The Nick Linton Memorial Classic began in 2006 a few months after the tragic death of Nick, a 2002 Southaven High graduate, as a way to help his family and friends through the healing process. Since Nick was always ready to help others and enjoyed golf, it was decided that a tournament in his memory would be the best course to take.
The proceeds from the tournament are housed at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and will be used to build a Home for Boys in DeSoto County. In 2013, Nick’s parents established an endowment with proceeds from previous tournaments and a matching grant from the Maddox Foundation so that when a home is built, there will be money available to maintain it.
During his teenage years, Nick worked at Wedgewood Golf Course, so the annual tournament is held at Wedgewood. This year’s tournament will be on Friday, May 21, 2021 and is open to everyone. Contact the Community Foundation for sponsorship and registration forms.