Green, regarded as the dean of golf journalism in the Carolinas , covered 75 major golf championships, including 52 Masters. He is the author of four books: From Tobacco Road to Amen Corner: On Sports and Life (1990); Shouting at Amen Corner (1999); Slow Dancing with Bobby Jones (2004); and a History of Charlotte Country Club (2005).
In 2006, Green received the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. He has also won four Golf Writers Association of America awards and is a five-time North Carolina Sportswriter of the Year. Outside golf, he has covered four Olympic Games, 25 Super Bowls, the World Series, U.S. Tennis Opens, one world heavyweight boxing championship between Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes; and 26 NCAA Final Fours. He retired from daily newspaper reporting in 1999.
Ron Green was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 2006.