Longtime golf writer for the Pittsgburgh Post-Gazette, Marino Parascenzo
Inducted Wednesday, October 6, 2016 at Oakmont Country Club
Marino Parascenzo began covering golf for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1975 and continued for three decades. His numerous accolades include more than twenty national awards. Augusta National Golf Club presented Parascenzo with the 2015 Masters Major Achievement Award during the 2015 Masters Tournament. He also received the Tri-State PGA’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997. In addition to his tireless presence at local events, he covered all of golf’s major championships, and has covered the game in nearly a dozen countries. His writings include a history of Oakmont Country Club written for its 2003 centennial. He also wrote a major article for the WPGA’s “A Century of Golf in Western Pennsylvania” on Arnold Palmer. Parascenzo’s articles have appeared in publications such as Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Sports Illustrated and the USGA’s Golf Journal.
About the WPGA
Founded in 1899, the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association is the steward of amateur golf in the region. Started by five Member Clubs, the association now has nearly 200 Member Clubs and 33,000 members. The WPGA conducts 14 individual competitions and 10 team events, and administers the WPGA Scholarship Fund.