July 12 Alumni Golf Outing a Success

The inaugural Sigma Rho Alumni Golf Outing was held on Saturday, July 12, in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Forty Beta alumni representing each decade since the 1950s participated along with a dozen undergraduate brothers who took a break from Greek Reunion on campus to join us.

It was truly a special day, and Wooglin must have been looking down on us as we dodged some major storms to get all 10 foursomes through 18 holes without a drop of rain falling during the round. The second annual event is already in the process of being scheduled for mid-July 2015. Put it on your calendars!

It was a pleasure and honor for everyone to meet and get to know the three longest tenured Sigma Rhos, John Cartland ’55, Wade Buckles ’61, and Joe Vangsness ’65, over lunch and on the course. We all agreed that this must become an annual event as it was a ton of fun. It was not only fantastic reconnecting with those from our own era, but also meeting other great brothers we had not had the pleasure of knowing previously.

The foursome of Dave Nehf ’84, Les Meier ’82, Joe Mikes ’82, and Pete Cook ’82 won the scramble event at -9, edging out Dick Pittman ’78, Mike Flannery ’81, and Mike Langan ’82.

The longest drive was from Mike Gift ’01, and the longest putt was holed by Tim Taylor ’81, with Doug Miller ’81 and Dave McMurray ’81 earning closet to the pin honors.

A special thanks goes out to Bob Wallace ’79 for hosting and working with Lake Bluff Golf Club to organize the event. Great job, Wally!