Golf teams play downtown all “fore” youth mentoring


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – If you noticed a lot of people walking around downtown Clarksville Friday carrying golf clubs, they were not lost, they were playing in the third annual Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Big Birdie Ball Golf Tournament.

The event was a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville and raised close to $4,000 as 15  teams signed up to play the nine-hole Birdie Ball course which wound its way through downtown. The team of Norman Quirion took first place in the tournament.


Players do swing a golf club but use what’s known as a Birdie Ball which flies at a slower speed, doesn’t go as far, and bounces harmlessly off objects. The holes were actually bucket looking containers that golfers had to try and get their Birdie Ball close to or into to score.

Chris Buerck, Executive Director of BBBS expressed her thanks to the teams who participated.  “This year has been really hard on nonprofits and Big Brothers Big Sisters is so grateful for those who supported this event,” said Buerck.

Buerck added that COVID-19 has stopped a lot of things, but it has increased the need for children to have a trusted adult mentor and friend in their life and that is what Big Brothers Big Sisters provides.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville is to provide youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentors who change their lives for the better, forever.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville visit or call 931-647-1418.





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