CLARKSVILLE, Tenn - The Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament was a hot affair, but not just because of the heat hanging in the air. The tournament had two separate sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and both sessions were full. The competitors were playing great golf as they worked towards the goal of becoming the champions of the tournament.
The participants had ages all over the map, with one team consisting of high school golfers and other golfers who were over sixty. Age aside, many of the teams were a mix of ages, sexes, and skill levels, allowing for a fun and wildly varied tournament. The format of the tournament was a four man scramble with a two putt limit, meaning the best ball position is where everyone plays from and if the first putt is missed, the second is automatically counted.
Mickey Fisher was a longtime educator in the Ft. Campbell school system and golf enthusiast who passed away in August 2009 shortly after his retirement. Fisher attended and played basketball for Austin Peay State University from 1973-76. He was heavily involved with youth golf, spending fourteen years as a member of the Clarksville Junior Golf Tour, and he was also a ten year board member for the Craig Rudolph Memorial Golf Tournament. His passion for education, athletics, and the military is reflected in the tournament today.
The Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament benefits the children of servicemen and women who are attending Austin Peay State University. This year's recipient is Alexis Eldridge, daughter of Roy and Tricia Eldridge. Roy Eldridge is a recently retired E7 with 27 years of service under his belt. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq and was also stationed in South Korea and Germany. Alexis is going to serve in the ROTC at APSU and hopes to serve as a military pilot in the future.
Let's just hope Mother Nature is a little more forgiving next year and provides a mild day for the next Mickey Fisher Memorial!
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Dining Out for Fisher House
Will take place May 24-25 at Ruby Tuesday on Ft. Campbell Blvd. The restaurant will give back 20% of every diner’s bill to the Fort Campbell Fisher House. Flyer must be presented. For more information, call 270-798-8330.