The Madera Municipal Golf Course has been host to a hundreds of fundraising golf tournaments for many different organizations and causes.
However, the golf course will host a tournament Friday to help one of its own.
Golf pro Gerry Nikkel, who has been out since September, has had three surgeries in the past month, including two in a three week span to fuse his spine.
“I’m hanging in there,” Nikkel said. “I hope to be back in a month. I saw the spine surgeon a couple of weeks ago and he said everything is going very good. I hope to swing a club in six months.” ...