Class of 2016: Inducted October 6, 2016
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.