Remembering Rosaforte - Looking Back Before Fame Set In - Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Thanks Tom for sharing those stories. I knew this one would hit you.
    I never met this man but man I saw a lot of his great reports. So much of the knowledge all of us who follow golf have today is because of Mr Rosafortes old school work ethic.
    His life was cut way too short but no doubt he will be remembered by the golf world for a long, long time.
    #rip #legend #condolences

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, a lot of folks honoring him only knew him once he reached the top….those of us who know about “the climb” appreciated what he accomplished to a higher degree….

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