Past Herman Sani Scholarship Committee Chair, long-time IGA supporter Jim Mitchell passes away
Jim Mitchell, who served the Iowa Golf Association in many capacities over the years, most notably for his many years as chairperson of the Herman Sani Scholarship Committee, passed away at the age of 88 on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Jim and his beloved wife of 63 years, Pat, had lived the last several years in Atlanta, Georgia, following a retirement stay in the Villages, Florida.
Mitchell, who also served on the Board of Directors of the IGA, was a prominent player on the course as well, capturing the 1968 Northwest Amateur, 1991 Iowa Senior Amateur and 2001 IGA Four-Ball (Senior Division) with partner Jim Bianco. Mitchell was the 1986, 1990 and 1991 IGA Senior Player of the Year and received the prestigious George Turner Distinguished Service Award in 2007 for his impact to the game of golf through years of volunteer service.
Mitchell’s true passion within his work with the IGA was his role as chairperson of the Herman Sani Scholarship Committee, a position he held for several years.
“Jim was an all-time great from my perspective,” Steve Jermier, 1996 Herman Sani Scholarship recipient and current IGA Vice President said. “Certain people stand out in your memories, and he was definitely one for me.”
Memorials in honor of Mitchell can be made to the Iowa Golf Association Foundation’s Herman Sani Scholarship Fund online by clicking here. Be sure to click the box that you are dedicating the donation in memory of Jim Mitchell.
What a wonderful tribute and one my father would be pleased with as it discussed the wonderful relationships developed through golf and the IGA. Many thanks to the leaders, staff and golfers of the IGA for their support through all the years of providing these opportunities for all Iowa golfers. Our family is eternally grateful for those relationships and my father certainly took pride in them. Thank you, David Mitchell