Hoffman was considered a walking encyclopedia of New Jersey golf. He covered the sport for more than 50 years - first with the Newark Evening News and then the Star Ledger. He was presented with the 1988 Lincoln Werden Award by the Met Golf Writers for his contributions to golf journalism, and the same year he was honored as “Sportswriter of the Year” by the N.J. Sportswriters’ Association.
In 2000, a caddie scholarship for journalism students was named in his honor by the NJSGA, and in 2004, the NJSGA and NJPGA presented Red with their first joint Distinguished Service Award (DSA).
He served as president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association, and as a board member of the Golf Writers Association of America. A member of Plainfield Country Club, he also served for many years as editor of the NJSGA Open program book. Today, the Hoffman Cup, an interclub team event, is played in his honor.
NJ golf writer for more than 50 years
Lincoln Werden Award, Met Golf Writers 1988
Sports Writer of the Year, NJ Sportswriter’s Association 1988
NJSGA/NJPGA Distinguished Service Award 2004
Served as president of the Met Golf Writers Association and as a board member of the Golf Writers Association of America
Red Hoffman Cup interclub matches played in his honor