The Palm Beach Post from 1987-93.
Rosaforte’s print profession continued at Sports Illustrated from 1994-96 prior to he signed up with Golf World and Golf Digest as a senior author. On the broadcast end, Rosaforte functioned as co-host of U.S.A. Network’s “PGA TRIP Sunday” program beginning in 2003 and after that relocated to Golf Channel in 2007 as a press reporter and expert. He retired in December 2019 since of health concerns and just recently was detected with early-onset Alzheimer’s Illness.
” Tim is among this generation’s terrific golf reporters,” golf legend Jack Nicklaus stated. “He has actually established relationships and trust from numerous in the video game, and you constantly understood that if there was an essential story to be informed in golf, Tim was going to be the very first call you got and normally the very first one to report it.”
Rosaforte is likewise a recipient of more than 40 composing awards and the author of 5 books. He was inducted into the South Florida PGA Hall of Popularity in 2012 and got the PGA of America Life Time Accomplishment Award in Journalism in 2014 and ended up being the very first reporter to be offered an honorary subscription to the PGA of America. Rosaforte is simply the 12th individual to end up being an honorary member of the PGA, which is given after a vote of PGA delegates to acknowledge people for their exceptional contributions to the video game of golf.
The Memorial Competition likewise just recently revealed Rosaforte as a recipient of the 2021 Memorial Golf Journalism Award.
” Tim has actually been an exceptionally fundamental part of the huge development of the video game throughout South Florida over the previous 3 years,” stated Geoff Lofstead, Executive Director of the South Florida PGA. “He has actually been so crucial in informing the stories of the terrific gamers and all the terrific PGA experts that administer the video game daily.”