The annual Big Fish Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament drew more than 160 golfers to the Clarksville Country Club recently, who helped raise money for APSU scholarships.
“This is the ninth tournament we've held,” Eric Ellis said. “This is our fist year at CCC, and they have done a great job. The food is awesome, and the golf course is in great shape.”
The Big Fish honors Mickey Fisher, a star basketball player at APSU in the 1970's during the Fly Williams era. After graduation, Fisher became a teacher at Fort Campbell High School, where he coached basketball and golf. Fisher passed away almost ten years ago.
“In 2009, Coach Fisher retired, and soon-after he passed away,” Ellis said. “100% of the money raised at this tournament each year goes to scholarships that are given to children of military personnel. This year we awarded our 7th $20,000 scholarship. This year's recipient was Savannah Rye from NWHS.”
Mary Fisher, Mickey's widow, was busy overseeing the day's activities, but took a moment to talk about the event.
“This tournament is in memory of my husband,” Fisher said. “We've had an unbelievable turnout, and more than enough volunteers. We sent out 24 teams this morning and 18 this afternoon. This allows us to give each of these students $20,000 over four years.”