Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship

Dave Marr Journalism Scholarship at Columbia University

 

Dave Marr’s golf career began at Winged Foot Golf Club, as an Assistant Golf Professional under Claude Harmon.  He later became the Head Professional at Rockaway Hunting Club, and ultimately joined the PGA TOUR, where he won the 1965 PGA Championship and played on (and later captained) the American Ryder Cup team.  Following his golf career, he moved to the broadcast booth where his easy nature, expert commentary and on-camera banter were nothing short of brilliant.

 

A true son of the PGA of America, Dave meant a great deal not only to the members of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association, of which he was a long-time member, but to many golfers in the Met area.  So, in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner, the MGWA established an endowed scholarship at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism to honor our great friend and to help develop sportswriters with a keen interest in writing about golf.  The recipients are known as Marr Scholars and they wear the title as a badge of great distinction and high honor.  Despite today’s changing media environment, our Marr Scholars are not only adapting, but leading and thriving at many of the country’s top media outlets.

 

Marr Scholars

 

2018

Greg Yu

Marr Scholar

 

2017

Daniel Ynfante

Graduated May 2017

 

2016

Tala Hadavi

Independent Producer

 

2015

Brittany Romano

Golf Digest

 

2014

Charlotte Gibson

ESPN the Magazine

 

2013

Phillip Terrigno

The Lubbock Avalanche

 

2012

Michael Bebernes

Sports Illustrated

 

2011

Ben Teitelbaum

The Daily Beast

 

2010

Amara Grautski

Star Ledger

 

2009

Amy Brittain

The Washington Post

 

2008

Chris Kieffer

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

 

2007

Andy Martino

New York Daily News

 

2006

Jennifer Vrentas

Sports Illustrated

 

2005

Brian Costa

The Wall Street Journal

 

2004

Adam Schupak

New York Times contributor

 

2003

Brad Sonneborn

Fox Sports

 

2002

Ben Shpigel

New York Times