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Charlie Nelson takes a swing for the green as his dad, Kenny, looks on from the cart at the Tuffy's Golf Classic a few years ago.

Tuffy's Classic turns 25

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By John George

Believe it or not, it's been 25 years since Tuffy Nelson began his annual golf outing at Perham Lakeside. By the time the 2nd Annual Tuffy's Classic rolled around in 1986, the Perham legend had passed, but his memory lived on.


The 25th Annual Tuffy's Classic will be played Friday, Aug. 6 at Perham Lakeside Golf Club, and as usual, Tuffy's son Kenny Nelson wants to do it right.

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