It was a beatiful spring day for family and friends of Scott Harman to gather and enjoy a round of golf in honor of Scott Harman. Scott was a sophomore in the OSU PGM program who passed away in 2012 from a congenital heart condition. In 2013, his mother Jeanne Harman started a scholarship fund at Ohio State in Scott's name and the proceeds from this outing are to be added to that fund. By the end of the day, the outing raised over $21,000, which brings the fund total to approximately $33,000. Jeanne's initial goal is to raise $50,000 to create a permanent endowment in Scott's memory and provide scholarships to worthy OSU PGM students, now and forever.
The Dayton Country Club was the backdrop for the event, providing lunch, an 18-hole scramble, a dinner reception and live and silent auction items in a perfect setting. The outing co-chairs, Mary Johnson and Jeanne Harman, planned a great day of golf and fellowship. Twenty-four teams participated, including teams lead by Jeanne Harman, Mark Harman (Scott's father), John Harman (Scott's brother) and Ronnie Stump (Scott's best friend).
For early spring, the course was in great condition. The greens were fast and smooth. The scramble was won by the OSU PGM team comprised of Nathan Curtis, Josh Diemer, Chris Walsh and Ray Miller. Their score was 16 under par, besting the closest team by four strokes. In addition, Josh Diemer won the longest drive competition for men with a blast of over 350 yards.
The highlights of the day, besides the golf, were the dinner reception and auction. The reception was attended by the golfers and over 60 other guests. They were treated to a plentiful and very tasty buffet, as well as a cash bar. During dinner, guests inspected the auction items which included a one-week condominium stay at Los Cabos in Baja, Mexico, a football signed by OSU Head Football Coach, Urban Meyer, and Buckeye Quarterback, Braxton Miller, a football signed by two-time Heismann Trophy Winner, Archie Griffin, and a golf ball signed by the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus.
Bidding on the numerous silent auction items was fast-paced. But, the live auctions were very exciting, where the condominium stay sold for over $2,500 and the other items brought over $500 each.
In all, it was a great day for a great cause. The Harman family, Mary Johnson and everyone involved were extremely generous. Scott was well-liked by all who he touched. He always had a smile on his face and nice things to say. The OSU PGM program and it's students miss him and wish to thank everyone who has contributed to the Scott Harman Memorial Scholarship in Professional Golf Management at The Ohio State University.