The Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame is getting a good one.

Mark Kreidler
April 17, 2017 - 12:17 pm
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Frank LaRosa, the host of ESPN 1320’s “Golf to Go” segments and a man widely understood as a driving force for the state of local golf, is among five people to be inducted to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Golf Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 29.

The ceremony takes place during the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo, and that’s perfectly appropriate.  For years, Frank’s voice has been heard throughout the days of that massive event as the de facto host of the weekend, presiding from the ESPN 1320 Game Improvement Stage.

Beyond that, the tribute itself is a fitting one.  Twice named the Northern California PGA’s Sports Media Person of the Year, Frank is one of only 13 people ever to be named an honorary member of the NCPGA.  But his work for the sport goes well beyond his segments for ESPN 1320 or his hosting of KVIE-TV’s “Tee Time: Golf in Northern California.”

A broadcaster and writer who owns his own marketing and advertising agency, Frank has devoted much of his time to pairing golf in the Sacramento area with worthy charities.  Among those are The George Archer Memorial Foundation for Literacy, Saving Strokes, the Morton Golf Foundation, the Northern California PGA Foundation, and of course The First Tee of Greater Sacramento.

And as anyone who has spent time with Frank will attest, his years of devoting hours and energy to those important causes hasn’t dulled his sense of humor, nor his love for the sport.  Listen to Frank talk about golf for a few minutes, and you are certain to hear the word “fun” more than once.

The Hall of Fame ceremonies are scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

Note: A special edition of The Rise Guys show on ESPN 1320 will broadcast live from the Haggin Oaks Golf Expo on Friday, April 28, followed by a Q&A with Whitey Gleason and Mark Kreidler hosted by Frank LaRosa on the ESPN 1320 Game Improvement Stage.

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