H Association

Back the Berg raises more than $15,000

Back the Berg raises more than $15,000

TIFFIN -- On a sun-soaked Friday at Mohawk Golf & Country Club, 23 foursomes competed in the H-Association's annual Back the Berg Golf Outing fundraiser.  This year, more than $15,000 was raised to support the student-athletes at Heidelberg University. 

Team 11 -- Rob Karnes, Todd Bertermann, Rich Kraemer & Jim Robson -- took home the outing's top prize, carding a 59 (-13).  Team 7 -- Matt Palm, Chad Fitzgerald, Bart Clouse & George Parks -- and Team 5 --  John Hill, Nate Hill, John Seiler & Steven Seiler -- also shot a 59, but lost on a scorecard tiebreaker. 

Karnes, Kraemer, Bertermann and Robson won the inaugural outing in 2004.  In 2007, Karnes, Bertermann and Robson teamed up with current ESPN anchor John Buccigross for the title. 

Out of 92 golfers, Cyndi Geroski won the longest drive contest on #18 and Bill Landess won the longest putt contest on #9.  Vaughn Klein won the award for closest to the pin on #3. 

"Today was a great day for Heidelberg athletics," said athletic director Matt Palm, speaking at the banquet after the golfing had concluded.  "Thanks to the golfers, the sponsors and the donors, this event helps us create lasting memories for our current student-athletes."  

Palm also announced that next year's event will be held on July 17, 2015 back at Mohawk. 

Event Sponsor

  • The Carriage Group

Lunch/Dinner Sponsor

  • BSN Sports

Beverage Sponsor

  • Webster Industries
  • CSI Construction Services
  • Design Collaborative
  • Beerco/Bud Light

Practice Green Sponsor

  • Bair Bros. Sporting Goods

Driving Range Sponsor

  • Viewpoint Graphics
  • Bliss Charters

Hole Sponsors

  • David & Lynda Weininger
  • Ron Linhart '79 & Sheila Crawford Linhart '80
  • Clouse Construction Corp.
  • Wooden Classic
  • Ohio Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Inc.
  • EXCELSIOR Alumni Association
  • Jeffrey Jewelry
  • The Advertiser-Tribune
  • Heidelberg Athletic Directors
  • Matt Palm, John Hill, Jerry McDonald, Jim Getz
  • Fabrizio & Shultz CPAs / Fabrizio Rehab Services
  • The Tournament Expert - Todd Bertermann
  • 1991 OAC Golf Champions
  • The Boys of '68 - Ed Hyland, Stu Shoaff, Stan Parrish, Lem Roberts, John Lefever and Jim Berarducci - In Memory of Jack "Boomer" Baumgartner, Bob Briggs, Dave Elmo and Dick Beeler
  • Bob & Denise Youngblood
  • IDC Industries - Home of the Big Unit
  • Gary Bryenton

Contest Sponsors

  • Rob Huntington & Susan McCafferty
  • Christopher Sears, M.D.
  • Grand Rental Station
  • ARAMARK Campus Dining

Hole in One Sponsor

  • Baumann Auto Group

Berg Package Patrons

  • The Republic Banking Company
  • Andrew J. Gase, M.D., Inc.
  • Kay Assenheimer
  • Rick Sivula
  • Theodore Hieronymus
  • Paul Baetz
  • Stuart Stearns
  • Greg Grime
  • Dave Zartman

Silent Auction Donors

  • Mohawk Nursery
  • A.J. Felter
  • Bill Landess
  • Jeff Bowler
  • Rob Karnes
  • Deckers Furniture
  • Bryan Deats
  • Bill Bonar
  • Ron Linhart
  • Mohawk Golf & Country Club
  • Heidelberg Athletics


  • BSN Sports
  • Ron Linhart
  • Heidelberg Bookstore
  • Beerco/Bud Light