Topic: Mickey Fisher
Clarksville, TN – This July 13th and 14th, 2018 the Big Fish Mickey Fisher Memorial will celebrate its 9th annual golf tournament and BBQ & Auction. These events are the sole funding of The Big Fish Scholarship which awards $20,000 to a child of a Fort Campbell soldier to further their education at Austin Peay State University.
This May Mary Fisher awarded Savannah Rye of Northwest High School 2018’s scholarship. Savannah is the 7th to receive the honor.
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Clarksville, TN – Since hosting its inaugural event in 2010, the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament has returned every summer to raise money for scholarships – and will do so again next month.
The Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th at Cole Park at Fort Campbell, KY.
The tournament was established in 2010 as an endowment to benefit dependents of soldiers at Fort Campbell, with a scholarship to attend Austin Peay State University.
Mickey Fisher was a native Clarksvillian. He was an outstanding athlete playing on both the Clarksville High School basketball and golf teams. He furthered his education at Austin Peay State University and added to his sports legacy on their basketball court.
Clarksville, TN – Organizers of the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament have announced the dates for this year’s event.
This annual golf tournament, in memory of the late Mickey Fisher, will benefit the Mickey Fisher Scholarship fund, an endowment to benefit dependents of wounded or fallen Fort Campbell soldiers with scholarships to Austin Peay State University.
Clarksville, TN – I’ve watched Ryne Fisher grow up, learning to play golf at the same time he was learning to walk. He played all the sports growing up, and he was good at everything, but he was great at golf.
He got it naturally.
His father Mickey was a great athlete, as was his father George.
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I said, “Mickey Fisher?”
‘He died last night.”
I don’t remember anything he told me after that, but I knew I had to get my wits about me, and break the news that Mickey Fisher was gone. It wasn’t easy.
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He got it honest.
His father, George Fisher, was obsessed with golf; he worked tirelessly on his game. On any given day, you would see George Fisher hitting golf balls in front of Barksdale Elementary School, or at the Clarksville Country Club. George Fisher, Mason Rudolph, and Dave Aaron, all good friends, spent hours on the golf course with their sons.
Mickey Fisher did the same thing.
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Clarksville, TN – Mickey Fisher was adjusting to college life, and playing basketball with “Fly” Williams. Austin Peay State University and the Clarksville community was attracting national attention. During all of this change and excitement, someone caught his eye.
Mary Hopson had graduated from Clarksville High School two years ahead of Mickey. They knew who each other was in high school, but because of their age difference, they never dated. Mary was one of three children from a regular,hard working, go to church on Sunday family. Very close to her father, with a couple of ” over-protective” brothers and a mother who could cook like nobody’s business, Mary Hopson was raised just like Mickey Fisher. Their families never had a lot of money, never had all the latest “things,” they just made the best out of what they had, and they were happy about it.
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Clarksville, TN – Mickey Fisher came out of Clarksville High School as one of the best basketball players Clarksville had ever seen. We had come to expect that he would play college ball somewhere, and with the history his family had with Austin Peay State University, the assumption was that he would play in Clarksville. According to his mother, Myra, he had been offered a scholarship to Jacksonville, but chose to stay in Clarksville and play for the Governors.
It was a delicate situation with his father, George Fisher, still coaching at APSU, and his mother working there as well. Myra Fisher told me, “We hoped it was alright, and that people didn’t see it as a problem, but Mickey knew that he wasn’t going to get any favors, and would have to work hard and earn his spot on the team.”
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