Hundreds of people participate in the Bobby Myrick FCA Golf Classic
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Around 150 people were at the Hattiesburg Country Club Friday to participate in the 5th annual Bobby Myrick Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Classic to not only play golf, but to fellowship with one another and have a great time.
Local FCA director, Mitch Williams said, "It's a celebration of coaches, pastors, and business people. Our tournament is named because of a guy named Bobby Myrick who was our first donor that we had."
Myrick was a local of Hattiesburg who went on to play baseball for the New York Mets. When Myrick passed away in 2012, the tournament was soon implemented as a way to honor him.
"Bobby just loved people and his legacy lives on not only to the Myrick family that runs Economy Supply, but also for a number of us who knew him. He was a professional baseball player, but he was even a better person" said Williams.
The tournament was a four-man scramble.
All proceeds will go toward the local chapter of the FCA.
"My golf game is not real good today because it's really windy, but we're having fun. It's for a great cause. So, we look forward to supporting it," said participant, Todd Sandifer.
"Mitch Williams does an incredible job with the FCA in this community. We're just fortunate to get out of the office and have a good time for a great cause. It's an awesome atmosphere. Everybody is encouraging one another. We've seen a lot of high fives on different greens today. And it's all about the glory of God today, and that's what we're out here supporting," said Erika Brennan, Southern Miss women’s golf head coach.
The top two teams of this tournament qualified for the State FCA Golf Tournament at Old Waverly in September.