Golf Writer Art Spander Wins PGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Golf Writer Art Spander Wins PGA Lifetime Achievement Award 1ART SPANDER HAS BEEN NAMED the recipient of the 2009 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, the 20th individual to receive the honor.

Spander has covered 120 major golf championships in a sportswriting career that spans nearly 50 years. Beginning his career in Los Angeles, he has worked for the United Press International (UPI), Santa Monica Outlook, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner. Spander has been on hand for the last 42 Masters.

“It’s a great group of people who have preceded me in receiving this award, and when I view the list of honorees on a wall at a PGA Championship, all I can say is ‘wow!’ To me this is our profession’s hall of fame,” Spander said.

Spander will be honored April 8 at the 37th Golf Writers Association of America’s Annual Spring Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Augusta, Ga.

PGA Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Recipients

1991 Dick Taylor
1992 Herbert Warren Wind
1993 Jim Murray
1994 Frank Chirkinian/Bob Green
1995 Dan Jenkins
1996 Furman Bisher
1997 Jack Whitaker
1998 Dave Anderson
2000 Jim McKay
2001 Kaye Kessler
2002 Nick Seitz
2003 Renton Laidlaw
2004 Bob Verdi
2005 Al Barkow
2006 Ron Green Sr.
2007 Jack Berry
2008 Marino Parascenzo
2009 Art Spander

−The Armchair Golfer

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