Nothing about the 2020 Back the Berg Golf Outing was easy. Twice postponed because of COVID-19 precautions, the event was pushed to last Sunday. The 120 golfers at the event were forced to battle wind, rain, and chilly temperatures -- turning Back the Berg into Back the Brrrrrg. Those who stuck it out, however, were rewarded with sunny skies for their final few holes.
In the end, the process to determine a winner also proved challenging. Two groups tied for first with a score of 56 (-16). Using a scorecard playoff, the top honors went to the team of Matt Palm, Jimmy Williams, Alex Rutter and Matt Decker. Matt's team birdied No. 9, the third-hardest hole at Mohawk Golf & Country Club.
For Palm and Williams, their names will be added to the Todd Bertermann Memorial Trophy for the second time (2015).
There were no team skins earned during the event.
On six prize holes, the proxy winners were:
3: Derek Schmid (Closest in one shot)
6: Sharla Cline (Longest Putt)
8: Brian Cline (Longest Drive)
11: Jozey Hill (Closest in two shots)
15: John Verdes (Closest in one shot)
18: Davey Briggs (Longest Putt)
The Sealed Bid Auction was also a success, bringing in additional fundraising money for The "H" Association.
Carmie's BBQ & Grill and The Old Fort Banking Company were title sponsors for the outing, which began in 2004.
The Heidelberg Athletics community is grateful for all of the support from the golfers and everyone involved with the Back the Berg Golf Outing.
Carmie's BBQ & Grill
The Old Fort Banking Company
The Carriage Group
Hylant & Travelers Insurance
Mercy Health Foundation Tiffin
Reineke Family Dealerships
USI Insurance Services
Your Legacy Federal Credit Union
1991 OAC Golf Champions
Action Management Services
Baumann Auto Group
The Design Collaborative
Tiffin Community YMCA
Bair Bros. Sporting Goods
Bascom Communication & Bright Wireless
Black Swamp VBC
Bob '70 and Kyle '12 & '14 Youngblood
Buffalo Wild Wings
Clouse Construction Corp.
Fabrizio & Shultz CPA's &
Fabrizio Rehab Services, LLC
Fort Ball Pizza Palace
Fostoria Country Club, Loudon Meadows &
Hillcrest Golf Club
Great Lakes Ace Hardware
Heidelberg Athletic Directors - Matt Palm, John Hill, Jerry McDonald and Jim Getz
In Memory of Bill Goodwin, Dick Beeler, Jack "Boomer" Baumgartner, Ron Lessick, Dave Elmo and Bob Briggs
The Boys of '68: Stu Shoaff, Lem "Mad Dog" Roberts, Stan Parrish, Jim Berarducci, Ed Hyland and John LeFever
Madison St. Tavern
Maple Orthodontics - New Albany, Ohio
Mark Akers, M.D., Inc.
Maumee Bay Turf Center
MJ Brown Construction
Mohawk Country Club
Optimum Sports Service - OSST
Paulus Eyecare Associates
Pregame Sports & Entertainment
Ralph's Joy of Living
Dr. Rob Huntington & Dr. Susan McCafferty
Ron '79 & Sheila Crawford Linhart '80
Tiffin Aire Inc.
Tiffin Deluxe / Dundore Plumbing
Weininger Family Dentistry
Sealed Bid Auction Donors:
Mohawk Golf & Country Club
Rob Karnes / NCR Country Club
Bill Bonar '76
Ralph's Joy of Living