Record Heat For IAWM Mitchum Crock
by Michael Warren
August 2, 2012
The temperature has probably never been officially recorded for the IAWM Mitchum Crock Golf Tournament, but the 2012 outing had to be one of the hottest ever. Temperatures soared into triple digits at Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel as approximately 110 golfers participated in the annual event.
After a long round of golf in the intense heat, the Barnes and Thornburg team of Bob Grand '78, Paul Jefferson '92, Brian Burdick '91, and David Pryzbylski '05 emerged as winners of the Crock (low net). Seems only fitting as Barnes and Thornburg was on board this year as the title sponsor of the event. Finishing in second place was the PT Buntin '65 foursome who also finished in first place for low gross with a 15 under par score.
Following golf and dinner President Pat White made a few brief remarks before giving way to Athletic Director Joe Haklin '73 and Jim Kerr '92 who introduced honorary alumnus and emeritus cross country and track coach Rob Johnson H'77. The IAWM honored the long time coach and mentor for his everlasting commitment to the Wabash athletic department and the men he coached.
In addition to the title sponsor Barnes and Thornburg, this year's outing included a beverage cart sponsorship from Triton Brewery (David Waldman '93) featuring their popular selections, and a food cart sponsorship from Bose McKinney & Evans(Steve Badger '87). Many thanks to these people and to all the other major sponsors and hole sponsors for supporting the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men.
Thanks also to the members of the Mitchum Crock committee for organizing and executing another successful outing.
Click here for photos from the event.