CBS Sports‘ 12-time Emmy Award winner and Colonial Country Club member Lance Barrow will be the featured guest at the 2017 banquet for the Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta on May 22 during the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth.
The announcement was made by Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) in a news release.
Barrow joined CBS Sports in May 1976 as a spotter/researcher at Colonial, and has served in virtually every capacity of CBS Sports’ golf production over the past four decades and has been CBS’ No. 1 golf producer, directing all of the network’s coverage since 1997.
“We are delighted to have Lance join us on stage this year,” Ben Hogan Award Co-Chairman Dr. Bill Barnes said, in the release. “He is a Fort Worth and Colonial treasure, and one of the finest storytellers anywhere. He will be a real treat for all of our attendees.”
Barrow is also is a member of the Ben Hogan Award Committee. A native of Fort Worth, the city officially declared May 23, 2015, “Lance Barrow Day” during the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Barrow also has served as the No. 1 NFL producer since 2004, working with the network’s top announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. In addition to Sunday’s NFL coverage, he has also produced the CBS’ NFL Thursday Night Football games.
Golf fans will also recognize Barrow from his role as one of the golf producers in the 1996 movie Tin Cup starring Kevin Costner, Rene Russo and Don Johnson.
During his career, he has won Emmys for his work at the Masters, Daytona 500 and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Previous featured guests at The Ben Hogan Award banquet include Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Devlin, Peter Kostis, Tom Lehman, Bruce Lietzke, Jim Nantz, Corey Pavin, Dave Stockton, Pat Summerall, Ken Venturi and Lanny Wadkins.
The Ben Hogan Award, which is issued annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period, recently announced its 2017 Watch List.